Frequently Asked Questions

What, where and when

The Great British Bike Off will be a one-day street festival in Broad Street – the heart of Oxford City.
Individuals, teams or businesses entering a bike can:
• Restore abandoned/ unrideable bikes, customise their own bicycles and enter them in a competition
• Show off existing products or previously customised bicycles
• Join other special bikes on a city-centre ride/ parade.

You can also bring your bike along on the day and we will help you customise it.


What’s happening on the day

This is the latest plan.


See –  Schedule for the day


13:00 – 15:30 The Bike-Off competition.

Food and drink will be available. There will also be stalls for you to browse.

Entertainment including live bands and a Jack FM DJ will provide music entertainment throughout the event.

15:00 – 16:00 Competition judging

16:00 Event closes


What will it cost ?

Entry is free but we want to encourage all entrants to run their own fundraising activities on behalf of Ark-T Centre.


Can you get help customising a bike ?

Yes – we are planning a series of free workshops where members of the public can come along to get help and inspiration for customising their own bikes.

See the latest schedule here.


How do I get hold of a bike to customise ?

We have some bikes available at our free workshops which have been kindly donated by Trax. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How you can get involved

This event is open to everybody and we would really like you to get involved as a sponsor, donor or volunteer. Get in touch to find out more.

You can also attend the event on 21st October 2017 as a spectator just to enjoy the spectacle.