The Britannia Times
The Bakewell Pudding ParlourPublished on 30th. April 2018
We're thrilled to welcome back The Bakewell Pudding Parlour as resident experts in fuelling our riders around Eroica Britannia territory, in glorious fashion.
The Bakewell Pudding Parlour is a family run business, situated in the heart of Bakewell village. The ‘Old Smithy’ has been transformed to house their famous bakery and coffee shop. Their World-renowned puddings, are made by hand with 80 years experience, baking delightful treats 7 days a week.
They maintain a secret family recipe, steeped in tradition, with a firm grasp on their heritage. Now, their puds are enjoyed across far corners of the globe.
They provide an excellent to ‘Post a Pudding’ service, so you can share the delights and fine flavours of Bakewell with loved ones around the world!
While the weekend Festival is all about good times The Classic Ride is not a fancy dress procession. From the moment of signing up, it's months of planning, training and preening to be part of a weekend to remember. Joining the classic ride requires you to marvel in the pain of the up, relish the joy of the flat and delight in the thrill of the down. These heroic endeavours are rewarded at carefully chosen picturesque rest stops dotted along our 3 routes.
With a collective mileage topping 250,000 on Sunday, it’s imperative to keep spirits high and tasty treats plentiful, showcasing the very best in local produce and community spirit of a time gone by.
The Bakewell Pudding Parlour will provide over 3000 puddings across our short, medium and long routes, fuelling our riders through Eroica Britannia territory, in fine form.
Short Route - Monyash
A great choice for families and riders of all abilities. A few undulations will stretch your legs but the route has plenty of traffic-free sections making it safe for everyone. Stopping in Monyash - is a small village situated in the heart of our territory. The village lies in a shallow hollow in the limestone plateau at the head of Lathkill Dale. Monyash, with it’s rolling scenery makes a quintessential British feast stop - evoking feelings of community spirit a feeling at the heart of our this years festival.
Medium route - Thornbridge Hall
A bit more adventurous and requires reasonable fitness. Several long climbs will give you a stern workout but the descents are glorious. Thornbridge Hall is the Sportsman's feast stop. A large English country house situated near the village of Great Longstone, Thornbridge Hall is an absolute delight with sudden panoramic views, the perfect opportunity to sit back, take in the surroundings and enjoy some pastry goodness.
Long Route - Edale Village Hall
A true challenge covering the very best of the Peak District National Park. The route will test the legs of all you men and women of steel out there! Edale Parish Hall will be the feast stop of Heroes.. Located at the centre of this picturesque Peak village, at the start of the Pennine Way. The puddings will be greatly received by our weary riders, preparing them for a valiant finish!