Thursday, 21 April 2022

Evening run 200422


The Castle Inn at Landkey proved to be a great choice for an evening meet for a natter, the weather was excellent and sitting in the beer garden was an added bonus. People rode all sorts of distances to get there, some only riding a few yards whilst it was nearly 30 miles for myself. We began to arrive around 1815 and people stayed as long as they were able bearing in mind that some of these elderly bikes don't have very good lights. There would have been more than the 10 present had Andy's Triumph not required fettling first and then his mate on a Harley lost drive due to a broken drive belt, ( Andy tells me he had been rude about Triumphs before this happened )!.

Now Chris tells me that he has been in touch with the Welcome Fryer re our fish and chip night on the 30th of this month, it seems they only do take away on a Saturday but would open the restaurant for us if there were enough numbers, so please contact Chris or myself if you definitely would attend and in what numbers..

Our next run is May 8th starting from Mullacott cross at the usual time, this is our famous Scrumpy run ( sorry no scrumpy is involved! ), see you there.

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Spring run 10/04/22


13 riders were involved today with this our first run of 2022, it was Nick that put his hand up to organise and lead from ‘the Quay cafe’ in Braunton, ( I’m sure I warned him never to volunteer! ). The weather was cold to start but dry with the sun showing itself during the day. It was nice to see new riders to us and a couple we have not seen for a while, also Maurice on his first ride out since his heart procedure and Andy arriving on his Sunbeam to see us off after his arm op, ( unfortunately he had to bump start his bike but I checked later in the day and he was ok ). Nick lead us out dead on 11am with Chris and I doing duty at the rear, at a good steady pace past Saunton, Croyde, Georgeham and on to Woolacombe, Ilfracombe to our lunch stop at Blackmoor Gate at the Old Station Restaurant. 

We saw that the roads were fairly busy and the beaches and coasts were well filled, there were thankfully no breakdowns though tie wraps came into use on a Triumph and Nick picked up his partner in Lee Bay.

After a great Buffett meal, we set off again to South Molton, Bishops Tawton and finally Barnstaple.

Many thanks to Nick who did very well on his first lead, now there will be a meet in Landkey on the 20th at ‘the Castle’ and it’s club night on the 21st where we will learn about our clubs finances.