Eroica Britannia 2015

This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited along with the Pashley Cycles team to the 3 day cycling festival Eroica Britannia in Bakewell now in its second year. I wasn't familiar with the festival before now, as its originally comes from L’Eroica in Tuscany Italy which started in 1997 and they even brought it to California this year. Luciano Berruti is the face of L'Eroica, an Italian cyclist with a life-time passion for classic and vintage bicycles.

The whole events offers something for everyone from camping, food, bars, music, film, a fairground, retro bike stands and vintage clothes stalls which of course I loved and not forgetting the whole point of the event - the ride. If you were cycling the 30/55/100 miles on Sunday you were encouraged to ride a retro bike and be suitably attired.

I was that excited I started planning my outfits a week before which included my Primark Coral Tweed Dress.

My main outfit was this elegant white pleated midi skirt (£14) from Forever 21 with a Dorothy Perkins Paisley Collar Top tucked in. 

White Flower - Florence and Fred (£3)
Navy Flats - Peacocks

Pink Jacket TK Maxx

Lights don't get much better than this.

The Pashley Stand in all its British glory. They showcased the special edition Country Living  bike plus two new prototypes.

Some of you may not know but Pashley design their own Attire and Accessories which includes women's and men's t-shirts with logo and pretty collar blouses with bike part detailing. Truly Unique!

I even spotted Oasis Bessie the Bus!

We stayed in the beautiful Thornbridge Lodge which is in the heart of the peak district just off the Monsal Trail definitely want to go back for a long weekend.

Our room was full of character with a little en suite.

A picturesque view from the lodge.

I will definitely be back next year and hopefully cycling this time!
Liz xx

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1 comment

  1. Gosh this looks a fabulous event and Bakewell is so beautiful. It certainly looks like you had the weather for it.

    Love the outfit too x