There are a few vintage bicycle events coming up in the latter half of 2023 across the UK and Europe, so there’s still plenty of time to get on your bike and experience the joys of cycling!
Below is a quick rundown of what’s coming up. We’ll also share some tips on keeping your bicycle safe if you intend to travel to these events.
This is one area where dedicated bicycle insurance can give you total peace of mind. If you have any questions about getting cover for your bike, call us on 0208 290 9086 or email email@example.com.
Vintage Bicycle Events For Autumn 2023 – UK Events
- 2 September – Wye Valley Brewery Sportive – A “fantastic adventure” in the Herefordshire countryside between the Malverns and the Wye Valley, with a choice of a 37-mile and a 53-mile course. Learn more about Wye Valley Brewery Sportive.
- 2 September – The UKCE Peaks Tour – A ride through the Peak District National Park, with three routes to choose from, all starting from Bakewell and ending at the Hope Valley, including a 2,613m climb. Learn more about the UKCE Peaks Tour.
- 3 September – Tour of the Candovers – A choice of 20-, 40-, and 60-mile routes through Hampshire and the surrounding areas, in an event that promises something for everyone. Learn more about the Tour of the Candovers.
- 9 September – Tri Challenge Individual and Team Triathlon – A baton handover style event in which three team members each complete all three triathlon disciplines. Or you can choose to split the disciplines, or even go at it alone. Learn more about the Tri Challenge Individual and Team Triathlon.
- 16 September – The UKCE New Forest Tour – A choice of four routes through the New Forest National Park, the longest of which is 160km. Learn more about the UKCE New Forest Tour.
- 16 September – Purity Brewing Co Sportive – A choice of two routes – the “half-pint” 55km and the “full-pint” 85km – across the Warwickshire countryside. Learn more about the Purity Brewing Co Sportive.
- 16 September – Lands’ End 100 – A long route that starts and ends at Folly Field, near Penzance, with three stops along the way. Learn more about the Lands’ End 100.
- 17 September – Pearson Steeplechase – Choose between a 100km road route and a 60km gravel route, both of which start and finish near Cranleigh in Surrey. Learn more about the Pearson Steeplechase.
- 29 October – The UKCE Kent Classic – A choice of four routes that take you along the East Sussex and Kent border, and around Hever Castle. Learn more about the UKCE Kent Classic.
Vintage Bicycle Events For Autumn 2023 – European Events
- 2 September – Eroica Dolomiti, Italy – A choice of three routes ranging from 73km to 110km through Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. Learn more about the Eroica Dolomiti.
- 2 September – Das Vintage Radevent, Germany – A dedicated event for vintage bicycles on the isle of Sylt, Germany. Learn more about Das Vintage Radevent.
- 3 September – Chläggi Classic, Germany – A “Nostalgia Bike Tour” through Klettgau, Germany. Learn more about the Chläggi Classic.
- 8 – 10 September – Velo Classico, Germany – The “ultimate nostalgia festival” with a choice of four routes through Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Learn more about Velo Classico.
- 22 – 23 September – Vintage Bike Masters, Switzerland – A range of vintage bike events, including the renowned international Klosters Euro Champs, a downhill race, and a series of “joy rides”. Learn more about Vintage Bike Masters.
- 30 September – 1 October – Eroica Gaiole, Italy – A choice of six routes ranging from 46km to 207km, with elevations of up to 3,887m. Learn more about Eroica Gaiole.
Tips For Travelling Safely With Your Bike
Whether you’re travelling to the UK or to the continent, it’s important to take care of your bike on the road. That way, you’ll be able to depend on it when the ride begins!
- If you’re flying with your bike, you’ll have to pack it up first. This will involve taking off the wheels, pedals, and bars, so make sure you know how to disassemble and reassemble your bike at both ends.
- Safely and securely stow away your bike. A simple bike bag is lightweight and affordable, but a hardshell case will give you a lot more protection.
- Check in advance if you’ll have to pay any extra charges for storing your bike on a train or plane. Some airlines may also set weight limits.
- Some airlines specify that you must deflate your bike’s tyres and shocks before transit. But even if they don’t, you should consider letting some air out – hold pressures might cause your tyres to burst.
- Don’t forget your accessories! Tools, pumps, clothes, helmet, and the rest.
Specialist bicycle insurance can cover you for any damages or losses you experience when travelling with your bike. It can also provide personal accident and roadside recovery cover for cycling overseas.
If you have any questions about getting cover for your bike, call us on 0208 290 9086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.