ABR Pageant: The UK’s most luxurious bike pageant

Posh bathrooms, scrumptious meals, first-class amenities, plus continuous motion and leisure, all in in a five-star location: Alun Davies explains why ABR 2023 would be the bike pageant you’ve at all times dreamed of.

I nonetheless bodily shudder and really feel nauseous on the reminiscence. And never even the very good performances of the Doobie Brothers, Skinny Lizzy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and John Miles may also help erase the trauma once I assume again to the malodorous bathrooms on the 1977 Studying Pageant.

I used to be massive into festivals as an adolescent within the ’70s and thought of myself manufactured from robust stuff.  However as I stood wanting over the putrid, stenchful Amazonian-style swamp that doubled as the bathroom, I made a dedication to myself (and, because it occurs, a dedication that each one who attend the ABR Pageant will profit from).

I’ve at all times stated that I’d solely ever host an occasion that I might need to attend and so with the reminiscence of Studying ’77 nonetheless reeking away, I can verify that we spend extra per head on bathroom and bathe amenities than every other pageant within the UK. And that’s a reality, confirmed by our suppliers who’re primary within the trade. Plus, they’re cleaned across the clock.

We do issues otherwise from different festivals and provide the respect you deserve. I promise you, not solely will we have now loads of posh, frequently cleaned bathrooms and showers, but additionally high quality hand-picked meals distributors and a wide range of lodge, glamping, and first-class tenting choices in magnificent environment.

Camping at ABR Festival

I need you to be as snug as potential in your weekend with ABR so you possibly can take pleasure in all of the motion and leisure we’re laying on for you. And we’re elevating the bar this yr to be sure to have an unforgettable time with us on the magnificent Ragley Corridor Property.

However first-class amenities are only one piece of the ABR Pageant jigsaw. So, to whet the appetites of these of you who’ve purchased tickets, and to ensure the remainder of you don’t miss out, listed below are eight highly effective explanation why you must be a part of us at Journey Bike Rider Pageant in 2023.

And, as at all times, if in case you have any questions in regards to the pageant, please be at liberty to drop Abeer an e mail at [email protected], or give one of many ABR workforce a name throughout workplace hours on 01789 450 000.

1 Take pleasure in a implausible environment

Enjoying a beer at ABR FestivalHaving a good time together with your mates and like-minded riders is what the ABR Pageant is all about. The pleasant vibe is what makes it so particular, and we’re all there to have enjoyable and have fun what we like most, bikes.

Should you’re coming alone, you received’t keep that manner for lengthy since you’ll be among the many friendliest pageant crowd you possibly can think about. In reality, 20% of people that attended final yr’s pageant arrived on their very own and shortly made pals. In any case, the one factor all of us like nearly as a lot as driving bikes is speaking about them.

2 Name an unimaginable location dwelling

ABR Festival from above

You’ll be capable of name the manicured grounds of the magnificent Ragley Corridor Property dwelling for the weekend. You possibly can’t assist however really feel such as you’re in a world of your personal on this five-star location, whether or not you’re lazing by the lake, exploring the grounds by bike, or stress-free with a beer on a balmy summer season night as stay music floats on the evening air.

And since that is no extraordinary pageant, there shall be first-class amenities to match the magnificent venue so that you can use, like loads of posh bathrooms and sizzling showers which can be cleaned across the clock in order that they’re at all times in tip-top situation. We don’t need to tough it so we don’t anticipate you to both.

3 Bikes, bikes, bikes

Test ride bikes at the ABR Festival

Should you’re available in the market for a brand new journey or touring bike, then you definately’re in luck. In reality, there’s no higher place to be on the planet than the ABR Pageant. It is because we’ll have everybody of the world’s main bike producers in attendance with their check and show bike fleets, so that you’ll be capable of see and journey the most recent fashions in a single location.

