June 2016

L’Eroica 2016

by Adam on 11, June, 2016

green jersey

Well Gentlemen, the time is nearly upon us, the last remnants of Autosol has been squeezed out of the tubes, bells have been polished to within an inch of their brass lives an the GA jerseys have been taken from the locked vaults for a final press before it’s biggest public outing of the year.

In addition to the excitement of the event and following on of the supply of pork scratchings from Freshers Foods for the sponsorship of Carry on Kent the exceedingly nice Velo Heaven have offered us a pair of their rather smart cycling gloves to give away, after very little thought we decided the fairest way to allocate them would be to the winner of the Guvnors’ Assembly Green Jersey.

The Green Jersey is an award given by the venerable Dodger on a very loose set of criteria that basically enshrine the GA’s unwritten values that include but are not limited to; The supporting of fellow riders (even ones on Bakelite!), gentlemanly behaviour, a cheeky wave from a member of the opposite sex to name but a few. Indeed, I am told that the scoring system is “far too long and too complex for mere mortals to understand”, however we are reassured by Dodger that it is all entirely fair and above board, the fact that he happens to win his own award nine times out of ten is purely down to the base facts of the days ride.

Of course to stand even an outside chance of winning you must first ride with the GA, as ever all are welcome to ride with us we shall be meeting at the beer barrels kindly put out for us 30 minutes before the earliest start of each ride before making our way down to the start, or alternatively feel free to pick us up en-route a hello and a handshake is all that is required.

If you care to join us for a pint or two on the Friday or Saturday (just to loosen one’s limbs you understand?) we have been informed that Sergeant Foss will be bringing his GA Colours, if you see the flag we shall be under it’s glorious shadow.

Safe trips one and all, and here is to a good weekend’s cycling.

A little taster from last year. and the year before.