L'Eroica is Italian for Hero. For many years Brits have travelled to Italy to take part in this gruelling annual event on vintage velos. The excitement has now spread to the UK and finds its home in Derbyshire. Last year's event L'Eroica Britannia was an amazing success giving hundreds of us permission to fit toe clips and straps, down tube shifters and dig out that old pair of Cinelli bars (you can't chuck out Cinelli). This year's event is all set for June 19th - 21st and I have acquired a King of Mercia especially for the occasion. Here's a sneaky close-up - more to follow.