From epic feats of endurance to descents so gnarly they'll make your palms sweat, this year's line up of bike-related events and films is stronger than ever.
Here's a taste of what you've got to look forward to...
Returning for another year, the legendary Trek Bike Night kicks off the weekend and continues to be a highlight of the festival. Hosted by Rob Warner, there'll be live music, fresh content and the chance to win the latest gear, alongside a fleet of world-class guest including Scottish downhill phenom Reece Wilson, Team GB Cyclist Evie Richards, pro mountain bike racer Katy Winton, the queen of downhill Tracy Moseley and more! Continuing to keep psych high, Trek will also be hosting the World Premiere of their new film " Going In" the next day.
For those who prefer dropped bars, gravel adventures and long swooping descents, there is the new Rapha Road Bike Session on Saturday 16th November. Hosted by Harry Dowdney (the frontman of Rapha's 'Gone Racing' films), get ready for some great films and exciting guests, including World Tour Pro Lachlan Morton. Harry will be quizzing Lachlan on the good, bad and ugly bits of riding the team's 'Alternative Calendar' - GB Duro, Dirty Kanza and The Three Peaks.
From cycling up Britain, to cycling around the world... Make sure to catch the World Premiere of "Eastbound". This documentary follows the incredible Scottish endurance cyclist Jenny Graham on her journey to become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Alongside her long-distance challenges, Jenny is one of the Directors of The Adventure Syndicate - a not-for-profit that uses cycling to inspire, encourage and enable women to push their limits.
Joining Jenny at the festival will be fellow director Lee Craigie and Syndicateer Emily Chappell. Lee will be speaking at Trek Bike Night, and Emily will be sharing her journey from a London courier to a winning cross-continental bike racer on the Saturday at 11:30am. Describing, from her own experience, how it's possible for a normal, non-professional cyclist to achieve the extraordinary - her talk isn't one to be missed.
Founded in 1955 (25 years before the first Kendal Mountain Festival!) the Rough Stuff Fellowship are the world's oldest off-road cycling club. Digging out some old gems from the archive, they will be celebrating a time when a shirt and tie or a bobble hat were acceptable attire for cycling, and no ride was complete without stopping to brew up some tea or smoke a pipe. Showcasing an unseen corner of British cycling history, this is set to be a fascinating talk.
Alongside all of this, are the Bike Film Collections - filled with cycling inspired content and brand new films from all around the globe, it’s bound to get everyone psyched to bike!