Sunday, 8 June 2014

Ron Ley run 2014

Bikes-coffee-loo-let's go

The Lion Inn - lunch stop
 16 riders turned up at the Quince honey farm for this years Ron Ley run, the weather was better than reported and the road works into South Molton had not yet started, nice to see Bill come to see us off, there was some interest from the visitors present too. I used the same route as last year, so we started off going back through South Molton and turning off towards Rackenford. After a few miles I led past the Wednesday cabin jaunt towards East Anstey and then down to Exebridge. Cyril pulled up to advise me he was heading back to Tivvy as he was on reserve, he almost made it but ran out at Bolham where family came to his rescue with fuel. Our route continued up over the top passing close to Wimbleball reservoir before dropping down into Timberscombe for lunch at the Lion Inn. After lunch, we were joined by Steve and so headed to Wheddon Cross where I turned us on the road towards Simonsbath. At Exford we turned off the road and made for Withypool before rising on to the moor heading now towards North Molton. A turn was taken towards Twitchen and thence back to South Molton, apologies here for the bumpiness of this part of the route which tried anyones rear end who did not have the benefit of teleforks!. We had just a short shower a few minutes after leaving the lunch stop, otherwise a good days riding. Thanks to Chris and Ian for bringing up the rear and to Brian for sending me a few photo's of the start when my camera failed, thanks for coming folks and see you next run which is an evening meet at the Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt 7pm on the 16th June, see you there.
good food, Brians smiling, so let's go

Nice and sunny - 5 mins later it rained!