Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Next Two Events

We have two events coming up soon. The first, on Sunday May 2nd, is the Founder's Day Relay Rally. Devon have two Check points this year, one at The Thatched Inn at Abbotsham and one at the Trout Inn, Bickleigh, near Tiverton. Both check points are open from 9.30 am till 5.00pm. Refreshments and toilets are available at both locations.

The second event is the annual Scrumpy Run. This starts and finishes at Ilfracombe on May 9th, 10.30 am for 11.00 am start. Entry forms can be had from Ray Rowcliffe on 01884 253166 or you can enter on the day. Maurice has arranged a new route for this year which will take us through Woody Bay and the Valley of the Rocks. We had about 50 bikes take part last year and we hope and expect a similar number this year. This run is widely regarded as one of the finest in the South West.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 19 April 2010

April Fools Run additional photos.

Here are some more photos of the April Fools Run

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


The start at South Molton.

Near the lunch stop.

Roger Clive & Brian at lunch

Roger had mag troubles on the way home.

Gordon felt unwell after coffee and was sick into his helmet

Clive replacing throttle cable

This run was very well attended with 34 bikes lining up for the start at the Corn Dolly in South Molton. The Cornish contingent arrived just in time for the off after an enforced stop at Roundswell to replace a broken throttle cable on Clive's Triumph Tiger 750.
Organised by John Denny, the well planned route took us through places that other routes cannot reach. From South Molton to Black Cat and Exebridge then through the lanes to Shillingford. On to Wiveliscombe then north to Watchet and on to the lunch stop in Blue Anchor.
After lunch we had an enjoyable ride to the finish at Black Cat. The route took us through Dunster and Weddon Cross, then, at Merve's request, to Winsford in order to go though the ford.
No breakdowns occured on the run but Cyril had some trouble starting his Matchless.
I must give praise to the lads from Cornwall. Those from Bodmin and Wadebridge covered 250 miles but Clive from Troon clocked up 290 miles in all. Added to this they had to make repeated stops when Roger's mag end cap kept coming loose.

Our thanks goes to John D for organising a great days riding.