Tuesday, 25 August 2009

August Evening Meet

With fine evenings being a rarity in Devon this summer we felt we were in luck on Monday as the sun had shone for most of the day. Our luck held until we reached the meeting venue at 'The Mitre', in Witheridge. The Mitre turned out to be a very pleasant country pub where we were made most welcome by the landlord. Most of us had timed the ride right and were in the bar by the time a very heavy shower came along. Nineteen riders turned out and had a most enjoyable evening. A dry ride home made for a very pleasant evening's motorcycling.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

More Ron Ley Run Photos

These photos of the Ron Ley Run were taken by our Cornwall correspondent Merv. Thanks Merv.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Forthcoming Events

The Club night on August 20th is "Ride your bike night". After the very poor response on the last one lets hope we can do better this month.

On Monday August 24th at 7.30 we have an evening meet at Witheridge. The Angel will be closed so we will meet in the other pub on the square which I believe is called The Mitre. There is only one other pub so you can't go wrong.

The next Club run after the Girder Fork Run is on Sept. 13th. This is the Three Tors Run, resurrected after many years off the calendar. We will be starting at Okehampton Railway Station at the earlier time of 9.00am. This is a very long run, visiting the three highest Tors on Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor. There will be no drop-off system. Instead riders will be issued a route-map and invited to make their own way in groups or individually, as they prefer. There will be no designated lunch stop so bring a packed lunch or use one of the many pubs along the route.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Girder Fork Run

Sorry folks I got it wrong. The date of the run is August 30th not the 23th as I posted on the Blog earlier.

Ron Ley Run

Riders from the four counties arrived at Atlantic Village for the start of this run, twenty-five members all told, with one or two regulars unable to attend.

Early cloud soon cleared as we made our way along the A39 for the turn off to Shop and the coast road down to Bude. This was where Graham's Norton developed a fault, so he headed back home. On the way he lost power completely and had to stop. As luck would have it a farmer saw his plight and took him back to home in his trailer.

Sticking to the coast roads we passed along Widemouth Bay then took the Crackington Haven road for a brief stop on the cliff-top overlooking the bay. The road then becomes quite interesting as it leads down into the hamlet of Millook via a 1 in 3, and out the other side and then up a 1 in 4. We then moved on to Crackington Haven where lots of visitors were enjoying some rare sunshine. Another 1 in 4 took us from here up onto the coastal road and eventually down to Boscastle for the lunch stop at the Napoleon Inn. The Inn serves very good meals at reasonable prices.

After lunch we headed back inland for a very relaxed ride by way of Slauterbridge and Egloskerry to the end of the run at Launceston Steam Railway. www.launcestonsr.co.uk . This place is well worth a visit. As well as the cafe and shop in the old station there is a one and a half mile train ride which is soon to be extened for a further two miles. There is also a free museum containing stationary engines, railway memorabilia and some vintage motocycles.
I hope everyone had a good day, I know I certainly enjoyed my ride.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Evening meet Silverton July 27th

9 bikes made the trip to the Three Tuns pub at Silverton on a cloudy evening for a meet. We were pleased to see 2 riders who we had not met before, one was a vmcc member from Seaton and the other from Silverton itself. The bikes attracted quite a bit of interest in the car park outside. 4 of the bikes came from Tiverton and all rode out together, the beauty of these evenings are that we get a ride from our respective homes, some on our own, and some with friends, to chose our own way to the meet and a different route if you want to on the way back. The next evening run out this year will be on the 24th August and will be at the Angel, Witheridge, I would urge anyone to join in to make these run outs a success and give yourselves a good run into the bargain, very often, our old bikes quite like the cooler air that prevails at this time of the day and go just that little bit better.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The Devon Section Runs for August.

Our next Run will be the Ron Ley Run, which will be on Sunday the 9th of August. Assemble in the top car park of Atlantic Village for a start time of 11.00am. Lots of fine scenery down the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. A pub lunch stop in Boscastle and finishing with a cup of tea at Launceston Steam Railway.

On August the 23rd it will be time to dust off your Girder fork bike for the annual Girder Fork Run run starting from The Angel Inn at Witheridge. The run has been organised again this year by Bill R. and is due off at 11.00am. I will be there to sign on the girder fork boys and will then go on a run down to Lifton, as some of us did last year. If anybody cares to join me they would be most welcome.