The Anjou Vélo Vintage Spirit
Come and live a 100% vintage epic!
A time machine…
Ladies, with a corolla dress or a pencil skirt, a tight suit or a blown-up petticoat, a fitted hat or fascinator, this year and more than ever, you will embody femininity !
Gentlemen, with a raised beret, drawn suspenders, ridden up socks and a trimmed moustache, it’s time to show your hidden talents in this original vintage atmosphere!
Ladies and gentlemen, now meet up! On a swing or blues tune, grab your partner’s hips and rock the festival’s dance floor! Be-bop, jive, boogie-woogie… enjoy together this unique guinguette atmosphere, full of joy and with a good sense of humour. Stroll along the alleys of the Vintage Village, stride along the narrow streets of Saumur from one discovery to another, admire the period bicycles, vote for the most beautiful vintage outfit or for the prettiest shop, ...
Original and unique atmosphere…
The bells are ringing in unison, it’s time for the great adventure!
Nobody is as impatient to hit the road as the old bicycle fans, the bon vivants and the cycling lovers. On the starting line, tandems, penny-farthings and other old bicycles will set forth in a very elegant procession. With your friends, family or colleagues pedal in style to the next stop while gazing at the beautiful landscape that surrounds you. A little break is needed? Crunch the local flavourful specialities in the open air with a renowned Saumur wine. A sparkly, funny and exciting time travel !
Elegance doesn’t mean perfection but relevance. Whatever your dressing style might be, the spirit of Anjou Vélo Vintage is represented by the combination of your character, your outfit and your bicycle!
Enter in the Anjou Vélo Vintage fitting room
RelaxedYou have a retro style!
Bright colors , antics and a load of accessories keep your incomparable style going !
AuthenticYou are more into classic and sober style, straight on the saddle. Hat , socks or braces …
Examine every last detail of your outfit.
GlamorousPom pom pidou, draw your inspiration from Betty Boop
let your bicycle be your best point.
SportyYou are a champion! A real road fanatic.
You don’t fear to get sweaty . There is no great victory without style.
The Anjou Vélo Vintage rides are organized for vintage style bikes built from early 1900’s to 1987. The bicycles riding must fit the following criteria :
- Automatic toe clip are not allowed.
- Lever speed must not be attached to the handlebar.
Recent bicycles with vintage look and characteristics are allowed. Nevertheless, they must comply with the criteria above. Replicas, single speed, american cruiser and fixie are also allowed. For the 130 kilometres route, the change of the gear ratios is allowed because of its level of difficulty.
Any registered cyclist who arrives on the starting line with a bicycle that does not conform to the rules and regulations of the event may be disqualified immediately
Regarding disabilities, we invite you to contact the organization directly for more information.
We advise you to do up and service your bicycle. Perhaps your bike hasn’t been out of the garage for a while. Don’t hesitate in asking for professional assistance and advice on the efficient functioning of your bike.
Penny FarthingYou will cut a fine figure on your authentic bicycle? You have the ways and means to ride a cycling. You will definitely not go unnoticed.
the TandemMultiply your strength by riding with someone but you must choose wisely your partner or climbing the hills might be a little bit tricky.
the ElegantYou rather like elegance. Your bike is adequate, easy to handle and handy. It is an everyday bike and with it you will go far away without effort.
the AthleticThis cycling is made for the race, the chain is greased , the derailleur is precisely adjusted? The brakes? Who care about the brakes ? You want to win the race.