The GT Bicycles Malverns Classic has been rescheduled to August 2021 due to C-19.

26th – 29th of August 2021

Eastnor Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1EN

The UK’s BIGGEST mountain bike festival

About

The GT Bicycles Malverns Classic Mountain Bike Festival. 26th – 29th of August 2021.

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that the festival is postponed until August Bank Holiday 2021.
Today (16/07/20) we received a letter from the council and their concern over the recent C-19 outbreak on a farm, just 4 miles from Eastnor with almost 100 cases confirmed.
‘My recommendation is that at this time you should not go ahead with the event. The risk is too great and there is still a risk that that area could be under lockdown when the event was due to happen’.
All spectators and racers will be refunded within the next seven days.
Any queries, please email oliver@malvernsclassic.com
Thank you and again apologies to let you all down.
Si Paton..

 

 

 

Prepare for the biggest party in British mountain biking. A packed weekend of challenging and exciting events including flat-out racing across all disciplines. The UKs largest Mountain Bike Demo and Trade/Expo. Live Entertainment with Bands and DJ’s, Licenced Bar, Free Fun Fair Rides and Pumptrack, all in a chilled out friendly, fun and safe environment.

Bring your bike!

Eastnor Deer Park is a beautiful venue and we openly encourage you to bring your bike and ride. All of the courses when not in use for either practice or racing will be open for you to ride. For example, once the Dual Slalom event finishes on Friday evening, we will re-open it from Saturday morning onwards, ensuring the courses are manned with marshals and medics. All of this at no additional cost.

Racing? Take your pick of what you fancy entering whether you are a seasoned racer or a newbie first timer to the start gate. 

Please note you will still have to purchase a festival ticket even if you are racing.

Covid C-19 Update.

We are pleased to confirm that we have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Industry Standard from Visit Britain.

Can we kindly ask all attendees to please respect each other, our team, exhibitors and service providers and our guidelines on maintaining good hygiene and a safe distancing between each other. #mtbfamily

 

Government advice is that if you or someone you live with has any of the following symptoms, that you do not leave your home.

  • A high temperature.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill, but for some people, the risk is higher.

There are 2 levels of higher risk, if you fall into these categories then you must not attend the event:

  • High risk (clinically extremely vulnerable).
  • Moderate risk (clinically vulnerable).

 

Current Safety measures. 

  • We have reduced our capacity to ensure social distancing.
  • We have hired two additional fields to allow for increased social distancing for both parking and camping.
  • Hired in additional crowd stewards for your safety.
  • Camping pitches will be spaced 3 meters apart from your neighbour.
  • New signage informing guests of safety measures and instructions.
  • Enhanced cleaning on all of our facilities and rides.
  • Please stay at least 1 meter apart from others at all times.
  • Please use our hand sanitiser and hand wash stations. We also advise you to carry your own sanitiser and to use reguarly.
  • Our team, exhibitors and service providers may be wearing PPE. Guests are not required to, but are welcome to if it makes you feel more comfortable. 
  • The main arena will be large in size with the perimter lined with trade/expo stands. Thus allowing a large open grassed area for attendees to enjoy the evenings live bands and DJ’s whilst being safely distanced from others. (There will be no marquee this year).
  • All of the food and refreshments (excluding the bar) will be located outside of the main arena to ease the pressure of social distancing.
  • Both toilet and shower facilities with have deciated cleaners on hand throughout the event. They will also be serviced (emptied) daily and stocked with hand santiser and toilet roll.
  • The Malverns Classic, our exhibitors and service providers are producing risk assessments to ensure the following; Identify what work activity or situations might cause transmission of the virus. Think about who could be at risk and decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed. Act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk.

 

 

Everyone aged over 13 wishing to attend the festival will need to purchase an admission ticket.

 

The festival is free to attend if you are aged 12 or under. Please note anyone aged 12 or under attending the festival must be in the care of a responsible adult aged 21 or older. Access to the venue is from 18:00 on Thursday the 26th of August.

 

The festival will be well signposted: Eastnor Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1EN. Please drive carefully! 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Event Director Si Paton si@pinkbike.com or call/text 07968 229 359 anytime.

 

 

 

Our Chosen Charity.

 

We are proud to announce the GT Bicycles Malverns Classic has chosen the Acorns Three Counties Children’s Hospice as the charity we would like to support this year. Acorns provide a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support for babies, children and young people aged 0-18 who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and associated complex needs. To kick things off we would like to propose the following:

 

-MTB Raffle.

 

With over 120 trade stands attending we will be asking our industry friends to dig deep and each offer a prize. Meaning one lucky winner will walk away with a van load of MTB related goodies!

-At race registration, we would kindly ask if possible for you to donate £1 for your number board.

-Collection bucket on the exit on Sunday for any shrapnel!

Please spread the love and support this very worthy cause.

Thank you for your time.

Oli and Si Paton.
#mtbfamily

 

2021 Weekend Pass.

£50.00 plus a £5.00 booking fee for a three day pass for those arriving on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday aged 13 years of age or older. This includes admission to the festival, camping and spectating. Please note you will still have to purchase a car park ticket, priced at £5.00 per vehicle, plus a £0.50 booking fee.

 

2021 One Day Pass.

£20.00 plus a £2.00 booking fee for a one day pass for those arriving on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday aged 13 years of age or older. This includes admission to the festival and spectating.  Please note you will still have to purchase a car park ticket, priced at £5.00 per vehicle plus a £0.50 booking fee.

 

 

Weekend Pass.

£50.00 plus a £5.00 booking fee for a three day pass for those arriving on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday aged 13 years of age or older. This includes admission to the festival, camping and spectating. Please note you will still have to purchase a car park ticket, priced at £5.00 per vehicle, plus a £0.50 booking fee. 

 

One Day Pass.

£20.00 plus a £2.00 booking fee for a one day pass for those arriving on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday aged 13 years of age or older. This includes admission to the festival and spectating.  Please note you will still have to purchase a car park ticket, priced at £5.00 per vehicle plus a £0.50 booking fee.