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Friday 13 December 1991
1900-2200
Social: Bicycle Workshop
10 present: Neil Ault, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Matthew Hamlyn-White, Martin Hills, Michael Jones, Peter Rushworth, Andrew Walker, Charlie Walker, Robert Walker
Most people seemed confident about basic cycle repairs, so when we had done a little wheel truing and puncture repairing we set about enjoying some games.

Sunday 15 December 1991Day ride: Christmas Lunch RideDry start, wet after meal
39 present: Neil Ault, Joseph Bellows, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Jamie Davey, Alan Dawson, Sam Everett, Harry Hall (Adult, Paignton), Luke Hatherly, Thain Hatherly, Martin Hills, Ben Hobday, Karina Hobday, Roxanne Hobday, Margaret Hopper, Richard Hopper, Simon Hopper, Toby Hopper, Dave Humphreys, Michael Jones, Alex Lessware, Sebastian Lessware, Paul Oakley, Chris Platt, David Platt, Andrew Simmons, Eliot Thomas-Wright, Debbie Twydell, James Twydell, Ken Twydell, Paul Twydell, Julie Twydell-Hobday, David Waldron, Andrew Walker, Charlie Walker, Lorraine Walker, Robert Walker, Jeremy Weston, Ben Widger
This ride is always the highlight of our year. All meals were provided as ordered, and all offered excellent value for money. We didn't mind the rain which descended as we left, although Dave Humphreys may have regretted leaving his oilskin coat at Leusdon!

Friday 20 December 1991
1900-2200
Social: Paignton Social
17 present: Neil Ault, Tao Burgess, Ben Hobday, Karina Hobday, Roxanne Hobday, Dave Humphreys, Michael Jones, David Robinson, Dominic Robinson, Debbie Twydell, James Twydell, Ken Twydell, Paul Twydell, Julie Twydell-Hobday, Andrew Walker, Charlie Walker, Robert Walker
Julie's home-made vegetarian mince pies and fruit punch made this a festive occasion.

Sunday 22 December 1991Morning ride (Buckfastleigh): HaytorGrey
4 present: Neil Ault, Michael Jones, Martin Luke, Paul Oakley
The four of us started towards Venford, but Neil, Martin Luke and Paul were unenthusiastic so the ride was abandoned.

Sunday 22 December 1991Morning ride (Paignton): LaplandGrey
8 present: Thain Hatherly, Ben Hobday, Karina Hobday, David Robinson, Ken Twydell, Andrew Walker, Charlie Walker, Robert Walker
Attempts to find the published grid reference of ZZ000000 proved fruitless, but Charlie seemed to know what he was about and led us with customary decisiveness. Ken had dressed as Father Christmas, with Ben and Karina dressed as gnomes on the back of the tandem/Rann trailer combination.

When we arrived at Lapland (which bore a remarkable resemblance to Stoke Gabriel) we were met by Julie (dressed as Mother Christmas) and Lorraine (dressed as Lorraine) who both served us with hot soup and drinks, along with rolls and Parkin cake. We then made our way home accompanied by the odd hoot and wave from festive minded motorists.

Friday 27 December 1991Social: Christmas Social
16 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Alan Dawson, Julian Duquemin, Jeremy Ford, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Matthew Hamlyn-White, Catherine Hopper, Simon Hopper, Toby Hopper, Michael Jones, Martin Luke, Chris Platt, David Platt, John Stuart
The ever-popular Christmas gathering at Crofters offered members a selection of computer games, videos and board games - along with the customary vegetarian mince pies and ice cream.

Sunday 29 December 1991Day ride: DittishamDry
13 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Alan Dawson, Harry Hall, Thain Hatherly, Dave Humphreys, Michael Jones, Alex Lessware, Sebastian Lessware, Martin Luke, Bob Taylor, Ben Widger, Tom Widger
The final run of the year was short but very hilly. After lunch by the water and the steep climb out of the village, Dave Humphreys suggested a track! The contingent that followed him had a wonderful time, and those who didn't had a lengthy wait.

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