Time to get the Diary Out

by Adam on 30, January, 2013


Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

Early day we know but before we know it Spring will be upon us and we will be running around like Dervishes trying to organise rides. While this seemed to work it would  be nice if we could get the Conway Stewart’s out and put a few circles around a few dates in our diaries.

Over the past months we have been consolidating rides and events, we do however still have several months free. Whilst I am sure we can fill the dates we would welcome suggestions from you chaps to help fill the dates with some of your favourite Guvnor friendly rides.

We are sure you know the format, about thirty miles one day incorporating a tea stop and a second food stop. Nothing too taxing as anyone who wishes to push themselves a bit are more than welcome to join us on a Sportive.

April  – Traditionally this has been the Tweed Run month but after the difficulty getting enough places for us to make a decent showing it is probably fair to think we will encounter similar issues this year (even assuming it is being held)

A possible option is for us to meet up in London anyway and have our own little jolly. After the Tweed Run concludes we meet up with any fellows lucky enough to have obtain a place on the excursion. This option will need a chap familiar with the Capital to guide the out of towners any offers would be greatly appreciated.

18/19h May (Confirmed) – The Good Egg Mr Fossil has kindly offered to take us around his back garden on the South Coast starting in Chichester

June 8th/9th (Confirmed)The Black Country Museum a living museum situated in the Black Country, the destination and date are set at the moment preliminary plans are to stay in Cannock Chase and ride along the canals to the museum. A small entry fee will be charged.

June 16th (Confirmed)Our good friends Velo Vintage are putting on one of their delightful do’s. Details are a little light at the moment but we can be sure of a warm welcome.

July – Suggestions very much appreciated?

August – The  redoubtable Mr and Mrs Cycling Photographer are at present in high level talks regarding a possible event in the ‘wolds.

September – Again suggestions very much appreciated?

October-Of course suggestions very much appreciated?

November 9th/10th– Holly Run

December 7th/8th– The second Velo Vintage event of the year, this time with a festive twist.

So there you have it, at the moment we have no news of another Pashley Picnic, although it may be nice to have one of the open months as a weekend at the home of the Guvnor?

A little like the ending of a rather poor 1980’s horror film a final note, it would be nice if we could spread the rides between the North and South of this fair island, we appreciate not everyone can make a full weekend away so it would be good to spread the locations around a little.

Thanks you.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Swiss-Zweirad-Miss January 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Good day Mr Adam, Ladies and gentlemen

What edifying and uplifting tidings from Assembly Towers reaches out to the distant bounds of the snowy Swiss Alps. On cold and grey days like these, such fortifying and invigorating news are truly appreciated. Accompanied by the jolly gents and ladies of the honoured GA I am picturing myself already riding over green lofty hills and valleys in flimsy summer dresses, on that “earth of majesty, this seat of Mars”, that funny little isle of yours again.

As noted elsewhere, please do count me in for the Black Country / Cannock Case ride; and in case Mr and Mrs TCP will plan their Cotswolds jaunt on the 17th/18th or 24th/25th of August, I should be jumping at the opportunity to visit the Cotswolds on two wheels, too, I dare to affirm already! (On the 10th and 11th there is some Swiss film festival I am likely having to attend, I’m afraid).

Many thanks for all your efforts,
Best regards, as always


Adam January 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Evening Swiss Miss,

Huzzah! Jolly glad we shall be making your acquaintance again this coming year.

Your look at times of indulgent bemusement often puts a smile on my fizzog at these get togethers.



Emmanuel Ryckbost January 31, 2013 at 9:52 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, best cycling friends,

On the 14th & 15th September 2013, the local authorities of the beautiful coastal town of ‘De Haan’ in the Flanders(Belgium), very well known for its ‘belle époque’ styled landhouses and cottages and its wonderful countryside (http://youtu.be/6xlsZrRoTJs and http://www.visitflanders.co.uk/discover/flemish-coast/de_haan/index.jsp), are organising a ‘vintage bicycle event’, called a “A Touch of Britain”. Minister of Transport and Roads, Mrs H. Crevits, would honour them by being present and performing the opening of this splendid event.

Bruges, the coast line cities and towns, the country and maritime sites would suit this event perfectly



Dodger (FKA EmGee CeCe) January 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm

How very interesting Mr Ryckbost… I feel my Guvnor Transport Vehicle and Guvnor sniffing the sea air of a fast ferry crossing and dash along the coast !!!



Dodger (FKA EmGee CeCe) February 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

For any chaps interested in joining in a sportive the Two we have penciled in at the moment are the

Pain On the Plain (Salisbury Plain) 7th July http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/painontheplain/pain_on_the_plain_sportive_event.html

New Forest Rattler 18th August http://www.newforestrattler.co.uk/node/15



Jonathan Fulford March 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm

What oh Chaps. Delighted to say I will be on the Tweed run this year. I am also delighted to see a jolly based from Chichester. Confession time I don’t have a g’vnur but I do ride a Pashley Deli bike and would love to help out if I can. Moral support. Please do let me know if I can help. Tally ho boys and fillies.


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