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Wednesday 6 August 1997
0800-1815
Tour: North, Mid and South Wales Day 10 St Briavels to Home (23 mi)Cloudy start, wet later
16 present: Ben Barlow (13, Saltash), Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Alasdair Green, Kieron Green, Llewellyn Holmes, Thomas Hunt (15, Fleet), Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, James Lyne (16, Birmingham), Craig McCracken, Casper Oliver (12, Stow-on-the-Wold), Jasper Oliver (11, Stow-on-the-Wold), Daniel Talbot, Luke Whiting, Fergus Worthy
Video footage from today's ride - 2006 DVD Edit
Video footage from today's ride - 2016 Extended Remastered Edit
Wednesday, the last day of cycling, involves a relatively easy ride down the Wye valley, calling in at Tintern Abbey and the Crow’s Nest viewpoint along the way. The tour finishes at Bristol Parkway station in the early afternoon.

[Report and photos to follow]

Friday 8 August 1997Evening ride: Spitchwick
7 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Jeremy Ford, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Scott Riley, Philip Stone
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Spitchwick, Ryan and Philip Stone lost a Frisbee each. Swimming]

Sunday 10 August 1997Day ride: Maidencombe Beach
11 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, Scott Riley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Michael repaired broken spokes so rest left - Michael and Ryan caught them up in the car. Everyone got wet in the sea. Old Bakery café at Stoke-in-Teignhead for refreshments. Straight home on main road.]

Tuesday 12 August 1997Evening ride (Junior): River Dart Country Park
6 present: Aaron Austin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, 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.

[Hembury Woods. Riverside track to RDCP. Gallant le Bower. Home through Hembury track. Holly very slow.]

Friday 15 August 1997
1900-2150
Evening ride: DiptfordPerfect weather
7 present: Aaron Austin, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Daniel Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Dean hill, Avonwick, station, Diptford, Rattery (lots of bats around). Buckfastleigh by 9.50. One of the best rides for a long time. Perfect weather.]

Sunday 17 August 1997
1000-1200
Day ride: Dartmeet
3 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Came home about 12.00. Didn't go to Dartmeet.]

Friday 22 August 1997
1900-2100
Evening ride: AshburtonVery light drizzle
8 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, 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.

[Ashburton, tracks behind Pridhamsleigh, field track to Landscove, home by 9pm. Very light drizzle.]

Sunday 24 August 1997
1000-1650
Day ride: Plym Valley CyclewayOccasional showers
7 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Andrew Simmons, Daniel Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Showers at start and end, fine in middle. 12.30 lunch. Show jumping at Hoo Meavy. Princetown by 3.06, left at 3.33, home by 4.50. Daniel made the whole ride for the first time.]

Tuesday 26 August 1997Evening ride (Junior): Landscove
6 present: Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Harriet Newman, Scott Riley, Daniel 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.

[Colston road. Hood bridge. Tracks and lanes to Beaston - Landscove and Green Lane.]

Friday 29 August 1997Evening ride: Converted to SocialVery wet
4 present: Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Scott Riley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Very wet day. No ride - social instead.]

Sunday 31 August 1997Day ride: Holcombe Burnell
6 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon (13, Poundsgate), Llewellyn Holmes, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Rain on and off. Reached destination and had lunch there. After some indecision returned through Moretonhampstead for afternoon tea. Ryan complained of knee trouble but later recovered and completed the ride.]

Friday 5 September 1997Evening ride: Holne
9 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Phillip Oakley, Billy O'Dare, 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.

[Buckfast, Michelcombe, Holne, track to RDCP, nearly dark on arrival. Michael took younger ones along Hembury riverside track in the dark, which they found delightfully scary.]

Sunday 7 September 1997Afternoon ride: Whiddon Farm Tracks
7 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Luke Whiting
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Ashburton school, up the hill, some indecision on the track so we split. Problems with Ryan's chain getting jammed because Michael had failed to adjust derailleur. Cold East Cross, Buckland, Spitchwick. Home via Hembury Woods.]

Tuesday 9 September 1997Evening ride (Junior): PridhamsleighPerfect weather
5 present: Michael Jones, 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.

[Tried track near Pridhamsleigh, picked up numerous punctures. Gave up and went home. Perfect weather.]

Friday 12 September 1997Evening ride: NurstonShowers
10 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Billy O'Dare, 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.

[Dean Prior, Nurston (delayed at start by Gavin's puncture). Short shower. Home early.]

Sunday 14 September 1997
1000-1740
Day ride: Bridford WoodPerfect weather
7 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Austin Loder, Scott Riley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Perfect weather. Oliver and Scott bought lunch at Heathfield. Hospital hill, reservoirs, lunch in secluded field by Bridford Wood, good track descent. Riverside track from Steps Bridge. Fixed Scott's puncture, long steep climb from Clifford Bridge, shop stop at Moretonhampstead. Ice cream stop at Hound Tor. Home at 5.40.]

Friday 19 September 1997Evening ride: Unknown DestinationWet
4 present: Ryan Edmondson, 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.

[Short ride - wet evening]

Saturday 20 September 1997
1415-2300
Weekend ride: Salcombe YH Day 1
5 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, David Robinson
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Met Dave R at South Brent, slow progress thereafter! Refreshments at Sorley Tunnel restaurant. Arrived at hostel 6.15. Dave made his own soup; Budgie microwaved the tea towel! Michael, Ryan and Dave did coastal walk - no smugglers but plenty of glow worms.]

Sunday 21 September 1997Weekend ride: Salcombe YH Day 2Fine
5 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, David Robinson
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Usual return route with fine weather. East Portlemouth café, Slapton Sands for lunch. Lots of blackberries en route. Hang gliders at Strete. Michael and Ryan home via Tuckenhay and Totnes, Julian and Budgie via Dartmouth and Totnes, Dave via Dartmouth and car. Excellent ride.]

Tuesday 23 September 1997Evening ride (Junior): Cross Furzes
2 present: Aaron Austin, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Last ride of the season for under-13s. Buckfast, Cross Furzes. Aren puncture, pumped it three times to get home.]

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