At the Festival

Camping

Accommodation at Rapha Tempest offers something for every budget, from a pitch-your-own-tent option, to luxury camping, as well as a dedicated family camping area. And if you’d like to ride to the festival, our pre-pitched option means all you need bring is yourself and your bike.

 

Rider Recovery 

A designated area to help you (and your bike) recover after a ride. Muc-Off will be hand to help and advise best ways to wash and polish your bike, then move on to enjoy one of the yoga sessions taking place on Friday. Secure bike parking will also be available.

 

Guided and self-guided rides

Rapha and Strava will be running guided rides each day, split into three groups per ride doing loops of 17, 20 or 31 miles. With limited places available, sign up will take place at the Rapha H-van. 

Register by 7pm the day before morning rides and by 2pm on the day for afternoon rides. 

If you want to explore further afield or can’t get onto a guided ride, we’ve recced four routes which will be available to download from the Strava and Rapha stands. Although the first three are around a similar length, they branch out in different directions. Download the routes here:

47 miles less hilly
49 miles hilly
54 miles
94 miles

View the ride guide here

 

Mini Super Cross – Friday – 14:00 – 18:00 

Mud, sweat, cowbells and beer.  Mini Super Cross brings intense bursts of hard-fought racing, with each race lasting 40 minutes.  The winners will be seeded and invited to move into the Hot Laps. Register in advance.

Please note that you’ll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

Register here for Mini Super Cross

Categories:
Juniors/seniors/vets 40
Women/vets 50+
Novice

 

Tempest Hill Climb – Friday – 19:00 – 21:00

Teams of six will ride up a punchy climb.  The last man/woman across the line will stop the clock and the fastest team will get unlimited beer for the evening at the Rapha Cycle Club.  The slowest team will get bidons full of lead to quicken their descent…allegedly.

Register your team of six at the Rapha H-Van on Thursday and Friday by 2pm, or register to be entered into one of the scratch teams.  You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

 

Super-Cross Hot Laps – Saturday – 18:00 – 20:00 

Hot Laps is Mini Super Cross but even more condensed and on a custom-built woodland course.

Riders will be released every minute and for the first hour anyone can sign-up.  The second hour, heading towards dusk, is where the best riders from the previous day will battle it out.

Please note that you’ll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

Register here for Super Cross Hot Laps

 

Kids’ rides and activities

Have a go on the beautifully designed woodland cyclocross course and there’s also a supervised children’s play area. There’s also a supervised children’s play area with large Connect Four, space hopper racing, parachute games, entertainer & circus skills, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle.

 

Workshops and talks

Absorb yourself in the world of road cycling, with talks from prominent cycling authors Tim Moore & Max Leonard. Nutrition workshops will advise you on what you should eat (and how to cook it), and we’ll also have bike-building sessions, quizzes and more.

A workshop will be on site for you contribute to our original art installation – using various parts of bikes to create a one-of-a-kind piece to be displayed throughout the remainder of the festival.

 

Big screen

Our giant screen will show the big race live, along with highlights later in the day.  And when the racing isn’t on kick back and enjoy one of our films including Standing Start and Pantani – The accidental death of a cyclist

 

Rapha Cycle Club

Browse and purchase from the latest Rapha range, or simply enjoy the finest coffee and food at the pop-up Rapha Cycle Club. Along with the full range of Rapha apparel, a special, limited edition Rapha Tempest collection will also be available. There will also be an eclectic line-up of live acts, talks and workshops, including the Rapha Continental framebuilders, guest DJs, pro riders and more. The Cycle Club will be open from 6am for pre-ride breakfast.

 

Moonlight Ride

We invite you and your children to take a beautiful moonlit journey through the grove. The route will feature magical fantasy characters hidden along the landscape to entertain the festival’s youngest attendees as you make your way back to the campsite.

 

The Penny Farthing Experience

10 penny farthings will be available to festival goers to ride back and forth along the beautiful front of Broughton Hall Estate, with the opportunity to also have your photo taken in Victorian attire.

 

Other shopping & activities

A wide range of stalls will also be on site, offering accessories, clothing, bikes and riding essentials, as well as camping supplies. A range of games hosted by festival makers for children and adults will be available as well as Rollapaluza on the CNP stand and a photoboard opportunity to take a snap as a Sky rider. Tiny Twin will be on site to make a 3D version of you, but much, much smaller. Book here.

 

Rapha Francs

From Friday evening the Rapha H-Van will become a bookies, with thousands of Rapha Francs to be won on Saturday by betting on riders competing in the Hot Laps.

Rapha Francs, from the Rapha Mint, have been created specially for the festival. Collect Francs, use them to bet on riders in the Hot Laps, and then on Sunday exchange your Francs for items from all over the festival site, from participating exhibitors.

When you arrive you’ll receive 500 Francs just for turning up and can collect more by visiting the festival stalls. Each exhibitor will be able to let you know what you need to do or buy to get Francs.

Creating the Odds

The top 20 riders from Friday’s Mini Super Cross will be invited to take part in Saturday’s Hot Laps. These riders will be seeded ahead of the Hot Laps and odds will be created based on their Mini Super Cross finishing time and position. Use your Rapha Francs to place bets and then cheer on your rider.

Please note that Rapha Francs can only be used on Sunday, and that they cannot be exchanged for cash under any circumstance.