Cream o’ the Croft is an amazingly chilled out weekend of camping, mountain bike racing for all ages and abilities, live music, street performers, gourmet food and drink and a host of fun activities ranging from a pedal-powered cinema to a giant water slide!
Think of Cream o’ the Croft as your favourite mountain bike Enduro, food and drink festival, beer festival and family-friendly music festival all rolled into one.
Yes, it really is that good!
If you couldn't join us in 2016, here's what you missed...
It’s festival time, so let’s start as we mean to go on shall we? Gates open to the public at 3pm, giving you time to set up camp, chill with friends in the bar, chow down in the food court or shred the trails before the entertainment kicks off.
*Schedule may be subject to slight changes or additions but here's how "Festival Friday" is shaping up:
1pm – Muckmaiden Women's Coaching Sessions and Guided Ride (Pre-booking req'd)
3pm – Festival Opens
Food Court and Hay Barn Bar Open
4pm - 2hr music takeover (Hay Barn Bar)
6pm – Magical Fairy Hunt
Muckmaiden Women's Coaching Sessions (Pre-booking req'd)
7pm – Morrocco Media "Laughs, Camera, Action" Film Competition and MTB movies (Pedal Powered Cinema)
8pm- Kid's Pumptrack Challenge (Main Courtyard)
8.30pm - Adult Pumptrack Challenge (Main Courtyard)
9.15pm- Alechemy Bunnyhop Contest (The Strip)
9.45pm- Charity Raffle Draw
10pm- Open Mic (Hay Barn Bar)
11pm - Silent Disco
1am- Bar Closes
Racing today? Forget cooking then! Head to registration via the Food Court for a delicious fresh breakfast, fresh juices and locally roasted coffee before the festivities start.
*Schedule may be subject to slight changes or additions but here's how "Spectacular Saturday" is shaping up:
7.30am – Food Court Open
8am - Enduro Race Registration Open (Hay Barn)
8.30am - Velo Village Open
10am - Enduro Start
Light Chaser (Hay Barn)
Inflatable Fun Run (Hay Barn)
11am - Hay Barn Bar Open
12pm – Storytelling (hourly in Courtyard tent)
1pm - Waterslide (High Meadow)
2pm - Remake Craft Workshop (Hay Barn)
2.30pm – Auchingarrich Petting Zoo (Main Tent)
2.45pm - Kids Bike Drag Racing (The Strip)
4.30pm - Enduro Podium and Random Raffle (Velo Village)
5pm - Adventure Circus Workshop
8pm- Adults Bike Drag Racing (The Strip)
10pm - IPA Blind Taste Challenge Prize Draw
11.30- 1am - Silent Disco
1am- Bar Closed
It’s the morning after the amazing night before, so get yourself to the Food Court for another delicious breakfast before it’s time for the kids to race and the adults to play!
*Schedule may be subject to slight changes or additions but here's how "Sunday Funday" is shaping up:
8am- Food Court Open
9am - Kid's Mini Enduro Race Registration (Hay Barn)
Scottish Bike Trial Championship - Registration (The Triangle)
10am- Trail Tots U6 Races (Main Courtyard)
Mechanical Bull (Hay Barn)
Remake Craft Workshop (Hay Barn)
Inflatable Fun Run (Hay Barn)
Demo Bikes (Velo Village)
10.30am - Scottish Bike Trial Championship - Round 3 (The Triangle)
11am – Kid's Mini Enduro Start
12 'til 3pm - Waterslide (High Meadow)
12.30pm – Storytelling (hourly in Courtyard tent)
1pm - Gyrosphere (Hay Barn)
1.30pm - Adult Balance Bike Racing
2pm – Kid's Mini Enduro Podium (Velo Village)
4pm - See you next year!
Comrie Croft is around an hour by road from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Go north past Stirling on the M9. At Dunblane the M9 changes into the A9 towards Perth. After about 3 miles take the junction left signposted for Crieff (A822). Comrie Croft Bikes and Hostel is set back from the A85 between Crieff (4.5 miles – from Crieff follow signs for the A85 towards Crianlarich) and Comrie (2 miles). We are clearly signposted from the main road (200m).
The Croft is served by up to 17 buses a day from Perth/Crieff/ Comrie on Stagecoach route 15. Ask the driver for Comrie Croft. These connect with a variety of train, coach and other bus services to the north, east and south. To the west the no. 15 service continues to Loch Lomond National Park at St Fillans 5 times a day (except Sunday).
A local service for Saturday evening pickup/drop off from Crieff/Comrie will be available. Details will be advertised locally.
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