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Friday 27 April 2018
1900-2215
Evening ride: Decided on the Day
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Friday 20 April 2018
1900-2215
Evening ride: Decided on the Day
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Friday 13 April 2018
1900-2215
Evening ride: Decided on the Day
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Sunday 8 April 2018
1015
Morning ride: Decided on the Day
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Friday 6 April 2018
1900-2215
Evening ride: Decided on the Day
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Monday 2 April 2018
0800-1900
Tour: Peak District Day 4: Edale to Home
6 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, John Rogers, Will Rogers

Sunday 1 April 2018
0800-2300
Tour: Peak District Day 3: Eyam to Edale YH
6 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, John Rogers, Will Rogers

Saturday 31 March 2018
0800-2300
Tour: Peak District Day 2: Hartington Hall to Eyam YH
6 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, John Rogers, Will Rogers

Friday 30 March 2018
0800
Tour: Peak District Day 1: Home to Hartington Hall YH
6 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, John Rogers, Will Rogers

Sunday 25 March 2018Morning ride: Decided on the Day
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Friday 23 March 2018
1900-2215
Social: Badminton
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Friday 16 March 2018
1900-2215
Social: Badminton
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Sunday 11 March 2018
1015-1500
Morning ride: AshburtonLight rain and showers
6 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, John Rogers, Will Rogers
Ashburton skate park (14:45)
Jude, George and Dillan try out the skate park at Ashburton (14:45)
A poor weather forecast and the possibility of Ziggy joining us from Ashburton prompted us to arrange a short ride this morning to Ashburton, in light rain. We had brought our badminton rackets and enjoyed a fair session at Ashmoor leisure centre despite the loss of more than 75% of the lights, which have still not been replaced after over a year.

When we left the rain had settled in quite steadily so we popped into the Brick House café for an hour of refreshments before heading back to Buckfastleigh in bright sunshine.

Friday 9 March 2018
1900-2215
Social: Badminton
4 present: Ziggy Clark, Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, George Rogers
A mix-up at Ashmoor meant that no courts had been reserved for us tonight, but as there were only four of us we managed to play some games of doubles in the gymnasium despite the restricted height.

Courts have been rebooked again for the next two weeks so we will be back to normal next Friday.

Sunday 4 March 2018
1015-1600
Morning ride: Converted to SocialShowers and sunny spells
3 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
The heavy snow that covered the South West on Thursday was melting fast and the main roads were all clear this morning, but there was still snow on the lanes and there was some rain around so we decided to arrange a badminton social today. We played at Ivybridge Leisure Centre and concluded a great morning with a Costa at Marsh Mills, Plymouth. There was a computer games social when we got back until 4pm.

Friday 2 March 2018
1900-2215
Social: Cancelled
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Heavy snow yesterday afternoon and overnight had left everyone pretty much snowed in. Leisure centres were all closed but nobody could get their cars out even if it had been open. We had no choice but to cancel the social this week, stay at home and make the most of this unusual spell of wintry weather.

Sunday 25 February 2018
1015-1330
Day ride: Café 3 Sixty, Bovey Tracey (25 mi)Cold and cloudy, sunny later
3 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Café 3 Sixty (12:53)
Jude and Dillan enjoying excellent coffees by the fire in Café 3 Sixty, Bovey Tracey (12:33)
Dillan pushes himself to the limit on one of the outdoor exercise machines in Bovey park (13:16)
Dillan investigates the exercise machines in the park at Bovey Tracey (13:15)
Conditions really were cold and grey this morning, with temperatures around 3 degrees, and John and George were down with flu, but we had set our target for the new Café at Bovey Tracey so that is where we headed.

We just about survived the cold through Ashburton and Bickington, and by the time we reached Bovey the sunshine was breaking through the cloud.

Café 3 Sixty is a new café that caters primarily for cyclists. It is so large and spacious that you can take your bikes inside and tether them to the purpose-built indoor racks. There is also a cycle repair shop in the building. We were very grateful for the toasty warm stove while we waited for our coffees and cakes to be brought to us. It’s amazing how popular the café has become during the two months it has been open.

Next stop was Bovey Park, where Dillan investigated the outdoor exercise machines that were dotted around the lawns near the river. We then rode through Brimley and on up to Ilsington where Sue and Jude entertained us at their home for half an hour.

It was still cold as we left but the sun was making everything look perfect, so our ride back to Buckfastleigh via Bickington was very enjoyable.

Today’s ride included a total climb of 473m.

Friday 23 February 2018
1900-2215
Social: Badminton
8 present: Harry Back, Will Bastow, Ziggy Clark, Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, Mark Thomas
We had a full complement of eight for our badminton session this evening which was enjoyed by all.