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Friday 14 March 1997
1900-2215
Social: Ten-pin Bowling
13 present: Aaron Austin, Ben Braund (10, Totnes), Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, 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.

[LA Bowl Newton Abbot]

Sunday 16 March 1997
1000-1315
Morning ride: SpitchwickFine with sunny spells
14 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Dayle Guy, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Craig McCracken, Ben Van Wolsen (Junior, Totnes), Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Fine weather, sunny spells. Buckfast, Hembury Woods lower track for most. Fixed Craig's puncture at Spitchwick. David took a long time climbing hill to Buckland because he was losing his tooth. Refreshments at Round House café, Buckland (Ben ordered just water even though he had £5 in his pocket). Rapid return via Peartree. Home by 1.15.]

Friday 21 March 1997
1900-2215
Social: Indoor Games Evening
12 present: Aaron Austin, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Keir Manning, Phillip Oakley
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 23 March 1997
1000-1700
Day ride: Buckland-tout-Saints (34 mi)Cloudy & chilly with occasional sunny spells
12 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Dayle Guy, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Craig McCracken, Ben Van Wolsen
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Weather: cloudy with occasional moments of sunshine in afternoon, chilly north westerly wind. South Brent, Avonwich, Diptford, Moreleigh, East Allington. Craig puncture. Budgie went back to help fix. Lunch by church (Julian's choice, turned out to be cold and windy as Michael had said it would be). Several steep hills to Loddiswell. Stopped at Avon Mill nursery for café. Long drag home through California Cross. Dayle puncture - his team caught us at Wrangaton. Home by 5.00. 34 miles.]

Friday 28 March 1997
1900-2215
Social: Music Quiz
17 present: Aaron Austin, Jason Braund, Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Jeremy Ford, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Tom LukeFriend (Junior, Ashburton), Jigme Malholland, Edward Millard, Phillip Oakley, 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.

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Sunday 30 March 1997
1415-1715
Afternoon ride: Easter Special - Avon DamFine weather
17 present: Aaron Austin, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Tom Fox, Dayle Guy, Llewellyn Holmes, Aren Houghton, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Roy Loder, Wesley Watkins, Chris Weeks, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Beautiful Easter Day. David went home before reached Dean. Shipley Bridge more crowded than ever before. Easter eggs all round at the Dam, which was nearly full. Ryan fell off just past Water Oak Corner, cut his elbow. Home by 5.15.]

Friday 4 April 1997
1900-2110
Evening ride: Holne
11 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Jeremy Ford, Stan Ford, Dayle Guy, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Keir Manning, Edward Millard, 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.

[Burchetts Wood, Holne, Michelcombe, Scoriton, Combe, Cross Furzes. Stan fell off his bike and hurt his foot. Home about 9.10.]

Sunday 6 April 1997Afternoon ride: BroadhempstonDry and sunny
10 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Craig McCracken, Ben Van Wolsen, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Green Lane, track to Abham, countryside adorned with flowers. Broadhempston play park, Beaston track (almost bone dry today), Hill Head nursery for café. Ben a bit noisy. Dog would not run for stick. Michael spoke to Councillor Walker. Returned via Green Lane. WeatherL dry and sunny.]

Friday 11 April 1997
1900-2110
Evening ride: Staverton
6 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Phillip Oakley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston Road - delay while Ryan put chain back on. Staverton Bridge, Philip Oakley crashed and nearly went head first over the bridge. Riverside track, home via tracks to Abham and Caddaford by 9.10.]

Sunday 13 April 1997Day ride: North Bovey
7 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, Ben Van Wolsen
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Lustleigh café in the garden. Right hand Cleave road. Track to North Bovey .. Lake at bottom so Budgie took alternative route through field with Michael and Ryan. Lots of watery fun by river / ford - everyone except Budgie got wet. Yarde Farm, then track to Heatree Cross, then Budgie via Hound Tor, rest via Widecombe.]

