September 2011

Brooks Tour Ride 2011 medal

A group of Guvnor riders met up at Trentham Gardens today to ride the 49.71 mile challenge sportive. A taste of the attention we would receive during the day began as the marshals ensured we started at the front of our group, I assume it was due to the Guvnors and abundance of tweed rather than the stunning good looks amongst our party.

The first forty or so miles were pleasant enough, then the rain started at first a gentle drizzle and then a little heavier. This is of course the worst possible time to hear a fellow cyclist say “One of your chaps has missed the junction and carried straight on” fortunately our man realised by the lack of bikes he had missed a turning before we had travelled too far in pursuit.

After the second feed station then drizzle turned into full blown rain, with wool cycle jerseys slowly dropping below our knees we set off for the final leg home, and then three miles to go the rain stopped, spirits rose and we gathered up for our triumphant crossing of the finish line.

The attention the bikes and riders receive is quiet surprising with questions and photographs from Carbon Fibre Super Cyclist to octogenarians talking about “Proper British” bikes.

More photographs here Giro d’Stokio ‘n Trentino Tour Ride September 2011

As a final note the ride is actually a charity ride to raise money for research into finding a cure for Prostate cancer Martin has set a sponsorship site up here I’m sure he would appreciate it if you popped over and gave him a few bob Prostate Cancer Charity


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Gentlemen Only…..

by The Cycling Photographer on 20, September, 2011

This wonderful image has been posted by our esteemed Cycling Photographer, I however think he may have Tweeted his description so I’ll take the liberty of posting up the details to the best of my knowledge.

Mr. Photographer is often called upon by Pashley for their various press and advertising releases. This picture of a (cough) Guv’nor Plus Two was taken on his last shoot at the Aerodrome in Stratford Upon Avon.

Mr Photographer I tip my cap to you

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A Warm Welcome

by Adam on 13, September, 2011

I say old chap, have you heard that the Guvnor's Assembly is up and Running

Ladies, Gentlemen fellow Cyclist,

Welcome to The Guvnor’s Assembly. A website that celebrates the Pashley Guvnor, along with a somewhat unique  style and attitude that it inspires. As the site develops (along with your input) we hope it will develop into a resource, a point of contact and perhaps most of all a jolly nice place to pop into for a quick chat.

The site has been developed by a group of Guvnor riders with the offer of help from many more, hopefully this will enable us to keep the content fresh and the little group of back-room knob twiddler’s busy ensuring the site remains available for all and develops to our needs and requests.

So yet again welcome, please feel free to have a look around, if you have any comments or notice any problems please pop over to the Shed in the Forum and let us know.

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Giro d’Stokio ‘n Trentino

September 5, 2011 Jollies

A few of our more robust riders are for want of a better word are “competing” in the 49.70 mile Tour of Britain Challenge Ride, starting from the beautiful Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire looping out into the surrounding before returning back to Trentham Gardens for a pasta meal and hearty congratulations all round for a […]

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