The Britannia Times
It's Brilliant!Published on 26th. March 2018
In his feature 'Vintage Performance' in this month's Cycling Plus - editor-in-chief- Rob Spedding reflects on retro riding, nostalgia and the unmistakable relaxed atmosphere of Eroica Britannia.
Rob gives a run down of his personal highlights and festival favourites over the fun-packed weekend of Eroica Britannia and asks the question - ‘What Makes Eroica Britannia so Special'?
This is a wonderful feature - and we’d recommend hopping out quick smart to buy your copy to read the full story. Rob and his family spent the weekend with us last year - here are some of their highlights!
ON NOSTALGIC BIKE BUYING!
“For the 2017 edition I bought a 1983 Raleigh Sprint off eBay for £50 as this was the first road bike I ever owned.”
ON GETTING DRESSED UP!
“I witnessed plenty of gents in tweed plus-fours, women in tea dresses and even one chap wearing a pith helmet”
ON OLD STYLE BIKE PORN
“One of the real pleasures of Eroica Britannia is seeing hundreds of simply stunning old bicycles.”
ON THE FAMILY FRIENDLY FESTIVAL
“You can bring your own tent, caravan or camper, or opt for glamping. Either way it’s a lot of fun.” “There was plenty for the kids to do and in the evenings you’re treated to live music”.
ON SENSATIONAL RIDING RETRO STYLE
“If you’re riding a knackered old bike even the slightest lump can feel alpine”
ON THE CHILLED OUT VIBE
The biggest take home for Rob is the chilled out vibe that Eroica always delivers...
“The friendly inclusive atmosphere is rarely bettered. Perhaps it was the weather or maybe just the fact that everyone was riding an old bike, but the whole weekend was incredibly relaxed and great fun. And that’s what cycling is all about.”
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