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Hill climbs, sportives and family rides should make for a great weekend of riding for everyone with the return of the Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival this coming July

Wiltshire’s Bradford-on-Avon Cycling Festival is back for 2018 and with hill climbs, sportives and family rides planned alongside the festival village it looks to be an excellent weekend of pedal power for the whole family.

As are supporting the event we can offer you 50% off of the entry fee (over 16’s) for the Great BOA Sportive for the first thirty of you to sign up and a 20% discount for everyone else off of everything.

Code BOA30 for the 50% discount

Code BOA20 for the 20% discount

For all the details of the event and to sign up for entry head here to BOA Cycling Festival website

When & Where

Bradford on Avon is a small medieval town situated in West Wiltshire about ten miles from the city of Bath and has plenty of access via road, train and even canal path. The festival takes place over the weekend of 14th & 15th of July with the event village being based around,

  • Victory Fields,
  • Frome Road
  • Bradford on Avon
  • BA15 1PD

Hill Climb

  • Saturday 14th July
  • Registration opens: 12 noon
  • Distance: 0.45km
  • Elevation: 44m
  • Price: Adults £7, under 16 £3

Enter the hill climb here

Many of the team ride around the area of Bradford on Avon and we can all vouch for its lumpy terrain, especially the main climb up through town via Mason Lane, it’s nasty!

On the afternoon of Saturday 14th July though you get the whole road to yourself to see how quickly you can ascend from The Swan, around the bend and up to The Castle. Yep it’s a pub to pub course.

If you want to beat the current record set back in 2015 then you’ll need to crack 58 seconds!!

For the young un’s there is the Mini Hill Climb which takes in the first half of the climb, a 200m dash from The Swan to the first bend.   


Great BOA Sportive

  • Sunday 15th July
  • Registration opens: 7am for 8am start
  • Distance: 25 miles / 50 miles
  • Price: 25 miles, Adult £15, U16 £5, Family £25 / 50 miles, Adult £25, U16 £10

Enter the Great BOA Sportive here

This sportive taking place in the heart of Wiltshire is one of the best ways to see what the county has to offer. With two differing length sportives, it has been designed specifically for people who want a fun social ride or more of a challenge.

Starting out from the Victory Fields in Bradford on Avon it meanders through many local villages using quiet country lanes which features visitor hotspots. The courses have been designed to be a looped course so then you start and finish in the same place.



Family Ride

  • Sunday 15th July
  • Registration opens: 9am for 11am start
  • Price: Adult £10, U16 £5

Enter the Family Ride here

The Family Cycle Trail will set off from Victory Fields (Bradford on Avon) between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Sunday 15th July.

The family Cycle Trail returns after a few years of not running but now that it’s back we want it to stay.  We want to encourage families to get out for the day on their bikes and enjoy what is on their doorsteps.  This popular event offers a rewarding and an enjoyable cycle of trails which many of you will be familiar with. 

Setting off from Victory Fields, find all the clues to complete the trail while cycling the beautiful cycle paths.  Heading back to the event village to collect a prize for all the children! 

The route is ideal for younger riders and families, taking in the wonderful surroundings that this county has to offer. Designed as an activity for the whole family, the ride is open to adults and children (participants must ride within their capabilities).

This is a fun ride that can be completed on all types of bicycles from electric assisted, recumbent, road bikes and mountain bikes one thing is for sure is that it is an enjoyable day out for all. 


So dust off the bikes and get set for a few fun fuelled days of cycling. Challenge yourself on the Hill Climb up Market Street/Masons Lane or one of the Sportive routes. For the not so competitive then come and see what the cycling festival has to offer and why not take part in the family cycle ride.

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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