Bianchi unveils new retro ride

We take a look at Bianchi’s new/old L’Eroica bike, which was on display at the recent Cycle Show in Birmingham

Photo: Daniel Gould

There has been a huge rise in the popularity of vintage bikes and events over recent years, spurred on by the famous Eroica extravaganza. Sharing the name of the aforementioned retro cycling event, Bianchi’s majestic L’Eroica model was on display at the recent Cycle Show in Birmingham’s NEC. At first glance, the L’Eroica, complete with its celeste green livery appears every bit the vintage original. But it isn’t.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.