Monday, 15 May 2017

Scrumpy run 14th May 2017

The weather was given as sunny with a few passing showers when we set off for the trip up to Ilfracombe on Sunday. On arrival, at Mullacott cross, we were greeted with one of these 'passing showers' which lasted until we had set up on the old pavilion site. Despite all the hard work by Chris and the committee, we only signed on 27 riders for the day, which was a disappointment, however, on the plus side, we had some offers of help from Roy, Sandy and Margaret for which we were very
The bikes line up

snaking through the valley of rocks

Richard admires the view

Keith snaps another rider enjoying himself

Ray negotiates 'the rocks'.

directed on to site by 'the hat'

Ray is pleased really!

Roy shares a joke with the Mayor

worth the long trip Brian

Where's Dermot?

The girders set up in their space

and the 'teles' look on

our one chair joins us
grateful. As the Dollys cafe had some difficulty opening up for us, Dermot sweet talked the Wetherspoons opposite and moved the sign on table there, after the usual initial display, the run moved off at 11.00 as usual.
Ray and I did a rear follow up and came across Maurice who was assisting with a carb rebuild then Ian waved us by having apparently come a cropper on his bike with a seized gearbox, I have since learnt that he has hurt his back and wrist in the incident so we all hope that heals soon. At the pub we were well looked after, tables being set aside and clearly marked out for us. The weather remained dry for the run back and the Mayor duly arrived for presentations which were to Ray for the oldest combined age of rider and bike, to Roy having been voted for by the riders on the day for the bike most liked to be taken home and finally to Brian being voted by the Mayor as his choice. Great day out folks, thanks to the committee as much work has to be undertaken for the run to take place and to the riders who observed the rules on the day, thanks to Keith who supplied some of the photos. Next ride will be the west Devon run on June 11th from Holwill Junction see you there folks.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Shock news part 2

Those who came to see Dermot's 750cc steed on Wednesday at the cabin, will likely have come with the impression that he had succumbed and purchased a 750cc Honda or similar, but no, he arrived astride a 1949 Nimbus thus sidestepping us all!. Good looking machine Dermot hope it does you proud.