Oktoberfest attracts 1,200 riders

Almost 1,200 riders descended on Bristol’s Ashton Court for the season-ending Oktoberfest last weekend.

The event returned for a third year with the usual eight-hour and two four-hour races with a Bavarian twist.

Paul Brennan ( won the morning four-hour men’s solo race, while Lydia Gould (Torq Performance) won the women’s category. Richard Kelsall (Go Vegan) then triumphed in the afternoon four-hour men’s solo event and Kate Pickard (London Dynamo) took the women’s title.

George Budd (Salsa Factory Racing) rode to victory in the men’s solo eight-hour race, while Anne Fallows won the women’s event. You can find all the results, across all categories on, or you can view and purchase event pictures on

The all-weather course held up well despite heavy rain before the event (© Jon Brooke /
German snacks to fuel riders (© Jon Brooke /
Almost 1,200 riders took part in Oktoberfest (© Jon Brooke /
Oktoberfest will return in 2013 on October 12 (© Jon Brooke /
The Bristol Run Rider off-road duathlon also took place (© Jon Brooke /

All pictures © Jon Brooke /

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