Thursday, 13 August 2009

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. . 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.