The GT Bicycles Malverns Classic Festival
This is what it’s all about! Returning to Eastnor Deer Park after a 20 year break, prepare for the biggest party in British mountain biking. A packed weekend of challenging and exciting events including flat-out racing and the demo weekender, that will see riders of all ages and abilities race and having fun in a chilled out family atmosphere.
Bring your bike!
Eastnor Deer Park is a beautiful venue and we openly encourage you to go for ride outs. 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 the Friday evening, we will re-open it from Saturday morning onwards and man the courses with marshals and medics, for you to ride 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. Entries are selling fast with the downhill and the enduro already selling out.
Please note you will still have to purchase a festival ticket.
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 (no need to book). Please note anyone aged 12 or under attending the festival must be in the care of a responsible adult aged 18 or older. Access to the venue is from 13:00 on Thursday the 14th of June.
The festival will be well signposted: Eastnor Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1EN. Please drive carefully!
Early Bird in advance tickets: £30.00 plus booking fee for a three day pass for those arriving on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday and aged 13 years of age or older. This includes admission to the festival, camping, parking and spectating.
On the door price/booking online once the festival has started: £40.00 plus booking fee for a three day pass for those arriving on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday aged 13 years of age or older. This is for those booking from the 14th of June 2018 onwards or paying on the door, onsite. This includes admission to the festival, camping, parking and spectating.
One Day Pass
£10.00 plus booking fee for those attending for one day only and paying in advance online for either Friday, Saturday or Sunday and aged 13 years of age or older. This includes admission to the festival, parking and spectating.
£15.00 plus booking fee for a one day pass for those arriving on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday aged 13 years of age or older, booking from the 14th of June 2018 onwards or paying on the door, onsite. This includes admission to the festival, parking and spectating.
Long Demo Weekender
We have over 40 brands signed up for the 3 Day Demo on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday the 17th of June.
The demo fleet that will be available is already looking like the largest assembly of brands at an event to date: Cannondale, Cotic, Cube, Dartmoor, DMR, Geomotron, GT, Haibike, Hope Technology, IBIS, Identiti, Ion (Knee Pads and Shoes), Kali Protection (Helmets), Kingdom, KTM, Lapierre, Marin, Niner, NS Bikes, Nukeproof, Pace, Pivot, Production Privee, Puky, Rocky Mountain, Sanderson, Saracen, Sick Bicycles, SIMPLON, Spawn, Specialized, Stanton, Starling, Stooge, Surly, Titici, Trillion, Wisper and Yeti are all booked on.
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The MBUK Legends Classic Downhill Race
This is going to be a belter! The invite only event, with some of the UK’s top riders from over the years, battling it out for the prestigious title. Names already confirmed include: Tim Ponting, Will Longden, Dave Hemming, Martin Hawyes, Aidan Bishop, Jay Hardy, Clive Gosling, Martin Ogden, Scott Beaumont, Steve Geall, Chris Smith, Ed Moseley and Cheesy Pete. For the Women we have; Kerry Bason, Helen Mortimer, Rachael Speed, Tracy Moseley, Anja Rees-Jones, Kelli Salone, Karen Van-Meerbeck and Petra Wiltshire!
UK legend Tim Ponting styles it out back in 1995. Credit: Steve Behr
Race your mates, push yourself, see what you can do, feel the rush and hear the cheers from the crowd.