Friday, 28 August 2020

Evening run 260820

 After much discussion, cancellation and the like, an opportunity for an evening run appeared to be clear on the Wednesday 26th, so Chris put a note on this blog and we all did some ringing around which resulted in 8 of us arriving at the Kings Arms in Winkleigh for the meet.

I must admit that the opportunity for a ride out after the Covid troubles and the weather was very much enjoyed by myself and the other members who ventured out, Dermot took full advantage so that he arrived after a magical mystery tour of Devon!.

Naturally whilst some care was taken by our riders, I must say that the remainder of people visiting the pub seemed quite laid back about the social distancing, the pub was quite crowded and judging by the number of people entering whilst we were outside must have pretty well filled the pub.

All the worlds important matters were discussed at the table and it turned out we all pretty much had the same views so why can't the powers that be see this?, ah well at least we got it all off our chests!.

Keep an eye on the blog folks, but at the time of going to the press, the run on the 13th September is on, meet at the services Whiddon Down services usual time.

Monday, 24 August 2020

Evening Meet

 Between them, the weather and covid-19 have played havoc with all our planned events for this year. However seems to be a chance of an evening meet this Wednesday the 26th.

If the weather permits, and that is for you to decide, then we will meet at the Kings Arms, Winkleigh.

As the nights are now drawing in, and some of our lights and eyes are not what they used to be, aim to arrive between 6.30 and 7.00pm.

I hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The End of Summer Run 13th Sept 20

 When I wrote the notes for publication in the September issue of the Cub magazine we had no-one to lead this run. I am delighted to be able to tell you that Ian has kindly stepped forward to plan and lead it. 

As we do not know if we can use Kirsty's Kitchen in N Tawon, the run will start instead from the Widdon Down Services.

Ian will send me details nearer the date which I will publish them hear.

Evening Meet for 17 Aug 20

 This Evening meet was scheduled to be ate the Red Lion Chulmleigh. We feel that this venue is not very suitable as there is poor outside seating. We therefor, change this venue to The Kings Arms, at Winkleigh where they have some picnic tables in a small garden. 

The Summer Run

 Five of us made it to the start of the Summer Run at Affinity Bideford. John, who has recently moved to the district came to say hello and to see us off which was good of him. 

Our route took us through Barnstaple which was not as busy as I expected and once we got on the Lynton road we had a clear run through to Kentisbury Ford where we turned off to Coombe Martin. 

We stopped for lunch in one of the little lay-by's overlooking the sea and had a good natter and generally put the world to rights.

After lunch we went on via Blackmoor Gate to Aller cross where the run finished.  

Friday, 7 August 2020

Summer Run

 Hi Folks. This morning I went over the route of Sundays proposed Run. I thought that I had chosen a fairly quiet route avoiding to much traffic unfortunately  the place is heaving with 'WDTABOH'ses. But we cant do anything about that so the Run is on. Bring a packed lunch as we will not be going inside. I have been online reading the latest recommendations from the VMCC and the Police etc. If we were to strictly adhere to these we would all stay home. To show willing however please bring a mask and hand sanitiser and observe social distancing. 

The run starts at Atlantic Village and the via Barnstaple to Coombe Martin where we pick up the old Scrumpy Run route up Buzzacott Lane. We will stop for lunch in one of the car parks overlooking the sea.

After lunch we will go to Blackmoor Gate and finish at Aller Cross.

See You Sunday for 11.00am start