Old Ned wrote:
Do you get a free 'proper' jersey (not a T-Shirt), a cap, bidon, Derbyshire cheese, sausages and beer all included?
From their website the cap is included plus food but hard to see where the cost goes compared to other events. Will probably just ride HoNC on a vintage cross bike instead, £15 including top quality bread pudding.
We are in the process of deciding whether it is going to be the Retroronde or the Paris-Roubaix (the Roubaix velo club one) next year... they come back to back in June, so it's one or the other.
I can recommend the Anjou Velo Vintage too. it's a brilliant event and you get to cycle in the caves where they store wine
Paris-Roubaix is very good and well worth doing for the Arenberg, Carrefour and circling the track at the end. I went semi-Retro on a 1991 Zullo, down tube shifters and all, and felt at no disadvantage. The bouncing about pumped up my guns nicely too, I've never looked so ripped. But, for the full retro atmosphere, the RetroRonde takes some beating, I was even planning on returning to the area at the end of October to do some riding, visit the RvV museum (three visits to Oudenaarde and the closest I've got is drinking beer in the museum bar with Freddy Maertens present) plus, obviously, beer and frites. Perhaps we can get a Retrobike contingent together in Kluisbergen?
The Anjou Vintage Velo appeals too, got to get that on the calendar before it becomes a global brand like l'eroica........