September 2012

The New Forest Swiss Roll

by Adam on 26, September, 2012


Gentlemen and as would appear to be more the case nowadays Ladies,

Over the course of the Pashley Picnic weekend this summer our very own Swiss Miss mentioned she was back over in Blighty with her Mater and Pater for a holiday in the New Forest this October.

Later that evening it did not take long for tentative plans to be drawn up, with Swiss Bob very kindly offering to take on the organisation for the weekend. Although she did not actually come out and say it, I fear after our little Saturday ride around Stratford she was a little concerned at our ability to organise ourselves never mind a gathering of riders.

So a few details, as can be seen on the above advertisement we are tootling around on the 13th and 14th of October based in and around Lymington.

On the Saturday we have the intention of meeting up at the Mayflower Public House in Lymington around 2:00pm, before heading off for a on our shortish ride to the Gunn Inn at Keyhaven.

On the Sunday day we are planning a longer ride of around thirty miles starting at 10.00 a.m. (ish) again at the Mayflower.

As usual this will be split into 3 x 10(ish) mile segments the end of each segment punctuated by a tea stop or pub lunch, on both days we shall be riding at the speed of the slowest rider something that MGcC will attest to on numerous occasions, so if you have not ridden with us before please feel free to come along and give it a go, we do try to be Gentlemen.

On the Saturday night Swiss Bob has been kind enough to organise victuals at a local pub (well a table anyway), if you would like to join us of the evening please let us know here or over on the New Forest Swiss Roll thread.

Finally, please keep an eye on the forum details may change, times are not set in stone so if you cannot make the ride until the (ish) time please let us know and we can try and shuffle.


“It’s Coming Up To That Time Of Year… Again!”

by The Cycling Photographer on 23, September, 2012

No sooner have you got out your Mankini, it’s time to put it away and bring out the Damart underwear! Winter is approaching and as the old saying goes: ‘Good summer cycling is built on hard winter training‘.

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“Turned Out Nice Again!”

by The Cycling Photographer on 20, September, 2012

Our very own Mr.McCarthy showed the world that not only can The Guvnor’s Assembly produce sartorially perfect people, their bicycles take some beating too! Winner of ‘The Best Decorated Bicycle’ at Velo Vintage’s Exmouth Ride, he was presented with a fine cycling handkerchief by non other than Bikeland’s. (A rather perfect cycle emporium on The Strand).



September 18, 2012 Jollies
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In the West Country

September 13, 2012 Jollies

The Guvnors’ Assembly went way out West this weekend for the inaugural Velo Vintage Cream Tea ride however prior to this our esteemed hosts Alastair and Sebastian Cope arranged a little entertainment for us on the Saturday riding around the Exmouth boundaries accompanied by the Town Crier and a few local dignitaries,  hitting stones with […]

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“And The Winner Is……”

September 11, 2012 Jollies

After hard deliberation, the winner of The Guvnors’ Assembly Moustache Competition is non other than…… Master Macintyre Haywood-Newlands, son & heir of Stuart and Rebecca, who own the fantastic bicycle emporium, Bikelands in Exmouth. The Assembly were proud to sponsor this competition for the Velo Vintage Ride, although a few arguments resulted after one of […]

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Velo Vintage ride, Devon, 2012.

September 10, 2012 Jollies

An enormous thank you to both Mr.Cope’s and their delightful team for a an incredible, beautiful, and very polite social ride through some of Devon’s wonderful lanes. More images and stories to follow. VERY SOON!

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