Friday 18 April 1997Evening ride: River Dart Country ParkDry, cold after dark
7 present: Aaron Austin, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Dayle Guy, 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.

[Buckfast, Hembury, riverside track Michael puncture. RDCP, lot of fun on tube slides. Track to Gallant le Bower, home through Hembury. Dry but cold after dark.]

Sunday 20 April 1997
1000-1705
Day ride: Slapton SandsSunny, but cold wind
6 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ben Van Wolsen, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Cold wind but sunny. Totnes, Tuckenhay, Corkscrew Hill, Forces Cross, Strete, track to Slapton, Torcross for lunch. Very cold sitting on beach, so warmed up in the café. Much warmer on return ride through Slapton village, Moreleigh and Rattery. Home by 5.05.]

Friday 25 April 1997
1900-2140
Evening ride: Ten Commandments StoneCold but dry
8 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, 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.

[Ashburton, woodland path, Cold East Cross, Ten Commandments Stone, home by 9.40. Cold but dry.]

Sunday 27 April 1997
1000-1610
Day ride: Hamel DownFine
5 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, 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: fine. Bickington, Haytor, Hound Tor, Jay's Grave. Wreath on RAF memorial on Hamel Down. Ryan slow on track descent. Milk at Widecombe shop, then Budgie home. Luke and Tao Dr Blackalls, Michael and Ryan Poundsgate hill. Home via Hembury by 4.10.]

Friday 2 May 1997Evening ride: TotnesWarm
9 present: Aaron Austin, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Philip Stone, Chris Weeks
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, track, Dartington youth hostel, Pennywell Farm. Weather: warm.]

Sunday 4 May 1997
1415-1700
Afternoon ride: Owley
7 present: Mark BudgieFriend (Junior, Devon), Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Chris Weeks
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 café (Copper Kettle) where Budgie and friends got endless cups of tea from the teapot. Home via Lutton and Bloody Pool by 5.00.]

Tuesday 6 May 1997Evening ride (Junior): StavertonSunny but cold
9 present: Daniel Eaton, Philip Harrigan (Junior, Totnes), Michael Jones, Harriet Newman (Junior, Totnes), Marc Nicholson (10, Totnes), Sean Nicholson (9, Totnes), Gavin Pearson, Tom Richards (Junior, Totnes), Daniel Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston Road, Staverton Island, Abham, Caddaford. Cold but dry and sunny.]

Friday 9 May 1997Evening ride: River Dart Country ParkMainly dry with occasional showers
13 present: Aaron Austin, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Paul Oakley, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Daniel Smith, Philip Stone, Chris Weeks
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Buckfast Abbey, Hawson Court. Some took Burchetts Wood track and got plastered in mud. Ryan took wrong turning before Scoriton. Michelcombe, Holne, track to RDCP, plated on slides (not very fast). Home through Hembury track by 9.40. Weather mainly dry, one or two light showers. Llewelyn only attended part of the ride.]

Sunday 11 May 1997Day ride: Rough Stuff EventOccasional light showers
10 present: Aaron Austin, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, Gavin Pearson, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Gavin would have been at the start but fell off and hurt his elbow near his home before the ride started. Gappah, usual road to Haldon ridge. Event organised this year by Dayle and Tao at Buller's Hill, Haldon. Good route but may be biased in favour of mountain bikes. Tao overall winner. Luke Whiting was first junior. Arren and Ryan did better than expected. Possible new recruit from Starcross called Sam. Ryan got lost in woods. Slow return against headwind. Home by 6.25. Occasional light showers.]

Friday 16 May 1997Evening ride: LandscoveThundery but dry
9 present: Aaron Austin, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Chris Weeks
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Pridhamsleigh. Ashburton to see fire engine cross A38 (took some time) up hill opposite Ashburton Caravans. Ryan came off on corner, taken to Ashburton hospital in car by passer-by, Tao and Philip cycled there to assist. Rest went on to Landscove area and then down track to High Beara, home by 9.10. Weather: thundery but dry.]

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