WHAT A MEMORY MAKER
HERE'S TO YOU – O JOYOUS FESTIVAL GO-ERS AND TO YOU 2 WHEELED HANDSOME
HEROIC ADVENTURERS. WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU! CHIN CHIN
AND ALL THAT. ROLL ON SEASON 2 IN 2015! FULL DETAILS COMING SOON!
The Plan & The Numbers — 14.08.14
The burning questions...When is Season 2 – L'Eroica Britannia 2015? For that matter where is it going to be? Hot topics of discussion indeed!Read More
In Words and Pictures — 13.08.14
What can we say – you lot weren't just handsome faces! We've been thrilled by the number of blogs charting your Great British Adventure in June.Read More
The Times — 12.08.14
'When I found him at the finish three hours later, he had completed the 55-mile route, 30 per cent of it off-road, with his pride and joy hacked together as a singlespeed. “The worst ride of my life,” he grinned.'Read More
Did you see us on Telly? — 11.08.14
If you didn't see us on episode 1 of the new season Cycle Show you'll be able to catch it HERE! We love it! Thanks very much! A job most excellently done.Read More
OUR GREAT BRITISH ADVENTURE Season 1 - L'Eroica Britannia 2014
The first ever Eroica Britannia was one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calenders for 2014. Over 30,000 wonderful folk travelled from all four corners of the World to make iconic British history in the historic market town of Bakewell, Peak District National Park. What fun we had! 3 sublime sunny festival days of all things handsome. Music, glorious vintage, shopping, food, drink, camping and cycling.
@CastelliCafe LOL! It was the best event I've been to! The Goodwood Revival of Cycling.
THE MAKING OF LEGEND
We had 3 days of family festival fun celebrating 'Best of British'. We had 200 brilliant brands at the festival including fascinating vintage sales, lifestyle finds, bike brands including the UK's biggest Bike Jumble. We had amazing street food trucks and spectacular drinking experiences. And who could ever forget our Best in Show, those goodie bags, the Ringmaster or for that matter dancing in HQ as the stars came out...The stuff that legends truly are made of.
@ElPrezCyclismo Have to say @EroicaBritannia was the best event I've entered. Glastonbury meets cycling, great routes & organisation.
A wonderful late summers evening pootle in the glorious #peakdistrict
9th Sep, 20.31
Reconnaissance for the #GBA 2015
28th Aug, 21.29
Enjoying our hols by exploring some beautifully quiet roads in Exmoor National Park.
26th Jul, 11.34
Missing our festival head quarters and #tanqueray garden. #gba
15th Jul, 6.30
Overlooking our #freefestival at the #GBA. Bakewell, we miss you.
3rd Jul, 6.21
- @GuvnorsAssembly nice jersey! #manofsteel
- @earlyriderbikes will do for sure.
- Great to see @Nervebikes @GRNbikewear @ridebikmo @earlyriderbikes @nuunhydration @BicycleAcademy at @CycleShow yesterday. #gba2015
- A wonderful late summers evening pootle in the glorious #peakdistrict
Ride Day Rules
Staying true to L'Eroica Italy - our riders need to observe Ride Day Rules - we call them the 'Good to Knows'.
- Only cyclists with "heroic" bicycles will be permitted to participate
- 'Heroic' bicycles are road racing bikes, built before 1987
- Gear shift levers on the down tube of the frame (exceptionally, only pre-1980 bar-end gear shifts are allowed)
Read here for all 'Good to Knows'.
The Ride 22.06.14 30M, 55M 100M. But where did you adventure?
Our riders had a choice of 3 routes all with jaw dropping British scenery resplendent in the English Summertime. 2000 of you took a voyage into the unknown with vim, vigour and oh such handsome style.
@Littlehuan Fantastic day in the Peak for @EroicaBritannia. Two punctures, one broken spoke, but 100 miles of smiles #heroes
You adventured along The Monsal Trail, incredible marvels of Victorian engineering excitingly incorporating a series of outstanding panoramic viaducts and dark tunnels where light at the end of the tunnel was found by uplifting choir voices. You passed through Cromford, home of the World famous Cromford Mills Heritage Site, the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in the world. You marvelled at great sights, took in views of breathtaking beauty, gritted your teeth and sweated up the hills and glided down descents, floating on air. You felt regal riding through the private lands of the Chatsworth Estate and waved to the Duke. You ate, drank and made merry at our FOOD stops, renamed FEAST stops crammed with an abundance of local delights in food and drink. Your ride turned into a journey and you embraced the discovery with new friends.
You'll always be held in our utmost affection and respect as those who said 'we're in', 'we're doing it', 'we're going to be part of British history in the making.' For that we thank you.
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