L’Eroica Britannia 2015

by Adam on 20, January, 2015

Handsome

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, the waiting is over for what was regarded by many as the best mass participation cycle event in the UK last year. Entries for L’Eroica Britannia are well and truly open.

After the initial website issues at these sort of events things do seem to have calmed down a little, although if you do intend to ride we would advise booking your place sooner rather than later.

After registration the question is posed “would be riding as part of a team?” unable to find an option for THE team we proceeded to register and have been issued with “mNZ62fXv” as to what we do with it I am a little unsure, but rest assured “The Guvnors’ Assembly” are as officially a team as we have ever been.

If anyone is wavering, please feel free to come ride the event with us, we have never left a man behind and certainly have no intention on starting. Conversely we have been left behind many, many times.

Finally to wet everyone’s palate, please find enclosed a few photographs from the halcyon long weekend in 2014, hopefully our paths shall cross long before that date in June, but if not keep handsome until then.

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A Retrospective

by Adam on 7, January, 2015

The Year That Was

Well it’s not been a bad old year at the Guvnors Assembly, having had a little time to get our breath we have been around a bit.

We do enjoy the odd Sportive or two and are moderately successful having never been defeated in the Path Racer Class. One of the most enjoyable Sportives of the year was the “Tour of the Black Country” where we got to meet Jim Varnish and have our photograph taken with the legendary Hugh Porter, the glass of fizz at the end was rather a nice way to finish the ride too. In addition to the Black Country we also showed our faces in the New Forrest, London and Cambridgeshire. A possibly bigger boast than being undefeated is that fact a few brave (foolhardy) fellows chose to ride their first ever Sportive with us. Chapeau Gents.

We are of course much more than a club with the “need for speed” or a least the need to get around a set route, one of the few things we do take seriously is enjoying ourselves be it a club ride or a ride arranged by our friends. In the last year we popped along to the Tweed Run, had a superb day out with Tally Ho! Cycle Tours and showed the BOC what they could have had and of course a few ride-outs and maybe a pint or two with Velo Vintage.

One of the biggest cycling events of the year was L’Eroica Britannia and we were lucky enough to be there, making our own unique mark on the event and having one of the most enjoyable organised mass events of the year.

In August some how Dodger hatched a plan, dragged a few of the GA across Europe and became “Cool in Zurich” overnight at the Zurich Style Ride.

Finally the Guvnors Assembly organised rides, this year we have been to the Cotswolds, Lincoln and of course the cradle of the civilised world Manchester. A massive thank you must be given to the people who put the time and effort into arranging the events, the rides do have a special life and feeling of their own.

As most of you know with one or two exceptions the GA are wallflowers to a man (and woman) despite this was have been featured in three magazines and a documentary or two on Sky and Channel 4

All of this is down to the wonderful ladies and gentlemen of the Guvnors Assembly and of course the Basket Brigade, thank you everyone.

Finally, an extra thank you to everyone who helps out with the running of the site, Mrs Adam for the short-notice production of graphics, Dodger for his tireless manning of Twitter and Facebook and of course Mr Cycling Photographer for providing his world famous artwork and photographs (when he remembers his camera).

Until the next date in the calendar, we trust the Tweeds will hold and and we will see you in Spring.

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Have a Jolly Merry Christmas!

by Adam on 16, December, 2014

Christmas Tree

Well, nearly another year successfully completed for the Guvnors’ Assembly under our belts, here is to wishing everyone who rides, has ridden or plans to ride a Guvnor a very joyeux Noel

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The 2014 Holly Run

November 27, 2014 Jollies

The Holly Run is becoming a little bit of a Guvnors’ Assembly tradition, for the second year a return to the cradle of the modern world was organised, this time basing ourselves in Media City, where rumour must have got out that we were about to descend and a red carpet was rolled out in […]

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The Guvnors Assembly Are Now in Type

November 12, 2014 Musings

Finally the Gutenberg press has a reason to have been invented, after centuries of turning out irrelevant copy it has finally been put to good use and used to publish two separate articles about the Guvnors’ Assembly. Back in July the internationally renowned cycling journalist Herr Wolfgang Scherreicks popped over to Blighty to ride the […]

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The 2014 Guvnors’ Assembly Holly Run 15th November

November 1, 2014 Jollies

Well, the weather is closing in, the nights are getting dark and anyone with a single ounce of sense will be putting their bikes away for the winter and digging out the unfinished Airfix Spitfire from last year. The issue here is of course the GA are not renown for their sense, and so we […]

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Lincoln; Bikes, Rides and Pies

October 19, 2014 Jollies

By kind invitation of Mr Linstcq and his good lady wife the GA went out East to sample a little bit of life in the Shires. Base for our little adventure was the Lincoln Hotel and rather good they were too, even supplying a breakfast for everyone who turned up on the Saturday morning. In […]

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