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Eroica Britannia Release 100 Extra Ride Places as Over 3,000 Sell Out

by Nick Gregory

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Eroica Britannia (19-21st June 2015) has announced today that the 'Most Handsome Bike Ride in the World' has officially sold out the initial allocation of 3,200 rider places. To give those who missed out another bite of the cherry, organisers have released an extra 100 places which are now on sale. 

Nick Cotton from the Eroica Britanna team commented: "Our ride numbers have far exceeded our expectations. It seems more riders have been drawn to participate in the ride because it is supported by a 3 day family friendly festival making for a great weekend in the Peak District for the whole family in the height of the British Summertime." 

2015 represents the second edition of the Eroica Britannia, and following the success of year one riders from over 50 countries are expected to attend. The Ride, taking place on 21 June, will be the crowning glory of the three-day vintage lifestyle and cycle festival, showcasing innovations in cycling past, present and future. 

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The festival also celebrates the Best of British lifestyle, with over 200 vendors and sponsors. This year the Festival site has been expanded by a third and has a full three day line-up of live music and entertainment to support festival events such as The Family Ride, Best in Show and a giant vintage sports day on The Sporting Lawns. 

Eroica Britannia was made famous in 2014 as the debut event that shone the international spotlight on Bakewell, a picture-postcard town in the Peak District - the UK's most popular National Park. The festival attracted over 30,000 visitors last year and is predicting an additional 10,000 for a Great British Adventure this time. 

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Eroica Britannia riders take to the trails and tracks of the Peak District National Park on steeds of steel built pre-1987. Riders dress up to the nines in glorious vintage attire and ride through quintessentially English villages including Tideswell, Hartington and through the private lands of the Chatsworth Estate. 

The last 100 ride places will cost £60 (concessions £45). 

Festival Tickets are £10 for a 3 day pass and children under 12 go free. A Family Festival Pass can be purchased for £95 based on 2 adults and 2 under 12s. This includes festival entry, parking and camping for all three days. 

For more information visit http://eroicabritannia.co.uk/.