I spotted this amusing list of 35 Amazingly English Things To Do Before You Die a few days ago.
Six of the 35 things are tea-related, which didn’t surprise me. But one item on the list did surprise me:
9. Give a bicycle an old-fashioned name (eg. “Bertie”, “Gladys”, “Percy” or “Randolph”).
I had no idea that giving a bike an old-fashioned name was particularly English thing to do.
If you’re from England and you have a bike with an old-fashioned name, please comment and tell us more about this tradition. (Also please tell us your bike’s name!)
For the rest of us: if you were in England, and you had a bike, what would your bike’s old-fashioned name be?
For me…I think it depends upon the color. Kinda partial to Mazie, though.
P.S. Here’s some bike name inspiration.