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Saturday 16 May 1998
1415-2300
Weekend ride: Bellever YH Day 1Sunny
8 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Gavin Pearson, Edward Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Lovely weather, ice creams at Venford, ten tors camp at Combestone Tor, swimming at Dunnabridge, Ed puncture, arrive hostel 6.50, Frisbee throwing by bridge, chess/draughts, Neil joined us for the night.]

Sunday 17 May 1998
0800-1715
Weekend ride: Bellever YH Day 2Sunny
8 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Gavin Pearson, Edward Smith
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[May Bug in Ryan's bed, Budgie's towel left by river, Princetown for drinks, Wistman's Wood for lunch and swim, home via Dartmeet and Dr Blackall's, ice creams mixed flavour, home by 5.15]

Tuesday 19 May 1998Evening ride (Junior): Landscove
7 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Craig McCracken, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Pear Tree Cross, Chuley Cross, Landscove,]

Friday 22 May 1998
1900-2145
Evening ride: Holne
8 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Simon Mabin, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Scoriton, Michelcombe, Holne Play Park, track to RDCP, played on slides, home by 9.45.]

Sunday 24 May 1998
1000-1630
Day ride: Harford
6 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, John Hayes, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[10.45 South Brent, 11.00 Avonwick. Ryan puncture at Ivybridge, Colin puncture at Owley and Ryan another puncture at Owley. Olive Tree café (South Brent), home 4.30 ish.]

Friday 29 May 1998Evening ride: Totnes Cycle Path
10 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston, Totnes Cycle Path all the way to Brutus Bridge, home via Pennywell. Ryan fell off bike at end of ride.]

Sunday 31 May 1998
1000-1750
Day ride: Clampitt
3 present: Julian Duquemin, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[10.20 Ashburton, 11.00 Chudleigh Bridge. Called at Christow BMX track. Lunch at Clampitt woodland glade, played "Piggy in the Middle" with a Frisbee. Lustleigh for afternoon tea (under new management). Explore the Tottiford Walk (first time ever), delightful reservoir-side track. Home by 5.50. Lee did well. (Ryan suffering from fall off bike on Friday so didn't go.)]

Tuesday 2 June 1998
1800-2045
Evening ride (Junior): Staverton
10 present: Tom Clegg (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Claire Lash-Williams, Craig McCracken, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Suki Robertson (Junior, Buckfastleigh)
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston Road, Tom overshot corner afer Cumming Hill and came to rest in the bushes without injury. Staverton riverside track to the island where skimmed stones for a few minutes before returning via Abham and Caddaford. Home by 8.45 ish.]

Friday 5 June 1998Evening ride: River Dart Country ParkOccasional thunderstorms
13 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Aaran Nelson (10, Buckfastleigh), Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Edward Smith, James Unknown (Junior, Buckfastleigh)
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. Thunderstorm and torrential rain. Waited for a while, then pressed on home through the rain.]

Sunday 7 June 1998
1415-1730
Afternoon ride: Broadhempston
8 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Luke Gage (Junior, Devon), Matthew Gage (Junior, Devon), John Hayes, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Green Lane to Broadhempston. Play Park entrance had a face-lift. Budgie took us on a small unplanned detour, got to Mother Hubbard's café (Landscove) by 3.55 and staye duntil 4.40. Straight home via Green Lane. Matthew, Luke and Luke all did very well indeed.]

Friday 12 June 1998Evening ride: Skerraton Down
9 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Matthew Gage, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Phillip Oakley, Edward Smith, Ian Yolland (Junior, Buckfastleigh)
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Dean Prior, Skerraton Down via steep Skerraton road. Played Frisbee on moors. Home via Cross Furzes.]

Sunday 14 June 1998Day ride: AvonwickDry, sunny by afternoon
6 present: Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Tom Richards, Edward Smith, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Totnes 10.45. Michael reduced the ride grade to beginners and started the ride at 10.00, but he had forgotten the ride had been advertised with a 9.30 start for Elender Cove, so when we arrived at Totnes Edward had been waiting for 50 minutes! Rode to Harberton, Avonwick for lunch by river. South Brent for shop stop, then home. Good ride. Sunny afternoon, dry day.]

Tuesday 16 June 1998Evening ride (Junior): HolneSunny and warm
13 present: Ryan Edmondson, Luke Gage, Matthew Gage, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Claire Lash-Williams, Hayley Marshall (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Craig McCracken, Gavin Pearson, Tom Richards, Suki Robertson, Daniel Smith, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Hembury riverside track to Holne, then track to RDCP, home via old A38 road. Lovely sunny evening, everyone enjoyed the ride.]

Friday 19 June 1998
1900-2155
Evening ride: Avon DamSunny and warm
15 present: Tom Dixon (11, Holne), Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Philip Harrigan, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Daniel Smith, Edward Smith, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Tom was invited by Lee. Lovely sunny evening. Slowed down by Colin. Nurston, Shipley Bridge, Avon Dam, home by 9.55. Lovely ride.]

Sunday 21 June 1998
1000-1830
Day ride: Ten Tors Event
12 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Colin Ford, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Gavin Pearson, Tom Richards, Edward Smith, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[10.20 Ashburton, 10.45 Bickington. Ian had nose bleed near Haytor and went home. Haytor, Saddle Tor for lunch. Top Tor, Pill Tor. Tom climbing on top of every rock. Met David Wafer at Bonehill Rocks. Mel Tor, Chinkwell Tor, Honeybag Tor. Green restaurant in Widecombe. Southcombe Hill to Wind Tor. Ashley puncture then Bell Tor, Dr Blackall's Drive. Tom took left hand track at Gallant Le Bower. Later return at 6.30.]

Friday 26 June 1998
1900-2200
Evening ride: Converted to SocialExtremely wet
6 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Michael had to go to Wheddon Cross for Neil for most of the evening so Julian ran the social.]

Saturday 27 June 1998
1000-2300
Weekend ride: Golant YH Day 1
5 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Tom Richards
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Poor forecast so took cars to Seaton for lunch - Frisbees and rock pool searching. Tom really enjoyed the sea and rock pools. On to Looe for café and joke shop. Crossed ferry at Bodinnick to hostel. Lovely evening of cooking, Frisbee throwning and football.]

Sunday 28 June 1998Weekend ride: Golant YH Day 2
5 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Tom Richards
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Took car to Bodmin and rode the Camel Trail (to Bodmin). Trailside café, lunch at Padstow, back to cat by 3.45 for ice cream. Home via Dartmoor at Julian's request.]

Tuesday 30 June 1998Evening ride (Junior): Lud GateSunny start, cold finish
10 present: Seamus Cunningham (Junior, South Brent), Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Craig McCracken, Tom Richards, Wendy Turrell, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Buckfast, Cross Furzes, Lud Gate. Frisbees. Ryan lost a ring. Home via Wallaford Road. Weather: sunny start, cold finish.]

Friday 3 July 1998Evening ride: Buckland-in-the-Moor
13 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, David Lee Flay, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Tom Richards, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Ashburton, Ausewell Hill, Buckland-in-the-Moor, Spitchwick, Frisbee throwing. Home via Hembury Woods.]

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