Tuesday, 3 November 2009
After a night of heavy rain and gale force winds the omens for our run did not look promising. But the rain belt passed on and the wind eased to leave a blustery but dry, overcast morning.
Eleven hardy members signed on at The Corn Dolly coffee shop in South Molton. The route this year was to visit the three villages of George Nympton, Kings Nympton and Bishops Nympton, finishing at lunchtime at the Red Lion in Chulmleigh. Nympton is an Anglo-Saxon name that comes from NYM, which is thought to be the old name for the River Mole, and TON which is a small settlement. George, King and Bishop where the respective Lords of the Manor.
The route was very much off the beaten track and took the riders up and over some quite high hills, which afforded some fine views over the surrounding countryside.
I am pleased to report that there were no mishaps despite there being lots of leaves and plenty of mud on the roads.
I am sorry there is only one photo but Merve and I forgot to bring our cameras. Gordon took the only photo of someones grotty Tryumf !
The next run will be the New Year's day run which this year falls on the 1st of January. It starts at The Angel in Witheridge, 10.30 for 11.00am. If it's too cold for you, then come for a coffee and chat and see the bikes off.
I hope to see you all at the annual club dinner (see a couple of posts below for details).