Tuesday, 24 March 2009

From the archive.

At the start of the April Fool's run 2008 the members rode to Barnstaple to visit Molly Chugg. Molly is the widow of Ron Chugg who was for many years one of the stalwarts of the Devon section.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Spring Run March 8th

On a day when most sane folks were at home by the fire, the Devon section held its Spring Run. High winds and heavy showers did not deter 17 members from gathering at The Little Chef ,Whiddon Down for the monthly club run. There was a slight delay at the start caused firstly by a lost key and then by Tony's Vincent shedding its kick-start, and than we were off . Passing through the pretty village of Chagford we climbed on to Dartmoor amongst low cloud and heavy rain showers. A scenic downhill run past Hameldown Tor and Blackaton Down brought us to Widecombe- In- The-Moor and a comfort stop. A short wait here while Maurice fixed the exhaust system on his Sunbeam and then on though the rain past Haytor to the Riverside Inn at Bovey Tracey for the lunch stop.
After a good lunch and a warm-up we were all pleased to see that the rain had cleared away though strong winds still persisted.From Bovey we enjoyed a good run back through Mortonhampsted to Widdon Down where the run finished.
Our thanks go to Ray and Gordon for a cracking route and a good day out despite the weather.
Don't forget the AGM March 19th come and have your say It's YOUR club.
Next run is the April Fools Run starting at the Corn Dolly, South Molton, April 12th. 10.30 for 11.00 start.

Friday, 20 March 2009

New Year's Day Run 2009

So,here we go again another year to look forward to. Some members are still hibernating, but a few hardy types ( six in total ),braved the bitter cold of the first day of 2009 to reach the start at the Angel, Witheridge. After a very welcome cup or two of coffee the magnificent six set off for the lunch venue at Chittlehampton. Mike Dixon told me he was the coldest he had ever been on a bike. Britain is proud of you all.

The next Club run is on March 8th, starting and finishing at The Little Chef, Whiddon Down. Organised by Ray and Gordon, gathering at 10.30 for 11.00 start. We shall all hope for better weather.