We invite you to enjoy a very special weekend of family entertainment with us. Experience the thrills of the cycling events, the nostalgia of the classic cars and motorcycles, the foot-tapping live music, the wonderful vintage indoor and outdoor markets, and of course the delicious cakes in the tea room.

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Velo Retro

The Lake District Vintage Cycling Festival. Take A Ride Back in Time! Whether you’re a real vintage cycling enthusiast, retro junkie or just like to dress up and have fun, we have something for you! Your bike should be, or look as if it is older than 1988. So, steel, no fancy index gears and no clip in pedals. If you’ve got a modern replica, or a traditional town bike, that will be fine.

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Live Vintage Music

Music wherever you go, from Elvis to Bluegrass and Swing to The Beatles. On the street, in the bars and in the fantastic Coronation Hall!

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Classic Cars

An exciting showcase of classic cars runs throughout the whole weekend. New Market Street and Theatre Street car park. So why not bring your pride and joy along for the day or the weekend? You can even join the retro cyclists for a jaunt on their Sunday ride! Contact us for details.

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Rock & Roll

We'll have live bands playing on our Brogden Street stage on Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for any of our outdoor entertainment.

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Classic Motorcycles

Step back in time to the days of the great British motorcycle industry. Brands such as Triumph, BSA, Norton, and Royal Enfield will be on show.

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Vintage Tea Room

The very pleasant Vintage Tea Room will be located in the Coronation Hall. Delicious retro cakes and biscuits, served in a wonderful old concert hall.

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