Sunday, 11 September 2016

End of summer run 11th Sept. 2016

14 riders made their way to The Corn Dolly for a nice cuppa before the end of summer run organised and lead today by Keith.The weather on the way to the start was cool but a promise of a dry day was well received. After a briefing, where Keith advised that the route he had planned had had to be changed as safety issues were seen during his fact finding trip, ( Di didn't mind as she had an extra long ride ! ), he lead us out with Ian and myself doing rear marker duties, we were in fact used straight away as 2 riders set off on the wrong turning toward North Molton, they were soon turned around and we resumed the correct route. The run came across a few horse riders on the route and a few of us had to turn around in the road at one point and ride back to a field entrance so that a very large cattle lorry could get by. I did wonder if Keith had forgotten that his deepest Devon run was a few months ago when we came across a 'grass up the middle' bit!, but then he soon made up for it when we were lead on to the main ish road leading from North Molton towards Simonsbath. Just when we thought we had got away with having a dry day so no need to wash the bikes off on return, he goes and leads us through the ford at Winsford!, however all was forgiven as we soon arrived at the Rest and be Thankful at Wheddon Cross where we were well fed and watered. Everyone stayed for the afternoon run which was across country to Wiveliscombe and Bampton then out over Bampton down to Tiverton, we were aware there was a very smart MGA following us but this turned out to be Dougs wife enjoying the route and making sure that he and their son were also having a great time. Most riders arrived back at Keith and Di house where the usual magnificent calorie free cakes were laid out for us, so thanks to Keith and Di for the route and the lovely grub at the end and to Ian agreeing to do back marker duties with me, another great day out. Now tomorrow we have Ians charity run second stage starting from junction 27 at 1045 then there is a girder fork run on 25th Sep
The bikes rest at Keiths

still sunny woow!

a good tuck in at lunch

should I have a piece of cake?

sunbathing at the end of the run

a potential new young member?

go on have just one more piece!
tember starting at Rays, next Thursday is competition night for club night.