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Enter Le Loafeur - Velo Retro

Festival July 13-15 2018

Ride July 15 2018

Stuff That We Like and are Happy to Recommend


Le Loafeur

Easy Riders in the Lake District

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.

Le Loafeur is for you if you love the vintage scene, but don’t want to have to work too hard to enjoy it! Or perhaps you ride a very historical or heavy town bike? Whatever your reason, all that matters to us is that you have a wonderful day in one of the most stunning places in Europe.

So dress up, take your time, you’ll have plenty, maybe get in a pub stop or even a swim in the lake? It’s a very special day and deserves the attention that you give to it.

Le Loafeur includes an accompanied kids entry at a bargain prices, so you can get the next generation rolling!

If you don’t have a vintage bike, we’ll have high quality hire bikes available, there will also be a full vintage market to top up your wardrobe!

Le Loafeur, a magical day at the magical Velo Retro Festival.


Early entry discount until January 1st 2018


Full Rate from January 1st 2018


Andrew Bullough

Velo Retro is our new favourite cycling event we loved it, Alan and Ali you are great hosts you have a super team of helpers of all ages…the man with the mini convertible was everywhere at all times (can he time travel?) We also enjoyed meeting lots of other lovely people.  

We plan to return!


Andrew Sanderson

What a great day today!  Done a lot of 'normal' sportives but this is my first vintage.  Got to say it was one of the best.  Things that made it special were Bikes, attire, home-made food, and the different terrain under your tyres - not just endless Tarmac.  Oh forgot the climb up to a light house. Will be back next year.

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