Three Classic Rides will take place on Sunday 7 August at Eroica Britannia at its new home in West Sussex
– Rides will consist of: the Tourist Route – 20 miles, the Sporting Route – 60 miles and the Heroic Route – 100 miles
-En route there will be three unmissable experience stops for food, drink, and more provided by selected experience partners; Petworth Places featuring the Hungry Guest, Ashling Park and Stansted House & Gardens
-Tickets on sale now for the event at Goodwood on 6 – 7 August 2022
Eroica Britannia is pleased to reveal the three Classic Ride routes for the vintage cycling lifestyle festival this August.
Riders will have the choice of 20, 60 and 100 mile rides when the full Eroica Britannia festival is held at its new Goodwood home for the first time. The routes, which have been carefully curated with support from The Great Sussex Way and Gusto Cycling, take riders and their pre-1987 bicycles around the famous Motor Circuit, up the Goodwood Hill Climb and out into the beautiful South Downs.
Along the way, riders will pit-stop at incredible locations for refreshments and entertainment, including West Dean College, Stansted House, Ashling Park and a Petworth Places Pit Stop on Hampers Green.
The Tourist Route
Riders looking for a challenge suitable for all ages may opt for the Tourist Route. After a spin around the Motor Circuit and riding up the hill past Goodwood House, the 20 mile route passes Goodwood Racecourse – renowned as the most beautiful in the world.
Difficulty – 3/10
Distance – 20 miles / 32km
Total elevation – 1,242ft / 379m
The Sporting Route
For a sterner test, the Sporting Route covers 60 miles. After a lap of the Motor Circuit, riders will face the Festival of Speed Hill Climb, cycling in the tyre tracks of some of motorsport’s greats. Following quiet country lanes and forest tracks, the route winds its way through the Sussex countryside, with stunning views of the south coast.
From the ancient hill fort of the Trundle, riders will plunge downhill to West Dean College, then soon after riders will reach the second experience stop, the beautiful Stansted House.
The lunch stop will be hosted at Ashling Park, one of Chichester’s renowned vineyards and sparkling wine producers. From Ashling Park there’s just a few miles to go before turning through the Motor Circuit gates to warm applause from the waiting supporters enjoying the festival.
Difficulty – 7/10
Distance – 60 miles / 97km
Total elevation – 4,295ft / 1,309m
The Heroic Route
For a truly epic day in the saddle, fit and determined riders can tackle the Heroic Route. A lap of the Motor Circuit will warm the legs for the Goodwood Hill Climb, then it’s onto Racecourse Road past the finish of the 1982 UCI World Championships.
The first chance to refuel comes at the Petworth Places featuring The Hungry Guest stop at Hampers Green. This is no ordinary feed stop – riders will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the award-winning Hungry Guest.
The Heroic Route now joins with the Sporting Route, taking in Stansted House and the highly unusual sight of a Napoleonic battle reenactment, before the culinary delights of Ashling Park.
Then it’s back to Goodwood Motor Circuit for a hero’s welcome from family, friends and festival-goers. That first sip of something cold and refreshing will have been hard-earned.
Difficulty – 10/10
Distance – 100 miles / 161km
Total elevation – 6,922ft / 2,110m
Savings to be made on tickets bought before 1 April 2022
Those planning to attend Eroica Britannia this summer have the opportunity to save on tickets when bought by 31 March 2022. This year’s event qualifies for the UK Government’s ‘creative industry tax relief’, with a reduced VAT rate of 12.5% until 31 March 2022. We are pleased to be able to pass this saving on to our customers, which will apply to a number of entry products. Ticket prices will remain at the reduced VAT rate until the end of March, when it will return to the full rate of 20% from 1 April 2022.
All routes are subject to change. When buying a ticket that includes the Sunday ride, you will be asked at a later date which of the ride routes you would like to take part in.