Sunday, 18 October 2009

Guy Fawkes Run

Our next run is the Guy Fawkes Run which starts at The Corn Dolly in South Molton on November 1st, arriving at 10.30 for an 11.00am start.

Please note that the run is on the first Sunday in the month and not the second as is our usual date.

We hope for a good turn out and better weather than we had last year. This is the last run of the year so make the most of it!

Autumn Run

I was unable to take part in the Autumn run this year and neither was Gordon. I can only report what I have been told of the run. It seems that everyone had a good day despite the fact that one rider deserted his post before the tail end marshals arrived. The run finished at Exmouth where large portions of icecream were consumed.
Our thanks goes to Brian for organizing and leading the run and to Den and Shirley for providing the pre-run breakfast.
Congratulations to Tony Petherick for winning the Highway Code quiz.
Steve Griffen won the Best Tele-fork bike with his 1949 BSA B31, and Mick Glossop took the award for Best Girder Fork bike with his lovely 1938 Royal Enfield Model K.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The Annual Dinner.

The Annual Dinner will be held again this year at the Fingle Glen Golf Club on November 28th. It's 7.00 for a 7.30 start to the meal. The cost this year is £16. Fingle Glen have kindly given us a discount of £1 each and the Club are also subsidising the meal by £1 per person.

There will be the usual presentation of the trophies afterwards.

Book now by contacting Ray Rowcliffe on 01884 253116.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Autumn Run

This Sunday, October 11th, we have the Autumn Run. Breakfast will kindly be provided at the start by Den and Sandra at their house in Jockey Hill, Crediton. We need to arrive by 10.30am for the 11.00am start.

This is always an interesting run, organised each year by Brian. During the lunch stop we will be holding the Highway Quiz competition for the Woodman Family Shield. As Gordon is unable to attend this year, the Shield will definately be going to somebody new, after 40 years!

Lets hope for some sunny Autumn weather and a good turnout.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Bovington Run

On a fine but chilly late September morning eleven members of the Devon section set off for Bovington where the world famous Tank Museum is located. Travelling by way of Honiton a stop was made at Bridport for coffee where some members from the Dorset section joined the run.

Led by the Dorset boys we continued on a very pleasant route using roads that were new to most of us.

After lunch in the museum cafe the party split up with some staying to see the tanks whilst the rest went on to visit the grave of Lawrence of Arabia at Moreton cemetery in Dorset, and then to the location of his fatal accident. See: .
I myself stayed and spent an interesting two hours viewing the many exhibits on display in the museum.

The day was enjoyed by all who went, with no breakdowns, although Roger from Cornwall had some trouble when his magneto came loose.