Tuesday, 15 September 2020

End of summer run 130920

 Whilst Steve and I rode to the start of this event in great weather, I could not go further due to a recent back injury, so Ian has supplied this write up of his run :

We had an attendance of 9 potential riders but thereon it became that of a diminishing numbers ride. Two retuned home at the start (sorry for you Gordon), one decided not to follow the planned route, another broke down, another got fed up waiting for the back marker (Chris). After 40 minutes wait we then lost Chris, went back to look for him but no luck. The remaining three proceeded to the intended lunch stop and met up with Chris. The four of us then continued but another went home on the way back to the finish at Torrington, where the remaining three of us enjoyed a well deserved ice cream and then dispersed for home. After all this it was a lovely ride backed up with brilliant sunshine.

This ride may well be the last this year due to the new regulations which came in to play the next day, the committee will hopefully meet and sort out a programme for next year which will see us back to something like normal, watch this space.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

End of Summer Run

 According to my phone the weather is set fair for next Sundays 'End of Summer Run'.

Ian has sent me the proposed route, which as previously published, will now start at Widdon Down Service Station. The route will be similar to last years and finish at Torrington Common. Total distance about 66 miles.

There will be no Pub lunch-stop so you will need to bring a packed lunch. 

Covid-19 has not gone away so please observe social distancing rules and bring a face mask.

Friday, 28 August 2020

Evening run 260820

 After much discussion, cancellation and the like, an opportunity for an evening run appeared to be clear on the Wednesday 26th, so Chris put a note on this blog and we all did some ringing around which resulted in 8 of us arriving at the Kings Arms in Winkleigh for the meet.

I must admit that the opportunity for a ride out after the Covid troubles and the weather was very much enjoyed by myself and the other members who ventured out, Dermot took full advantage so that he arrived after a magical mystery tour of Devon!.

Naturally whilst some care was taken by our riders, I must say that the remainder of people visiting the pub seemed quite laid back about the social distancing, the pub was quite crowded and judging by the number of people entering whilst we were outside must have pretty well filled the pub.

All the worlds important matters were discussed at the table and it turned out we all pretty much had the same views so why can't the powers that be see this?, ah well at least we got it all off our chests!.

Keep an eye on the blog folks, but at the time of going to the press, the run on the 13th September is on, meet at the services Whiddon Down services usual time.

Monday, 24 August 2020

Evening Meet

 Between them, the weather and covid-19 have played havoc with all our planned events for this year. However seems to be a chance of an evening meet this Wednesday the 26th.

If the weather permits, and that is for you to decide, then we will meet at the Kings Arms, Winkleigh.

As the nights are now drawing in, and some of our lights and eyes are not what they used to be, aim to arrive between 6.30 and 7.00pm.

I hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The End of Summer Run 13th Sept 20

 When I wrote the notes for publication in the September issue of the Cub magazine we had no-one to lead this run. I am delighted to be able to tell you that Ian has kindly stepped forward to plan and lead it. 

As we do not know if we can use Kirsty's Kitchen in N Tawon, the run will start instead from the Widdon Down Services.

Ian will send me details nearer the date which I will publish them hear.

Evening Meet for 17 Aug 20

 This Evening meet was scheduled to be ate the Red Lion Chulmleigh. We feel that this venue is not very suitable as there is poor outside seating. We therefor, change this venue to The Kings Arms, at Winkleigh where they have some picnic tables in a small garden. 

The Summer Run

 Five of us made it to the start of the Summer Run at Affinity Bideford. John, who has recently moved to the district came to say hello and to see us off which was good of him. 

Our route took us through Barnstaple which was not as busy as I expected and once we got on the Lynton road we had a clear run through to Kentisbury Ford where we turned off to Coombe Martin. 

We stopped for lunch in one of the little lay-by's overlooking the sea and had a good natter and generally put the world to rights.

After lunch we went on via Blackmoor Gate to Aller cross where the run finished.