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Cycle to the Surf. A collaboration between Queer Surf Club and Queers On Wheels.
Cycle to the Surf. A collaboration between Queer Surf Club and Queers On Wheels.

Fri, 12 Jul

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Trewithick Farm

Cycle to the Surf. A collaboration between Queer Surf Club and Queers On Wheels.

For this event we are bringing together our first ever collaborative meet with Queers on Wheels. Perfect for everyone, first timers to surfing, to regulars in the water, cyclists and bike enthusiasts alike. Surf and Cycle community and other chilled activities in nature. ✌️

Time & Location

12 Jul 2024, 16:00 BST – 14 Jul 2024, 11:00 BST

Trewithick Farm, Trewithick Rd, Breage, Helston TR13, UK

About the event

Our first-ever collaborative meet with Queers on Wheels - perfect for everyone from first-timers to surfing, to regulars in the water, to cyclists and bike enthusiasts. Bike ride to the beach, Surf Lessons, surf sessions and QSC/QOW Afterhours party.

The event will be based out of Trewithick Farm, Breage, for this meet-up. We'll be cycling from the farm to Gwithian Beach on Saturday and surfing at Gwithian Beach on Sunday.

Weekend Overview:

Fri 12th July - Arrival day! Anytime after 14:00 to set up camp/pitches etc at Trewithick Farm

Sat 13th July - Early Cycle to Gwithian Beach, self-organised lunch options around the beach, plus afternoon beach activities, Yoga back at the farm and harbour jumping or coastal walk in Porthleven (weather dependent). Finally, QSC/QOW Fest and dancing in the sheep barn.

Sun 14th July - Early Surf at Gwithian Beach, self-organised lunch options around the beach & goodbyes! Trewithick Farm by 16:00

Want to join us?

  1. Book your Surf option ticket (Lesson or Open Surf ) this includes your Saturday night dinner and social.
  2. Book your Camping option tickets for Trewithick Farm (Wildcamping @ The Farm)
  3. Please include a Pay it Forward - Surf Subsidy donation if accessible to you.

Surf Lessons & Sessions:

We'll be surfing and hosting lessons with Global Boarders Surf School. Here's the breakdown for different lessons, or ticket types.

  • Surf Lesson Weekender: perfect for first-timers, beginners to intermediate in surfing.
  • Open Surf/Cycle Weekender: you are self-proficient in the water & you have your own surf equipment.

Coastal Cycle:

Both Surf lesson and Open Surf/Cycle tickets include the group cycle on Saturday morning.

We will be cycling approx a 3/4 hour cycle to the beach led by ride captains from QOW and QSC.

  • There will be a limited option of routes from a mixture of gravel and road riding to purely road riding.
  • You will need to bring your own bike and safety equipment for the cycle and have the ability to ride 30-50km including some inclines.

Wait, QSC Fest @ Trewithick Farm?

We'll be hosting a food catering option (Sat 13th) at Trewithick Farm, with a vendor to be confirmed! This is included in both a Surf Lesson Ticket and Open Surf Ticket.

Booking your Camping

We'll be based at Trewithick Farm. Please note, that Steve and Stefan have kindly opened up their gorgeous farm and campsite to us. Camping tickets are per person. You can camp in your van (max size: medium wheelbase, Mercedes Sprinter or equivalent) or tent. The campsite is wild camping with toilets, a shower and freshwater supplied.

To book your camping please book a ticket per person.

What's included in my Ticket?

  • If you've booked a Surf Lesson ticket, all your wetsuit and board hire is included in your ticket.
  • If you've booked Open Surf and Cycle, you will need your own equipment.
  • If you need to hire surf equipment, you can arrange surf hire on the day at the beach on the day. Cycle hire you will need to arrange in advance. We always recommend sourcing your own hire before the weekend, if there's something particular you want.

QSC/QOW Fest @ The Farm

  • This ticket includes your meal for Saturday evening with a vendor to be confirmed. (Usually Veggie or Vegan)

What's not included in my ticket?

  • Camping @ Trewithick Farm - you need to book this with your other tickets. One ticket per person.
  • Food (Apart from a meal Saturday night which is already included in your ticket!)
  • Accommodation (we recommend camping at the farm but there are lots of places to stay near Breage and Porthleven)
  • Guaranteed waves/surfing and cycling conditions - however, no matter what, we always plan to have fun!

