Discussion in 'Charity Rides and Cycling Events' started by Richard dickson, 23 Oct 2017.

  1. Richard dickson

    Richard dickson Regular

    Any one thinking of going to the erocia in Derbyshire 2018?
    Got my ticket and entry for the 25 mile ride already. X2 .
  2. I like Skol

    I like Skol I'm adamant I haven't got any PPI....

    I think I now have a qualifying bike so may look at this for 2018 :okay:
  3. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Pendle, Lancs
    Yep - Mrs OFT and I have purchased our tickets for the weekend, including the 25 mile ride.
    We had a great time this year so it was a no-brainer.
  4. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

    I would, but Derbyshire is too steep for a fat bloke with old bikes...........
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  5. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Pendle, Lancs
    If you do the 25 mile ride, it's mostly on the High Peak and Tissington Trail. Nothing steep and laughs all the way. There are people doing this ride on all types of bike, including shopping bikes and trade bikes. Nothing to fear.
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  6. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member

    We're going and actually riding this year (25 mile). We bought two suitable?bikes! Have gone three years previous but not ridden yet. 25 mile route although not yet released is expected to be family friendly and suitable for all. Looking forward to it. Great festival and dead family orientated. Gerry
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  7. Spokesmann

    Spokesmann Keeping the Carlton and Sun names alive...

    Plymouth, Devon
    The 25 mile this year is going me be 30...
  8. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member

    Yeah saw that yesterday. We'll do that one Paula and I. One stop too. I do like the sound of the Thornbridge stop though on the 50. Really hoping for Thursday arrival too. Not yet said if they'll allow that. G
  9. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member
  10. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

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  11. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member

    I'm just a little annoyed myself about the whole idea. Wrong weekend entirely! No mention of it anywhere else but it did appear on the digital sponsor pack back in October. £64 too is a bit greedy considering I'm doing the Sunday ride and included festival pass anyway. I have a newer bike but that's not what Eroica Britannia is about. Kinda contradictory. I hope there is little interest. It could ruin Sundays rides too if the field is crammed with the Saturday lot out too. We'll see.
  12. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    It does seem like a bait-and-switch, as I don't think Eroica Nova is crammed in with Eroica. I hope you're wrong and there won't be a load of segment racers out on the Sunday, or that they've got the racing out of their system the day before. Good luck!

    (But I do feel it supports my decision to do other vintage rides instead of the more expensive EB...)
  13. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member

    Yeah. They seem to have pushed it just a little this time. Only its second year at Friden Grange too. It might work or it won't. I'm not sure how it will go but will enjoy our festival just the same. We might look elsewhere after this year. Odd that it seems so low key and they're trying to attract the Sunday riders to the Sportive. Still no mention of it elsewhere.
  14. I'm going on Friday. Never been before so just wanted to dip my toe and see what goes on.
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  15. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member

    You'll love it! Third year for us but first time to ride, doing the 30 mile route. The Nova has been cancelled too which I'm pleased about. Gez
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