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Bestival revellers to bike to event

Fri 24 Aug 2012

Bestival revellers to bike to event

Bestival fans are set to cycle to the event on the Isle of Wight next month in a bid to raise money for charity.

Buskers on Bikes will be setting off from Lambeth Palace in London on September 4th and will be aiming to arrive at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight three days later.

The organisers of Bestival - which this year stars acts such as The xx and Stevie Wonder - have asked revellers to get on board with the fundraisers.

Parts of the London 2012 Olympic cycling road race route are to be used by the cyclists through the capital before they head down to Southampton on the south coast.

The fundraisers will then jump on a Red Funnel ferry to get to the Isle of Wight before getting back on two wheels for the final leg of the journey to the festival site.

"They'll be performing a few musical numbers along the way and opening our Big Top on the Thursday, as they raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK," noted the organisers of Bestival in a statement.

Fancy dress is also going to be worn by some of the cyclists, who will be getting into the Bestival spirit by joining in with the wildlife theme of this summer's event.

Once the bikers have completed their trip from London to Bestival on the Isle of Wight, they can enjoy a long weekend full of some of the best musical acts in the world.

New Order and Florence and the Machine are among the headliners taking to the stage over the festival and they are going to be joined by the likes of Sigur Ros and Bat For Lashes.

Others on the bill for this year's Bestival include Friendly Fires, Soulwax, Two Door Cinema Club, Justice, Emeli Sande, De La Soul, The Horrors and Roots Manuva.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801436005-ADNFCR

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