Thursday, 23 October 2014

Autumn run Oct 12th 2014

Lunchtime at Red post

The bikes have a breather

Mike the run leader getting ready to go
 Another eventful day out for the 21 riders who turned out at Sainsbury's for this years Autumn run, firstly my Triumph again gave me trouble which caused me to run home and swap bikes, then Dermot's gave troubles and he also turned for home, Brian's Triumph wouldn't start so he had to change bikes but all that pales into insignificance when Cyril's Matchless burst into flames on Sainsbury's forecourt which was quickly put out by a member of the supermarket's staff, Cyril escaped with a burnt jacket and singed eyebrows. The run took off in parallel with the A39 through kilkhampton and the edge of Bude before a lovely run along the front at Widemouth bay, then back to our lunch stop at Red post, here we were well looked after which set us up for the run in the afternoon to end at Torrington common for an ice cream finish. Thanks to Mike for the route and to Ian and Keith for watching the rear, though Keith was employed all day on Cyril's fire problem. Cyril recovered to home and is sure that his Matchless will live to fight another day. Sorry this write up is a bit late but I went off on holiday just after the run, don't forget the Guy Fawkes run November 2nd when we will endeavour to give everyone a less eventful trip.