Friday, 21 August 2015

Evening run 17 August 2015

We take over the outside tables

Bill joins us

Dry evening and good company
A dozen section members wound their way to The Mitre at Witheridge for this the last of our evening runs this year, it was a dry evening and so a pleasant run both ways with good socialising during the visit. Thanks everyone for coming, see you on Sunday at Hatherleigh where we hope for equally good weather. I would like to just mention here that a number of our members attended the funeral recently of Les Turner, he was a member of our section for a time and had helped many members with advice and or practical help with their machines, as well as members riding out to Uffculme and following the motorcycle hearse, our Chairman was doing his bit by being in the tower of the Church ringing the bells.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Social run August 9th

Unfortunately I was not free to attend this run but Matt has given me this write up:

Mattie's Summer Ramble
17 riders assembled at the Black Cat to be welcomed by the smell of Fred's tea, coffee and toast. A good selection of machines including 2 early BMW's, 4 Ariels and a couple of  Velos.

With Ian and Dermot donning the back marshal orange vests, we enjoyed a forty mile run on smaller B roads and unclassified roads, seeing us climb out of the Exe valley and down into Luxborough, before working across to Roadwater and then down to Blue Anchor bay. Following the coast through Watchet and Donniford then back inland towards Bicknoller before dropping down into Williton where we were warmly welcomed at the Railway arms. An accident to a rider on the A39, ( not one of ours ), had split the group up but eventually we were tucking into very generous Sunday dinners.
In the afternoon we climbed back off the coast up to Raleighs cross then along the ridge road to Wheddon cross and through Exfordand then to Withypool for tea and ice cream to finish off the day.

Thanks to Matt for the excellent route and to Ian and Dermot for back marker duties, and a big thank you to Fred and family for the refreshments at the start.

Now unfortunately on the way back to Tiverton, Cyril had a nasty spill on a corner, noone else was involved, Steve, Keith, Ray and others were involved in calling the ambulance, directing traffic and reassuring Cyril who was taken by Air ambulance to Exeter before being moved on to Plymouth, He remains under sedation and we all wish him well.

Sorry there are no photo's of the run, Matt did try to send me some but they didn't arrive, don't forget the breakfast run this Sunday 23rd August for a 0930 start at Hatherleigh square.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Fish and chips 5th August 2015

There was a great turnout for this event despite the weather, 23 members and families arrived at the Welcome fryer for a 7pm meal on Wednesday evening. Judging by the constant conversation, much of the worlds woes were put right over an excellent meal. A few of us were keen to ride our bikes but the driving rain and wind would have meant us sitting in wet clothes amongst all the well dressed attendees!. Well done to everyone who turned up and thanks to the Welcome Fryer for the meal, next run is Sunday 9th at the Black cat  1030 for 11, now here are a few photo's of the evening to remind you of the night.
clean tables before the action

The girls bring things to do

The Chairman shows his serious side!

Or is this the serious end of the table!