03
September
2018
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13:24
Europe/Amsterdam

AWPR GoNorthEast Road Festival information

To celebrate the eagerly awaited opening of the AWPR/B-T project, and to thank the local community for their patience throughout the route’s development, a unique weekend-long festival is planned for Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018.

The GoNorthEast Road Festival will offer visitors a range of free exhibitions and entertainment within a festival-style village along part of the route of the new road. In addition to the festival attractions, people of all ages and abilities will have the chance to cycle and walk along a picturesque part of the new road in the Dee Valley, including crossing a new bridge over the River Dee.

Highlights of the community festival include:

•Transport through the ages – 120 vintage and modern vehicles on display curated by locally based event partners Grampian Transport Museum including a penny-farthing, The Shore Porters Society’s 17th Century wagon, a 120 year old Gavioli & Cie steam organ, Guy Martin’s record-breaking (112mph) Rourke speed bike and a Tesla Model S.

•Interactive displays on new technology and engineering from Shell’s Eco Marathon teams and the Greenpower Formula 24 initiative.

•A car simulator, a toy car arena and loads more activities for children including face painting and murals created by toy cars.

•International and UK street performers.

•‘Borrow a Bike’ will see a stock of up to 200 bicycles, helmets and safety equipment offered to people of all ages and abilities to travel their choice of distance along a closed 4km loop on the road.

•A Country Walk allowing people to explore a further 1.8km beyond the event arena to enjoy the picturesque Dee Valley.

•The GNE Cycle Experience offering a further opportunity for up to 1,500 cyclists to register to cycle an 18km closed-road loop of the new AWPR on the morning of Sunday 9 September.

Booking information

This is not a ticketed event. However, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, there is a maximum capacity level. We are therefore asking visitors to pre-book their preferred travel times to ensure demand is spread across the full weekend.

By reserving your journey in advance, you will guarantee your seat and you will receive a confirmation which will allow you to travel on your chosen shuttle service. The system will show you which buses still have space. Those who choose not to book their journeys in advance will be allocated a shuttle on a first-come-first-served basis and may have to wait for a bus which has capacity.

Please note: For safety and security reasons, the only way to access the festival site is by using the free Shuttle Bus service provided by official transport partner Stagecoach. This service will operate from two locations – Union Terrace and Kingswells Park & Ride. Further shuttle buses will be available from Craibstone for cyclists who have completed the GNE Cycle Experience and wish to visit the festival on Sunday from 10am to 4pm ONLY.

The GNE Cycle Experience requires advance registration to allow cyclists to bring their own bike and enjoy an 18km closed-road loop of the new AWPR. The link to register is below.

Booking Information

This is not a ticketed event. However, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, there is a maximum capacity level. We are therefore asking visitors to pre-book their preferred travel times to ensure demand is spread across the full weekend.

By reserving your journey in advance, you will guarantee your seat and you will receive a confirmation which will allow you to travel on your chosen shuttle service. The system will show you which buses still have space. Those who choose not to book their journeys in advance will be allocated a shuttle on a first-come-first-served basis and may have to wait for a bus which has capacity.

Please note: For safety and security reasons, the only way to access the festival site is by using the free Shuttle Bus service provided by official transport partner Stagecoach. This service will operate from two locations – Union Terrace and Kingswells Park & Ride. Further shuttle buses will be available from Craibstone for cyclists who have completed the GNE Cycle Experience and wish to visit the festival on Sunday from 10am to 4pm ONLY.

The GNE Cycle Experience requires advance registration to allow cyclists to bring their own bike and enjoy an 18km closed-road loop of the new AWPR. The link to register is below.

BOOKING INFORMATION:

To book your shuttle from the Kingswells Park and Ride, please click here

To book your shuttle from Union Terrace, please click here

To register for the GNE Cycle Experience, please click here

You can also contact the box office team about all bookings by calling: 0844 573 8455* from 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday or by emailing: BoxOffice@unique-events.co.uk

Find out more about the event and plan your visit using the FAQ section below.

Still need more information? Email info@awprgonortheast.co.uk with your query or call our information helpline on: 0330 058 6714 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (calls charged at local rate)

*Please note that calls cost between 2p to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Mobile networks charges may be more expensive.