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.