Friday, 14 March 2014


On a gloriously fine day, 36 assorted makes of British and European vintage motorcycles gathered at D&S Supplies of Winkleigh for the Spring Run.A new route of some 60 miles, organised by John Trible and Mike Curtis, took us through some of Devons finest countryside and on some testing road surfaces. Some of the views were outstanding, particularly on the approach to Hatherleigh and those over Dartmoor.
The sight, in villages such as Monkokehampton, Sheepwash, Petrockstowe and Black Torrington.of so many bikes brought some people to their doorsteps to see the machines go by and give us a wave.
The day was not however, perfect for everyone. An incident occurred on Dartmoor when Mike from Cornwall stepped backwards from the roadside into the path of Tony and was knocked to the ground. I am pleased to say that only pride was injured.
Ray meanwhile, suffered a dropped exhaust valve and required the services of the AA breakdown truck to get him home.
Thanks to John and Mike for a fine day out, and to Mike again for the photos.