Transport

Travel to and from the event is not included in the ticket. There are lots of friendly QSC/QOW people in the community who usually help with lifts, ride sharing etc - check on Slack or Heylo. Otherwise please book your train ticket with reservation early; most Great Western Trains only have space for 4 bikes per journey.

The farm is a 60 minute bike ride from Redruth Station. There may be people around Redruth to help you out if you need and lift (with bike!).

If you are driving down check conditions beforehand and leave plenty of time to get there - make sure to take breaks as well!

Refunds

  • Tickets can be refunded no later than 9th June
  • Tickets bought after 9th June are non-refundable

INCLUSIVE SURFING

The Queer Surf Club is a global community of LGBTQ+ surfers and allies. We're driven by our purpose of creating inclusive surfing to save our oceans. We know the more people we can get into the ocean, the more people are passionate about saving them. We host meet-ups to bring people from across all different identities to the ocean.

Surf Subsidy Program - QSC can help cover the costs of surf lessons & hire, as well as weekend expenses, for all our meet-ups. If you would benefit from this, please just drop us an email at community@queersurfclub.com. Subsidisation is applicable to those who may need financial support, as well as trans folks, individuals of colour, disabled individuals and undocumented individuals. No explanation is required in your email.

INCLUSIVE CYCLING

Queers On Wheels was born in London in 2021 with the vision of building a community of cyclists, united by a passion for sports and the outdoors. We believe in inclusive sport, welcome all abilities and body types, and celebrate diversity.

Who can come? QSC x QOW meetups are for people across all identities, especially those from underrepresented communities. Our meetups are intended for the LGBTQ+ community, with allies welcome to join us. All people must agree to our community agreements, which you can find when ordering your ticket, or on Heylo / Slack.

Stay updated. Join our Heylo event / Slack server (you'll receive an invite once you sign up here, in a separate email) to stay updated and meet new friends before the meet up. We'll share all the details on timings, locations and updates there. Please make sure you join this.

Have any questions? Send us a message on Slack, on the channel #cycle-to-the-surf

Tickets

  • Pay It Forward - Surf Subsidy

    Help us raise funds for our Surf Subsidy program - a QSC intiative that helps create access and community for the intersectional individuals of our community - trans surfers, black and surfers of colour, undocumented surfers, disabled surfers and surfers from low economic backgrounds. Note, this is not a ticket for the event

    £
    +Service fee
  • Camping @ Trewithick Farm

    Sale ends: 23 May, 13:00 BST

    Tickets are one per person to camp at Trewithick Farm. Check in is from Friday 26th April at 14:00. Check out Sunday 28th by 18:00. You will need to bring your own tent and equipment. Vans are permitted but no bigger than a medium size wheel based (Mercedes Sprinter or equivalent). Fresh water, shower and WC facilities on site.

    £35.00
    +£0.88 service fee
  • Surf Lessons Weekender

    Sale ends: 23 May, 12:05 BST

    Lessons for both beginners and intermediates - surfing ability & group will be determined on the day. Perfect for first timers, to those looking to progress to green waves & independency in the water. Includes: -Group cycle ride on Saturday morning - Lessons for Sunday morning -Food and festivities Saturday night. - All Surf lesson hire equipment - Saturday afternoon activities

    £30.00
    +£0.75 service fee
  • Open Surf Weekender

    Sale ends: 23 May, 12:05 BST

    For surfers independent in the water. Includes: -Group cycle ride on Saturday morning - Lessons for Sunday morning -Food and festivities Saturday night. - All Surf lesson hire equipment - Saturday afternoon activities Does not include hire. You can hire from nearby schools/shops.

    £20.00
    +£0.50 service fee
  • Waitlist - Surf Lessons

    Please sign up if you missed a ticket and want to be contacted if a Surf Lesson becomes free.

    £0.00
  • Waitlist - Open Surf

    Please sign up if you want to be contacted when a place becomes available.

    £0.00
  • Waiting list- Wild Camping

    Sale ends: 22 May, 12:05 BST

    Please sign up if you want to be contacted when a place becomes available.

    £0.00

Total

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