And, whereas it’s known as the Journey Bike Journey Pageant, that doesn’t imply we solely have journey bikes. Certain, there’ll be loads of these so that you can journey, however you’ll additionally be capable of take pleasure in sports activities tourers, cruisers, electrical bikes, tourers, path bikes and extra.

4 Continuous leisure

Live music at ABR Festival

We’re all bonded by our love of bikes, and whereas there’ll be loads of two-wheeled motion to take pleasure in, it wouldn’t be an ABR Pageant with out stay music. And we have now obtained a sensational line-up of the UK’s greatest tribute and occasion bands so that you can take pleasure in all through the day and into the evening to maintain the occasion going.

Ragley Corridor shall be pumping to the sounds of Queen, Eric Clapton, Oasis, Standing Quo, Fleetwood Mac and extra. And whereas we will’t promise you Brian Could on guitar or Francis Rossi on vocals, these tribute acts are so good, you’ll assume they’re there. And if you wish to sit back and chill out, we’ll have acoustics units happening all through the pageant to offer a extra chilled out vibe, or head over to the Magic Teapot for a correct knees up.

5 Journey the 20km Journey Path

Ride the Adventure Trail

The 20km-long Journey Path is the jewel within the crown of the ABR Pageant. This purpose-built, big-bike pleasant path weaves its manner by way of the spectacular grounds of the Ragley Corridor Property.

You possibly can’t assist however really feel you’re on an journey as you discover huge open grasslands, plunge into wooded areas, and even attempt your hand at taking part in in some craters, though you possibly can bypass them in case you like.

The emphasis is on leisure driving and having enjoyable, so there’s a strict no racing coverage. And a 30mph pace restrict shall be enforced by a workforce of marshals who’ll be prepared and keen to offer you a serving to hand in case you drop your bike or want some assist.

There’ll even be a devoted Newbie’s Loop that will help you construct confidence earlier than hitting the primary path, whereas extra skilled riders can take pleasure in extra technical (and muddy) driving challenges within the Journey Park.

6 Meals, wonderful meals (and drink)

Food stalls at ABR Festival

A weekend of biking motion is certain to work up an urge for food, so we’ve created the Road Meals Market and bar space filled with hand-picked distributors, all serving the perfect freshly ready meals and drinks.

We’ll have loads of workers available too, making certain you’re not ready too lengthy to your favorite tipple or dish. Whether or not you favor paella, fish and chips, a Greek salad, Chinese language-style noodles or a home-made curry, you’re assured to search out one thing to fulfill even the most important biker’s urge for food.

7 The most important bike manufacturers

ABR Masterclass

The gear you select could make or break your subsequent two-wheeled journey, that’s why getting it proper is important. We’ll have over 100 of the very best bike manufacturers exhibiting and also you’ll be capable of communicate to specialists, seize a discount and ogle over the most recent designs.

So, whether or not you’re trying to get the lowdown on the most recent laminated jackets, journey helmets, or touring boots, you need professional recommendation on what tyres to purchase, otherwise you’re eager to talk to touring corporations about your subsequent journey, you’ll discover all this and extra within the Journey Area.

8 Meet journey biking legends

Ryan F9 at ABR Festival

Rub shoulders with among the greatest stars of journey biking. That’s proper, the world’s most inspirational travellers, authors, and stars of YouTube and social media shall be gathered in a single place for one weekend solely, to offer you unique insights and inspiration to your subsequent massive journey.

We’re speaking in regards to the likes of Ryan F9, Elspeth Beard, The Missenden Flyer, Nick Sanders, The Woman On A Bike, Chris Scott, MotoBob and plenty of extra. They’ll be giving greater than 60 talks throughout three days throughout a collection of interviews, masterclass classes, and campfire talks.

Get your 2023 ABR Pageant tickets

Each ABR Pageant thus far has bought out, and 2023 is heading in the right direction to do the identical. So, to keep away from disappointment, get your tickets right this moment from www.abrfestival.com.