Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020 (update)
Posted: 5 Apr 2020, 10:38pm
Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Virtual Cycle Touring Festival will be taking place over the weekend of 25-26 April 2020. We have taken the decision to bring it forward, in the vain hope that the current restrictions may have been lifted by the end of May (the original festival date) and we'll all be outside on our bikes having fun. It might be unlikely, but we can dream.
We are busy putting together the programme and you can see the beginnings of this here.
https://cycletouringfestival.co.uk/virtualctf/ It will be a mixture of live webinars, pre-recorded presentations, films and Twitter Q&A sessions. It wouldn't be a cycling event without plenty of cake breaks, which will, by necessity, be BYO.
Everything will be free of charge, but we are asking people to consider making a donation to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. This is working hard to help those people who have been most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. If you can spare some cash, please donate here. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cycletouringfestival
The festival is organised by volunteers, and none of us are paid for our time, so we're in the fortunate position of having virtually no overheads to cover. Costs for the virtual event are limited to a couple of hundred pounds (to cover a subscription to Zoom and our web hosting costs). These are currently covered by reserves from previous years, but if you know anyone who might like to take out an advert in our online brochure to help cover these modest costs, please put them in touch with us.
We will be in touch in the next couple of weeks with more details about the programme for the weekend. In meantime, enjoy your socially-distant exercise and ride responsibly.
Laura & the festival team