"Cycling to a festival is a perfect way to get you in the mood for partying and letting your hair down. It will help you build your stamina if you’re planning to do some serious dancing, save a few pennies on transport and reduce your carbon footprint! ”

- Jenny,
Sustrans' events co-ordinator

Every festival-goers are invited this summer to leave your cars at home and cycle to your favourite UK festivals using the National Cycle Network.

To show how easy it is to cycle to festivals we’ve picked our favourite festivals to cycle to on NCN routes.

1. Glastonbury Festival

The site is just a few miles south of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network, which runs between Glastonbury and Wells.

Check out the festival’s Green Traveller Initiative which gives people who travel there by bike or public transport a free t-shirt and vouchers. Pick up our map of the Somerset Levels which marks the festival site and is ideal for planning a route from Bristol and the surrounding area. Nothing beats breezing past miles of stationary cars when you want to get home for that much needed shower.

2. Secret Garden Party

Both Route 12 and Route 51 of the National Cycle Network pass close to Abbots Ripton where the festival takes place. It’s a nice flat area so you won’t have to cycle your tent up many hills. For a map of the cycle routes in the area pick up our cycle map of South Cambridgeshire.

3. Green Man Festival

The beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal cycle path passes within a few miles of the festival site. The canal links with Route 8 which connects Cardiff and Brecon and then country lanes through Mid Wales, following the course of the River Wye. Our Celtic Trail cycle map is ideal for navigating your way to Green Man Festival.

4. Latitude Festival

Regional Route 42 runs a few miles from the festival and is connected to National Route 1, which runs from London up to Scotland. Opening our Suffolk cycle map will show you the pancake flat landscape for miles around the festival and the many local train stations if you don’t want to ride the whole way.


This post was produced from this story: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/change-your-travel/get-cycling/summer-cycling/cycling-uk-festivals