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
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
Join the forum discussion on this post
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.
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 you would care to host a ride in your local neck of the woods then please feel free to get in touch either on the bottom of the page or drop a quick missive to Admin@TheGuvnorsAssembly .com
So what do we know then?
|26th Feb 2017||No Excuses||A Sportive around Cambridgeshire, the nice part being you get your money back if you turn up||The Cambridge Schlep
|Mar 2017||Nothing much on at the moment||Suggestions chaps?||
|23rd Apr 2017||Tour of The Black Country||It’s not that black but it is rather good fun and very Guv friendly (mostly)||Battenberg
|13th May 2017||The Tweed Run||Possibly the ride that started it all? Everyone should ride it at least once||I say Old Chap!
|14th May 2017||Tally Ho! Ft. The GA||Early days but fingers crossed Jack and the chaps will open their door to us again||Give us a chance
|16th - 18th June 2017||Eroica UK||It's the big one, bikes, beer and I've been told other none bike related stuff||Erotica
|14th - 16th Jul 2017||Velo Retro||A silly bloody ride on the Saturday or a much more civilised affair on the Sunday||Hills, Gin and beer
|Aug 2017||Another free month, unless you know better?||
|Sept 2017||Free month (or maybe not depending on Pashley)||
|Oct 2017||A free month again!||I really hope we can sort something out?||
|Nov 2017||The Holly Run (of course)||No date or venue sorted yet, but it will be||