Montagu hosts L’Eroica Event

Montagu hosts L’Eroica Event

23 April 2016

The popular international ride, EROICA, made its debut in Montagu on the 23rd April 2016.

This international cycling series, is an Italian vintage bike event celebrating the beauty of cycling on vintage bikes, in vintage kit.
The unique nature of L’Eroica has made it an extremely successful event in the cyclist’s calendar, with first-timers frequently turning into fanatical evangelists, returning year-after-year to take part. It’s a unique mix of history, culture, travel, beauty and challenge. Participation in at least one event should be on every passionate rider’s bucket list.

This Italian homage to vintage bicycle racing culture, was celebrated at an inaugural event in Montagu at the Museum's KWV Centre, from where the cyclists kicked off early on Saturday morning. There were 3 routes / distances to choose from, with the longest 140km option taking riders into the beautiful but remote area above the Langeberg to the north, and back down through the spectacular Koo.
The event is not a race, nor just a ride, rather a weekend-long celebration of the bygone days of cycling races of old, with good food, wine, music, and lots of riding. It is a must for cyclists who have a passion for old steel bicycles, and love riding them on dirt roads through beautiful landscapes.

It was a privilege to host the 150 odd cyclists who turned up for the first South Africa event and we hope to see them back again soon!