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The Britannia Times

Top 10 Cycling Festivals In Europe

Published on 21st. February 2017

Active Traveller has named Eroica Britannia as one of the best cycling festivals in Europe for 2017!

Eroica Britannia 2017 has made it into the Active Traveller's TOP 10 CYCLING FESTIVALS FOR 2017. We feature alongside some of the best cycling festivals in Europe. The line-up includes Swiss retro-mania, French MTB booze cruises, to Italian mountain biking, naked cycling in Scotland and more! 

Over to Active Traveller 

Eroica Britannia

‘Set in the spectacular cycling heartlands of England’s Peak District, the Eroica Britannia is the very British interpretation of Italy’s legendary retro cycling festival. Instead of the dusty white roads of Tuscany, you get the sinuous and sometimes steep tarmac of a quintessentially English national park, plus the signature challenge of Derbyshire’s own ‘strada bianchi’, the gravel High Peak Trail. There are three route to choose from: a 25 miler with a gentle 381m of vertical gain, a 55-mile ‘Sportsman’ route with 1245m of vertical, and a leg-stretching and steel-frame bending (especially with those obligatory big gears) 100-mile ‘Hero’ route with 2562m of vertical. It’s not just about the riding though – this huge three-day festival welcomed some 40,000 people last year with is mix of live music, bike jumbles, bars, eateries, camping, and a daily family programme for the kids – all with a retro theme celebrating cycling’s glory years.’

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