Jackie Ames was the lucky winner of our Fortnum & Mason ‘The English Essentials Hamper’ at Eroica Britannia. Jackie tells us of her family's experience at this summer's must-cycle event.
After taking part in the inaugural Eroica last year, we were champing at the bit for the registration to open this year.
We arrived on the Saturday morning, after queuing for a while – it was obviously going to be busier this time around, and we found a lovely pitch in the second camping field – nice and soft on top of long grass and buttercups.
First stop was the cycle jumble – a must for the two menfolk – and soon we had a selection of cycle jerseys, longer toeclips and a few other bits and pieces.