Velo Retro Vintage Cycling Event

Velo Retro


EDITION IX  |  JUNE 2-4 2023

Velo Retro is ready for its 9th year. The only retro and vintage cycling event in the English Lake District, where for one weekend, steel vintage bikes rule and retro cycling jerseys are cool!

There’s a certain magic about riding a retro cycling event. Whether it’s the bikes, or the shared experience, or the camaraderie, people will tell you that there’s something special in the air!

We’re based in the lovely old market town of Ulverston and we ride out into the glorious Lake District National Park.

We ride well, eat well, drink well and socialise well. It’s a festival of cycling but it also a festival of friendship. Velo Retro is the authentic, friendly cycling event – where you arrive as strangers…and leave as friends! People frequently tell us that they’re sorry to be leaving at the end of the weekend, Velo Retro is a high point in their year and ours. Come and join us!

We are a founder member of the Retro Rendezvous Festival a brilliant, weekend long festival of food, drink, music, film, cars, bikes, motorcycles and general daft fun! Most of the festival is free, (although someone may shake a collection can at you!) and is run entirely by volunteers. It’s a great weekend of entertainment for both riders and supporting family or friends.