The Event Village

The Dictionary describes a  Jamboree as a 'large celebration or party.’ This is exactly what we aim to make our Event Village, so that the fun carries on once you get back from the ride. The Long Ashton Community Centre is our home for the day.

 

The lovely people who run the cafe on site are opening especially for us. They are under strict orders to keep the  tea and cake coming.  We have live music - proper old time music. There will be bunting aplenty and you can bet there will be gingham table cloths!

 

 

 

The Café will be open from 12.30pm and the Jamboree starts up at 1pm.

 

Jamboree Timings

  • 1pm         Festival opens. Pieminster Pies and Stroud Beer available

  • 2.30pm         Dandy Charger, Regency Hobby Horses Demo –for the young and young at heart

  • 3-4pm         Whiskey Hill, old timey Americana music

  • 4.15pm-4.45pm     Tom Simpson talk and book sale from Chris Sidwells. Not to be missed.

  • 5pm-5.30pm     Whiskey Hill live

  • 5.30pm         Raffle drawn

 

 

Food and Drink

 

The lovely people who run the cafe on site are opening especially for us. They are under strict orders to keep the tea and cake coming.  We have live music - proper old time music. There will be bunting aplenty and you can bet there will be gingham table cloths!

 

In the Jamboree pies from local legends Pieminster and beer from Stroud Brewery will fill those post ride gaps.

 

 

Our Stalls

 

First and foremost our lovely sponsors, Bristol Law Firm Barcan+Kirby barcankirby.co.uk have a stall with their legendary ‘Wheel Of Prizes!’

 

We have bike jumble from Wilkie’s Wheels, ideal those of us who are always on a quest for that authentic 1969 Campag Rear Mech! Carpenter Bikes will be showing some of their beautiful vintage cycles. Bike photographer Graham Watts will be selling prints. Bristol Bike Project, https://thebristolbikeproject.org/, a fantastic community bike initiative will be bringing Dr Bike so get your bike checked. The Travelwest Roadshow, https://travelwest.info/businesses/travel-roadshows, are in full effect, showing how to get the most out of local cycling. Chris Sidwells will be selling copies of his biography of former world cycling champion Tom Simpson and showing a bike and jersey owned by the great man. 

 

Avon Wildlife Trust will be on hand to inform, they are the largest local charity working to protect wildlife in the Avon area and we’re huge fans. https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/

 

 

Entertainment

The extraordinary Dandy Chargers will be showing us what hard-core vintage really looks like. They ride hobby horses dressed in only the finest Regency costume. 

 

For those on the rides, especially the children’s Babba Lush, please hang around as there’s a playground, ample space to run around and, most importantly, ice creams from the café! 

 

Old-time Americana band Whiskey Hill will be providing the live music. 

 

Don’t miss the inaugural Gert Lush raffle featuring prizes donated by our sponsors Bike UK, Chris Sidwells along with other goodies.

 

 

Facilities

 

At our Event Village we have changing rooms with showers. We will be also able store any kit you don’t want to take on the ride.