The Vintage and Retro Festival of the English Lakes

Ulverston ~ 14th to 16th July 2017

Retro Rendezvous is THE vintage and retro festival of the Lake District. Based in the brilliant old market town of Ulverston, it’s a full weekend of fabulous retro fun. Music, food, dance, cinema, clothes, markets, cars, motorcycles, drink and the famous Velo Retro old school cycling events. It’s about as much fun as you can have with your retro clothes on! So put it in the diary and get ready for one of the great weekends of the summer.

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A weekend of splendid retro fun and vintage events right in the centre of old Ulverston town!

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Velo Retro

À L’ancienne, Le Loafeur, and The Mighty Corinthian. Three vintage cycling events organised by Sportive Lakes, all taking place during the Retro Rendezvous festival weekend.

À L’ancienne is our classic, 84km retro bike challenge. It’s hard enough to feel like a real day out but easy enough to be tackled by any reasonably fit cyclist. Along the way, you’ll take in Coniston Water, Windermere, Esthwaite Water, Wray Castle and more wonderful scenery than you’ll see in the average year! Not enough? You even have the option of a final ride up the track to the Sir John Barrow Monument, before returning home. Le Loafeur, does what it says on the tin! It meanders around the beautiful Coniston Water on a 47km loop, which is about as easy as we can make it in this part of the world. As always, there’s a magical food stop featuring huge slices of cake in a fabulous setting. It’s all about fun, friendship and a fabulous, shared experience. The Mighty Corinthian is a replica one day classic from back in the day. Big distances, lots of climbing, spectacular locations – all ridden on vintage steel bicycles in period kit! The only difference is that you’ll receive the famous Sportive Lakes support and you’ll be really well fed! So, fish out the Sean Kelly outfit, polish up the old Raleigh and let’s go! Visit veloretro.co.uk for more information about the cycling events.

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