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Julian House is going to Valley Fest

This year, we’ll be attending Valley Fest from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th August and running a series of bike workshops all designed to help festival-goers get to grips with important bike maintenance.

Valley Fest 2019

Now in its fifth year, Valley Fest is an annual music and food festival held on the grounds of Yeo Valley Farm in the Chew Valley area. It’s a celebration of everything local and this year will also see music performances from big names like Razorlight and Basement Jaxx.

Valley Fest is taking place Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August. We’ll be there on the Saturday and Sunday.


In amongst it all, we’ll be running our “Brain Cycle Workshop – Beginners Guide to Bike Maintenance” workshops at our tent at 10am and 3pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August. Each workshop is limited to six places and is perfect for youngsters, families and bike enthusiasts.

Julian House Bike Workshop manager Mark and his skilled team of mechanics will be covering:

  • How to safely check your bike, making sure it’s in a safe working order before riding etc.
  • Basic home maintenance. Changing tubes, checking tyre pressures, basic gear/brake tuning, cleaning and lubing.
  • Why it is important to have the correct size and type of bike for your journey.

Please email to secure your place or for more information. Free to attend, but a suggested donation of £10. All of the money goes into Julian House to ensure we can help vulnerable and socially excluded people.

Learn essential bike maintenance skills at our workshop.

Talks at the festival

We’ll also be holding a “Brain Cycle Talk – Bike maintenance made easy + Q&A with the experts” in our tent at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. Here you’ll discover how to care for your bike, more about Julian House and how we use bikes to help people suffering from homelessness and domestic abuse. Free to attend. Just turn up.