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.