Ulverston is cycling back in time next weekend, hosting the 10th anniversary of the Velo Retro, the largest retro and vintage cycling event in the UK.

The festivity, part of the Retro Rendezvous weekend, has catapulted Ulverston into an international spotlight, attracting entries from not only the UK, but Ireland, mainland Europe, and the USA.

The event is for bicycles that were built before 1987, or replicas of the period, but riders will be out on machines that are up to 100 years old.

There are three rides on June 2, catered towards every level cyclist, with distances from a steady 13 miles, to a more challenging 60 miles.

All routes commence and conclude in the Market Square, with the long and medium routes starting from 8.15am to 8.45am, and the shorter route from 11am to 11.10am.

An optional treat for participants is a visit to the Sir John Barrow Monument, the only cycling event to include this in their route.

This presents a great photo opportunity with riders at the location between approximately 1pm and 4pm.

Cycling enthusiasts can also browse through stalls at the retro cycle market over the weekend, offering a variety of items from hard-to-find parts to vintage books and posters.

Moreover, the Laurel and Hardy Museum will host speakers on Saturday, June 1, between 5pm and 8pm, including Steve 'Pocket Rocket' Joughin, celebrated British racer, and Simon Warren, creator of the '100 Climbs' series.

Visitors can admire the 'Best in Show Display', featuring beautifully restored cycles, at the Laurel and Hardy Bronze, 2pm on the Saturday.

There will be a full weekend of entertainment as part of the Retro Rendezvous Festival.

Visit: https://retrorendezvous.co.uk/whats-on