Sunday, 14 July 2013

Exmoor run July 14th 2013

lonely bikes ready for the riders

a little tinkering
When it's the Chairmans job to organise the run, he uses his high office to ensure good weather!, so 17 riders took the hint and gathered at the Blackberries in Bampton for this years Exmoor run. Free coffee was laid on but also lovely tempting walnut cake and croissants, so some of us forced a mouthful. Chris and myself brought up the rear when Mick lead us out on the start.
The Blackberries

We are all out the back

How about a cuppa

Marshals parking

The route took us back through Bampton to turn onto the Morebath road, then on through Upton before turning off towards Wimbleball and on to Wheddon cross, then it was over Dunkery with some stunning views before dropping down to Horner for a cup of tea and a bite. The afternoon run took us towards Allerford and Bossington before we climbed Porlock hill. After Porlock, Mick took us off the main road to Malmsmead, and Tippacott and on to Simonsbath, here we turned our noses towards South Molton but not before we had ridden through Molland and Ash Mill. The run finished at The Quince honey farm where more tea was drunk. Thanks to Mick for this excellent route, to the back markers and to all on the run who marked the turns well so that we all arrived safely. As someone remarked to me at the finish, what a great day out with very good company a good route and doing what we all like to do....ride our bikes!.