Monday, 13 June 2016

Ron Ley run 12th June 2016

15 riders signed on for this run despite the drizzle and forecast for much of the same until at least the afternoon, however, those that did come were set for a good day out if the comments at the end were anything to go by. As well as the riders, there were a few people who turned up to see us set off, and it was nice to see to riders join us from the Dartmoor section and Jack who followed us in his car. Today it was my time to lead on a route which I had picked to give us a taste of narrow and open roads through the countryside and over the moor. We set off on time after a brief from myself and set off on the Torrington road out of South Molton, I turned us off within a couple of miles to ride through Clapworthy, George Nympton, Marionsleigh and Alswear before coming to Rose Ash and the track past our Wednesday venue, The Cabin!. This allowed me to cross the riders over the Link road by bridge and on to Dulverton, there was then the climb up on to the moor passing Tarr steps and it was on this hill that Darryl's bike registered a complaint which took only a few moments to sort out. A drop down off the moor was then the route to Winsford then on to the A396 for the run to the midday stop which was at the Rest and be Thankful at Wheddon Cross, I was asked why I had used this venue for lunch as I usually use the Lion Inn at Timberscombe, well unfortunately,it seems, that Inn has closed due to the sad demise of the landlord. Everyone continued on the run for the afternoon which was up to Timberscombe then turn off to the pretty villages of Wooton Courtney and Luccombe before the turn and hill climb to Dunkery beacon, the view here was excellent on the day and well worth slowing down for. It then remained to lead everyone back to Quince Honey farm through Exford and Simonsbath. Thanks to Ray and Keith who kindly agreed to be my back Marshals for the day and to Mike for his sterling work signing us on. Now our next ride out is on the 20th June for an evening ride to the Exeter Inn at Chittlehamholt at 7pm, then a girder fork run from the Town Arms at South Molton on the 26th June so plenty of rides to keep you all riding, please support them folks. Club night is this thursday for Keiths excellent competition night please come and support us.
The female bikes at 'the ladies'!

riders Rest and are Thankful!

you have to park where you can here!