Monday, 12 May 2014

Scrumpy run 11th May 2014

The girders line up

The teles line up early on

The Mayor deliberates
 The weather for the 2014 Scrumpy run was given out to be heavy showers off and on all day, however, I'm pleased to say that although somewhat blowy on the display site, it was sunny all day with no rain!. 25 bikes attended, we saw some well known faces and a few riders new to the run who told me they had enjoyed it so much they would be back next year. Signing on was effected in the café as Chris and Mike were just not adventurous enough to hang on to the tent with one hand whilst signing people on with the other. The wind even made it impossible to put up the red netting around the bikes so rope was used with extra attention from the Marshals. For the first time for 15 years, there were enough people on hand to let Ray and myself do at least some of the run, once down below the hedge line, the wind faded away and it became a very pleasant and enjoyable ride. I was pleased to see that almost everyone stayed for the Mayor to peruse the bikes and she picked Brian Chidgeys WD Velo as her choice for the Ilfracombe shield, the riders picked Tony Pethericks Scott as their choice and the highest combined age went to Norman Devonshire. After the awards, the riders set off to the theatre to grab a well earned cuppa and sandwiches supplied once again by the town council.
My thanks go to the members of the committee and the members who are not on the committee who turned up in good numbers to set up the site, to the Mayor and to the council, ( this was the Mayors last official appointment before handing over to a new Mayor on Monday ) and to the Ilfracombe dogs trust who made our run even more meaningful and added a bit of colour.
Is a single or twin best
 Don't forget Rays ramble Wednesday 21st May meet at the log cabin, and this Thursday evening for Cyrils teaser and natter.
No wonder he's smiling

Norman unloads