Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Baton changeover day 2 24th May 2016

A bright sunny day was forecast and this was indeed the case when 4 of us turned up at Morrisons car park Tiverton for a 0930 start to take the Baton to our Cornish cousins at Red post, we were aware that we would be picking up other riders on the way so off we went on time. I led for the trip down so our route was first to Bickleigh before turning on to the Crediton road. Traffic held us up a bit here and there but it was a working day after all. Taking the Crediton 'by-pass', we headed for Copplestone where we then turned off for Bow, once through Bow, we cracked on to pick up Ian at the North Tawton cross roads, soon then it was off the Okehampton road to Jacobstow and Hatherleigh. The route after Hatherleigh was to Holsworthy and then to the Bude road, here we were held up a while by a number of vehicles following a Range Rover making us all wonder why people buy such a capable vehicle but use it like a Morris 8!. A grand reception awaited us at Red post where we met up with a goodly number of their members, unforunately, the Cornish guys had been informed the evening before that the Red post inn had closed!, however the official handover still happened in their car park after which everyone moved on to a garden centre just a mile away for coffee and food, a very enjoyable and dry ride.
ready for the off at Morrisons

arriving at Red post

Dermot explains the procedure

time for the gather me round

changeover ovber a nice Velo