Pumped up with pride, we did the Eroica Britannia ride,
On two vintage tandems, father and son, mother and daughter,
We certainly drank a lot of Buxton Water!
55 miles on old heavy bikes with ancient gears,
But no moaning, no tears,
Just fabulous memories that we'll cherish for years.

Melanie H.

Hang out with us at the Eroica Britannia Festival – 2016

There’s not much we like more than a party. Unless of course it’s served up with a healthy dollop of two wheeled, self-propelled exercise on top (otherwise known as vintage cycle racing). Not to mention a load of classic British attire, complimented by some quite magnificently crafted facial hair.

That’s why we’re such huge fans of the awesome Eroica Britannia festival; a uniquely British celebration of classic cycling culture and ‘all things handsome’ that’s fun for the whole family. And why we couldn’t be more thrilled to be there once again, partnering the event in 2016 – helping revellers and riders stay naturally pumped up.

We’re especially excited about for the big ride on Sunday the 19th, where we’ll be trackside keeping the splendidly dressed cyclists watered, as they pedal across the stunning Peak district landscape.

A festival full of great British vim and vigour

Held in the picturesque town of Bakewell, a few miles down the road from Buxton, the Eroica Britannia festival combines classic cycling culture with a tempting line up of live music, delicious street food, spectacular drinking experiences and a whole load of vintage shopping too (including the World's biggest Bike Jumble). Oh, and a lot of camping too.

Quite simply, it’s a spectacular 3 day celebration of the very best of British eccentricity. And you’ll find us there, dressed up to the nines, soaking up the Eroica Britannia atmosphere – and helping refresh all the handsomely turned out folk, young and old, from all over the UK.

Three vintage days of fun

Festivities kick off on Friday 17th June, and this year we’re super excited to have our very own Pump and Pedal station againIt’s there for everyone to enjoy, so why not swing by! Or you could just come and chill out with a free bottle of Buxton Natural Mineral water in our relaxing seating area. And for those who fancy a bit of a challenge, why not get stuck into our ‘Naturally Pumped Up’ competition – a pedalling race to see who can fill a giant bottle of Buxton water the quickest; with a pair of tickets for Eroica Britannia 2017 to be won by the festival’s fastest fillers! We’ve even got kids and adult bikes, so the whole family can give it a go.

Come and have a tip top time

This year’s Eroica Britannia promises to be as memorable, extraordinary and downright handsome as last year’s, and we can’t wait to get back up there. After all, it’s a truly refreshing celebration of the simple pleasures we Brits do so well. So why not dig out your best British clobber, get on your bike, and join in all the fun?

Visit Eroica Britannia website : http://eroicabritannia.co.uk/

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