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Friday 8 September 1995Evening ride: Destination unknown
13 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Jeremy Ford, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Roy Loder, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Phillip Oakley, Eliot Thomas-Wright
Report lost at present.

Sunday 10 September 1995Day ride: Heltor RockRain
4 present: Neil Ault, Tao Burgess, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley
Today's ride was cancelled as a result of bad weather.

Friday 15 September 1995
1900-2125
Evening ride: Hembury WoodsDry
10 present: Neil Ault, Jeremy Ford, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Craig McCracken, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Hembury Woods. Jeremy puncture, no equipment, Ashley lost part of pump, all crawling around on the ground in semi-darkness. Track to River Dart Country Park in the dark. Anaconda Run in the dark (good fun). Home usual route by 9.25. Weather: dry.]

Saturday 16 September 1995Weekend ride: Salcombe YH Day 1Excellent
7 present: Neil Ault, Tao Burgess, Richard Goss, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Phillip Oakley, Eliot Thomas-Wright
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Weather: excellent. Left Buckfastleigh late at 2.20. Marley Head, Moreleigh. Keir puncture - no puncture kit, pump or spare tube! Wren flew into Michael's front wheel. Met Peter Hawkins who took us on a detour to Woodleigh (one of his favourite muddy tracks), not too popular because of the mud. Straight on to Malborough garage, everyone except Eliot bought Danish Pastries, then after a while Eliot had to get one too. Hostel by 6.40. Several youngsters scoffed meal down very quickly - against Michael's advice. Eliot had brought two oven-cook ready meals but there were no ovens at Salcombe (in the Members' Kitchen) so he boiled them in the saucepan. Waited for Neil until 9ish, checked home at 9pm but no message from Neil, so went for our walk without him. Looked for smugglers but couldn't find any tonight.]

Sunday 17 September 1995
0800-1700
Weekend ride: Salcombe YH Day 2
7 present: Neil Ault, Tao Burgess, Richard Goss, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Phillip Oakley, Eliot Thomas-Wright
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Told off for skidding bikes on the path. Played American Football on beack. Small discount on the ferry (to East Portlemouth). Hot sausage rolls from the café. Lanes to Beesands. Keir puncture again. Lunch on the beach. Coastal path to Torcross, chips from the café. Home via Moreleigh, Diptford and Marley Head, arrived at 5pm.]

Tuesday 19 September 1995Evening ride (Junior): HolneFine
4 present: Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Mischa Matthews, Craig McCracken
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Scoriton, Michelcombe, Holne Play Park. Track to River Dart Country Park. Weather: fine.]

Friday 22 September 1995
1900-2130
Evening ride: TotnesFine
11 present: Tao Burgess, Jeremy Ford, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Roy Loder, Don Malpass, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston Road. Totnes cycle path. Littlehempston, Staverton, track to Hole Farm - those with no lights struggled near the bottom. Jeremy had an LED front light which isn't bright. Smell of cut cauliflower near Caddaford. Home by 9.30. Weather: fine and just warm enough.]

Sunday 24 September 1995
1000-1640
Day ride (With Torbay CTC): Shapley TorBright and blustery with showers
7 present: Richard Burge, Peter Hawkins, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Harry Staniland, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Weather: bright and blustery with showers at lunchtime. Luke Whiting only got one attendance point instead of the usual three because he only joined the ride near the end. Met Torbay Section at Bickington, repairing a puncture. Harry puncture on the way to Haytor. Road through Manaton, Heatre Cross then on to Shapley Farm where tookshelter from shower for lunch. Happy, friendly atmosphere. Majority decided to abandon ride across the open moor so we returned to Widecombe for refreshments, collected Luke from Leusdon (too tired to come earlier), home via Spitchwick and Hembury (several acorn fights). Buckfastleigh by 4.40. Tao lost his chance of getting the Sunday Ride attendance trophy today.]

Friday 29 September 1995
1900-2045
Evening ride: Skerraton Down
10 present: Jeremy Ford, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Roy Loder, Craig McCracken, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Last evening ride of the season. Dean, Nurston, Skerraton Down. Jeremy started leading group the wrong way in the dark - redeemed himself by helping to find the wall (used for guidance) with his new light. Home via Cross Furzes. Crofters by 8.45. Weather fine, 11 degrees. Michael gave free hot drinks all round.]

Sunday 1 October 1995
1415-1750
Afternoon ride: Rising Sun TearoomsSunny and perfect
15 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Carrie Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Jeremy Ford, Tom Fox, Martin Hills, Karina Hobday, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Keir Manning, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone, Eliot Thomas-Wright, Ken Twydell
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Weather: sunny and perfect. Short route to Rising Sun. Julian had 2 pieces of gateau. Spent an hour and a quarter there chatting and playing Volleyball. Laughed at Ken's Moulton bike. New footpath across the fields. Found three more tracks on the way home. Buckfastleigh by 5.50.]

Friday 6 October 1995Social: Annual General Meeting
16 present: Richard Burge, Carrie Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Richard Goss, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Craig McCracken, Edward Millard, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone, Gavin Taylor
The election of the Section officials was as follows:

Section Secretary - Michael Jones
Section Delegate - Martin Hills
Treasurer - Julian Duquemin
Publicity Officer - Dayle Guy

The following local publicity representatives were elected:

TOTNES - Ashley Loder
PAIGNTON - Craig McCracken
TORQUAY - Andrew Guy
NEWTON ABBOT - Carrie Burgess
ASHBURTON TOWN - Philip Stone
ASHBURTON SCHOOL - Paul Oakley
BUCKFASTLEIGH - Phillip Oakley
SOUTH BRENT - John Hayes

A number of motions were considered, all proposed by the Section Committee:

A: That the Section, recognising the enormous value of its members being able to use computer equipment and games owned by the Dart Computer Club during Friday socials, Saturday informal socials and after many cycle rides, should make a donation of £90 towards Computer Club funds on the understanding that all Computer Club equipment and games will then be made freely available to CTC members during the coming year.

