Somewhere on the ride I got chatting to Paul V who seemed surprised when I told him I was nearly 60. (Thanks Paul – much appreciated and I’ll ride with you anytime mate.) Slightly cornily I told him that it was all down to Essence of Edoardo a secret cosmetic. Well after thinking about this a bit more on the drive home I decided I wasn’t that wide of the mark. Edoardo Bianchi founded his company in Milan in 1885. I can’t imagine that he would have conceived of a group like us riding our bikes round the English countryside. But I am pretty sure that had he been able to see us he would have been quite proud that we enjoy his legacy. So I’ve decided that’s what the Essence of Edoardo really is. And before you get any clever ideas I’m off to claim the copyright!
Passione Celeste compagni piloti!