We’re proud to present a special Eroica Britannia for 2019. The ‘500’ is a small, one-off event to celebrate and document the sixth year of Eroica Britannia hosted from the market town of Bakewell.
2019 is the 200th anniversary of the historic Bakewell Show. Due to this big anniversary celebration, we have been unable to bring a full scale Eroica Britannia event to Bakewell Showground in 2019.
2019 is a Ride only event on Sunday 18th August 2019 which provides an outstanding opportunity to capture the detail of our riders on film as well as the true essence of L’Eroica.
NOW IS THE TIME
This is the only time we get this opportunity to film and document The Ride, in this level of detail. We’re excited about undertaking a new kind of adventure which shows the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest of The Ride on film.
It also allows us to champion the effort that riders undertake to enter, prepare and train but to also honour their bikes and heritage to create a film that can inspire, motivate and to set the standard for Eroica Britannia in the years to come.
In years gone by we’ve been proud to welcome up to 4,500 riders, this year however we will be opening entries to just 500 riders.
Our 2019 Film sets the standard for The Ride moving forwards and we are also working closely with L’Eroica to present a weekend festival and our usual size ride in 2020.
Bakewell Showground was the location for our launch in 2014 and our home for 2015 and 2016 and we’re looking forward to returning to those green and pleasant lands alongside the River Wye.
The 500 Ride goes on sale 6th March 2019. Please register to keep up to date with the launch of ticket sales.