Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Calendar of Events 2009

This is the Club calendar of events for the rest of the year.
For further information please contact Ray Rowcliffe on 01884 253166.
Click on the calendar to enlarge the picture.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Fish & Chip Meet.

Just a reminder that tonight is the fish and chip meet at Honeycombe, South Molton., at 7.30pm. Good grub and good company for a pleasant Saturday evening.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

More April Fools Run Photos

Thanks are due to Merve who kindly sent these photographs that he took on the April Fools run.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The next run is on Sunday May 10th

The Devon Section's famous Scrumpy Run is the next run. It is on May 10th, meeting on Ilfracombe seafront from 10.15 a.m. moving off at 11.00 a.m. See the "Scrumpy Run" post below for more information.
We hope as many of you as possible will come along and support it, its always a great day out. The run is open to both individuals and members of other clubs, all are welcome. We are keeping our fingers crossed for some nice weather!

Monday, 13 April 2009

April Fools Run

Easter Sunday dawned bright and sunny with light winds.The omens looked good for a fine days riding on Exmoor.

Starting from the Corn Dolly in South Molton, where we are always sure of a warm welcome and a good cup of coffee, twenty one riders set off over the moors.

The first section of our ride took us though lanes that are, at this time of the year, festooned with daffodils and primroses, to North Molton Ridge and Sandyway Cross.Then we began the steady climb up to Fyldon Common which, at nearly 500 metres high, offers a fine view to the west where Appledore could clearly be seen 18 miles away. At Kingsford Gate we turned right to meander down in to Simonsbath. Then on the B3223 for the climb back up onto the Moor at Blackpitts Gate and across to Brendon Barton where a right turn led along a narrow road with gradients of 1 in 4 both up and down to Malmsmead

At Malmsmead we (that is most of us) crossed Badgworthy Water via the ford and headed east, passing Oare Church of Lorna Doone fame and over Robbers Bridge. We left this pretty valley by way of a testing 1 in 4 hill with a very steep hairpin bend. At the top we joined the A39 for the spectacular ride across Porlock Common, with a clear view across the Severn Estuary to Wales, and down in to Porlock. Here riders made their own arrangments for lunch in some of the eating places available in this picturesque village.

After lunch riders made their own way home, some going east, some west, whilst some went south, back across the Moor to Simonsbath for a cup of tea.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Scrumpy Run

The Valley of the Rocks

Once again the Devon Section is pleased to invite riders of machines over 25 years old to participate in its popular Scrumpy Run.

This year the run is to be held on May 10th starting as usual on Ilfracombe sea front at 11am.

The Doone Valley

The run, which passes through some of the finest scenery in the England, will this year, revert to the original route through Woody Bay and The Valley of the Rocks. The lunch stop will be at the Blue Ball Inn which is at the top of the famous 1 in 4 Countisbury Hill. The afternoon route winds it's way across Exmoor with its spectacular views and famous landmarks.

The Blue Ball Inn

Prize giving takes place back in Ilfracombe at around 4pm. After which riders are invited to take tea in the pavillion by kind courtesy of Ilfracombe Council.

Entry forms are available from:

Ray Rowcliffe,Cherry Garden Cottage, 4 Cowley Moor Rd., Tiverton EX16 6HQ
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Thanks.

To read the "Real Classic" report on last years run click here.