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Friday 5 January 1996Social: Indoor Games Evening
20 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Jeremy Ford, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Mark Kibby (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, Mark McCracken (9, Buckfastleigh), Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, Philip Stone, Gavin Taylor
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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Sunday 7 January 1996Afternoon ride: MichelcombeSunny
16 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Jeremy Ford, Tom Fox, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Sebastian Lessware, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone
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[Weather: sunny. Hembury lower track. Holne. Played in park for 10 minutes. (Presumably up to cattle grid.) Track descent to Michelcombe. Llewellyn got wet feet. Home via Hawson Court.]

Friday 12 January 1996Social: The Star Trek Experience
13 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Craig McCracken, Mark McCracken, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, 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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Sunday 14 January 1996Day ride: CornwoodDamp
6 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Craig McCracken, Eliot Thomas-Wright
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[Forecast for mainly dry weather, but started raining 9.30 and continued on and off all day. Majority decision to shorten the ride. Returned via South Brent, Didworthy (plenty of water around), Shipley Bridge and Dean Prior. Lunch and afternoon at Crofters.]

Friday 19 January 1996Social: Indoor Games Evening
19 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Mark 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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Sunday 21 January 1996Morning ride: Bradley WoodsCold and overcast
10 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone, Eliot Thomas-Wright
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[Cold east wind, overcast. Chuley Cross. Lanes to West Ogwell. Several feeling cold so returned via Channings Wood, Denbury, Knowle, track (muddy in places but quite rideable), Green Lane. Afternoon social at Crofters. Eliot was not amused when Tao put water down his neck.]

Friday 26 January 1996Social: Ten-pin Bowling
12 present: Neil Ault, Julian Duquemin, Richard Goss, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Edward Millard, Philip Stone, 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.

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Sunday 28 January 1996
1000-1620
Day ride: Blackingstone RockCold and windy
8 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, 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.

[Michael at start before 10.00 (unusually). John Stuart came and went. Budgie got puncture as soon as we left the RAC box at Caton so half an hour late at the Bovey Tracey pick-up. Met Kevin Presland at the top of Hind Street (where he lives). Climbed hospital hill. Budgie went home with faulty derailleur. Lots of snow by road at top. Tao got Michael with a snowball but Michael and Philip got Tao back very well. Thick mist at Blackingstone. Had lunch in shelter of wind. Icicles on Rock. Very cold so left quickly after climbing steps to top of Rock. Descent to Wrey valley - lots of ice on final twisty narrow part of the descent. Sped down valley to Lustleigh, found Primrose café closed until 3rd February! So along railway track to Brookside Tearooms at Bovey Tracey. Fast return to Buckfastleigh, arriving 4.20. Excellent ride.]

Friday 2 February 1996Social: Indoor Games Evening
17 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Richard Goss, Andrew Guy, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Edward Millard, 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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Sunday 4 February 1996Afternoon ride: Fishacre Barton
23 present: Neil Ault, Clive Buckland, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, David Cutts, Julian Duquemin, Andrew Guy, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Chris Platt, David Robinson, Philip Robinson, Andrew Simmons, Philip Stone, Eliot Thomas-Wright, Ken Twydell, Paul Twydell
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[Caddaford. Staverton. Got in front of big lorry. Met Paignton lot (at destination). MJ gave Dave Robinson his hat. Slow progress to Ipplepen (2 Daves were slow). Paignton lot went to Fermoys, rest returned home via Torbryan, Broadhempston play park and Ware Lane.]

Friday 9 February 1996Social: Video evening - Huck Finn
12 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, 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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Sunday 11 February 1996
1000-1530
Day ride: CurtisknowleMainly sunny, occasional showers
8 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Luke Whiting
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[WeatherL mainly sunny with occasional showers. Café stop, Totnes. Lanes to Harbertonford. Track beyond Curtisknowle was not especially muddy. Lunch by river. Fed horses on climb from bridge. Returned via California Cross, Kitterford Cross and South Brent. Buckfastleigh by 3.30.]

Friday 16 February 1996Social: Indoor Games Evening
10 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Michael Jones, Craig McCracken, Mark McCracken, 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.

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Sunday 18 February 1996
1000-1215
Day ride: Saddle TorBlustery with showers
9 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, John Hayes, Martin Hills, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Paul Oakley, 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.

[Blustery, showery day. Ashburton, Halshanger, Rew Road. Cold East Cross (very cold and windy). Little enthusiasm for Spitchwick so returned via Ausewell hill by 12.15.]

Friday 23 February 1996Social: Badminton
13 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Harry Staniland, Philip Stone, Edmund Tarleton (13, Ashburton), 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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Sunday 25 February 1996
1000-1715
Day ride: Lawrence CastleMisty start, sunny periods later
13 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Richard Goss, Peter Hawkins, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Paul Oakley, 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.

[Craig lost jockey wheel near Caton - had to go by car. Forecast of showers hadn't materialised so chose medium length route via Hennock. Heavy cold shower on top (Neil moaned excessively). Cafes closed so used supermarket North Bovey. Hound Tor, expensive flowers on Jay's Grave. Home by 5.15. Weather misty start, sunny periods later.]

Friday 1 March 1996Social: Indoor Games Evening
14 present: Richard Burge, Dayle Guy, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Mark McCracken, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, Harry Staniland, 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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Sunday 3 March 1996
1415-1720
Afternoon ride: UphempstonCloudy but dry
18 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Peter Hawkins, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Craig McCracken, Edward Millard, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Harry Staniland, Philip Stone, Gavin Taylor, 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. Uphempston tracks proved very muddy - Budgie not at all pleased. Craig's derailleur problems again. Returned 5.20. Good ride.]

Friday 8 March 1996
1900-2200
Social: Debate Evening
15 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Dayle Guy, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, Edward Millard, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Leigh Searle, 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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Sunday 10 March 1996
1000-1630
Day ride: CornwoodFine sunny weather
7 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Peter Hawkins, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Beautiful sunny weather. Rode to Cornwood, lunch by river on way to Harford - moorland track to Harford. Played by river at Owley for half an hour. Deep bogs. Home by 4.30.]

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