Save the date – the first Eroica Britannia at Goodwood will take place on the 6th and 7th of August 2022!
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon revealed the dates of Eroica Britannia 2022 at the Goodwood Revival earlier today during his welcome to dozens of Eroica regulars at the Revival.
This Sunday, 150 vintage cyclists will complete a lap of Goodwood's historic Motor Circuit before taking on a hilly 20-mile ride in the South Downs. The ride-out, led by Sir Chris Hoy MBE, will give the Revival crowd a taste of Eroica while showing Eroica what Goodwood and Sussex have to offer.
"One of the things we love about the Eroica Britannia festival is its ethos," His Grace told the Eroica riders this morning. "It celebrates the sheer joy of exploring the world on two wheels. I can see the passion you have for cycling right here. Your beautifully restored ancient bikes and vintage attire are simply brilliant.
"It’s a perfect fit with Goodwood and what we stand for. At this year’s Revival, in particular, we’ve created an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where 'make do and mend' was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.
"The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to 'reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle' – in the most authentic way possible. You are all the perfect embodiment of that ethos, so thank you for sharing your passion with all of us."
Tickets for Eroica Britannia are not yet on sale, but expect them to become available by the end of the year. Sign up to Goodwood's cycling newsletter to keep up to date with preparations for Eroica Britannia 2022.