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Cycling Festival Steps Up A Gear

Published on 9th. February 2017

The Yorkshire Post: 'Poison Arrow hitmaker Martin Fry is on target to join thousands of fans'

Eroica Britannia cycling festival steps up a gear with ABC's Martin Fry and DJ Norman Jay, reports The Yorkshire Post.

'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, which runs from June 16 to 18. Superstar DJ Norman Jay opens the festival on the first night with a set featuring funk, soul, rare groove, disco and Motown. 

But a highlight for many will be taking part in The Ride - three cycling routes to chose from of 25, 55 and 100 miles - through the region's 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 and follow up The Lexicon of Love II, is also 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' 

Read the Full article on The Yorkshire Post HERE 
With thanks to Graham Walker 

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