Gallery: Cool vintage bikes from Eroica Brittania 2017

Vintage and retro bikes swamp Derbyshire's Peak District

Held in glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures over the weekend of June 16-18, the fourth Eroica Brittania was the biggest yet and that meant there were more vintage and retro bikes to drool over than ever before.

Eroica Britannia is the UK's version of the classic Italian L'Eroica vintage ride which has seen riders on pre-1987 bikes take to the famous Strade Bianchi (white roads) of Tuscany since 1997. 

The British version is set in the gorgeous Peak District in Derbyshire and takes in quiet country roads and gravel trails to help recreate the Italian experience. 

Eroica Britannia is actually a three-day family friendly festival that while not exactly rivalling Glastonbury for a line-up did boast legendary DJ Norman Jay and 1980s favourites ABC on the main stage. Oh, and of course, there were loads and loads of lovely bikes - here are just a few that caught our eye!

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK

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