Everything you need to know about taking part in Rider Spoke- Blast Theory

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We can't wait to see you at Rider Spoke - Blast Theory and we hope you will enjoy the event.

Here is everything you need to know about the event:

● The start and end point for Rider Spoke is New Road, opposite Theatre Royal. 

● If you plan to use your own bicycle, please bring this with you to New Road. If you plan to use a BTN Bikeshare bike, please download the app and rent your bike BEFORE you’re due to start. A limited number of BTN bikes will be available to pick up at New Road. Additional bikeshare hubs can be found nearby. Please check in the app.

● Your safety is our priority. You must wear a helmet to take part and use lights and reflective strips, clothing or reflectors. If you have these, please bring them. We have a limited supply of safety equipment, including lights, reflective strips and helmets, available to borrow.

● Rider Spoke is for audiences aged 16 and over. Those who look under 21 should bring proof of age.

● On arrival, please help us keep you and our team safe by maintaining social distancing, and following social distancing guidance on site.


● Maximum household group size is four. You must remain socially distanced to people from other households at all times.

If you have specific access requirements for Rider Spoke, please contact [javascript protected email address] Our team will be happy to assist you.

Making your visit as safe as possible

The following safety measures enable us to get Live events back into the venues and outdoor spaces and we really appreciate your co-operation in making it possible for us to present Brighton Festival by following these guidelines and keeping each other, our staff and the performers safe.


When at the event the following procedures are in place: 

● We’ve reduced our capacity to make it possible for everyone to keep space and enjoy the event safely.

● There are one way systems, signage and markers in place to help you socially distance.  

● To avoid contact, where possible we will scan your electronic tickets from paper or from your mobile device.
● We have considered cleaning at all our activities during Brighton Festival.

● When you’re visiting please sanitise your hands on arrival and then regularly. Hand sanitiser is available at the event.


To make sure everyone is safe please adhere to the following: 

●Please arrive to the event at the allotted time so that we can minimise queuing times. Markers will help you maintain social distancing whilst queuing.

●All those in your party must be part of the same household group or bubble to help us manage social distancing at this event.

● Please remain 2m away from people outside of your household as much as possible, and where this is not possible, at a minimum of 1m.

●Each member of the party over the age of 16 must now ‘check in’ using the Track and Trace QR code or by providing contact details to staff on arrival. To help save time and aid social distancing please download the NHS Track and Trace venue check in app for yourself and also encourage the rest of your party to do so before arrival.

●Please bring your mask. We are encouraging our visitors to wear a face-covering at our ticketed activities outdoors as a further reassurance to others, particularly when there are queues or other busier sections to pass through. See our FAQs for more information about our face coverings policy. 

●Please avoid bringing bags to any event so we can speed up entry and minimise contact risks.

●When you leave please make your way directly from the site so as to avoid crowding.


We really appreciate your co-operation and please do not attend the event if any of these apply:

  • You or someone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms which are - a new continuous cough, a high temperature, a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste.
  • You are within the period of time that you have been told to self isolate by NHS Track and Trace.
  • You are within the period of time that you are required to quarantine because you’ve arrived from a country with a high coronavirus risk.
  • You or your household member are isolating having received a positive test. You can find details about how long to isolate after a positive test here.
  • If you are unable to attend due to any of the above reasons then you will be able to receive a refund or exchange for another performance until 3 hours before the event. Simply email our ticket office Tickets@brightondome.org

We’re in this together. In order to be able to make this event and events like this happen in the future, we are following the Government’s requirements for Live Performance. We need your help to ensure that the event runs as safely as possible so that more events can happen during the pandemic.

Read our FAQs about Covid Safety mitigations being made at Brighton Festival or if you have any questions about the event you can contact info@brightondome.org