The second edition of the Orbital Cycling Festival, held at the world-renowned Goodwood Motor Circuit, is back and will run from the 26-27 July 2014.
The weekend promises to have something for everyone with an eclectic line-up of events. There will be family-friendly attractions, cycling races, meanders, entertainment and lots more catering from everyone from mountain bikers, to recumbent bike enthusiasts.
Last year 6,000 people turned out, this year that number is expected to exceed 10,000. One of the highlights of the weekend will undoubtedly be the Brompton World Championships. Participants from across the globe are expected to attend to battle it out for the coveted top spot. The Orbital road race is also expected to be a big draw. With a prize pot of £5,000 it will attract some of the biggest names on the UK racing scene.
New for 2014 are two box fresh mountain bike events on the South Downs – a challenging enduro and an off-road sportive along local trails and bridleways. Teams of four representing companies small and large will be drawn to the Orbital TT comprising a 3 event schedule – 4-up time trial, road race and team relay.
In addition to a weekend jam-packed with racing there will also be a bike Expo in the Paddock, a jumble sale and of course a big screen showing the latest action from the Tour de France.