Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Le Tour de France Drinking Game

"Sod it. To the pub..."
So Matthew wrote about the World Cup drinking game not too long ago and since everyone loves drinking until they think that they are good at sports, here is one for the Tour de France (don't attempt to cycle after playing...).

You will need:

  • Beer (copious amounts) - Beer and cycling go hand in hand.
  • Shots of Vodka - Wiggo's favourite drink (when served with soda).

The rules are simple - you must of course be watching the cycling.

This game can come in two forms; either when you are watching the hour-long highlights programme on an evening, or, if you are a serious trooper, you can play while watching the 5 or so hours of live coverage throughout the day. If you take the second option I respect you highly, I don't necessarily like you but I do respect you...

As soon as the race starts, here's what you need to do:

When a cyclist creates a breakaway, you take a shot of vodka.

When the commentators come out with an extremely dull fact (e.g. the date that a bridge/church was built), take a sip of beer.

Every time a cyclist throws their water bottle away, shot of vodka.

When a fan runs up the road alongside the cyclists, you drink your beer until they stop running.

When a cyclist takes a tumble, you finish your beer.

When the peleton catches up with a breakaway, you take 2 shots of vodka.

When there is a sprint, you drink from the moment the first rider starts sprinting, until the sprint/race finishes.

The last man (or woman) standing at the end of the game, wins the yellow jersey, which is generally a white t-shirt covered in vomit.

Have fun folks and drink responsibly!*

Image taken from Numerius' photostream, under the creative commons license.

*As ever, Vinspire drinking games are tongue-in-cheek suggestions, and can be ignored, adapted or embraced wholeheartedly depending on your own personal preference.

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