Thursday, 16 August 2012


Twenty-two riders, plus some who only came to the start, enjoyed coffee and home made toast and marmalade at Black Cat Corner. These were kindly provided as they have been in past years by Fred and Ruth.
At 11am sharp Ray led us off on the run. This took us into Bampton and then over Exmoor through some very pretty villages to a lunch stop on the outskirts of Taunton.
After a fine lunch we rode, via Wiveliscombe and the Wellington monument, to West Buckland
and the Chelston Nursing Home where refreshments were provided. Ray's wife Jean was very happy here and the residents still like to see us on our bikes.
Although we rode on some very wet roads we were lucky not to encounter any rain. Some of the back roads were extremely muddy but fortunately no-one had any falls and none of us broke down.

Our thanks goes to Fred and Ruth for the breakfast and to Ray for the route. Another enjoyable day out.