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Friday 26 September 1997Evening ride: Holne
7 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, 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.

[Went to Old Forge Tearooms, Holne - closed, but they had to open for us because they had said they would be open. Returned via Hembury Woods (for a change!)]

Sunday 28 September 1997Day ride: Hayne Down
5 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, 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.

[Road behind Haytor to Manaton, lunch on Hayne Down at 12.15 to a chorus of frogs. The Aerobie didn't fly well on the tor because of side winds. Refreshments at Hound Tor - more Aerobie throwing and climbed rocks. Bonehill descent to Widecombe shop, home via Spitchwick and Hembury.]

Friday 3 October 1997
1900-2215
Social: Annual General Meeting
5 present: Julian Duquemin, 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.

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Sunday 5 October 1997Afternoon ride: Gatcombe Tracks
7 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Harriet Newman
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Watched Raft Race from Staverton Bridge and Staverton Island, Keir ran across river with shoes on to retrieve a piece of a raft. Landscove café closed so track back to Pridhamsleigh.]

Friday 10 October 1997Social: Indoor Games Evening
7 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, 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.

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Sunday 12 October 1997Day ride: Noss Mayo
1 present: Michael Jones
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[Michael rode alone to the Avonwick pick-up, then returned to take his family for a car-assisted trip to the destination. Included a tea stop at Avon Mill garden centre, Loddiswell.]

Friday 17 October 1997Social: Ten-pin Bowling
10 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, Phillip Oakley, 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.

[LA Bowl, Newton Abbot. Good evening.]

Sunday 19 October 1997
1000-1305
Morning ride: Avon DamDry & pleasant
10 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Colin Ford (9, Devon), Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning, 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.

[Dray and very pleasant. Nurston farm. Oliver fell into boggy patch on Abbots Way. Home by 1.05. Colin did very well.]

Friday 24 October 1997Social: Indoor Games Evening
9 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Richard Goss, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan (10, Totnes), Keir Manning, Phillip Oakley, 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.

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Sunday 26 October 1997Day ride: Haldon Forest
9 present: Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, 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.

[Michael took car. (Pickup point was Gappah). Tao led us round Haldon Forest tracks including several we hadn't done before and brought us out on an unknown lane near Chudleigh. Coffee Bovey Tracey Brookside.]

Friday 31 October 1997Social: Video Evening
5 present: Julian Duquemin, 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.

[Movie was "Fly Away Home"]

Sunday 2 November 1997Afternoon ride: OwleySunny but cold
9 present: Mark BudgieFriend, Shane BudgieFriend, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Ben Van Wolsen, Chris Weeks
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Lee Jordan failed to arrive, probably because of a puncture. Dean Prior, delightful back lanes to Lydia Bridge and Owley. No sign of café at Cheston. South Brent's Olive Tree café was also closed. Mark and Shane fixed punctures outside shop. Returned home by quickest route to avoid the rapidly lowering temperatures. Sunny but cold.]

Friday 7 November 1997Social: Indoor Games Evening
6 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, 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.

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Saturday 8 November 1997Weekend ride: Maypool YH Day 1Probably damp
4 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, 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.

[Budgie was the only cyclist! Rest went by car. Played games at hostel.]

Sunday 9 November 1997
0800-1215
Weekend ride: Maypool YH Day 2
4 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, 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.

[Home by 12.15 Sunday]

Friday 14 November 1997Social: Badminton
9 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, 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.

[Ashmoor, Ashburton.]

Sunday 16 November 1997Morning ride: HolneWet start
5 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, John Stuart
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Wet start with deteriorating forecast turned out to be an excellent ride with the autumnal corridor of leaves on the way to Michelcombe and the mist drifting through the falling leaves on the descent to River Dart Country Park. John simply had to stop to take it all in. Hembury track from RDCP offered even more delightful scenery.]

Friday 21 November 1997Social: Indoor Games Evening
8 present: Tao Burgess, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Oliver Lindley, Phillip Oakley, 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.

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Sunday 23 November 1997
1000-1715
Day ride: Higher AshtonDry start, wet later
5 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, 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.

[Dry start, finished very wet. Delayed by Oliver (late at start). Budgie puncture at Heathfield. No Tao at Chudleigh Bridge pickup. Straight to Higher Ashton for lunch. Christow BMX track - fixed Ryan's puncture. Rain began - over reservoir to Bovey Tracey for café stop, then home in the rain by 5.15.]

Friday 28 November 1997Social: Music Quiz
7 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, 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.

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