Tour de Bordeaux t-shirts arrive – in yellow, naturellement!

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The grand unveiling of the Tour de Bordeaux t-shirts! Subtle eh?! 

Quelle excitement! (See I am learning the lingo!) With just under five weeks to go till “Team Matilda” set off for the Tour de Bordeaux du Tandem excitement is reaching fever pitch at Matilda’s Rest!

The “old git” persuaded the “old gal” that they needed new t-shirts for this year’s trip – after the success of last year’s electric pink numbers.

So this year, in keeping with the Tour de France race leader’s jersey, the “old git” decided on electric yellow – naturellement! (Me thinks he is having  a laugh, personally! The “old gal” swears he IS having a laugh!)

The vivid colour will certainly ensure  they get noticed. The  “old gal” decided that the t-shirts should try to be amusing and make people smile – and last year’s design which said “Two old farts on a tandem” certainly did that!

This year the wording is “Always better when we’re together” – complete with a tandem logo. The “old git” agreed – but said they should again be bi-lingual shirts, with the English version on one side and French on the other!

So after in-depth consultation with the French language experts at Google translation, and a consultation with a friendly linguist, the dynamic duo came up with the phrase: “Tourjours mieux quand nous hommes ensemble.”

Wording done, it was then simply a matter of handing over the design artwork to a good friend of the “old gal” called Gill, who along with her husband Kevin run Sprinterz in Perth – who are digital print and embroidery specialists.

The highly professional team at Sprinterz came up trumps producing  amazing t-shirts, in that electric yellow made of lightweight cooltex material, with black printing. There was even space for the web address for my blog! Clever guys or what?

They arrived today and when the “old git” saw them, I thought he was going to have heart failure as he was so excited! He couldn’t wait to get the selfie stick out and get a photo in the garden in the new garments!

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The t-shirts are bi-lingual in electric yellow! There is no hiding place!

However I have to admit they are rather nifty, and the coolest thing about them is that the “old git’s” has the French version on the front and English on the back, while the “old gal” has hers the other way! That means if they are walking side by side in France, no one will be in any doubt  that they are tandemers!

If you ask me they are a right pair of attention seekers, but then I am just jealous – albeit I totally agree with the “better when we’re together” sentiment on the shirts! Ah shucks!

The shirts really are brilliantly designed and made – and here is the plug … if you need t-shirts or any kind of items digitally printed or embroidered then you have to contact Sprinterz! You won’t be disappointed!


9 thoughts on “Tour de Bordeaux t-shirts arrive – in yellow, naturellement!

  1. Brilliant, they look really good, the solar lights for Matilda would be just right and definitely make sure that you are seen by those damnable motor vehicles ! I also like the way that the tandem is going in opposite directions. Eeeee not long now til our offs 🙂


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