The motion was carried.

B: That the entry charge to all Friday social activities should be increased to 40p to ensure that further donations of perhaps £20-£30 per year may be made to the Computer Club for as long as members continue to use the equipment.

Dayle noted that no contribution was being made towards the cost of Michael’s electricty bills, but Michael said that he was happy to continue making no charge for electricity for the coming year.

There was some discussion about raising the charge to 50p, but it was generally agreed that this may prevent some youngsters from attending.

The motion was carried.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

1. An ice-skating social and a swimming social were proposed for Plymouth Pavillions. Michael said he would include these in the spring programme if possible.

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting closed at 8.45pm.

Sunday 8 October 1995Day ride: Avon RailwayVery warm for October
8 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tom Fox, Peter Hawkins, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Andrew Simmons, Dale Turrell
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Dean Prior, South Brent. No-one at Avonwick pick-up. Peaceful on footpath. Michael kept getting sticks in his wheel. Idyllic lunch by river in wood. Michael, Neil & Tom had lunch on log. Michael got splashed by Neil. Tom crawled out to buy some chocolate. Explored, then disused railway line to Loddiswell station. On to Topsham Bridge then Michael's derailleur became severely damaged. Refilled water bottles at Peter's house. Tom and Philip had a water fight. Michael puncture near Avonwick station. Copper Kettle café at South Brent closed so bought refreshments from newsagents. Neil broke chain. Tom did very well. Weather: very warm for time of year.]

Friday 13 October 1995Social: Indoor Games Evening
16 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Richard Goss, Dayle Guy, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Edward Millard, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Harry Staniland, Philip Stone, Melanie Unknown (Junior, Germany)
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Melanie was a german exchange friend, possibly of Richard. Check attendance list against Julian's sheet. Computer games.]

Sunday 15 October 1995Morning ride: Avon DamPeriodic drizzle
7 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley (13, Totnes), Craig McCracken, Phillip Oakley, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Weather: periodic drizzle. Welcome to Oliver Lindley, out for his first ride with us. Luke Whiting turned up late. Dean Prior, Bloody Pool, Shipley Bridge. Reservoir full and overflowing. Electric fence proved not to be electrified. Moor not as soggy as Budgie had predicted. Philip did some "moor surfing" at Water Oak Corner. Back to Cross Furzes.]

Friday 20 October 1995Social: Video Evening - The River Wild
20 present: Richard Burge, Carrie Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Tom Fox, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Martin Hills, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, David Loder, Craig McCracken, Edward Millard, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, Harry Staniland, Philip Stone, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[The River Wild video - very popular, no-one had seen it before.]

Sunday 22 October 1995
1000-1725
Day ride: Dawlish WaterDry with sunny periods
11 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Stephen Dubois (Junior, Devon), Julian Duquemin, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Phillip Oakley, Harry Staniland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[New rider. Julian puncture at Bickington. Met Harry near Bovey. Gappah. Rabbit on barbed wire. Ashcombe. Lovely countryside. Stopped to ride course of pipeline. Harry puncture. Had lunch on new track. Returned to Dawlish Water road, into Dawlish. Hot doughnuts. Met Exeter A-Section. Budgie chain broke. Met Tao. Fed ducks. Budgie washed hands. Julian led group wrong way; MJ, Philip and Budgie waited 10 mins for them to return then followed them. Returned through Luton, Ideford, Ugbrooke House (more acorn throwing) - lots of pheasants, ducks and heron. Chudleigh Mill café. Home via Blackpool and Bickington, Buckfastleigh by 5.25. Weather dry with few sunny periods. Craig up one hour early by mistake.]

Wednesday 25 October 1995Social: Bike Repair Special
7 present: Carrie Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Martin Hills, Michael Jones, (Cousin) Loder (Junior, Devon), Ashley Loder, Austin Loder
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Extra social for bicycle repairs.]

Friday 27 October 1995Social: Table Tennis
12 present: Julian Duquemin, Richard Goss, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, Gavin Taylor
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Table Tennis for first time. May have been one more person - check list.]

Sunday 29 October 1995
1000-1715
Day ride: BozomzealCloudy but dry
6 present: Richard Burge, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Eliot Thomas-Wright, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Cloudy but dry. Waited at start for Llewellyn to get his lights. Main road to Totnes where met Eliot. Totnes Downhill (that's a road name, we were going up). Tuckenhay track, Corkscrew hill, Philip and Luke took muddy track to Cornworthy. Tried out new shop. On to Dittisham and Bozomzeal Farm. Michael's idea of avoiding a muddy track turned into a dead end. Budgie refused the mud and returned by road to Mill Creek for lunch. Rest of group had lunch in field. Some elderly people appeared form behind bush. Lots of flies. Track was quite good. Youngsters played around while Budgie finished his lunch. After some debate climbed hill to Dartmouth. Spinning Wheel café and sports shop. Now 3pm so fastest route home, through Halwell, Moreleigh, Diptford and Rattery, arriving Buckfastleigh 5.15.]

Friday 3 November 1995Social: Video Preview for Scotland Tour 1996
18 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, Harry Staniland, Philip Stone, Gavin Taylor, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

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