We bring together in one place a comprehensive list of vintage and retro road bike events from around the world, plus a few of our favourite cycle shows thrown in the mix.
Eroica Montalcino is a family-friendly event celebrating the magical atmosphere of vintage cycling culture, accompanied by the excellent food and wine which makes this region famous.
Eroica Hispania is a cycling event inspired by the ethos of the famous Italian vintage bike ride L’Eroica. It is an event that seeks to recover the values and essence of epic cycling in one of the most important areas of the world for its wine production: La Rioja.
The 7th edition of La Medicea Ciclostorica vintage cycling event takes place 1 – 2 June from Carmignano, Tuscany. The event commemorates Enzo Coppini, a champion of heroic cycling and a professional cyclist in the 1950s.
In Velo Veritas is a vintage cycling weekend packed with supporting social events. Velo Veritas 2019 will take place 16th June in Poysdorf in the district of Mistelbach in Eastern Austria. Riders choose from 3 different non-competitive courses from 70 – 210km: Epic, Scenic or Passionate!
The York Rally is a friendly gathering of cyclists on York’s Knavesmire race course. It has been held almost every year since 1945.
Eroica Limburg takes place on the beautiful rolling roads and rough unsurfaced trails of the classics of the north, starting and finishing in Valkenburg, Netherlands.
La Mitica is a vintage bicycle event meaning ‘The Mythical’ in honor of cycling legend Fausto Coppi.
It is designed to promote “slow” cycling, the appreciation and protection of the landscape and the quality of the food and wine of the region and riding the Fausto Coppi hills!
Since its creation Anjou Vélo Vintage has enjoyed considerable success and a steadily growing reputation. Now in it’s 8th year it is a major event for cycling and vintage lovers and also for those who are interested in discovering the uniqueness of the Loire Valley.
Velo Retro vintage rides are part of the Retro Rendezvous Festival – a full weekend of brilliant retro fun. It’s an event where traditional Lake District fun, friendship and amazing retro rides are all that matter. New for 2019: bigger festival, shorter family and vintage bike ride. The routes are supported by great food, local beer and pies at the finish!
La Moserissima is a non competitive international cycle event for pre 1987 bicycles in honour of Francesco Moser and his family to celebrate cycling of the past.
The fifth OldVelos Vintage Classic will be held over the weekend of 13 – 14 July near Waterford, South West Ireland.
The event will start and finish at Coach House Coffee on the Waterford Greenway. The Greenway is 42kms of old railway line along the coast and is glorious for cycling.
The Chiltern Cycling Festival will be part of L’Etape UK in 2019, the Tour de France’s very own international cycling series. The festival includes a retro inspired traditional Velo Village, vintage themed stalls, food, craft beer and music in the beautiful grounds of Penn House near Amersham.