Tuesday, 28 August 2012

August Girder Fork Run

We have been very lucky so far this year with the weather we have had on of our runs. Sunday was no exeption to this run of good luck and we were presented with another fine and sunny day.
I was also lucky enough to be offered the use of one of Ray's bikes for the run. This I am sorry to report was available because Gordon ,who would normally ride it, is laid up temporarily with an injured leg and heavy bruising, having fallen from his bycycle on a wet road. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Twelve riders in all, set out from The Mitre in Witheridge and rode by a roundabout route though South Molton and on to Chittlehampton for lunch at The Bell Inn.
During lunch the landlords wife made her choice best bike. This was won by Barrie Lowe with his 1952, 750cc Harley. Well done Barrie.
After lunch we enjoyed a fine afternoon run through the lanes to the finish at the Corn Dolly in South Molton with a nice cup of tea. I am pleased to report that no-one fell off and no-one broke down.


Thursday, 16 August 2012


Twenty-two riders, plus some who only came to the start, enjoyed coffee and home made toast and marmalade at Black Cat Corner. These were kindly provided as they have been in past years by Fred and Ruth.
At 11am sharp Ray led us off on the run. This took us into Bampton and then over Exmoor through some very pretty villages to a lunch stop on the outskirts of Taunton.
After a fine lunch we rode, via Wiveliscombe and the Wellington monument, to West Buckland
and the Chelston Nursing Home where refreshments were provided. Ray's wife Jean was very happy here and the residents still like to see us on our bikes.
Although we rode on some very wet roads we were lucky not to encounter any rain. Some of the back roads were extremely muddy but fortunately no-one had any falls and none of us broke down.

Our thanks goes to Fred and Ruth for the breakfast and to Ray for the route. Another enjoyable day out.