The Britannia Times
Music & Cycling At Festival!Published on 16th. February 2017
The Sheffield Star: A highlight for many will be taking part in The Ride- three cycling routes to choose from of 25,55 and 100 miles
As the word starts to spread, tickets are selling fast! Thanks to The Sheffield Star for a big shout out today. We would say if you are planning on taking part in The Ride or joining us at The Festival, now is a good time to secure your tickets!
Over to the Sheffield Star
'Poison Arrow hitmaker Martin Fry is on target to join thousands of fans on a bike ride after he headlines a retro cycling festival weekend in the Peak District.The 80s star and his legendary band ABC will top the Saturday night bill at this year’s Eroica Britannia three day event from June 16-18th. Superstar DJ Norman Jay opens the festival on the first night with a set featuring funk, soul, rare groove, disco and Motown.
The Ride 2017
But a highlight for many will be taking part in The Ride- three cycling routes to choose from of 25,55 and 100 miles- through the regions tough but beautiful countryside, on the Sunday. Riders must use pre-1987 road bikes and dress in flamboyant traditional and vintage clothes for what is billed as’ the world’s most handsome bike ride.’
Fry, famed for his gold lame suits, who will be performing greatest hits such as Look of Love, Tears Are Not Enough and Viva Love from iconic albums The Lexicon of Love Two, is a keen cyclist. And he and his family will be making a weekend of it by taking part in The Ride.
He said ‘Really looking forward to Eroica Britannia, Vintage sounds with vintage wheels.” Dusting down my pre ‘87 kit as we speak.”
The award-winning weekend, now in it’s fourth year, attracted 40,000 visitors last year with 4,500 rider taking part in The ride, including 10,000 women and international visitors.
Festival tickets are £20, for a one day pass; £30 for a three day pass; Kids under 12 go free. Ride Places are £65 and £45. Camping for four nights, is from £70, luxury camping from £165.'
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