The Gert Lush: New vintage bike festival launches in Bristol

The Gert Lush: New vintage bike festival launches in Bristol

Joe Robinson 7 Feb 2019 'The Gert Lush' encourages all riders of all levels to join in as long as they leave their carbon bikes at home There has always been an appetite for vintage, the idea of remembering yesterday, and especially with cycling whether it be through riding an old steel cruiser or pulling on your merino jersey. The Gert Lush is the latest event to hark back to the old days with this 'vintage bicycle jamboree' celebrating a time before carbon bikes with a day of riding in the Mendip Hills followed by a host of entertainment. For those wondering where the term 'Gert Lush' comes from, it's not the name of a 1970s German centre-half, but Bristolian vernacular for the 'highest form of praise' according to Urban Dictionary . The Gert Lush looks to encapsulate much of the spirit surrounding L'Eroica just with slightly less strict rules. ...

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