Tally Ho! and the GA are at it Again!

by Adam on 25, April, 2017

tally ho. 2017


Tearing around Hill and Vale on the Guvnor is all well and good, but as any Guvnor rider knows a ride without something to whet a chaps whistle is a wasted opportunity. The season warmer maybe the previous day’s Tweed Run, but those in the know keep their powder dry for the following Tally Ho! ride on the Sunday.

After international communications we are pleased to say that Mr Harris has agreed to come back from his birth place of New Zealand and take us, yet again to see the sights, sounds and pubs of the south’s premier city. As ever Mr Harris was a little cryptic with his suggestions for a ride out, we can only assume the courier pigeons were a little exhausted with their transcontinental toing and froing but he mentioned having a suitable route for a load of old dinosaurs.

If your interest has been piqued please feel free to come along and meet us at The Walrus Hostel gathering about 10:00 ante meridian, but in reality setting off about half an hour later. Mr Harris is a true gentleman and as such would never talk about the unmentionable  but we are sure £10 per head would be appreciated towards the clearing of his club’s bar tab,


The Guvnors’ Assembly Needs You

by Adam on 15, March, 2017

We Need You


For a year and a day those exceedingly nice fellows have offered chaps entering L’Eroica Britania the opportunity to sign up as a “Team”, the pioneers took this route but truth be told not a an awful lot happened after putting our names on the dotted line.

This year however, it would appear things have changed somewhat and we are now eligible for a field card

The Field Card

As you can see they promise the world for very little. I’ve been so bold as to read the small print and it would appear all we need to do is provide our electronic mail addresses offer ourselves at the feet of the organisers and should we be deemed a Team then we will be welcomed with open arms.

The Eroica chaps do ask that we wear team strip (check) or Tweed (double check), but lets be honest the GA are not the sort of fellows who will turn a fellow away on account of his attire or transport, in fact, truth be known a fellow has not even got to be a fellow.

If your whistle has been whetted then just pop your name over on the forum and we will get the secretary to collate names and email addresses then pop them in the old velum envelope.

See you later chaps

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Top Cap! The most Effectual! Top Cap!

by Adam on 21, February, 2017


In a Derek Nimmo sort of way, a funny thing happened at GA towers last week.

In conversation with @BicycleSeb he mentioned that many a cyclist have more than one bike, obviously we were incredulous, before he went on to explain that some of them may even have a newfangled system for holding a chap’s forks on called a “Headset” by this time we were sat down with a large brandy muttering that it could not possibly be so.

Seeing the angst scored in the lines of my brow he went on to pour oil over my troubled waters and explained that whilst he could not make everything well at the wave of his wand, he had been having a little play with his pencils and produced a little aide memoire that would help those on even the most fashionable of bikes remember they not only have a proper bike but are a member of one of the most respectable cycling clubs in the country.

Sold on the idea, we agreed to sub-contract the finer details to Mrs Adam, before @BicycleSeb approached Kapz and hammered out the sort of deal for the GA that Mrs May can only dream of.

If you should wish to adorn “the other bike” with a plaque of  style and taste  then those nice people at Kapz will be more than happy to oblige.


Are You Up To Much This Year?

January 31, 2017 Musings

Well it’s new year so we had better get the Mountblanc out and ink a few dates into the old Collins, we’ve pulled together a few of the dates we are aware of so far this year, but of course if you would like a date adding or even think so little of your reputation […]

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Happy Christmas One and All!

December 21, 2016 Musings

  Well Gentlemen, it is that time of year once again, Christmas is drawing in and not far on it’s heels will be the New Year, and what a year! We’ve been taken in hand and led on jollies from what is to all intents and purposes France to the traditional Holly Run in the […]

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The 2016 Holly Run

November 29, 2016 Jollies

After a little hiatus in the country, circumstances, kind offers and a few requests resulted with the GA’s Holly Run being relocated back into the cradle of modern civilisation, but as befitting a modern city the stops were all new. Well with the exception of Tandem Coffee House but what we can say, we are […]

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And The 2016 Holly Run is in…

October 4, 2016 Jollies

  Well the evenings are closing in, the weather is turning for the worse it can mean only one thing, better get a date in the diary for the Holly Run, this year we have something a little different lined up for your delectation. Based in the picturesque fishing village of Stockport in Cheshire we […]

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