Amanda Barry PR has emailed us the features programme for The National Cycling Festival 2000, Knavesmire, York, so here in their words it is

York bike fest details


Each Feature Area is geared up to guide newcomers on how to get the most out of their cycling

BMX Area

Watch the pros do it in style on our dirt jump course


Lots of fun, including Unicyclist Juggler, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Bungee Jumping, Fun Fair, Helium Balloons, Simulators.


Leading names from the cycling world will be displaying latest bikes and products/accessories, including Raleigh, Saracen, Madison and Moore Large

Health & Fitness Area

Talk to the professionals about fitness and general health and well being

The IPC Big Top

Bringing you the big names in cycle fashion from cycle shorts to full on downhill gear!

Alternatively, take some time out in the video lounge with top titles on show including Duke, Chilli Video and other key labels

The IPC Party

Dance Saturday night away at the IPC party at Brubakers in Blossom Street, York. Hear live Djs, watch a stunt show by the MAD Trials Display Team and witness a few special surprises!

Youll need one of the special flyers being given out on the day to claim your free drink at the party and there will be 2 VIP passes up for grabs.

Look out for more information at the National Cycle Festival.

Minster FM

Yorks local radio station will be entertaining the crowds, running competitions and broadcasting live from the event. Our experts and celebrities will be on hand to talk to visitors from this stage

Mountain Bike Trials

Saracen and Team M.A.D. Giles Wolfe and Richard Johnson will entertain with their leaping on and over cars, wheelies, endos and bunnyhopping

Mountain Bike/Bicycle Test Track

See the racing, dirt jumping and ride a range of different bicycles in our Test Track Area.

Outdoor Pursuits Area

[Retailer] Cotswold Camping [is] on hand to offer guidance on exploring the great outdoors

Record Breakers

Jez Avery will attempt to break a multitude of world records live from the show on his mountain bike

Shimano Service Centre

Get advice, technical and maintenance information from the team at Shimano, Finish Line and Park Tools

The Raleigh Arena

BMX dirt jumping with Pashley & Diamondback and amazing Raleigh Trials by Ian Cooper

Cycle speedway demonstrations and a fantastic opportunity to watch a round of the British Championship Speedway series

Technical Area

Help and guidance from the Technical Team at the CTC and IPC magazines MBR and Cycling Weekly

Learn how to stock your workshop, what tyres to use, maintain your bicycle, suspension forks, brake set up, improve your performance and technique, set up for racing etc.

* Live Framebuilding Dave Yates of M Steel Cycles will be building frames at the event and is available to answer any questions the public may have

* Wheel Building see and talk to the experts building and maintaining wheels


Learn how to ride your bicycle and improve your skills under guidance from the experts. Special womens tuition and road safety guidance for adults and children

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