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Watch the Mark Beaumont in R.White's Penny Farthing One Hour World Record attempt
Shane Sutton in conversation with ITV's Ned Boulting
Jamie Crick presents live broadcast of his Jazz FM drive time show from the Festival
Former British Champion David Millar leads the £10,048 Brompton Prize Race
Support GB vs Rest of the World in the Cycling Polo
Watch ex-World Champions Pervis and Awang battle Ed Clancy and others in vintage Japanese Keirin Trophy
World Champion Graeme “The Flying Scotsman” Obree rides his re-made version of The Old Faithful
Enjoy Fuller’s Master Brewer tasting sessions
Enjoy Oxford & Cambridge Varsity track varsity match from the two oldest university cycling clubs in the world
Talks from bike historian Scotford Lawrence of the National Cycle Museum
Try out a Penny Farthing in the sunshine and get a free R.White's lemonade
Vintage racing on tandems
Participate in a cocktail making class with Fever-Tree’s Master Cocktail Maker
Swing dance instruction from Dragon’s Den Stars Swing Patrol
National Cycling Museum Historic bike exhibition
Your chance to dress like Peaky Blinders for the day and explore the 1940's vintage fashion village
The thrilling noise of Stayer racing
Quaff Pommery Champagne
Hop onto a historic tethered hot-air balloon
Never-before-seen collection of classic cycling photography
Germain Burton, British National Team Pursuit Champion competes in Japanese Keirin
Immersive vintage activities and beauty parlours
Three Americans in the vintage Keirin Trophy including Josh Hartnmann
Vintage racing on dernys
Talks from Kat Jungnickel, renowned author of Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear
The History of the Bicycle with the National Cycle Museum
Performances from rock ‘n’ roll legends King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
Vintage racing on Penny Farthings
Traditional Barbers and Beauty Salons
Sports journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting in conversation with guest speakers, athletes & historians
14-16th June 2018
Herne Hill Velodrome Dulwich Village, London

Style Guide

Come as you are...or as you'd like to be! Vintage clothing welcome, non-vintage clothing welcome, nudity to be discussed ;)

Who are you coming as?

There’s only one mandatory request for patrons of our event – to have a good time!! You can wear exactly what you like, but wouldn’t it be great to come in the vintage style of festival? Let’s see some old-style tweed, beautiful vintage dresses and lots of hilarity. Plenty of options, both to use yourself or to admire on others! From an old-fashioned bike mechanic in overalls to the ever-fashionable t-shirt and jeans, as long as you have a smile you are perfectly attired 😉
Cast your eyes below and check out the classic revival looks our friends at The House of Foxy have curated for your inspiration.

Browse The Mens’ Vintage Style below

Browse The Ladies’ Vintage Style below

Sporting Tweeds

The classic look for the well-to-do sporting chap with time on his hands, from the 1920s right through to post-WWII, was tweed. Grab yourself a single-breasted tweed sports coat, a tattersall shirt, a v-neck tank-top, and a silk scarf or woollen neck or bow tie and pair it with some tweed plus fours, shooting socks (with garters naturally) and a pair of brown brogues. Don’t be afraid to mix your tweeds, but try and stay within the same colour palette.

Sunday Best

Of course for the average suburbanite, still suffering from post-war shortages, the trackside uniform of ‘Sunday Best’ would be on show. From demob to an off-the-shelf from Burtons, men would want any excuse to “doll-up” and head to the track to sink a few whilst placing a cheeky bet on the side. The key to this look is a wide-lapel single or double-breasted three-piece suit, in a dark shade, or pin/chalk-stripe with a crisp spear-point collar shirt, tie-pin and bold-look tie.

Club Casual

If you want to cause a bit of a stir at the track, what better way than to throw all caution to the wind and show what an up-and-coming free spirit you are by wearing your club uniform. Grab your navy-blue boating blazer or club jacket; throw on a pair of cream or beige ‘slacks’, a crisp white spear-point shirt and your stripped club tie. Or for an alternative look, go for navy trousers and a cream or grey sports jacket. Show those ‘stiffs’ what you are made of.

Gatsby Gone Wild

The era of Art Deco, the flapper and the boyish look. This decade can be chic and elegant or decadent and full glam. The silhouette in the 1920’s was boyish with a drop waist. You can have a lot of fun with the 1920’s look, your opportunity to take opulence to a new level.  Beaded, bejewelled and fringed or sumptuous velvets and chiffons.

The Well-Dressed Moll

The 1930’s was a well dressed decade. It makes us think of bias cut gowns, tweed suits, flounces and frills. It had many contrasts with the 1920’s – the waist has returned and curves are in vogue again. The 1930’s, however, also saw the birth of ‘sports casual’ clothing for women when outdoor exercising was encouraged and adopted.

Home Front Honey

When we think of 1940s fashion, we probably think of the glamour of the 40s Pin Up and the practical styles of the wartime Land Army Girls. We think of ultra feminine 1940s tea dance dresses in floral prints, wedge shoes and brogues. The fashions were of course, influenced by the war and economic situation and so fashion was practical.

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