A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER...
Some top tips if you're new to this sort of stuff
Sip and Nibble
Don't venture out without a drink and snack, even if you are heading off on a tearoom ramble. You never know when you might need to stop, refuel and refresh.
Don't Forget Cash
We will tempt you on almost all our events to eat cake, drink tea and beer (but not in the same cup), buy crafts and all manner of lovely things to take home and treasure from your South Pennines visit.
We don't want you wandering around in your flip-flops as we've had a spot of rain this year so ground conditions might just be a little bit soggy. Waterproofs are a must of course for our lovely English autumn/winter/spring/summer. Layers are useful too.
Cycling helmets look so cool you’d be mad not to wear them. Fluorescents are just brilliant! Carrying spares for your bike is always a good idea and will save you from missing out. And don't forget to follow the Good Cycling Code:
- Obey the rules of the road and only ride on open trails
- Be courteous and give way to walkers
- Respect wildlife and the environment
Stay in Touch
It's best to carry a mobile phone if you have one, not just for emergency purposes, but so you can tweet us every step of the way @WalkandRideFest using #southpennines. We want to know you're enjoying yourself and see your pictures.
We know you'll fall in love with the South Pennine landscapes, distinctive communities, and varied wildlife. On the links page you can find other local events as well as links to our visitor centres. Go on, stay a little longer!