Monday, 8 November 2010

Guy Fawkes Run

On the first cold morning of the winter 21 riders gathered for coffee and a warm-up at The Corn Dolly in South Molton for the start of the Guy Fawkes run.

Although cold, we set off in sunshine through lanes that were in places strewn with fallen leaves. Our route took us through the hamlet of Twitchen and up onto Exmoor where the roads were mostly dry.

On good wide roads with splendid views we rode along Twitchen Ridge to White Post, then turned left over Hawkridge Plain to Five Cross Way. We then turned south to cross the North Devon Link road via the bridge at Hares Down, then on past the "Log Cabin" and south west to Chulmleigh for lunch at The Red Lion.
We were pleased to welcome a new member, John Stanley, on his first run with the club. John rode his 1974 BMW because his Triumph, being a Triumph, was off the road.

There were no mishaps on route but the tail of the run had a little excitement, became separated from the main run when two runaway horses bolted out of a farmyard into the road in front of them. But our gallant boys rounded them up and returned them to a grateful farmer.

At one point Ray had a little engine trouble which he thought might be a sticking valve but that passed and he got home safely.

There are no more "Runs" now until the New Years Day run which starts at Witheridge. Brave hearts and warm clothes are required for this run.
See you there?