Monday, 23 June 2014

Girder fork run June 22nd 2014

Tony gets the hug

Brian's Triumph - triumphs

You can't win them all Rod

Daryl with his Ariel 
Rod has kindly sent me these photo's and some thoughts on the girder fork run last Sunday June 22nd. Due to commitments and double booking, only 4 riders were available on the day for the run, they were Daryl on his hand change Ariel, Brian on his Triumph, Tony on his Scott and Rod on his Vincent HRD. The run set off from the Town Arms for a run of about 40 miles through the lanes of North Devon with good weather, little traffic and no mechanical problems to deal with which made for a lovely ride enjoyed by them all. Lunch was taken at the Bell Chittlehampton where the lovely Lynn picked Tonys Scott as the best bike, ( I'm sure this was a very difficult decision for her ). Many thanks to Rod who organised the run and sent me the pics and thoughts on the day, there will be another girder fork run on the 28th September when it is hoped that a few more bikes will be able to make it.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Evening meet 16th June 2014

A nice sunny and warm evening saw 12 club members arrive at The Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt on Monday evening for the first of our three evening meets planned for this year, 8 of us came from Tiverton, we had a great ride out, though the piece of road from Thelbridge to Chawleigh did rattle Rays teeth a bit as he was riding his Matchless girder fork. The landlord was very kind again this year and supplied us with bowls of chips free of charge!, ( you must come tomorrow evening to our June club night to get the burgers to go with them! ). After a very enjoyable hour or so we set off home a different way, in fact I lead us back to Crediton and over the hills to Bickleigh and home for a smoother ride. The next evening ride is July 21st at The Anchor Exebridge, if it's a nice evening, there is a lovely garden to sit in and chat so come along at 7pm, there is a girder fork run this Sunday June 22nd starting at the Town Arms South Molton, usual time 10.30 for an 11am start, next full run is the Exmoor run starting at Bickleigh Mill on the 13th July, see you there folks.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Ron Ley run 2014

Bikes-coffee-loo-let's go

The Lion Inn - lunch stop
 16 riders turned up at the Quince honey farm for this years Ron Ley run, the weather was better than reported and the road works into South Molton had not yet started, nice to see Bill come to see us off, there was some interest from the visitors present too. I used the same route as last year, so we started off going back through South Molton and turning off towards Rackenford. After a few miles I led past the Wednesday cabin jaunt towards East Anstey and then down to Exebridge. Cyril pulled up to advise me he was heading back to Tivvy as he was on reserve, he almost made it but ran out at Bolham where family came to his rescue with fuel. Our route continued up over the top passing close to Wimbleball reservoir before dropping down into Timberscombe for lunch at the Lion Inn. After lunch, we were joined by Steve and so headed to Wheddon Cross where I turned us on the road towards Simonsbath. At Exford we turned off the road and made for Withypool before rising on to the moor heading now towards North Molton. A turn was taken towards Twitchen and thence back to South Molton, apologies here for the bumpiness of this part of the route which tried anyones rear end who did not have the benefit of teleforks!. We had just a short shower a few minutes after leaving the lunch stop, otherwise a good days riding. Thanks to Chris and Ian for bringing up the rear and to Brian for sending me a few photo's of the start when my camera failed, thanks for coming folks and see you next run which is an evening meet at the Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt 7pm on the 16th June, see you there.
good food, Brians smiling, so let's go

Nice and sunny - 5 mins later it rained!