Aim for the chimney we told our La Squadra guests…when asked how to find The Chimney House… which seemed to work really quite well until somebody pointed out when in the old industrial heartland of Kelham Island there was a couple of options on rather tall chimneys… I maintain ours is by far the largest…
Chimney size aside – and onto business.
Question. How do you welcome members of La Squadra to the inaugural meet?
Answer. Take one restored grade II listed Chimney House, fill it with amazing food from Nonnas, perfectly chilled beers (courtesy of Nonnas) put our drapers cabinet to good use and cram it with 93ft designed jerseys, show off the new Planet X Nanolight road bike and Exocet time trial bike, throw in some chilled ambiance and lots of eye candy (rare mags, maps, collectors items, posters and books) carefully selected by Marco (Gusto Cycling ) and you’ve pretty much got the basis for plenty of hearty bike chat.
The Chimney House was a hive of industry… at one point a queue had formed going from the design office where Nick was signing new members up curving down the stairs, members trying on jerseys, The purloining of food by Mini (check the pics), training schedules being swopped and new people meeting each other, plans hatched and adventures in the making being created with chat of European trips.
Delighted you all came down – comments were really great for the evening and of course about the squad. Happy to report there was barely a skerit left and our drapers cabinet is looking particularly roomy this morning.
Members of La Squadra I salute you…