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The Eroica Brittania


The first ever Eroica Britannia was one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calenders for 2014. Over 30,000 wonderful folk travelled from all four corners of the World to make iconic British history in the historic market town of Bakewell, Peak District National Park. What fun we had! 3 sublime sunny festival days of all things handsome. Music, glorious vintage, shopping, food, drink, camping and cycling.

For 2015 we have an even better treat lined up! We have 3 days of family festival fun celebrating 'Best of British'. We will have over 200 brilliant brands at the festival including fascinating vintage sales, lifestyle finds, bike brands including the World's biggest Bike Jumble. We'll have amazing street food trucks and spectacular drinking experiences. As well as Best in Show, family fun and high jinks on The Sporting Lawns including a vintage Sports Day. Our Festival is made up of seven areas to inspire a truly excellent weekend!


Hosted on Sunday 21st June 2015
A 3 route tour of outstandingly beautiful British scenery resplendent in the English Summertime. A true British spectacle. The Ride is a unique bike tour, ridden on ancient, ‘bone shaking’ roads using obsolete bikes (pre 1987 only) dressed in traditional and vintage clothing.


The glue which binds the spirit and vibe of The Great British Adventure together. O what a hullabaloo! Making for a harmonious, all encompassing, all inclusive environment. Era specific toned with a relevant lilt of now. Live Music, Bands, theatre and the best in festival live entertainment. Visual, beautiful, moving. Get your dancing shoes out – and take a twirl. 
"This was like cycling's version of Glastonbury – rock 'n' roll". Spin Cycle


For all your lifely needs call into The British Bazaar.
Barbers, wet-shaves, hair salon and make-up, hardware shops, cook-shops, flowershops, heritage driven fashion, where cycling meets everyday life, vintage fashion, antique furniture and home-wares, bookshops, magazine stands, eyewear. This area is Inspired by Eroica Britannia principles of vintage, bygone eras, wanderlust, exploration, legends, properness, heroes, sustainability, provenance, territory and match those with a modern lust for discovery and accountability. 
You'll also find Historical frame builders matched with current bike brands and products. Find kits and clothing – both retro and cutting edge.


Come on be a sport! Join us on our Sporting Lawns! We're hosting the biggest family sports day you've ever seen! The embodiment of Family Fun. We'll keep you amused for three days in the sun. Get your team race fit and ready! Think egg and spoon, three legged race, tug of war and Sack Race! Competitive? You bet! Watch out on how to join in the fun.


Fondly known at The PET. Appealing to all treasure hunters, All you Vintage lovers. This is a gift to all of you magpie eyed collectors of excellence. Experience our giant Bike Jumble and acres of premium Vintage sellers. You'll be sure to find everything you never knew you wanted. Come and browse our exhibition of treasures. Remember! They are all purchasable!


After all – we are in a field... Come and have a nibble and GRAZE your way through our Food Festival! 
Designed to punctuate the Festival with food lovers goodness – inspired by the ideas of sustenance, satisfaction and an extreme love of food reflected in the principles of Eroica Britannia. Get ready for street food trucks and purveyors of the best tastes in the land.


Your 3 day home more to the point. Bring your tent and sleep soundly atop the springy green lands of the Peak District. Home Fields sets the scene for your Bakewell Home from Home and is the only way to experience the all encompassing beauty of the Peak District and really soak up the festival spirit. A wonderful vista of green and lush abundance for spacious pitches and tiered level camping experiences including GLAMPING.

Later Event: 12 July
The Lapierre White Roads Classic