In the mood for vintage

vintage hat

Last Sunday (23rd June)  was “la fête du vélo en Anjou”,  roads in both sides along the river Loire from Angers to Montsoreau (a village 15km east from Saumur) were car free (120km in total)  for a day specially for bikes.
etape-val-de-loire-eurovelo6

la loire

This bicycle festival already 17 year old, 3 years ago, people are encouraged to come with their vintage bicycles and dressed in vinage, to participate in vintage bicycles contest.

Anjou bicycles vintage is integrated into Anjou bicycles festival,  “Anjou vélo vintage” and “la fête du vélo en Anjou” become little by little well known. There were 20 nationalities participated in 2013’s vélo vintage.
anjou vélo vintage

2013 is the 100 years of Tour de France, Anjou vélo vintage did a “look back tour”(22nd June) , le rétro 1903,  from Angers to Saumur to celebrate it, some veterans of Tour de France and 300 others had jointed this event.
vintage - la rétro

Below are the pictures taken on the road of  fête du vélo/vélo vintage  2013 (23rd June):

In the town of Surmur, there was a village of “vélo vintage” on saturday 22nd and sunday 23rd of June, there were exhibation of old bikes,  old objects  to go with bikes, vintage style bicycles, vintage  sweets, here are some pictures:

The vintage contest winner was, this couple from Chamonix (Franch Alpes).
vintage contest winners

Sunday 23 June in Surmur after few hours cycling. I wasn’t dressed up in vintage.
me in town Saumur

photos taken on 22, 23 June 2013.

8 thoughts on “In the mood for vintage

  1. I love this idea, closing the roads to cars and really enjoying the slower pace of the bicycles, and I imagine it was peaceful too with only natures sounds instead of engines!
    I loved your photos🙂

  2. Bonsoir Olivia ,

    Ce joli tour en soi , sur les belles rives de Loire ,
    Marque ma foi de mémoires , une verte manière au delà ,
    D’avancer pas à pas , autour de la roue d’Histoires ,
    Dont les cycles en regards , s’affranchissent de nos bras .
    ~
    NéO~
    ~
    Bravo & Merci l’aventure😉

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