A Listing of Events that May be of Interest to Guvnor Riders

The 2017 Pashley Picnic

by Adam on 26, September, 2017

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The evenings are getting a little fresher, the Handlebards are back on home soil, and people are thinking towards wrapping their Guvnor up in cotton wool before popping it into cryogenic storage for the remains of the year. Pashley however have a different agenda, it is time for Pashley owners from around the world to gather in Stratford Upon Avon for the annual Pashley Picnic.

As is the GA’s tradition we had a little ride planned meeting at the Marina Cafe opposite the Traditional Cycle Shop that conveniently gives a little bit of time to pop in and kick a few tyres and generally get under the feet of the good people who actually work in the shop before heading off into the countryside.

At this point a big thank you has to be given to Mrs Adam and the bar staff at the Bear, who wisely locked us away in a private room on the Saturday evening and considered it a good idea to stop us organising a relay to the bar and take frequent drink orders.

To the main event.

Sunday is upon us, the GA marshals are signed up and champing at the bit, Blaaake, Pashley’s resident cat wrangler pops his megaphone out gives it a good blow to attract everyone’s attention and before you know it we are off causing madness, mayhem and confusion through the streets of Stratford before heading off up to Chalecote Park. Now there are no two ways about it, Charlecote is at the top of a very, very long hill. The gentle incline stretching the group. Not that this is an issue, the riders are happy to dawdle along, the Marshals fly up and down the hill, giving the appearance of knowing what they are doing.

A quick dash and we are in the park with a little bite to eat and one of the most anarchic renditions of the Bard witnessed. A short hour later and we receive the call to muster at the gates ready for the decent back into Stratford for the obligatory group photo outside Will’s old gaff, before returning to the Boat House for food, drink, dancing and of course pass the parcel.

Thank you to everyone involved in organising the event, Mr Schubert for the Black Country/Bard quiz and of course everyone who makes the weekend the fun that it is.

*New just in from Pashley*

As part of Pashley’s never ending quest for never ending improvement a selection of riders were given a card asking for feedback, Mr Williams has kindly shared the replies regarding the marshals.

Q: What was your opinion regarding the standard of marshalling on the ride?

A: I thought the one in the skirt was rather cute. – John Waters

A: You had marshals? – Anon

A: I think you should by them all a pint – Mrs GC

A: Someone’s got to do it – Matt

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The 2017 Pashley Picnic

by Adam on 11, September, 2017

Pashley Picnic Ride 2016 from Pashley Cycles on Vimeo.

It would appear it is that time of year again, those lovely people at Pashley are having another Picnic and of course the GA along with the Basket Brigade will be in attendance and maybe offering an unwelcome hand.

Of course we also have our own little tradition with a cheeky little spin on the Saturday and a little pub lunch, nothing too strenuous, but it keeps us out of the public houses for a little longer and directly effects the possibility of us making the Sunday start on time.

If you would care to come along then please feel free to meet us outside the Traditional Cycle Shop aiming for a 12 o’clock(ish) set off. A word to the wise the cafe opposite sells alcohol and as such makes an excellent place to wait if you happen to arrive a little early.

We are very much looking forward to meeting one and all this weekend

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Eroica 2017 – It’s Nearly Here!

by Adam on 13, June, 2017

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It would appear although Summer seems to be a little tardy in it’s appearance, time and tide as ever, has waited for no man and come the weekend the 2017 edition of Eroica will be here.

As always the GA will be in attendance, attempting to ensure the bar stays in profit over the course of the weekend and rumour has it they may even be riding their bikes at some point, as ever feel free to ride with or ridicule as appropriate on the day. If the day runs to form we shall probably go for a little ride on the Saturday, just to ensure we are bedded in before the main event on the Sunday.

Now, a few assumptions will now be made, if the #Eroica sign is present, and we see no reason why it shouldn’t be we shall meet there at the allotted start time for the ride before faffing around for a while and setting off to the start line about 15 to 30 minutes later. We will of course try an keep one and all updated via new fangled social media, but if technology runs true to form connection to the outside world can be a little tenuous.

At this point we most offer thanks to the magnificent Sgt. Fossil for the loan of the GA Colours, we shall whenever time and circumstance permits raise the flag to make our location known to all those who my have a tiny bit of interest and proffer the opportunity to wander over and try to make sense of anything that is going on.

@TheGuvnorsAssembly and for Facebook

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The 2017 Tweed Run

June 5, 2017 Jollies

  Is it really that time of year again? It seems only last week we were down in that London Town, wearing our best Bib and Tucker, hip flasks charged with the finest spirits known to man. “So” as is the predilection for starting a sentence in this day and age what did we get […]

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Tally Ho! and the GA are at it Again!

April 25, 2017 Jollies

  Tearing around Hill and Vale on the Guvnor is all well and good, but as any Guvnor rider knows a ride without something to whet a chaps whistle is a wasted opportunity. The season warmer maybe the previous day’s Tweed Run, but those in the know keep their powder dry for the following Tally […]

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The Guvnors’ Assembly Needs You

March 15, 2017 Jollies

  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 […]

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The 2016 Holly Run

November 29, 2016 Jollies

After a little hiatus in the country, circumstances, kind offers and a few requests resulted with the GA’s Holly Run being relocated back into the cradle of modern civilisation, but as befitting a modern city the stops were all new. Well with the exception of Tandem Coffee House but what we can say, we are […]

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