Sunday, 14 October 2012

Autumn run 2012

The verdicts are given
Ready for the off
lunch stop
New Fountain Inn
28 riders turned up from all over the South West to join Brians Autumn run, there we met other motorcycles from the local area who had arrived to help support the Cancer charity who were collecting on site. The weather was cold and for some it had been a foggy start but the forecast was good so spirits were high. Brian issued voting slips and a sheet of questions taken from the motorcycle theory test, as well as the route sheet of course. After a gather round, photos were taken of the riders and bikes and we were off. The run went to Bickleigh and Silverton before crossing the old A38 and finding us on rural roads to Talaton and Whimple for lunch. I have to say that the Inn did us proud, dealing with us all in an orderley and speedy way. Whilst we were eating, Shirley and Brian sorted the voting and question slips, then announced the winners outside which were: Most voted for Girder - won by Brian Cordey with his Triumph, then most voted for Tele - won by Graham Saunders with his Triumph and the winner of the theory test was Gordon Clatworthy ( also riding a Triumph )!!. Well done all.
The afternoon run took us out onto what used to be the A30 for a short while before we made our way through to Tipton-St-John where unfortunately, Grahams Triumph after winning the most voted for tele, had a brainstorm and stopped with what looked like battery failure, The remainder went via Woodbury common and arrived safely at Exmouth sea front for ice creams before departing for home.
Thanks to Brian and Shirley for organising this run, to Gordon and Ray for back marking and to the Inn. I don't know how much money was collected for the cancer charity but if I find out I will put a note in this blog.