Cycling world champions return to Goodwood for Eroica Britannia

Goodwood Estate | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Giuseppe Saronni and Mandy Jones to return to Goodwood in August 2022.
  • The UCI Road World Champions will be celebrated at Eroica Britannia.
  • Eroica Britannia ticket buyers can retrace the roads ridden by the two athletes in 1982.

Eroica Britannia is thrilled to announce that 1982 world champions, Giuseppe Saronni and Mandy Jones, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their victories at Goodwood this summer.

Saronni and Jones (now Mandy Bishop) will be guests of honour at Eroica Britannia on August 6 and 7, the first time the cycling festival has been hosted in Sussex. This year marks four decades since the UCI Road World Championships were held at Goodwood.

Giuseppe Saronni won the 171-mile men's race with a fearsome sprint finish, dubbed 'La Fucilata di Goodwood' (the gunshot of Goodwood). In a glittering career, Saronni won the Giro d'Italia twice on his way to 193 professional victories. Now 64 years old, the Italian has continued to be associated with professional cycling, and is an adviser to the UAE Emirates World Tour team.

In the women's race, Mandy Jones escaped from the field to win solo, 10 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. Aged just 20 at the time of her world championship victory, she followed up her success with fourth place the following year. After her racing career, she went on to run a bike shop in Oldham with her husband, and was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009.

"I'm so excited to be returning to Goodwood 40 years after winning the world championships in Sussex," said Bishop. "The bike I rode back in 1982 is being restored, and I'm looking forward to riding it on the Motor Circuit and the South Downs!"

The Duke of Richmond said "We're delighted to have Mandy Bishop and Beppe Saronni as our guests at the first Eroica Britannia at Goodwood. I remember watching the World Championships all those years ago, and look forward to welcoming them back to the scene of their great triumphs."

Tickets for both the Eroica Britannia festival and the Classic Rides on the Sunday are available now, where participants will be able to retrace the same roads the UCI heroes covered. There's also a packed programme of rides and races on the Motor Circuit on the Saturday, as well as food and drink, music, and entertainment for the whole family over the entire weekend. Tickets are available at

Everyone at Eroica Britannia is looking forward to welcoming thousands of cyclists – and our two very special guests – to Goodwood this August.

Savings to be made on tickets bought before 1 April 2022
Those planning to attend Eroica Britannia this summer have the opportunity to save on tickets when bought by 31 March 2022. This year’s event qualifies for the UK Government’s ‘creative industry tax relief’, with a reduced VAT rate of 12.5% until 31 March 2022. We are pleased to be able to pass this saving on to our customers, which will apply to a number of entry products. Ticket prices will remain at the reduced VAT rate until the end of March, when it will return to the full rate of 20% from 1 April 2022.

Image credits: Graham Watson


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