Bikes and boats

Decorate your bike and join the parade from Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port to the National Waterways Museum where there will be lots of bike and boat activities going on.

Event details

15 July 2018

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Following last year's success, we're once again recreating the popular early 1900s Bike Carnivals of Ellesmere Port.

Free festival

'Bling Your Bikes' and join a decorated musical bike ride with live music to the free festival at the National Waterways Museum to celebrate Ellesmere Port’s rich historic past of bicycles and boats.

The bike ride is 2.5 miles along a flat traffic-free canal towpath and marshalled roads, suitable for all ages. Plus, there'll be prizes for the best-decorated bikes.


Open for registration in Whitby Park and entertainment from local bands


Mini Bike and Boats around Whitby Park for scooters, bikes with stabilisiers, prams or anything else with wheels

11.15am Join the main Bike and Boats ride to the museum accompanyied by Dan Fox and his amazing musical boom box ride
12.00pm Arrive at the museum for a free afternoon packed with bike and boat related activity.
1.00pm Presentation of prizes
All afternoon Danny Butler's Extreme Mountain Bike Show will be performing jaw dropping stunts plus a whole host of bike and boat themed activities including novelty bikes, boat trips and bike powered activities.

Please click here for more information and here to book your bike into the parade.

Images courtesy of Sustrans
Image Courtesy of Sustrans Bikes and Boats