The annual Cycle Touring Festival has moved online and is now free to access. Here is a statement from the organisers and everything you need to know about the 2020 event.
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Virtual Cycle Touring Festival will be taking place over the weekend of 25-26 April 2020. We have taken the decision to bring it forward, in the vain hope that the current restrictions may have been lifted by the end of May (the original festival date) and we'll all be outside on our bikes having fun. It might be unlikely, but we can dream.
We are busy putting together the programme and you can see the beginnings of this here. It will be a mixture of live webinars, pre-recorded presentations, films and Twitter Q&A sessions. It wouldn't be a cycling event without plenty of cake breaks, which will, by necessity, be BYO.
Everything will be free of charge, but we are asking people to consider making a donation to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. This is working hard to help those people who have been most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. If you can spare some cash, please donate here.
In the meantime, enjoy your socially-distant exercise and ride responsibly.
Laura & the festival team