2017, marks the fourth year of the award winning weekend returning to The Peak District which is world famous for a 3-day showcase of the Best of British which in 2016 attracted 40,000 weekend visitors. The family Festival reaches its pinnacle on the third day with the globally renowned mass participation event, known as 'The World's Most Handsome Bike Ride' which saw 4,500 Riders on pre-1987 road bikes taking part in 2016.
Legendary platinum selling 80's icons ABC will be taking to the Main Stage as top billing headliners on Saturday Night. ABC will be performing smash hits from The Lexicon of Love and The Lexicon of Love II. Martin Fry, a keen cyclist has also confirmed that he will be making a weekend of it and enjoying the Festival over the weekend, before taking up the challenge of The Ride on Sunday with his family.
ABC frontman Martin Fry comments, 'Really looking forward to Eroica Britannia. Vintage sounds with vintage wheels. Dusting down my pre '87 kit as we speak'
Norman Jay MBE one of the most respected and popular DJs in the World who has been awarded an MBE for services to deejaying and music will be hosting a special era specific Funk, Soul, Rare Groove, Disco & Motown DJ set on the Main Stage on Friday Night and there are rumours that Norman Jay MBE will also be taking to the trails and white roads of The Peak District on Sunday 18th June for The Ride as well!
The third year of Eroica Britannia was one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calendars for 2016. Over 40,000 visitors travelled from all four corners of the World to take part in a 3-day family adventure of all things handsome. Music, glorious vintage, shopping, food, drink, camping and cycling.
2017 promises to be an even greater Great British Adventure in the heart of deep English countryside. Keep an eye on our new 'What's On' pages for updates.
L’Eroica, which translates as ‘the heroes’ started in 1997 in Tuscany, Italy 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. These romantic concepts led to the idea of L’Eroica, an event that initially saw 92 “hunters of feelings and emotions”, as the creator Giancarlo Brocci defines them.
20 years later with many thousands of riders from all over the world taking part in almost every continent, its authenticity remains as strong as ever.
Eroica Britannia is the largest event in the global family. In 2016 we attracted 4,500 riders and over 40,000 visitors joined us over the 3-days of the festival.
Ride Place: £65. Includes Rider Registration goodie bag, all food and drink on Ride Day and 3-day entry to The Festival.
Ride Place Concession: £45. Includes Rider Registration goodie bag, all food and drink on Ride Day and 3-day entry to The Festival.
Festival Tickets: £30 for a 3-day pass. £20 for a 1 day pass. Kids under 12yrs go free
Homefields Camping: 1 NIGHT FREE - arrive on Thursday 15th June. Tent camping for 4 nights for up to 4 people per tent £70. Motorhome pitch for 4 nights £100. Caravan pitch for 4 nights £100. Includes hot showers and full campsite facilities
The Grove Boutique Camping
Luxurious and convenient including all the essentials including hairdryers, G&Ts, wi-fi. reception and porter service, bike storage and goody bag. Prices start from £165 for 2 sharing.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below