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Sunday 18 May 1997Day ride: Redlake TramwayPerfect weather
8 present: Mark BudgieFriend, Shane BudgieFriend (Junior, Ashburton), Richard Burge, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, 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 day - almost perfect. Met David Williams and friends at Harbourneford. Lunch on Ugborough Beacon. Oliver's derailleur jockey wheel fell apart on to stony track, but found nearly all pieces and put the back together. Avon Dam full. Home by 45. Lovely ride. Ryan had problem with elbow after Friday so didn't go.]

Tuesday 20 May 1997Evening ride (Junior): HolneDry start, drizzle later
16 present: Aaron Austin, Luke Comerford, Philip Harrigan, Michael Jones, Shanti Kelly (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Austin Loder, David Loder, Sue Loder, Harriet Newman, Lulu Newman (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Marc Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Tom Richards, Daniel Smith, Holly Smith, Dale Turrell
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Holne playground. Dry start, slight drizzle last hour.]

Friday 23 May 1997
1900-2100
Evening ride: Skerraton DownDry with sunny periods
13 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Scott Riley, 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.

[Dean, Skerraton Down, Cross Furzes, Crofters by 9pm. Weather dry with sunny periods. Scott did very well.]

Saturday 24 May 1997
1500-1745
Weekend ride: Steps Bridge Day 1Superb weather
6 present: Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, 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 weather. Ryan had bike problems. Got to hostel at 5.45. Evening in hostel. Start time estimated as printed wrongly in newsletter]

Sunday 25 May 1997
0800-1645
Weekend ride: Steps Bridge Day 2Superb weather
6 present: Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Luke and Craig took wrong turning in wood. MJ went back to find them. Lunch at usual seat on Hunters' Path (near Fingle Bridge). Bought milk at Chagford, ice cream at Hound Tor. Met Ian Luke. Home by 4.45. Excellent ride.]

Friday 30 May 1997Evening ride: Buckland-in-the-Moor
10 present: Aaron Austin, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Tom Fox, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Scott Riley, Philip Stone
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[Hembury Woods, Spitchwick, Buckland, Ashburton. No problems with Michael's or Ryan's bikes this evening.]

Sunday 1 June 1997Afternoon ride: Old Forge Tearooms, Holne
14 present: Mark BudgieFriend, Shane BudgieFriend, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Tom Fox, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, 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.

[Buckfast, Scoriton, Michelcombe, Holne (saw Dixon family heading for Bellever), Old Forge café for refreshments, River Dart Country Park, Hembury Woods.]

Tuesday 3 June 1997
1800-2055
Evening ride (Junior): Chalk FordDry with sunny spells
16 present: Craig Andrews (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Aaron Austin, Daniel Eaton, Ryan Edmondson, Philip Harrigan, Michael Jones, Harriet Newman, Lulu Newman, Marc Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Gavin Pearson, Tom Richards, Scott Riley, Daniel Smith, Holly Smith, Wendy Turrell
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[Took one hour to get to Cross Furzes. Lud Gate, open moor down to Chalk Ford. Scoriton. Back by 8.55. Excellent ride. Dry with sunny spells.]

Friday 6 June 1997Evening ride: Staverton
10 present: Aaron Austin, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Daniel Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Green Lane, Abham, Staverton Island, Staverton Bridge, Colston Road.]

Sunday 8 June 1997Day ride: Elender Cove
4 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley
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[Destination changed to Blackpool Sands. Michael in car today owing to a virus. Harbertonford, Forces Cross, Strete, Blackpool Sands, lunch. Corkscrew Hill (Tuckenhay), Blackcurrant drinks from the inn at Bow Bridge, cookies from Safeways at Totnes. Home by 4.15.]

Thursday 12 June 1997Evening ride (Junior): Landscove
10 present: Craig Andrews, Philip Harrigan, Michael Jones, Harriet Newman, Marc Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Tom Richards, Daniel Smith, Graham Smith, Holly Smith
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[Green Lane, past High Beara, back of Landscove, tracks to Pridhamsleigh - middle track very muddy at bottom.]

Friday 13 June 1997Evening ride: Avon DamDrizzly start, sunny spells later
12 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Daniel Eaton, Ryan Edmondson, Philip Harrigan, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Chris Weeks
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Avon Dam via Nurston. Water everywhere - Dam overflowing. Weather: some drizzle at first, then dry with sunny periods.]

Sunday 15 June 1997Day ride: Ten Tors Event
9 present: Richard Burge, Daniel Eaton, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Scott got lift to Bickington. Haytor. Saddle Tor for lunch. Top Tor, Pill Tor, (tor near Pill Tor), Bonehill rocks, Bel Tor, Chinkwell Tor, Honeybag Tor. Widecombe shop. Wind Tor (top of Southcombe Hill). Weather: mainly sunny with some cloud, very warm. Gavin and Daniel did very well.]

Friday 20 June 1997Evening ride: TotnesOccasional light showers
9 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Tom Richards
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston. Totnes track in flood (high tide), some rode through and got soaked, rest rode around and got stung. Home via Dartington and Pennywell. Weather: occasional light showers.]

Sunday 22 June 1997
1000-1835
Day ride: Mothecombe BeachOccasional heavy showers
7 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Craig McCracken, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Occasional heavy showers. Spent an hour playing with Michael's new Frisbees on Mothecombe Beach. Tide was out so easy to wade across river. At St Anne's Chapel an eight-year-old showed off his new bike as Luke bought milk from the shop. Tidal road to Avon Mill Café at Loddiswell, then returned via Woodleigh, Moreleigh, Diptford and Rattery. Ryan slow on return journey owing to sore throat and eventually had to be collected from Totnes to Avonwich road. The others got hungry so late return at 6.35.]

Friday 27 June 1997
1900-2120
Evening ride: River Dart Country Park
9 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Tom Richards, Chris Weeks
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Peartree Cross, RDCP played on slides, spoke to Daniel Fisher. Holne, stony track descent, home by 9.20.]

Sunday 29 June 1997
1000-1715
Day ride: Lustleigh CleaveDry
5 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Lots of dead animals on A38, Ryan puncture. Primrose café Lustleigh, sat in garden. Fixed Ryan's puncture a second time. Manaton Water for lunch. David informed us he hadn't paid his £1.40 at the café. Steep climb, told off at Becky Falls for walking through café grounds without an admission ticket!!! Home via Bowerman's Nose and new Hound Tor refreshments van. Weather: dry all day. 5.15 return.]

Tuesday 1 July 1997
1800-2045
Evening ride (Junior): AbhamPerfect weather
9 present: Philip Harrigan, Michael Jones, Harriet Newman, Marc Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Gavin Pearson, Daniel Smith, Graham Smith, Holly Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Michael late because Romany bike had buckled wheel, so collected Neil's bike from Dartbridge Inn by car. Green Lane, track to Abham. Gavin puncture, no-one had a pump so asked at nearby house which happened to be a cycling family. She gave drinks all round. Finally left at 7.55. Landscove play park closed, Buckfastleigh by 8.45. Perfect weather.]

Friday 4 July 1997Evening ride: SpitchwickSunny
13 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Jeremy Ford, Stan Ford, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, 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.

[Hembury Woods, Spitchwick, played with Frisbees for half an hour in sunshine. Returned same route.]

Sunday 6 July 1997Afternoon ride: Denbury
8 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Rising Sun route to Denbury. Tao advised wrong turning near Ipplepen. Fermoys 3.30. Tao and Keir couldn't eat all of their chocolate fudge cakes. Home via Ipplepen, Staverton where Tao and Keir went swimming. Returned via Caddaford.]

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