Friday, 21 November 2014

Club night November 20th 2014

A very good night once again laid on by Keith and Cyril to test our observation, we have been having these evenings for a few years now and you would have thought we couldn't be caught out but the tricky questions were such that the best score was 20 out of a possible 32!, ah well next time eh, so a big thanks to them both as I know it takes some hours to put the evening together. Now then we still need people to come forward and book for this years annual dinner, it will be held on Saturday the 6th December at the Tiverton Hotel, this event is in the middle of the day so no worries about coming out after dark, come along at 12 noon and have a drink in the bar and a chat before the meal, we have a private room and it's always an enjoyable do, right, now that you are interested, give Chris or Keith a ring and book your seat it only costs £14 per head.
Now another date for your diaries, we will not be running a new years run but will have a new years meet instead, meet at the fish n chips restaurant in South Molton square at 12 noon on the 4th January, they would not normally be open but are opening especially for us, we are hoping for in excess of 15 people to make it worth their while so come and bring the family, a great change form Turkey.
 Lastly a big thank you to people who brought draw prizes last night, we had 6 prizes in all, we would appreciate any draw prizes for the annual dinner on the 6th - thanks, hope to see you there.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Guy Fawkes run November 2nd 2014

A good turnout of 20 plus riders enjoyed coffee and tea cakes at the Corn Dolly in South Molton for this years final run, the weather was a little disappointing following quite a few warm and sunny days but the showers were light and it wasn't too cold. Chris had worked out a run on country lanes but after giving consideration to the weather overnight, he quite rightly changed too a run on better roads. With Ray and myself at the back, we were lead out of South Molton to Umberleigh then Atherington after which we have to travel over two of Devon's answer to Blackpool's switchback ride as the road falls and rises quite spectacularly. The route then was through Torrington and on to the Okehampton road, when at Hatherleigh we turned off to Northlew for dinner and then end of the run, an enjoyable 33 miles or so. Thanks to Chris for the run and to Ray for 'volunteering' to do back Marshal with me, we had a very nice ride back home which I hope you all did, sorry I don't have any photo's today but I was so engrossed in the day that I completely forgot!. Now please contact Chris or Keith to book for the Christmas lunch as soon as possible, cash or cheque with order please so that Chris does not have to go running around on the day, next club night is on November 20th for one of Keith and Cyril's observation evenings, these are always enjoyable so see you there.