A day out for the whole family

As part of this year's Bike4Bart Sportive, our Watersports Festival starts at 10.30am at our Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portsmouth, with FREE land and water-based activities for all ages!

FREE ENTRY to our Bike4Bart Festival Village: Biking activities for kids and adults, stalls, workshops and demo areas; Live music on the main stage from 12.30noon, DJ from 6.30-8pm; Food and drink stands plus a bar run by a local brewery; Young Sports Person of the Year Award, presented by Ben Ainslie

Come down for breakfast to wave off our Bike4Bart then sign yourself up for sailing, kayaking and mega SUP taster sessions to name a few. Have a go in our kids demo area run by Frog bikes, enter mini-time trial races, eat, drink relax and enter our raffle to win some brilliant prizes! More information below.

Sign up at B4B Watersports Festival for FREE entry to the festival village and free water-sports sessions!

What's On!


FREE Watersports

Free sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and mega SUP taster sessions!


Battling it out over sprint distances - fun for kids and adults alike!

Kids Zone

Frog Bikes and Solent Cycles will be running an activity biking area for ages up to 14 with their fleet of Frog lightweight demo bikes


A variety of educational activity and crafty stalls including The Big Blue and facepainting for the whole family!

Be in it to win it!

Amazing prizes to be won from our charity raffle including a lightweight frog bike from Frog Bikes, a sailing watch worth 400 Euros from Sunsail, merchandise from Primal, Muc-off and more! Purchase your raffle tickets from our Watersports festival eventbrite page!

Sailing Simulator

Have a go on a Sailing Simulator provided by event supporter Decathlon, in addition to a variety of land based activities and a FREE bike service if you ride down to the festival!

Yoga and beat boxing

Book on to our yoga sessions by The Soulful Life:£7 Per Hour, Kids £310.30 - 11.30AM - Flow Yoga 12 - 1PM - Family Yoga 1.30 - 2.30PM - Family Yoga 3 - 4PM Flow YogaWatch out for interactive beat boxing in the crowd ahead of Bomo Swing's set!


We have coffee, cake, pizza, pasties, ice-cream, crepes, beer, soft drinks: refreshments for everyone!

More information


Battling it out over sprint distances - all day fun for kids and adults alike!

Sponsored by PKF Francis Clark.

Frog Bikes Demo Area with Solent Cycles

A chance for all ages to have a ride from balance bikes to larger Frog models! You can also enter time trials, balance bike races and more!

Be in it to win it! A Frog bike will be up for grabs as a raffle prize: purchase your tickets when you sign up for your FREE Watersports sessions!

Festival Food and Drink Stalls

The Brew Shack, Chulli Pizza, Trail Mix Coffee and Cake, ice-cream, a creperie trike and more will be sustaining riders and visitors to our festival alike...

Rib tours around Langstone Harbour by Boat Club Trafalgar

The club will be bringing across their Coded 7.8 metre Ballistic rib and their highly experienced commercial skipper for the day. They will be offering Rib experiences throughout the event taking you on a tour of Langstone Harbour and venturing on to the Solent to get a real experience of Boat Club Trafalgar has to offer.

Young Sports Person of the Year Award

Presentation by Ben Ainslie on the main stage.

Live Music

10:30 opens 12:30 -13:30 Powdered Cows 14:00 -15:00 Decade set 1 15:00 -15:15 Ben Ainslie presentation 15:15 -16:15 Decade set 2 16:45- 17:00 Bomo Swing (Lucas beatboxing with the crowd) 17:00 - 18:30 Bomo Swing 18:30 - 8pm close Bomo Julian DJs

Our event partners


Our event supporters


Together We Transform Lives Through Sailing

All proceeds from your Bike4Bart entry fee go back into the Foundation so that we can continue to provide opportunities for everyone to get out on the water: we do this by delivering a range of key charitable activities, further enabled through fundraising and partnerships.

Absolutely everything the Foundation does is driven by our belief that all young people have the ability to excel and succeed in life and work. We believe that the challenges of Sailing and Watersports do this by promoting health and well-being and building essential personal skills.

Can you help support us? Visit the Just Giving page via the donation button below, it really makes a difference.


Covers the cost of one Discover Sailing Session for one young person

Supports the running of one term of Sailing Club or Race Club

Gives one aspiring Young Leader the chance to access our year-long programme

Pays for one block of 6 sessions of Aiming high for 10 young people

Allows 40 young people to benefit from the Sail Fit programme