Sunday, 10 April 2016

April fools run 10 Apr 2016

Anyone who listened to the weather forecast and decided not to come to this run missed a real treat, the promissed storm never materialised and the rain kept away ( at least all the time I was there! ). 20 riders turned up at Bradworthy square to be signed on with even more members coming to see us off. John gave us all a briefing before the start and Ian and Mike agreed to bring up the rear, Chris appealed for any members who could help at the start of the Scrumpy run to do so as we were a bit short on committee members to organise and supervise the day, he also asked if members staging through Abbotsham on the relay rally could spell him so that he can have a meal as he will be on his own.
The run set off towards Bude then on to Widemouth bay and
Can you hear the coffe being slurped!

the bikes drip oil and wait

Ians Norton has had a drink and ready to go

Blue skies at Crackington Haven

ah a comfort stop!.
Crackington Haven, where we stopped for a comfort break, then on to Boscastle before turning back towards Camelford which we bypassed via Slaughter Bridge. This was all like a step back in time for me as Merv and I had relatives in Camelford and Slaughter Bridge in times past. The ride across a very windy Davidstow airfield brought more memories as my cousin took me, when I was a youngster, in his motorbike and sidecar, possibly my first encounter with such a mode of transport. The route then took us around Launceston via Egloskerry ( an Aunt lived here in my youth ), before stopping at Dingles fairground attraction for lunch, John announced that he would take the remaining riders back to Torrington common should there be enough people interested, I cannot say if this happened as I had to leave the run at this point for the run home. Thanks to John for an excellent day out and to Mike and Ian for bringing up the rear, now don't forget there is an evening meet on April 18th at the Sportsmans Inn, then of course we have the relay rally on the 1st May and the Scrumpy run May 8th so you have a busy few weeks coming up folks!.