Sunday, 10 August 2014

Black Cat 10th August 2014

Is it going to rain?

No the sun has come out
'Possibly due to the threats from the tail end of Hurricane Bertha (I'm sure I went out with her in the '70's) a small, but perfectly formed, contingent met up at The Black Cat. I'd planned a route through some of the Devon lanes in the area, climbing up out of the valley and then a long stretch of unclassified road from East Knowstone through to North Molton, before climbing up onto Exmoor through to Withypool. Back down through Winsford, skirting Brompton Regis, and then into Exebridge for a very welcome pint at The Anchor.

A shorter run in the afternoon on the lovely little B road from Exebridge up to Ralegh's Cross, turning off towards Huish Champflower, then down into Wiveliscombe and back to The Black Cat.

Amazingly we stayed dry throughout the 70 miles.

Thank you to Fred for the tea and toast, and to Ray, Cyril, Tony, Dermott, Brian, Mike and  particularly 'Rear Gunner' Ian for turning up. Job's a Gud Un !

 Thanks to Matt for the route and for this write up together with the photo's, next run will be the breakfast run to meet at Hatheleigh square at 9am.