Every year on the first Sunday of October, Tuscany pauses in anticipation of an exciting event. On this day passes the famous cycling race "L'Eroica" - an habit soaked with a real heroic spirit.
If you have ever made a family trip in Tuscany
, then surely have seen the famous "White Roads
", preserved from the Roman Empire. In order not to lose this heritage, the first historic bike ride was held in 1997. The organizer was well-known journalist and writer Giancarlo Brocci
. 92 athletes took part in the race. And this year, there were more than 8,000 participants. The organizers managed to raise more than 57 million euros to save the famous dirt roads of Tuscany.
The event is unique in that it allows you to experience the spirit of that era. Only vintage bicycles, not older than 1987, participate in the race. With heavy frames, obsolete brakes and speed switches. Clothing participants are also recommended to choose appropriate for the time, from materials that were in use until the 1980s of the twentieth century.