The greatest and originators of the vintage cycling festival. L’Eroica started in 1997 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci, who admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music. L’Eroica also created a foundation for the protection and preservation of the last gravel roads in Tuscany.
The event has now spread worldwide. This year its hosting ten Eroica events. Check out the website for full details on all the Eroica events.
Retro Rendezvous is THE vintage and retro festival of the Lake District. Based in the brilliant old market town of Ulverston, it’s a full weekend of fabulous retro fun. Music, food, dance, cinema, clothes, markets, cars, motorcycles, drink and the famous Velo Retro old school cycling events. It’s about as much fun as you can have with your retro clothes on! Held on 14th to 16th July 2017. So put it in the diary and get ready for one of the great weekends of the summer.
THE TWEED RUN:
The Tweed Run is a metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style. We take to the streets in our well-pressed best, and cycle through the city's iconic landmarks. Along the way, we stop for a tea break and a picnic stop, and we usually end with a bit of a jolly knees-up. This years event is being held on Saturday 6th May.
A wonderful company based in the heart of the Peak District offering vintage steel bicycle for hire. Perfect for Eroica Britannia and they also attend other vintage cycling events around UK & Europe. All of their bicycles are fully serviced and safety checked you can rest assured that any retro bike hired through Glory Days will do you proud on your ride through the Peak District.
H LLOYD CYCLES:
Supplying the best replacement decals for all brands of bicycles since 1982. They have a massive catalogue of all major and obscure manufacturers. Their site is an absolute must for anyone looking for a new set of decals for the vintage bicycle.
VETERAN CYCLE CLUB:
The Veteran-Cycle Club was originally formed in 1955 to promote the riding and conservation of old cycles in addition to the study and exchange of information about the history of cycles and cycling. Today the club has grown to more than 2300 members from all over the world who enjoy many benefits and services through club membership.
Their website shares a vast array of knowledge on classic lightweight cycles, frame builders, components and more. It is well worth a read!!! The authors of the site are particularly interested in collecting information on UK builders of classic frames, loosely described as frames which could be built to a customer's own specification.
This wonderful online forum is a great resource of all things modern & vintage cycling related. Retrobike is the World's #1 site dedicated to retro, vintage and classic mountain bikes, road bikes and BMX. Find the old and vintage bikes & bike parts you need with retrobike
The online cycling magazine - a funny and entertaining look at the world of cycling. Free subscription! We'll worth a look. A great magazine packed full of interesting article and it is free. What more could you want!
Mark Fairhust is a great cycling artist! His site is home to one of the largest collections of cycling inspired art in the world! Collectors include Sir Dave Brailsford and 3 times Tour de France winner, Chris Froome. Artwork from this site can be found in homes and offices in the U.S.A., Australia, South Africa, and throughout Europe.
THE GUVNOR'S ASSEMBLY:
Cycling club dedicated to the Pashley Guvnor. An insight into the very splendid world that the Guvnor and their owners inhabit. Jolly japes, esoteric musings and gentlemanly banter are the order of the day
CLUB CICLI ARTIGIANALI:
Club Cicli Artigianali is an informal group of cyclists based in the London area who restore, maintain and most importantly, ride vintage, artisan-built road racing bicycles. In the main their machines hail from the 'golden era' of cycle racing - the 1930s to mid 1980s, the cut off date coinciding with the arrival of index gears, clip less pedals and all carbon fibre frames.