Wednesday, 17 June 2009
24 riders and 2 passengers met at the Black cat on Sunday June 14th for the annual social run. We were all treated to tea / coffee and toast for which we have to thank Fred and his wife. The route which had been organised by Ray and Gordon, set off promptly at 11.00 after Keith had had to retire with missfiring and Roy had to be bump started. Brian and Gordon brought up the rear but were only needed twice during the event as it mainly passed without incident. The route took in Withypool and Winsford, ( I think everyone went through the ford, ) before arriving at Timberscombe where 16 riders enjoyed the excellent dinner. The afternoon run was through Langley Marsh and Wiveliscombe then we arrived at Chelston house, the care home where Jean Rowcliffe, Ray's wife, resides. Everyone at the home came out to see the bikes, some of the residents were keen to tell us of their motorcycling days. The riders were gratefully thanked, fed and watered!, before departing home as and when they felt they should. A good day with excellent weather, good company and the satisfaction of knowing that our bikes had been used to give a little pleasure to Jean and her fellow residents.