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L’Eroica is as an amazing event, unique atmosphere, full of colour and traditions of a bygone age….check out the photo’s: cycling, eating and drinking
Are you planning L’eroica 2014!!….i’m able to offer accommodation,registration and can for only limited numbers (supply subject to availability) retro vintage bikes from the 60’s and 70’s…with brake cables above the handlebars, drop down gears and toe clips….
Please read the rules and regulations of the event
See pictures and video of the 2011 event Gusto Style….
The following links are photo’s of the event i took, in 2009 in the press car and 2011 actually participating
Click Here (2011)
Click Here (2009)
This end of season event has a unique atmosphere thanks to the sections of Tuscan dirt roads and because most of the riders use vintage bikes and wear old style wool clothing.
The route winds through stunning Tuscan countryside near Siena and the sections on the white roads or farm tracks takes you back to what it must have been like racing in the 40’s and 50’s. Going Vintage is a great way to savour the camaraderie of cycling
The charm of this event remains unchanged and every year it sees the participation of numerous people from all over the world.
In year 2013, 5,000 riders took part from all over the world. What matters for L’Eroica is the love for cycling and the rediscovery of roads that haven’t been violated by time and asphalt.
Routes that cross the lovely hills of the Sienese landscape. There are four routes available to participants: the longest is 205 km of which 110km is on unpaved roads: the second winds along at 135Km, of which 70km of unpaved roads: the third is 75km, of which 35km are on unpaved roads. The selection concludes with the shortest route of 38km, of which 10km is on unpaved roads. The departure is also staggered, depending on the route chosen:at 5am for those who have selected the longest route to 8.30am for those doing the third and fourth routes.
Gusto Cycling can offer registration, accommodation and a retro bike for the event..contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
The event was awesome, very charming. So many enthusiasts in one place – can’t go wrong in general‚ the people, the food, the atmosphere – fantastic