Eroica Britannia is launching its fourth edition in the Peak District National Park from 16th-18th June 2017
Eroica Britannia is back for another amazing weekend in 2018 and will continue to recreate the Italian event on British soil, mirroring the original Italian ethos and celebration of values such as sustainability, territory, environment, heritage, well-being and the joys of local food and drink.
The three-day festival includes a tour of the Peak District National Park on Sunday 17th June offering 25, 55 or 100-mile route options, some of which will be on ‘Strade Bianche’ white trail roads and unmade roads through all three trails of the Peak District: the Monsal Trail through Victorian tunnels and viaducts, as well as the Tissington and High Peak Trails to High Peak Junction. Riders must use pre-1987 steel bikes and apparel to get into the retro spirit of the event.
The festival will take place at a new location at Newhaven, 6 miles from Bakewell and will include vintage bike stands alongside current bike brands,, live entertainment, food & drink and much more.”We are delighted to present Eroica Britannia in the UK. The location of the event was incredibly important to us, one which values and celebrates the joy of the bike and the symbiotic relationship riders enjoy with the British countryside.
We feel the Peak District National Park shares our values of championing sustainability and preserving environment as well as celebrating our heritage. We are immensely proud to be bringing this historic event to the UK once more, creating The Great British Adventure and history in the making.
The original L’Eroica event in Italy started in 1997 as a celebrated of cycling heritage and has grown to quickly become one of the most popular international cycling events with more than 7,000 cyclists taking part.
Gusto Cycling is happy to arrange accommodation in Bakewell (6 miles) and in Hartington (4 miles) from the festival at Newhaven (you can cycle to the festival) together with vintage bike rental and guaranteed registration for the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in Eroica Britannia cycle packages.
Charles Cotton Hotel – Hartington Village – 5 miles from the festival
Set in the tranquil village of Hartington in the beautiful Peak District, the historic Charles Cotton Hotel offers modern, elegant rooms with LCD TVs. This 17th-century hotel serves full English breakfasts and hearty, seasonal cuisine.
With original features like wooden beams, each light and airy room is located in either the main house or the converted former stable block. Rooms include an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer, along with free tea and coffee. Some rooms boast grand half-tester beds, free Wi-Fi, and bathrobes.
The stylish restaurant provides a regularly changing menu, made with excellent local ingredients, while hearty meals and afternoon teas are provided in the cosy bar with its open fire. A specially created wine list is available, as well as a range of real ales in the bar.
Guests can enjoy exclusive fishing on the River Dove with the Beresford Fishery, which can be arranged with the hotel. The surrounding beauty of the Peak District can be enjoyed with numerous walking trails nearby.
• Based on 3 nights in standard accommodation with Breakfast £300 per person based on 2 people sharing 1 bedroom with 2 guaranteed places plus 3 day festival pass for both persons
• Based on 3 nights in standard accommodation with Breakfast £289 per person based on 2 people sharing a 1 bedroom with 1 guaranteed place plus 3 day festival pass for both persons
Bed & Breakfasts
We can books rooms at a number of bed & breakfast properties in Bakewell, all within easy reach of the festival at Newhaven. We will supply specific information on your bed & breakfast accommodation at time of booking. All bookings include 3 day festival pass.
• Based on 3 nights accommodation with Breakfast from £265 per person based on 2 people sharing 1 bedroom with 2 guaranteed places
• Based on 3 nights accommodation with Breakfast £213 per person based on 2 people sharing 1 bedroom with 1 guaranteed place
The Rutland Arms Hotel – Bakewell.
This 19th century hotel is in the heart of the Peak District, located in Bakewell’s historic town centre. Free private parking is available and the hotel has its own restaurant and free Wi-Fi access. Both Haddon Hall and the Chatsworth House Estate are a just a few minutes’ drive away.
Rooms are located either in the beautiful main building or the courtyard. Each room features a TV, radio and private bathroom, while the restaurant offers exciting menus, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first ever Bakewell Pudding was made at the hotel and author Jane Austen is believed to have stayed at the Rutland while writing her classic novel, Pride and Prejudice
Arrival Friday 15th June – 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation and guaranteed entry plus all bookimgs include 3 day festival pass to the event as well as advance information for the Eroica Britannia, including routes and advice throughout the year leading up to the event.
• Based on 3 nights in standard accommodation with Breakfast £329 per person based on 2 people sharing 1 bedroom with 2 guaranteed places
• Based on 3 nights in standard accommodation with Breakfast £289 per person based on 2 people sharing a 1 bedroom with 1 guaranteed place
• Based on 3 nights in standard accommodation with Breakfast £429 per single room with 1 guaranteed entry (limited availability)