Cycling festival will return to North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 15:08 31 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:10 21 February 2020

The Gert Lush will take place on May 19. Picture: Patrick Collerton

The Gert Lush will take place on May 19. Picture: Patrick Collerton


Keen cyclists and families are invited to take part in the Gert Lush vintage bike festival in Bristol this spring.

This year, the event on May 3 will have a VE Day theme, with riders encouraged to bring vintage bikes and wear period 1940s costumes or retro cycling outfits, although it's not obligatory.

The only rule is no full-carbon bikes.

Cyclists are able to choose between 35 and 65-mile routes that wind their way through the glorious Somerset countryside or a free family ride.

The day will include a
family-friendly Victory in Europe Day party finale to celebrate the 75th anniversary of peace, as well as period
treats along the way for the riders.

The event is part of a weekend of cycling in Bristol, taking place on the same weekend as Bespoked, the UK's leading celebration of handmade bicycles and those who make them.

For entries, visit

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