FESTIVAL goers are invited to get active for charity and arrive at Bestival's new home in Dorset by bike.

The Bike to Bestival initiative reduces the festival's impact while raising money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

Participants who complete the 25-mile ride will receive a free ticket to the festival, which is moving to a new site at Lulworth Castle this year.

Held from September 7-10, it will welcome artists such as The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pet Shop Boys, Justice, and Dizzee Rascal.

Festival founder Rob da Bank said: “We love unusual ways of getting to festivals, especially when they’re environmentally friendly and good for the soul. We’ve supported the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust for many years, and we’re really chuffed to be working with them again for this awesome project.

"So, what are you waiting for? Join our Bike to Bestival and ride an amazing scenic cycle route along the Jurassic Coast, where all roads lead to Bestival. We’ll be greeting all money-raising riders in Lulworth for a celebration and a dance.”

Run in conjunction with Velo Domestique, Bike to Bestival riders set off from Bournemouth on Thursday, September 7 accompanied by a team of marshals who will keep everyone on track and ensure they arrive safely at Bestival.

Everyone who completes the ride will be issued with a free weekend ticket, reserved prime camping in the Emerald City campsite, and a few added extras.

Participants will be required to pay a £25 administration fee, and raise a minimum of £120 for charity.

Go to bestival.net for more details - but be aware that places are limited. Registration closes on August 4.