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 Post subject: Eroica Britannia 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:29 am 
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Just back from EB this weekend. Some great bikes on show as always. I've done the past 4 years and I think this will be my last for a while. It has become less about bikes over the past couple of years and more "lifestyle". As usual it was eye wateringly expensive. The turn out was less than last year and speaking to the food stall operators, some said they would lose money after paying their £2.5K rent for the weekend.

On the up side, I met some great guys there and there is always a great mix of authentic original bikes as well as the show ponies.

Amyone else go?


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:46 am 
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Yesterday was my hiking day in the Peaks, so no riding, but saw loads come up Rushup from Chapel-en-le-Frith. Looked like some nice machines.
Saw one on a BMX
Felt sorry for the couple pushing the tandem up rushup when there was still miles to walk.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Ahh..I wondered why there were so many nice old bikes on the back of camper vans on the M1 this morning...

All the best,


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:18 pm 
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£2.5k for a stall??


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:04 pm 
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pigman wrote:
Yesterday was my hiking day in the Peaks, so no riding, but saw loads come up Rushup from Chapel-en-le-Frith. Looked like some nice machines.
Saw one on a BMX
Felt sorry for the couple pushing the tandem up rushup when there was still miles to walk.


had a good chat to the BMX guy - he did 60 miles (i think with a full face helmet)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:04 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
£2.5k for a stall??

so they said


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:45 pm 
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My missus did a lot of festivals and shows, even some 2012 Olympic stuff and was never ever charged that much.

Thats Glastonbury pricing!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:14 am 
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Was at the event again this year. Overall enjoyed it, but may well take a break next year. There are always the mix of good and bad points about this event.

Met lots of my fellow Carlton fans and overall had a good time. Rode an 18-speed Corsa around the 60 mile route, no pushing at all and even got up the Middleton inclines...

Ill grab a few images when I can and post them here.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:19 pm 
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A few images form the weekend...

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Bottom of Middleton incline. A killer.

With my cycle partner for the day, just after we'd smashed Beeley Moor...
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Thought about buying this...
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My show pony for the day...
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We saw some sun...
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Thornbridge Hall - feed station
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Monyash...
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My ride partner on a 1980 Grnd Prix...
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My 18-speed Corsa...
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Eroica ready...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:14 pm 
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I was there this year.
Certainly felt more expensive an 'lifestyle' than in previous editions.

This was my first at the new location.
Missed Bakewell but understood why it moved.

Went with a friend and we rode together all the way around on the social 30 miler.
Was great fun!
Probably wouldn't do it every-year thou.
from the cost element. We spent 300 quid on a cottage for 3 nights and it was a 4 hour drive each way.


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