FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

The ultimate cycling weekend doesn’t stop when you climb off the bike. When the riding stops, the festival starts. Whether you want to dance the night away in Saalbach’s famous bars and nightclubs, take part in Lloydy’s pub quiz, watch the Dirt Shed live or take in talks, tech masterclasses and discussions with the best bike brands in cycling, there’s something for you.

THE EXPERIENCE

Live

Live
Shows

Get a front row seat for the GCN Show Live and Dirt Shed Show Live.

Pub

Pub
Quizzes

Join us in the Festival pub, Taverne, for quiz nights with GMBN and Lloydy.

Bike

Bike
Workshops

Get hands-on tuition from leading experts hosted by our tech channels.

Exclusive

Exclusive
Screenings

Exclusive film screenings hosted by our presenters and special guests.

Coaching

Coaching
Clinic

Training and tips provided by coaching partner Spokes and guest experts.

Epic

Epic
Parties

Hit the floor to big-name DJs and festival favourites. Line up coming soon,

LINE UP

Global Bike Festival will give you the chance to hang out with our presenters as well as rub shoulders with pro riders and top DJs. Check out who will be there in 2021 (line up is provisional and may be subject to change).

Hank

GCN Presenter

Hank

James Lowsley-Williams (aka Hank) got into cycling fairly late at 16 years old but made up for it with gusto by taking to racing both on the track and the road. Eight years of flat-out racing on the British domestic scene with UK Youth and NFTO teams saw James teaming with GCN's ‘Head of Fashion’ Adam Blythe, who he helped in his 2014 Prudential RideLondon Classic win. A strong and loyal domestique and most recently captain at Canyon Eisberg, James led his team to victory in the British Tour Series before joining GCN – despite an aversion to staying rubber side down in the final corners (wet or otherwise). Despite this, we can hand-on-heart say that James is no stranger to pushing the limits – especially when it comes to said corners...

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Neil Donoghue

GMBN Presenter

Neil Donoghue

A pro downhill racer of 14 years, ‘Donny’ is one of the strongest all-round riders out there. He’s raced across the globe at the very highest level for almost a decade, including several years racing alongside Marc Beaumont as part of Team MBUK. During his career he notched up numerous top 10 World Cup finishes and established himself as a competitive and stylish flat pedal thunderer. Since retiring from downhill racing he has switched his focus to Gravity Enduro, has taken 10th at the Megavalanche, and subsequently ratcheted up two British Gravity Enduro national titles.

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Krafty Kuts

DJ

Krafty Kuts

Renowned and respected worldwide for his highly technical turntablism, meticulously crafted DJ sets and party-punching productions, Krafty Kuts is in a league of his own. One of the key pioneers in the UK breakbeat and bass movement, Krafty Kuts has multiple awards to his name and has released music with the likes of Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric and many more.

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Steve Jones

EMBN Presenter

Steve Jones

Jonesy started his MTB career as a downhill racer, having his first top-level taste in 1997 as a member of the GB World Championship DH Team. Having raced as an elite rider for many years, Jonesy also has two National Masters Championship DH titles under his belt, as well as the 2016 National Champion DH in his class and bronze medal in the 2016 World Masters Championships DH in Val Di Sole, Italy.

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DJ YODA

DJ

DJ YODA

DJ Yoda is a multi - award - winning hip - hop DJ and producer, hea dlining festivals and clubs around the world. No typical club DJ, his interests lie in finding fresh and unique ways to bring turntables out of the club and getting involved in bespoke collaborations. Working with classical composers to neuroscientists; br ass bands to film directors; Dr Dre to Dame Evelyn Glennie; Banksy to Mark Ronson; BBC Radio 4 to the BFI, he reinvigorates his craft with wry invention and humorous intent

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Blake Samson

GMBN Presenter

Blake Samson

Born in Zimbabwe but now resident in the Isle of Wight, UK, Blake has travelled the world as a pro rider competing in the world’s premier dirt jump and slopestyle competitions. Despite his world-class dirt heritage, he’s an incredible all-rounder who is equally at home charging down mountain sides as he is pulling 360 tucks or flip-whips. Think fast and fun. But wherever his tyres take him, he does it all with an infectious sense of fun which is proof, if any were needed, that for Blake riding is a way of life. Blake has also been a long-time friend of Martyn’s, having been a big part of his travelling extreme sports show – the Animal WD40 Action Sports Tour – touring the length and breadth of the UK.

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The schedule

Each day you can join us to ride (and race) by day and party by night. Here’s how a typical day will flow:

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FESTIVAL MAP

The focal point of Global Bike Festival will be the Festival Village in the heart of Saalbach. Your Festival ticket will give you access to all venues and pop up parties across the resort.

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