Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Evening run 190819

Where has the year gone?, was the question as we turned up at the Mitre in Witheridge for the last of this years enjoyable evening rides. Unfortunately due to illness and possibly the weather, only 5 riders could make it so we had to make the best of it. Dermot was able to view the room that the Mitre has available for a Christmas lunch venue, and pronounced it quite suitable for 30 persons, and the owner would be quite pleased to host us.
Next run will be the end of summer run starting from Kirsty's kitchen in North Tawton on the 8th September, do come along folks.

this year we are inside!

while the bikes are outside

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Summer run 110819

Sunday arrived with the promised rain and warning of showers throughout the day, in fact those of us from Tivvy had already been well doused before we even arrived at the Atlantic village top car park for this years 'summer' run. On arrival, Roy announced he was not happy with the petrol feed on his 250cc Honda and so he rushed back home to change mounts. After a while, a total of 9 riders were ready for the run and after a briefing from Roy, we all set off with Chris and myself bringing up the rear.
At 11, Roy lead us out of the car park and soon turned off to Littleham, then it was on to Bradworthy, Melland and Stoke before arriving at Hartland Quay for our lunch break, here 2 of our number had to leave us for home due to personal reasons whilst the remainder tucked into a good choice of meals.
After lunch, Roy led us through the badlands of Welcombe, ( perhaps bad lanes! ), then on to Clovelly cross, Wolsery Cross and Stibb cross ( everyone seems to be angry up there as they are all so cross!). Finally we turned up at Torrington common for a nice ice cream before we dispersed home.
Thanks to Roy for leading and to Chris joining me at the back, next months run is to start from Kirsty's kitchen at North Tawton not North Molton as stated on some of the uncorrected calendars you may ha
Darol contemplates the start

just a drying up shower!

lunch in the dry

Hartland Quay car park

Hartland with a touch of blue sky

an ice cream to finish, yummy!
ve, that will be on September 8th, but before then we have our last evening meet next Monday ( the 19th ) at the Mitre in Witheridge.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Fish n chips 310719

Once again there was a good turnout for this the last fish and chips meet of 2019, Mike rode his bike but everyone else brought partners and cars. As usual the service was great and the food at usual high standard, the assembled company tried to alleviate all the problems of the world and their motorbikes and a good time was had by all.
Now the next run is August the 11th to meet at the Atlantic village Bideford,  though I see from Chris' notes in the mag that it now has a new name !, ( must have heard we were coming and so tried to lay a false trail!), after that we have our last evening meet this time at the Mitre in Witheridge on the 19th August, best double the glow worms for that meet as it will sadly be starting to get dark before the run home.
before the trawler arrived with the fish

smiles all round, must be enjoying themselves!.