- Taking place on 24th and 25th June at Radical Bikes, Essex, CM1 3QR
- Please don't order parts at the same time as a ticket - see description!
**Important info - please read through the whole product description before purchasing your ticket, to avoid any future confusion. Please do not purchase tickets and parts on the same order - wristbands will not be ready for dispatch until early June, so if you order parts as well you'll be waiting a while for them!**
Our TartyBikes weekend event is back for 2017! After some successful and enjoyable family-orientated events in previous years, we've decided to revise the format this time to give a more relaxed and informal atmosphere. We're currently in talks with a number of top UK riders who are hoping to attend - stay tuned for more details.
Confirmed so far are:
Adam Morewood: Click here to see one of his latest videos.
Check out the video below from a previous similar event if you'd like to get an idea of what the weekend will be like:
More videos from previous events can be seen by clicking here.
The Radical Bikes purpose built Trials Park, which has a huge array of obstacles and is regularly being updated and moved around so you are sure to have some fresh setups to ride over the weekend.
The event will be held over the whole weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June. If you wish to stay over on the Friday evening that's no problem, but please note that we recommend arriving fairly late on as Barrow Farm will not be open for riding on the Friday.
A rider weekend ticket starts from £25. The ticket also includes camping, showers, toilets and parking on site. Caravans and motorhomes are welcome, but please note hook-up is not available and we'd appreciate if generators can be turned off at a reasonable hour in the evenings.
- This allows entry for one rider and his / her bike to the event, including camping and use of the facilities.
- This allows entry for one spectator to the event and covers camping and use of the facilities.
- This ticket proved popular last time, and is aimed at encouraging families with young riders to come down and enjoy the weekend.
- Covers a minimum of three people, one of whom must be the parent or guardian of a child under 16 years old within the group. You must all sign on together. We're not going to ask for passports or birth certificates but please don't take the mickey with this - it's designed to help get kids into the sport by making it more affordable for families to attend the event.
- Example: If you have two children who ride and one of them is under 16, this ticket covers your whole family group including both parents and any non-riding children up to a maximum of 5 people in total.
- The Family Ticket covers camping and use of the facilities as well as use of all the games. Please specify in the notes when you check out how many spectator and how many rider tickets you will require, so we can post out the correct number to you.
Please note that is is NOT possible to turn up on the day and purchase a wristband. All riders and spectators must pre-purchase their tickets.
Only weekend tickets are available, there are no single day tickets.
Can I buy parts while I am there?
Yes! We will have our very own TartyBikes stand there and will be selling a selection of parts and accessories. This year we will also have the ability to process card payments and will also be offering a 'click and collect' service in the week running up to the event.
What's happening over the weekend?
The main idea is to get everyone together for a weekend of riding-based fun, but some of our suppliers will also have stands showing off the latest products on the market. We are going to be joined by Inspired, Trialtech and hopefully a few other companies who we are currently in discussions with.
There will be a small 'section' set up for riders to have a go at, including White (primary), Green (beginner) and Blue (intermediate) routes. These are just for fun to give riders who haven't attended competitions before an idea of how the layout works, and possibly as a demo area for bikes brought by some of the brands we sell (this is still to be confirmed).
Other riding-based activities will include a hop bar (or limbo bar!) for you to have a go at, plus some game of 'B.I.K.E' cards to challenge your mates with.
We will also have various games (such as giant Jenga, swingball, etc) available all weekend and run a BBQ on Saturday evening where you can cook your own food.
How do I get there?
Radical Bikes Trials Park is located just off Blackmore Road in Chelmsford, Essex. For Sat Nav directions, use the postcode CM1 3QR. Please see the map below for exact the location. Unfortunately Google street view is not up to date enough for you to be able find the Trials park on there, but once you are on Blackmore Road the Trials obstacles are clearly visible now.
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If you are traveling by train, the closest station is located in Ingatestone, which is 4.9 miles away. Please click here
here for directions from Ingatestone Train Station to the event.
The closest Airport is London Stansted, which is based approximately 25 miles north of the event.
Where can I get supplies?
There will be hot and cold refreshments available on site both days plus 'street food' catering, but we have listed various shops below that may be of use over the weekend:
Co-op Supermarket - 1.8 miles away, postcode CM4 0RU
Budgens shop - 4.3 miles away, postcode CM4 9DW
Halfords - 7.7 miles away, postcode CM2 6XE
Takeaway - Farm Pizza. Tel. 01245 280800 or 07746 534575, postcode CM1 1HY.
Petrol - 3.5 miles away, postcode CM4 0LQ
Further details and exact timings will be released nearer the event, and your wristband will be posted out at the start of June. You are welcome to order physical items at the same time but please be aware we will dispatch everything together in the same parcel! Please ensure you bring your wristband with you to speed up the sign-on process, and if you move house / change address between buying your wristband and May please let us know!
Tickets are non-transferable.
Please note: All riders will be required to sign on (for insurance reasons) when arriving, and at this point will be given a second wristband. Wristbands must be on your wrist at all times during the weekend while on site, this applies to both riders and spectators. Anyone not able to show their wristband on request may be asked to leave the venue. The spectator / guardian wristband is designed for parents or relatives who wish to come along for the weekend to watch. There is only limited space at Barrow Farm so we do have a limit on numbers for both riders and spectators. Helmets must be worn at all times by all riders.