CAN I USE MY OWN BIKE ON THE UPLIFT?
Yes, you are able to use your own bike however you must queue in the shuttle load area. Trail Days Mountain Bike Festival does not take responsibility for any loss or damage of personal bikes.
CAN I TAKE A TEST BIKE ON THE UPLIFT?
Test bikes are available in hour long slots, so there won't be enough time to take a test bike on the uplift. Glentress trails are right on the doorstep, so we recommend going there to get the most out of your time on the test bike.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE UPLIFT?
No - the uplift is included in your ticket. There will be regular shuttles/uplifts and you can use the service as many times as you like during the day. Please be aware that in very busy periods, you will be required to queue.
IS THERE ANYWHERE TO STORE MY BIKE SECURELY?
Yes. Secure bike parking is included in your ticket, but it is limited and will be first-come, first-served.
IS THE EVENT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Yes. The trails at Glentress are suitable for all ages/abilities and a smaller, quieter camping area is designated for families. This will be first-come, first-serve, with a limit to 50 tickets. Reserve your space by emailing us. There is also a Go Ape within a 5-minute walk.
CAN I BUY FOOD AND DRINK AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes - there will be a wide range of food vendors in the main event space. There is also fresh water available 24-hours a day from a few points around the site. Check the Food & Drinks page for more info.
CAN I USE MY BBQ?
Due to the danger of damaging the grass, no open fires or BBQ's are allowed on the site. Gas cookers are permitted, but they must be above ground and always monitored when in use.
IS CAMPING FREE?
Yes - camping is free. We do not have pre-erected tents this year, so please bring your own camping gear.
CAN I BRING A SPEAKER FOR MUSIC?
Speakers are permitted, but please be courteous to fellow campers. All music in the campsite must end by 23:30.
HOW BIG A TENT CAN I BRING?
There's no maximum camping tent size, but please be aware that gazebos or event tents of any size cannot be allowed. This is completely down to safety concerns, especially in high-winds.
DO I HAVE TO CAMP?
For anyone not wanting to camp, there are plenty of hotels within a 3-mile radius, but you'll need to book as soon as possible.
WILL THERE BE SECURITY ON SITE?
Yes, security will be on the event site 24 hours a day and will patrol the campsite throughout the night. The security team have been employed to ensure the safety of each and every festival attendee, so please be polite and listen to their instructions.
CAN I SLEEP IN MY VAN/MOTORHOME?
Of course you can. You can park in the mobile home/motorhome car park, or you can park in the field. Unfortunately, due to a lack of connection points, we cannot provide hook-ups to water or the electricity system. If you do require electricity and water hook ups, please contact Glentress Forest Lodges.
IS PARKING FREE DURING THE EVENT?
Yes, parking is free. There is a designated field for parking which is alongside the camp field. Please keep a lookout for the signs as you approach the venue. In the unlikelihood that any vehicle should get stuck, we have provisions for towing drivers out of the field. Last entry to the site is 22:00. Please contact us should you require a later check-in.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Of course you can! Dogs are more than welcome, especially if they are good boys. Please be aware that they must be kept on leads at all times, and you must clean up their mess.