Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Girder fork run 23rd June 2013

Ray has given me the details of the above run last Sunday. 4 riders took part, Brian on his Triumph, Mike on his 250 Ariel, Barry on the Harley and Ray on his 350 Ariel, Maurice and John turned out to see them off.  There was a little rain at the start but this soon stopped and the remainder of the run was in the dry. The Town arms supplied good coffee and biscuits at the start and at 1115 the run was on. 36 miles were covered on the way to the lunch stop which was at the Torrington Arms, I am told that they supplied an excellent lunch, after the lunch and a chat, the run dispersed at 1345, a good day out for those involved, it is unfortunate that the number of Girders is obviously declining.
Now would anyone like to volunteer to organise the September run?, Keith was down for it but has realised that he will be in France munching croissants so he will do August instead, I know it's normally committee members who organise the runs but it does not have to be, here is your chance to step forward and do that run you have always said should be done!, please let Chris or any committee member know if you would like to, it has to start at the Bickleigh Mill as it is set in the programme, after that you are free to go where you fancy. Next run is July 14th which will be the Exmoor run, meet at the Blackberries Bampton 1030 for 11 as usual, see you all there I hope.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

evening meet 17th June 2013

The Landlord of The Exeter Inn, Chittlehamholt, took such pity on the starving figures of 11 riders who turned up at his pub on Monday evening, that he provided 3 bowls of very nice chips for us to eat free of charge!.  Most of us had already had a main meal so with hand on stomachs graciously declined.... however, just 10 mins later the bowls were empty!. The run to the pub was dry and very enjoyable, there was a short shower whilst we were in the pub, then all was clear for the run home. We 4 from Tiverton came out through Thelbridge, Chawleigh and Chulmleigh and we returned via South Molton and Rackenford, ( least that was the way I went and the others seemed to follow ). Chris announced that he has laid on burgers for the club night on Thursday to go with the chips we had on Monday!, there is just no limit to this man's generosity, so come along and dig in, see you there folks.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Ron Ley run 2013

Bikes arrive at Quince

Getting ready
 23 riders turned out for this
June run in fine weather for a
change. This run had been started for some years at J28 of the M5 but numbers had been poor due partly to the miles from home, so I chose the Quince honey farm at
South Molton this year.
Guess the coffee shop is full

Nice day and a good pub lunch
It was good to see 2 visitors from Cornwall join us, they had an early start and so tucked into breakfast before we set off. Chris and Mike kindly agreed to be back marshals and after a briefing, we were off. The route took us back through South Molton and then at Bish Mill we veered off on the road towards Rackenford, here the T21 of Cyrils decided it had done enough for the day and gave up!. The run turned off towards Knowstone, and East Anstey before coming out at Exbridge. Here we turned on to the main road for a short while before turning off just after Bury to climb up for some great views to cross the spine and dropping down to Timberscombe for lunch. After a great lunch, Rays Ariel had to be persuaded to start again, ( he has promised to work on it ! ), and the run dropped down to Wheddon cross, Exford and Withypool before crossing moorland to North Molton, from here I had decided to take some narrow lanes to bring us out on the A399 and thus avoid having to cross the link road, from here it was a simple run back to Quince. There was some late arriving back as someone had left their post at Withypool so Chris had to do a sheepherding role, I must just take this opportunity to ask people again to stay at post until the rear marshals come through. Thanks to Brian for the photos and to other riders who send me photos after runs, and to all who helped on the day to make the run a success.
Don't forget the evening run on the 17th June, meet at the Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt 7PM, see you there folks.