Meet adventure biking’s biggest stars at the Bridgestone Stage

Itchy Boots. John McGuinness. Cyril Despres. Ryan F9. These are just some of the huge names who have appeared at the ABR Festival over the years.

This year, we’re again gathering some of the most well-known and respected names in adventure biking from across the globe, handing them a microphone, and letting them share their tales from the field and impart their wisdom with you on the Bridgestone Stage.

With this in mind, we’re incredibly excited to announce this year’s speaker line-up at the Bridgestone Stage.

The Bridgestone Stage runs all day Friday and Saturday, and it’s the place to be if you want to meet your adventure biking legends and listen to them shoot the breeze.

Hosted by the ridiculously well-travelled Simon and Lisa Thomas, who have covered more miles than even the most dedicated adventurers, you’re guaranteed to hear some thrilling tales and gain some fascinating insights.

In the evening, the Bridgestone Stage gets transformed into a music stage where you’ll hear eclectic sounds: Balearic bangers, heavenly string orchestras, and immense vocal walls of sound. But we’ll get to that soon. First, let’s take a look at the star-studded speaker line-up for 2024.

Bridgestone Stage, Friday:

  • Adam Riemann, the founder of Motology Films and one of the most respected authorities in adventure biking.
  • Chasing Crystal, fresh from exploring Morocco on her ’90 Honda Dominator as part of her global adventure.
  • Lavi and Ollie, who have recently returned from riding around the world, becoming the youngest pair to do so in the process.
  • Claire Elsdon, founder of motorcycle charity Pikilily in Tanzania and motorcycle adventurer
  • Chris Northover, riding genius, off-road instructor, TV presenter, and all-round good bloke.
  • Elspeth Beard, a true adventure biking legend, set off from London in 1982 to explore the world on her bike.
  • The Missenden Flyer, one of the nicest guys in the biking world, who also happens to run a pretty popular YouTube channel
  • Sam Manicom, a veteran of the scene who has plenty of wild stories a
  • Candida Louis, whose passion for bikes and travel has helped her amass thousands of followers from her home in India
  • Nick Sanders, an explorer without equal who has achieved biking feats of extreme endurance

Bridgestone Stage, Saturday:

  • Bridget McCutchen, who became the youngest person to ride around the world in 2023
  • Jonny Walker, legendary British enduro rider and GoPro athlete
  • Richy Vida, the popular YouTuber and born entertainer
  • Tamsin Jones, hard enduro rider and off-road instructor who has finished the Dakar and Red Bull Romaniacs
  • Ivan Cervantes, four-time World Enduro Champion and Triumph ambassador
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  • Rhys Lawrey, record-breaking adventure rider
  • Chris Birch, a truly impressive rider whose trophy cabinet includes three Roof of Africa wins and a Red Bull Romaniacs triumph
  • Kinga Tanajewska, the star behind the immensely popular OnHerBike YouTube channel

Every single one of these sessions is included in the price of your festival ticket, and that’s just a fraction of what’s on offer across the weekend.

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But that’s not at all. Each night, the Bridgestone Stage is transformed into an alternative music venue, and we’ve gathered the most eclectic mix of music you’ll find anywhere. Think world-class choirs, top DJs playing classic Ibiza hits from the early ‘90s, string quartets, a Brazilian dance troupe, and more.

Friday night at the Bridgestone Stage

Voices Unlimited, Worcestershire’s biggest independent adult contemporary vocal group (we’ve been told they don’t like the word ‘choir’, it’s not what they do), is all set to take the stage for a special, one-of-a-kind performance.

Get the real carnival experience with the multi award-winning Brazilian/Latin troupe, Viramundo. Pulling together a glittering array of the best international performers and talented Brazilian artists, experience a musical journey rooted in the rich traditions of Brazil with samba, bossa nova and Afro-Brazilian influences.

Krystal Roxx is an international DJ, producer, and radio presenter. Famed for her magnetic stage presence, she’ll be keeping the party going till late with a dynamic blend of electronic dance music, urban sounds and 90’s classics. Glow sticks and whistles at the ready.

Saturday night at the Bridgestone Stage

For over 140 years, the Treorchy Male Choir has been recognised as one of the greatest choral ensembles of all time. Hailing from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, the group has achieved international acclaim for its powerful and emotive performances of traditional Welsh songs, hymns, and contemporary pieces. This performance is a guaranteed show-stopper.

Halo Strings is a distinguished female string ensemble celebrated for their performances at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the historic halls of Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and the regal rooms of Kensington Palace.

Krystal Roxx is an international DJ, producer, and radio presenter. Famed for her magnetic stage presence, she’ll be keeping the party going till late with a dynamic blend of electronic dance music, urban sounds and 90’s classics. Glow sticks and whistles at the ready.

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The ABR Festival 2024 (28-30 June) will be an adventure biking paradise with so much to see and do across the weekend. Tickets are still available for only £159, which gives you three days of incredible riding and entertainment, including two nights of camping, within the magnificent Ragley Hall Estate. Buy yours today by clicking the button below.

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