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Sunday 16 May 1999Day ride: Rough Stuff Event
16 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Austin Loder, Keir Manning, Jamie Mercer, 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.

[10.20 Ashburton, 11.00 Gappah. Austin Loder won the overall trophy. Gavin Marshall won the Junior trophy. Ian, Tao, Keir, Dayle, Neil and Julian did not attend the full day.]

Friday 21 May 1999Evening ride: Staverton
13 present: Tao Burgess, Luke Fursdon, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Oliver Lindley, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Jamie Mercer, Phillip Oakley, 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 / Chuley Cross, 3 tracks to Staverton area, returned via Colston Road.]

Sunday 23 May 1999
1000-1715
Day ride: Man Sands
12 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Luke Fursdon, Andrew Guy, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Ashley Loder, Jamie Mercer, Scott Riley, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Sunny periods with cloudy spells. 10.45 Totnes. Longcombe - Galmpton took new footpath descent and climb to Man Sands. Tide was in so skimmed stones, then on to Paignton sea front where Ryan and others practised long jumps into sands while rest had refreshments. Budgie got in a huff over route back to Marldon. Home by 5.15. All youngsters did well. Dayle and Richard left us at Tally Ho and Ashley and Andrew sped off home from Staverton.]

Tuesday 25 May 1999
1830-2100
Evening ride (Junior): Hembury
24 present: Andy Bowen, Victoria Bowen, Ben Chalk (11, Buckfastleigh), Jordan Fielder, Mr Fielder, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Trudy Klinkenberg, Michael Maslin, Marc Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Gavin Pearson, Danny Perkins (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Dave Ramsden, Frances Ramsden (Adult, Ashburton), Jacob Ramsden (Junior, Ashburton), Jasmine Ramsden, Andrew Selley, Daniel Smith, Holly Smith, David Stuckey, Adam Willard (Junior, Devon), Catherine Willard (Junior, Devon)
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[Hembury lower track. Track to RDCP. Third track back through Hembury, Late return at 9pm. Daniel and Holly Smith did not stay for the whole ride.]

Friday 28 May 1999Evening ride: South Brent
11 present: Ryan Edmondson, John Evans (Junior, Totnes), Colin Ford, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Jamie Mercer, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Ian Yolland
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Dean Hill and track to South Brent. Home via Rattery.]

Saturday 29 May 1999
1530-2300
Weekend ride: Steps Bridge YH Day 1
6 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones
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[15:50 Ashburton, 16:30 Chudleigh Bridge. Arrived at hostel 6.30. Interesting evening playing games in common room, including African game. Hot overnight in dormitory.]

Sunday 30 May 1999
0800-1715
Weekend ride: Steps Bridge YH Day 2Misty with drizzle on high ground
6 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones
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[Woodland path too muddy so morning coffee at Moretonhampstead, lunch at Fernworthy Reservoir in thick wet mist. Afternoon tea at the Green Restaurant Widecombe. Home via Bonehill and Ashburton by 5.15. Damp misty drizzle on high ground.]

Friday 4 June 1999Evening ride: Belford Mill TrackPatchy rain
11 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Ashley Loder, Austin Loder, Jamie Mercer, Scott Riley, Ian Yolland
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[Rain started at Ashburton, took shelter by some roadside trees, played in the Belford Mill woods until rain stopped, then returned by Druid and Peartree.]

Sunday 6 June 1999
1415-1725
Afternoon ride: BroadhempstonSunny and warm
11 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Austin Loder, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, Ian Yolland
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[Beautiful sunny afternoon, despite earlier thunderstorm. Spent 20 minutes playing Frisbee at the Play Park in Broadhempston then rode to Landscove café - some took Beason track. Lots of playing in the café gardens. Home by 5.25. Very enjoyable ride.]

Tuesday 8 June 1999Evening ride (Junior): Skerraton DownLight drizzle on the moor
12 present: Ben Chalk, Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Trudy Klinkenberg, Sean Nicholson, Gavin Pearson, Danny Perkins, Andrew Selley, Daniel Smith, David Stuckey, Adam Willard, Catherine Willard
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[Sean went home with a flat tyre. Dean Prior, Nurston, Skerraton Down where light drizzle and moorlands runners. Danny came off on descent from Cross Furzes but was not seriously hurt.]

Friday 11 June 1999Evening ride: Avon DamDry and cold, sunny on the moor
14 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, John Evans, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Jamie Mercer, Gavin Pearson, Andrew Selley, Daniel Smith, David Stuckey, Ian Yolland
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[Andrew did very well for first main club ride. Dry and cold but quite cloudy until we got to the the Dam when a beautiful red sun came out for us, reflecting off the dam. Reservoir full. Everyone enjoyed the ride immensely.]

