Sunday, 27 May 2012

Skittles May 17th

Unfortunately only 6 members turned up for our skittles evening, 3 wives did also attend so 6 games were played, honour was satisfied at the end of the evening when the final score line was 3 games to each team. This was a very enjoyable evening and it's a shame there were so few people attending, the committee do try to put on interesting evenings so if you have ideas to get more people to attend then please let us know.

Scrumpy run 2012

setting up
The committee were on site before 0900 to set up for the annual Scrumpy run, it wasn't long before the first riders were coming in. The weather was good, and 34 riders signed on, although everyone agrees there did seem to be more bikes on the site. Dick and Keith set off to mark the turn into shute lane and to take photos, then Maurice led the riders out for the run. It was great to see riders from the Cotswold, Cornwall and Dorset sections enjoying the day.
Only one minor mishap was reported to the Marshals which resulted in a rider cutting off home with back brake only. Lunch was taken at Countisbury as usual and riders began arriving back from 14.00.
The Mayor arrived to vote for his choice and to make the presentations at 15.00, they were: John Morey oldest combined age of bike and rider, Tony Petherick
Ian on a British M/C
took the entrants choice, Mike Dickson was the Mayors choice and Dave Barkshire best machine voted by guest, sandwiches were laid on by the Ilfracombe council and enjoyed by all.
 Thanks must go to Maurice for the run and to the committee who have to set up the site and police it through the day before stripping it all out at days end.
Navigator on the lean

Graham gives the sq 4 an outing Liz
clings on

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Relay rally 2012

6th May 2012 the date of this years relay rally dawned cold but dry as I set out with Ray for Bickleigh to start the run, there we found Keith and Rod already on site and set up ( pic 1 ),. After a chat we set off for Red Post run by the Cornwall section, there we found Stan manning the tent and also much to our delight was Merv taking videos and pics as usual, in addition we had our photos and details taken by Rowena from Real Classic magazine The weather at Red post was still fine but we were glad to get there as hands were losing all feeling from the cold ( pic 2 ). 

After a good long chat and a nice warm cup of coffee we set off to Abbotsham where we found Chris and Dick manning the fort ( pic 3 ). A good lunch was had here whilst we waited for Steve who was joining us as it was his first relay rally, he was held up by the link road being blocked but after having a good look at the bikes including a MZ and a nice BSA or two we set off for Bickleigh through Great Torrington, Winkleigh, Copplestone and Crediton, here we saw a very nice 3 wheeler which we had seen earlier at Abbotsham ( pic 4 ). We were lucky throughout the day by avoiding the rain as Merv tells me that they had steady rain at Red post from mid afternoon.
Thanks must go to Keith and Rod at Bickleigh and Chris and Dick at Abbotsham. Keith tells me that 45 bikes signed on at Bickleigh from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, Chris advises that 40 bikes signed on at Abbotsham, 2 having travelled from St Just!. A good day which I'm sure everyone looks forward to, see you next week for the Scrumpy run.