Monday, 12 October 2015

Autumn run 11th October 2015

Lining up at the start

Oh dear what about the oil drips!

Is that a Triumph name on Dermots mount!

The bikes cool off at the lunch stop
 HOT PRESS!, Dermot has twice this week been seen riding muti cylinder machines and was heard afterward remarking how smooth they were to ride!, thanks to Ray and to Ian loaning him a bike whilst his Ariel is waving a sick note. Well 15 riders turned out on a bright dry day for Mikes Autumn run which started from Sainsburys at Roundswell. Mike led us out on the dot of 11am, crossing the A39 on to the Torrington road. Pretty soon we turned off passing through Atherington, High Bickington, Dolton and Iddesleigh before turning right at Exbourne. The trail then led us through Jacobstowe, Hatherleigh and Holsworthy before stopping at Red post for an excellent lunch. After lunch, the route took us through Bradworthy on the way to Torrington common for an ice cream. Many thanks to Mike for a great ride, I heard quite a few riders telling him that they had enjoyed the run, thanks to Chris who agreed to don the other rear marshals vest at the back with me and finally to all who manned their turning points so that there were no stra

Wow didn't recognise you Matt
ys. Now the next run will be a half day ride starting at the Blackberries in Bampton on November 1st, the Guy Fawkes run, please be aware that this is the last day of the Bampton folk festival so there may be some impromptu players at the venue before we start off. I have included a few pictures which Matt has sent me of his participation in the Distinguished Gentlemans run which took place on the same day as our Girder fork run September 27th, this run is in aid of Prostrate research, it started in Taunton and finished at the Tiverton canal basin.

Ian shows Dermot where the other cylinder is

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Outside the house

The escort is ready

Doreen was pleased with the hearse

We parked on the road

Doreen rides with Cyril the last few yards
Today was the day of the last ride for one of our own. 15 to 20 riders formed up at Cyrils to escort him on his final journey. The weather was perfect and there were no breakdowns or problems on the way, a further 12 riders joined us at the RD&E on the way making a total of some 30 bikes arriving at the crematorium. Keith spoke of his friendship during many years of scouting and motorcycling after Cyrils Grandaughter had spoken of her affection for him. After the service, we were all invited to meet at the Redwoods Inn Uplowman and this a number of us did to support the family, Steve offered to lead us through the Exeter traffic which was a change for him as he is usually bringing up the rear. Thanks to all who came, it meant a lot to Cyrils family.

Sunday, 4 October 2015


The time has sadly come to post the details of Cyrils funeral for you all. Cyrils funeral will be this Thursday October 8th at 1130 in the Exeter Crematorium, it will be a motorcycle funeral and the family have asked for his riding colleagues to follow the hearse from Tiverton to Exeter, to this end, I would ask you to meet at Rays on Thursday morning at 1015 where, once assembled, we will ride up to Cyrils house to meet with the family for the trip in. The family have asked that people don't wear black, rather something bright and cheerful, so under your riding gear please dress as asked. For those that stay for the service, there will be a retiring collection for the Air ambulance and the Penrose intensive care unit at Derriford. Please come and support Cyril on this his final journey, hope to see you there.