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ABR Festival – What’s On

What’s on at the Adventure Bike Rider Festival 2019?

FRIDAY 12 JULY

Gates open: 9:00am | Gates close: 9:30pm

Get Riding
10:00am – 6:00pm: Test Ride Zone
Test ride the latest bikes from every major adventure motorcycle manufacturer here. Book your spot at each individual manufacturer’s stand.

10:00am – 4:00pm: Guided trail rides with the TRF
Book your spot on guided trail rides on the green lanes of the Midlands at the TRF stand (T61).

10:00am – 6:00pm: One-to-one road safety assessment with BikeSafe

Learn to ride off-road
10:00am – 6:00pm: Ducati Rider Experience
10:00am – 6:00pm: Mick Extance Off-Road Experience
10:00am – 6:00pm: Sweet Lamb KTM Adventure Bike Experience
10:00am – 6:00pm: Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy
10:00am – 6:00pm: Honda Adventure Centre
10:00am – 6:00pm: Inch Perfect Trials Riding Taster Sessions

Bridgestone Adventure Trail
10:00am – 6:00pm: Last entry 5:30pm

ABR Adventure Park
10:00am – 6:00pm: Advanced riders only

Get Inspired
Brittany Ferries Guest Speaker Stage
Where: Great Hall, Ragley Hall
Join Billy Ward at the Brittany Ferries Stage to hear tales from the road from some of adventure motorcycling’s most inspiring riders.
2:00pm – 2:45pm: As Seen from the Sidecar
3:00pm – 3:45pm: Sam Manicom
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Simon and Lisa Thomas of 2 Ride the World
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Mick Extance

Austin Vince Adventure Travel Film Festival
Where: Hertford Room, Ragley Hall
Austin Vince’s Adventure Travel Film Festival comes to Warwickshire. Join legendary ABR Austin Vince for a showcase of adventure motorcycling’s best films and documentaries. Grab some popcorn and kick back.
1:00pm – 1:40pm: Motorcycle Adventures in Spain
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Broken Roads to Russia
2:40pm – 2:50pm: Mzungu!
3:00pm – 4:15pm: The Unfamiliar Road
4:30pm – 5:40pm: The Arizona BDR

ABR Festival Village
9:00am – 11:00pm: Grab a bite to eat at one of our many delicious food stalls
12:00pm – 12:00am: Grab a drink at the Bridgestone Bar
10:00am – 6:00pm: Bargains and essential motorcycling kit at trade stands
10:00am – 6:00pm: Get your bike in showroom condition at the Muc-Off Bike Wash
3:30pm – 5:30pm: The REV’IT! Boot Wanging Wang Off. Turn up any time between 3:30 and 5:30 to see if you can throw an adventure boot the furthest and be crowned champion of the ABR Festival. As well as pride and glory, the winner will get a pair of REV’IT! Discovery H2O boots worth £349.99.
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Bridgestone Happy Hour – same beer, cheaper price
9:00pm – 11:00pm: Live music from the Texan Peacocks

SATURDAY 13 JULY

Gates open: 9:00am | Gates close: 9:30pm

Get Riding
10:00am – 6:00pm: Test Ride Zone
Test ride the latest bikes from every major adventure motorcycle manufacturer here. Book your spot at each individual manufacturer’s stand.

10:00am – 4:00pm: Guided trail rides with the TRF
Book your spot on guided trail rides on the green lanes of the Midlands at the TRF stand (T61).

10:00am – 6:00pm: One-to-one road safety assessment with BikeSafe

Learn to ride off-road
10:00am – 6:00pm: Ducati Rider Experience
10:00am – 6:00pm: Mick Extance Off-Road Experience
10:00am – 6:00pm: Sweet Lamb KTM Adventure Bike Experience
10:00am – 6:00pm: Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy
10:00am – 6:00pm: Honda Adventure Centre
10:00am – 6:00pm: Inch Perfect Trials Riding Taster Sessions

Bridgestone Adventure Trail
10:00am – 6:00pm: Last entry 5:30pm

ABR Adventure Park
10:00am – 6:00pm: Advanced riders only

10:00am – 6:00pm, last entry 5:30pm: TomTom Rider Little London Enduro Track
Head on over to the TomTom Rider Little London Enduro Track. 

Get Inspired
Brittany Ferries Guest Speaker Stage
Where: Great Hall, Ragley Hall
Join Billy Ward at the Brittany Ferries Stage to hear tales from the road from some of adventure motorcycling’s most inspiring riders.
2:00pm – 2:45pm: Simon and Lisa Thomas of 2 Ride the World
3:00pm – 3:45pm: Billy Ward
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Elspeth Beard
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Austin Vince

Austin Vince Adventure Travel Film Festival
Where: Hertford Room, Ragley Hall
Austin Vince’s Adventure Travel Film Festival comes to Warwickshire. Join legendary ABR Austin Vince for a showcase of adventure motorcycling’s best films and documentaries. Grab some popcorn and kick back.
12:45pm – 2:45pm: Whatever May Come
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Africa – Coast to Coast
4:15pm – 5:30pm: Malaysia to UK

ABR Festival Village
6:30am – 11:00pm: Grab a bite to eat at one of our many delicious food stalls
7:30am – 8:00am: Kick off your morning with yoga in the REV’IT! marquee
12:00pm – 12:00am: Grab a drink at the Bridgestone Bar
10:00am – 6:00pm: Bargains and essential motorcycling kit at trade stands
10:00am – 6:00pm: Get your bike in showroom condition at the Muc-Off Bike Wash
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Bennetts Slow Bike Race. Winner gets BSB tickets worth £75 and a Bennetts Goodie Bag
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Bridgestone Happy Hour – same beer, cheaper price
6:30pm – 7:30pm: TomTom Pub Quiz. Win a TomTom Rider 550 SatNav
9:00pm – 11:00pm: Live music from The Official Receivers

Bennetts Boat House and Lake
10:00am – 5:00pm: Stand up paddle-boarding
10:00am – 5:00pm: Kayaking

SUNDAY 14 JULY

Gates open: 9:00am | Gates close: 4:00pm

Get Riding
10:00am – 4:00pm: Test Ride Zone
Test ride the latest bikes from every major adventure motorcycle manufacturer here. Book your spot at each individual manufacturer’s stand.

10:00am – 12:00pm: Guided trail rides with the TRF
Book your spot on guided trail rides on the green lanes of the Midlands at the TRF stand (T61).

10:00am – 3:30pm: One-to-one road safety assessment with BikeSafe

Learn to ride off-road
10:00am – 4:00pm: Ducati Rider Experience
10:00am – 4:00pm: Mick Extance Off-Road Experience
10:00am – 4:00pm: Sweet Lamb KTM Adventure Bike Experience
10:00am – 4:00pm: Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy
10:00am – 4:00pm: Honda Adventure Centre
10:00am – 4:00pm: Inch Perfect Trials Riding Taster Sessions

Bridgestone Adventure Trail
10:00am – 3:30pm: Last entry 3:00pm

ABR Adventure Park
10:00am – 3:30pm: Advanced riders only

ABR Festival Village
6:30am – 4:00pm: Grab a bite to eat at one of our many delicious food stalls
7:30am – 8:00am: Kick off your morning with yoga in the REV’IT! marquee
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Grab a drink at the Bridgestone Bar
10:00am – 4:00pm: Bargains and essential motorcycling kit at trade stands
10:00am – 4:00pm: Get your bike in showroom condition at the Muc-Off Bike Wash

Before you leave: Tyre pressure checks from Bridgestone

4:00pm: Festival ends.