THINK DIFFERENTLY

THE BIKE OFF IS NOT LIKE OTHER CYCLING FESTIVALS.

The Great British Bike Off is an alternative, customised bike festival that will be held on October 21st 2017 in Oxford City Centre. It is a celebration of creativity, culture and of course… cycling!

It will offer individuals and groups the opportunity to:

  • Restore abandoned unrideable bikes
  • Customise their own bicycles and enter them in a competition
  • Show off existing products or previously customised bicycles and
  • Join hundreds of other special bikes on a city-centre ride/ parade

Proceeds from the event will go to go toward Cowley based charity The Ark-T Centre. The Ark T Centre uses creativity as a tool for self-empowerment and their projects aim to increase wellbeing and personal resilience for people facing multiple disadvantages.

Ark-T Logo

Entry to the event is free, but we want to encourage participants to make a small donation.

SERIOUS GOALS, SERIOUSLY FUN

THE BIKE OFF AIMS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES!

The Bike Off hopes to create a fun, engaging event for families and people from all backgrounds – and to be a real spectacle of the weird and wonderful!

The event will aim to strengthen community cohesion in Oxfordshire with outreach projects and by bringing different groups together from all over the county; encourage more people to cycle, address health inequalities and promote safer cycling.

  • 30+ customised bikes, tricycles and mobility aids
  • 500+ spectators
  • Merchandise, food and drinks stalls
  • Live bands and DJs
  • A number of bikes donated to Young People in Oxfordshire

HOW TO ENTER YOUR BIKE

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BIKE MECHANIC, JUST CREATIVE!

You can enter your customised bike/ mobility aid in one or more categories including:

  • Restored/ Re-used
  • Wheelchairs/ Mobility Aids
  • Art and Creativity
  • Fixies/ BMX/ Specialised
  • Corporate/ Cycle Teams / Schools, Colleges, Universities and Youth Groups

For individuals entering their bike online it is FREE – you need to register on our ticketing site however. All money raised by the event will go to support the work of the Ark-T Centre (Charity No. 1079495).

The Bike off is a great opportunity for friends to come together. Why not get some friends of work colleagues together and enter as a team?

Your entry grants you access to the event, into the parade and the competition. There are fantastic individual prizes in each category and the ‘best in show’ Grand Bike Off Winner will go home with a trophy and £££’s worth of prizes.

If you don’t have a customised bike, just turn up with your bike. We’ll bring the glitter!