Velotastic's

Retro Rideout


It's all about the ride
May 16th 2021

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Velotastic's Retro Rideout


Coming in May 2021, the Retro Ride Out is a 100 km cycling event aimed at pre-2000 bicycles.


Taking in some of the iconic climbs in the Peak District’s Derwent valley, this event will be a challenging big day out.

The Retro Ride Out is clearly focused on the ride and rider. The route will have a feed station and will be signed, however we continue to encourage riders to support the communities they will be passing through and visit local pubs and cafe’s whilst on the ride.

More details to follow, as and when things become clearer in these uncertain times.

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Where's it all happening ?


The Retro Rideout will be held in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District in May 2021.
We've a venue in mind, but would prefer to let you know once the lockdown has eased and we've got it confirmed.

The route explores some of the best quiet roads and country lanes that the Peak District has to offer.

We're partnered with Glory Days bikes as our official bike rental provider for this event. They have a range of vintage British bikes that are suitable for the Retro Rideout.
Please give them a try if you haven't got a suitable ride.

Rules and FAQ's

We like to keep things simple, however to help us, the communities and the environment you are riding through we do have a few rules to avoid us having sleepless nights worrying about you.

Any riders under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. All riders under 18 must enter with their parents permission.

The event is held on open roads.
All riders should obey the highway code.

Please wear a helmet.
If you don't you're nothing to do with us.

This is not a race. It is not timed, there are no prizes for getting back first.
If you want to race go to a different kind of event and pin a number on your back.

This event is unsupported and unmarshalled.
We don't offer mechanical support so make sure your bike works before you ride.

Sorry, no eBikes

The route is signed and a GPX will be provided, however we hold no responsibility for signs getting moved.
If you do get lost, either ask a local, phone your mum or call a cab.

Riders should carry a spare inner tube, pump, multi-tool, waterproof.
It is recommended that you carry a basic first aid kit and some money for food and drink.

Please sign on at the start before you ride and when you finish.
If you drop out please let us know.

Don't be an idiot.
Slow down for walkers and horse riders and be nice to motorists. Nobody likes an idiot.

Please take any litter home with you.

Bar an apocalyptic event, this event will go ahead. No refunds will be given.
There are no refunds if you withdraw. However you can transfer your entry to another rider.

Think long and hard about what the answer will be before you ask if you can have a copy of the route for free.

Let's Get In Touch!


Like the sound of the Retro Rideout ? Got any burning questions ? Give us a shout and we'll do our best to help.

01246 477436


Velotastic 35 Clocktower Business Centre, Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield S43 2PE