Eroica rolls back the years in style in Bakewell

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Thousands of revellers got into gear with fancy dress costumes as the historical Eroica Britannia cycle and music festival returned to Bakewell.

The three-day international spectacular between Friday and Sunday at Bakewell Showground saw about 3,500 cyclists roll out on three organised rides on vintage bikes in historical costumes as spectators enjoyed stalls, displays and live music.

Eroica Britannia, Merv Chapman with a 1980s pro bike originally raced by Milk Race winner Chris Walker

Eroica Britannia, Merv Chapman with a 1980s pro bike originally raced by Milk Race winner Chris Walker

Eroica Britannia debuted in the UK in 2014 and returned in classic style as cyclists took on the 30, 55, 100 mile organised rides around the Peak District.

The event featured a family ride and sports day hosted on The Sporting Lawns as well as The Great British Beach area with fairground attractions.

The British Bazaar hosted over 200 vendors and there was a food festival. Music fans also enjoyed three days of live performances from bands and thirsty riders quenched their thirst with a beer specially created for the festival courtesy of Thornbridge Brewery.