Bowland Cycling Festival

Bowland Cycling Festival is a festival organised in Ribble Valley and Trough of Bowland to celebrate cycling in all its forms from competitive and non-competitive bike races, community events, accessible sessions, film and art. 

The Festival is going to take place during the last weekend in June, culminating with a bike race on the Bashall circuit (details to be confirmed.)

Wheelie Good Cycling Exhibition

13 June – 30 September

Steward’s Gallery, Clitheroe Castle Museum

As part of the Bowland Cycling Festival, we are organising the ‘The Wheelie Good Exhibition’ at Steward’s Gallery, Clitheroe Castle from 13 June – 30 September 2022.

This exhibition is going to celebrate the visual beauty of cycling through creative expression and inspire people to participate in this exciting sport. 

We are also going to run a range of workshops alongside the exhibition and in this way help the community to engage with the exhibition.

Steward’s Gallery,
Clitheroe Castle Museum,
Castle Hill,
Clitheroe BB7 1BA

For more information contact:
(+44) 07773 510 386

The Festival is organised by Breaking Cycles CIC with the support of Green Jersey Cycling Club and Artist Gosha Gibek

Calling all artists, craftsmen and amateurs to submit up to 3 pieces of cycling-related art and/or craftwork.

Submission Guidelines:

Any type of fine art and craft can be submitted within this theme. Eligible media but not limited: paintings | sculptures | photography | installations | craft | videos | prints | textile | illustrations | digital art | memorabilia etc.

Work can be 2D up to a max. of 180cm (H) or 3D pieces up to a max. of 80cm (H) x 80cm ( W) x 30cm (D).  

To make a submission we ask for a donation fee of £25 for each participating artist. (or pay what you can)
This is going to help us with the administration and marketing of the exhibition which includes: printed posters | printed brochures | admin | graphic designer | wine & nibbles on an opening day.

All works sold will be subject to a commission of 35% + VAT of the retail price. All sales will be handled by the Museum team and artists will receive payment for sold works at the end of the exhibition.

Artists who do not have the financial means to pay or in case their work is not for sale are still welcome to submit pieces.

All works are insured by Steward’s Art Gallery, however, please note that work that cannot be mirror plated or placed in a display case is displayed at your own risk, as the gallery is an un-staffed public space.

To apply simply fill out the application form

or email us 3 images of your work stating Title_ Size in cm_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words at

Please, pay the donation fee of £25 to: Breaking Cycles CIC, acc no: 57491461, sort-code: 04-03-70 payment reference: ‘Wheelie Good’

Deadline for application 29 May 2022

NOTE: We would like to share it more widely by going into schools and other community groups and talking about the experience and benefits of cycling.

If you have an idea for a workshop/talk/event that relates to the theme of cycling, please send us your proposal to with a subject BCF – workshop proposal.

Important dates:

– The open call will run until the 29 May 2022

Artworks delivery date is Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2022.

– The exhibition will run from the 13 June until the 30 September

– A private view on the 18th of June – 11:00 to 12:30 pm at the Steward’s Gallery, Clitheroe Castle.

Let’s help us make this Festival happen and build it into something that grows and becomes a permanent feature in Clitheroe’s events calendar.

Gosha Gibek – Cycling Artists

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