DerbyFestDerbyFest, a new mountain bike festival, has been announced for Derby on 17–19 April. It will be the inaugural version of what is initially of a three year commitment. The festival’s aim is to celebrate the town of Derby and cement its reputation as one of the world’s great Mountain Biking destinations.

The festival will shut down the main street of Derby and fill it with food and live music and will include bike mechanic masterclasses and sessions with pro riders. Two camping areas with a range of facilities are being provided especially for the festival period.

Dorset Council has teamed up with Shimano and the Tasmanian government to showcase regional produce, craft beer, wine and spirits with to go with the nearby mountain biking trails. The events team will create a unique festival experience by creating a hub of live music, food, drinks, entertainment and access to the latest MTB gear on the planet.

Families are encouraged to attend to help develop a new generation of shredders with beginner sessions, guided kids trails, learn to jump, skills training and morning yoga classes.

Tickets are on sale now, with weekend passes costing $30 and children aged under 18 free and extra campsites at $15 a night. More information about the event is available at the booking page.