L'Eroica vintage bike race attracts thousands to Tuscany

L'Eroica Bike Ride Starts in Tuscany
L'Eroica Bike Ride Starts in Tuscany Copyright ITRAI
By Thomas Hill
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Vintage bikes tour the vineyards of Tuscany as thousands complete Italy's L'Eroica cycle challenge

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More than eight thousand cycling enthusiasts completed a tour of Tuscany in the 25th annual L’Eroica vintage cycling festival in Italy.

Using bicycles manufactured before 1987, participants could choose from a 46km pedal through Chianti or a longer 209km trail.

It was a chance for some to dress up in costumes from the early 20th century and for others to enjoy the scenery and hospitality of the region.

Journalist • Thomas Hill

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