Condor Summer Festival Ride - 25th August

Join our summer ride and celebrate the season with Condor in style

Sunday 25th August 2019

The Condor Summer Festival is a grand day out for riders of all abilities. Set in the grounds of Vanstone Park, North Hertfordshire, our ride route weaves through luscious green, lesser known lanes, and rolling hills of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and finishes with a steep ascent through the Chilterns.

Post ride, chill out in our event village and enjoy a hearty lunch, beers, and Karma Cola drinks served up to all participants. You'll be kept hydrated and fuelled on the ride. 

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The Ride

The Classic

40 Mile Ride

Elevation: 600m / 1300 ft

Typically: 2–3 hours
Start time: 8.45–10.00

Perfect for new riders, families, and all abilities. Quiet lanes and villages with thatched roofs await you. There are a few undulations to provide a challenge and a glorious descent to follow.

The Superb

75 Mile Ride

Elevation: 1000m / 3200 ft

Typically: 4–6 hours
Start time: 8.45–10.00

The Superb route wiggles east through picturesque villages before heading north into Cambridgeshire where you'll fly down an almost endless descent. The challenge comes towards the end of the route with a steep climb over a ridge of the Chilterns.

The Day

The Start

The Start

Start your day and ride with a cup of freshly ground coffee, provided to all riders by our friends at BEAR.

Quiet summer lanes

On the Road

Explore new climbs and lanes. Our routes take you through beautiful North Hertfordshire, the Chilterns, and Cambridgeshire.

The riders at the event last year

The Finish

Chill out in our event village, and hydrate with a complimentary pint of beer or sofa drinks. Chat and demo products from our favourite suppliers.

Lunch and beers included

Toast to Cycling

After the ride, we'll be providing tasty lunch, beers and drinks to riders.

Fenwick's Maintenance

Clean up with Fenwick's

Fenwick's will be on hand before the ride to ensure there are no squeaky chains.

Karma Cola Ethical Drinks

Karma Cola #DrinkNoEvil Bar

Relax and hydrate with Karma Cola. It's good for the planet and the growers, and as good for you as fizzy drinks can be.

Clif Bar Vegan Friendly Bars
Clif Bar Nutrition Feed Stops

Naturally-flavoured, vegan-friendly, great tasting nutrition stops.

Allums Butchers
Recover with a taste of Yorkshire

By far the greatest pork pies ever made. Ride our route and enjoy a post-ride pork pie to see for yourself.

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What's included:

Pre-ride drinks and coffee

Rider pack

Nutritional support and feed station

Mechanical support

Choice of two fully marked and sign posted routes

Post-ride lunch, Karma Cola drinks and ice-cream

Post ride celebration beers

On-site parking

GPX file supplied to download to your device

Demo Bikes


Read our ride FAQ here

Refuel in style

Post ride, hydrate and toast your glass with drinks. Tuck into lunch provided by Yorkshire's finest butchers, Allums, and finish with ice cream.

Two loops

Choose from a 75 mile or a 40 mile ride loop. There is something for everyone and all abilities.

Condor Summer Festival
Best dressed rider awards at Anniversary festival


Best in show awards

We're celebrating seven decades of building performance bicycles. Show us your finest Condor. There will be prizes awarded for best Condor in show — dress up, go vintage, or go pro. We'll be awarding prizes to riders who embody the spirit of Condor.

Mechanical support

Condor mechanics will be on-hand throughout the ride in support vehicles and at the feed stops to offer their services for free, should anything go awry.

Demo bikes

Want to test our latest framesets or try the newest technology from Campagnolo and Shimano? We'll have demo bikes available to take a spin on after the ride on Sunday 25th August.



Tickets to the festival and ride are limited.

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