Sunday 13 June 1999Day ride: Bantham SandsWarm and sunny
8 present: Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Jamie Mercer, Gavin Pearson, Ian Yolland
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[Some cloud but otherwise very warm and sunny. Luke a little slow on outward journey. 10.50 South Brent, 11.00 Avonwick. Michael left sunglasses on wall at Avonwick pick-up point by mistake and picked them up on the way home. Spent 1½ hours on Bantham Sands. Stopped at Loddiswell café (Avon Mill Garden Centre) and returned via Diptford and Avonwick.]

Friday 18 June 1999Evening ride: Spitchwick
10 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Colin Ford, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Dominic Klinkenberg, Gavin Pearson, Howard Unknown (Junior, Devon), Ian Yolland
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[Hembury Hill - Spitchwick - lots of Frisbee time in evening sun. Home via RDCP.]

Sunday 20 June 1999Day ride: Ten Tors Event
10 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Matthew Furneaux, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Jamie Mercer, Gavin Pearson, Ian Yolland
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[Matthew went home at the start. Usual Ten Tors route. Ryan shot down Bone Hill by mistake - Michale had to go right to the bottom to find him. Widecombe café, then finished with Blackadon Tor near Luke's house (Leusdon).]

Tuesday 22 June 1999
1830-2120
Evening ride (Junior): Chalk Ford
25 present: (Sister) Ashton (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Billy Ashton (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Ben Chalk, Jake Chilcott, Matthew Furneaux, Michael Jones, Kayleigh Jordan (Junior, Buckfastleigh), Lee Jordan, Dominic Klinkenberg, Michael Maslin, Jamie Mercer, Marc Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Gavin Pearson, Danny Perkins, Dave Ramsden, Frances Ramsden, Jacob Ramsden, Jasmine Ramsden, Unknown Rider 1, Unknown Rider 2, Daniel Smith, Dean Stevens (Junior, Buckfastleigh), David Wafer, Adam Willard
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[Slow progress through Buckfast to Cross Furzes but pressed on to the moor. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset and Frisbee throwing. Fixed Lee's puncture at Scoriton and arrived home much later than planned at 9.20. The two unknown riders were a father and his 9-year-old son who had a heart problem - sorry we didn't note their names.]

Friday 25 June 1999
1900-2130
Evening ride: Staverton
11 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Philip Harrigan, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Jamie Mercer, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, David Wafer, Ian Yolland
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[Colston Road - Staverton Park with plan of playing Frisbee there, but cricketers were in residence so went to Broadhempston instead to play Frisbee there, but Frisbees went over fields and hedges 4 times and had to be retrieved. Had a great time there, then straight home for 9.30.]

Sunday 27 June 1999
1000-1755
Day ride: BozomzealMainly sunny
7 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, John Hayes, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson, Ian Yolland
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[Mainly sunny with occasional spots of rain. 10.45 Totnes. Fast progress brought us to Bozomzeal for 12.15 lunch. Enjoyed refreshments outside the Station Restaurant in Dartmouth with lots of hungry seagulls helping themselves to scraps on nearby tables. Returned across ferry but progress was slowed by Gavin having problem with saddle. Longcombe, Berry Pomeroy, Littlehempston, then Julian's tyre blew out and there were two punctures to fix. Home by 5.55.]

Friday 2 July 1999Evening ride: Totnes
12 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Oliver Lindley, Jamie Mercer, Phillip Oakley, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, David Wafer
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[The ride went up towards Rattery saw mill - through Dartington to Brutus Bridge, back to Dartington along the cycle path then home via Colston Road. Jamie fell off on a sharp corner on Colston Road and damaged his knee which required hospital treatment.]

Sunday 4 July 1999
1415-1715
Afternoon ride: Café Forge, Holne
13 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, James Kilgour, Austin Loder, Gavin Pearson, Scott Riley, David Wafer, Ian Yolland
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[Road through Buckfast and Michelcombe to Holne, where played Frisbee in the park for 10 minutes before descending on Café Forge for 3/4 of an hour. Took track to RDCP (much enjoyed by all) then took Hembury track, exploring the cave along the way. Michael had a blow-out which he repaired in 10 minutes. Home by 5.15.]

Tuesday 6 July 1999
1830-2040
Evening ride (Junior): Staverton
10 present: Michael Jones, Dominic Klinkenberg, Michael Maslin, Gavin Pearson, Dave Ramsden, Frances Ramsden, Jasmine Ramsden, David Stuckey, Ashley Wafer (Junior, Buckfastleigh), David Wafer
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[Colston Road - Riverford track, Staverton. Back through Abham and High Beara to Green Lane. Lots of talkative children. Home by 8.40.]

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