Vintagebikeshed is a family business focussing on the hire and sale of classic racing bikes (pre-1987) specifically for rides and events such as Eroica Britannia.
Long before the first L’Eroica ride in 1987 we have been involved with classic racing bikes, our mechanic has been restoring and collecting such bikes since the age of 14 and has over 40 years experience in this field. His own collection now numbers over 30 such bikes ! (See Miscellaneous/Gallery/Private Collection).
We have attended each Eroica Britannia event selling both classic bikes and related part s and accessories. In October 2015 we will be attending the L’Eroica in Tuscany to complete the ride.
In 2015 we were asked by Eroica Britannia to supply bikes for hire over the weekend. This proved popular, with star guest riders such as Malcolm Elliott completing the ride on our Harry Hall ‘steed.’
From the feedback received from our customers we are pleased to have been invited by Eroica Brittannia to be an official partner and supplier of hire bikes for the event in 2016. We have over 100 bikes available for hire, both ladies and gents and of course all sizes. The vast array includes Dawes Galaxys and Super Galaxys, Brian Rourkes, Carltons, Henry Burtons, Colnagos, Bianchis, numerous Raleighs-Clubmans, Lady Clubmans, Record Sprints, Peugeots as well as many other brands. We try and list every bike that is available but our stock is continually expanding and changing , if you have a specific request please contact us and we will endeavour to meet your needs.
All bikes meet the qualifying criteria for the event. Additionally we are familiar with the undulating terrain involved in each ride, therefore most of our bikes have a wide gear range to enable the hills to be climbed as easily as possible! All bikes have been fully serviced, thoroughly checked before use and cleaned ready for use. Additionally our mechanic will be at the event all weekend to ensure that you are fully familiar with the bike, its use and that it is adjusted to meet your requirements.
If you wish to hire a bike for the event please complete the booking form or if you need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone.
We are committed to supplying you with a bike for your specific needs and requirements to enable you to fully enjoy the experience that is Eroica Britannia.
Helen and Andy Franks