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Monday 9 August 1999Tour: Yorkshire Dales & North Pennines Day 8 Greenhead to Home
7 present: Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Ben Graham (10, Morpeth), John Hayes, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Gavin Pearson
Video footage from today's ride
[Report and pictures to follow]

Friday 13 August 1999Evening ride: Staverton
4 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Staverton via Colston to play Frisbee. Home via Caddaford.]

Sunday 15 August 1999Day ride: Lannacombe BeachShowery
6 present: Stuart Brooks (Junior, Teignmouth), Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Michael went to Totnes, rest went on to Slapton, back via Dartmouth. Showery.]

Tuesday 17 August 1999Evening ride (Junior): Cancelled
0 present:
There was nobody out today so the ride was cancelled.

Friday 20 August 1999Evening ride: Harbournford
5 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Simon Hopper, Lee Jordan, 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 was away.]

Sunday 22 August 1999Day ride: Hamel Down
4 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper
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. Hamel Down, tea at Widecombe. Michael away.]

Friday 27 August 1999Evening ride: Staverton
5 present: Paul Burton (Junior, Devon), Julian Duquemin, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Staverton, Frisbees.]

Sunday 29 August 1999
0930-1735
Day ride: Plym Valley CyclewayMainly sunny
6 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Explored new cycle path from Ivybridge to Plympton. Michael late at start. Stopped for drinks at Meavy. 3 took track from Burrator to Princetown, 3 took road. New café (Lords) at Princetown was good. Home by 5.35. Weather: sun with some cloud.]

Friday 3 September 1999Evening ride: HolneSunny and balmy
8 present: Stuart Brooks, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, 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.

[Burchetts Wood, Holne, RDCP. Superb balmy evening with glorious smells of hay and grasses and a little light mist descending with the night. Stuart is Dayle's friend.]

Sunday 5 September 1999Afternoon ride: LandscoveVery hot
10 present: Neil Ault, Stuart Brooks, Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Jamie Mercer
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Colston Road, Staverton, Landscove, Mother Hubbard's café at the Hill House Nursery. Weather: very hot.]

Friday 10 September 1999Evening ride: RatteryWarm and humid but dull
7 present: Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Austin Loder, Jamie Mercer
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Rattery, Dean Prior. Weather: dull, warm, humid]

Sunday 12 September 1999Day ride: Blackingstone Rock
7 present: Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Jamie Mercer
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Fresh sunny day. 10.20 Ashburton, 11.00 Bovey Tracey. Hospital Hill, lunch on Blackingstone Rock. Moretonhampstead, North Bovey, Widecombe for tea.]

Tuesday 14 September 1999
1830-2030
Evening ride (Junior): Cancelled
0 present:
Clearly our juniors thought of these rides as a summer activity, as nobody was out today.

Friday 17 September 1999Evening ride: Combe
8 present: Stuart Brooks, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Jamie Mercer
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Combe - Cross Furzes. Michael's chain snapped, then Michael fell off when the repaired chain slipped off the sprocket - and cracked a rib which left him very sore for a few weeks.]

Sunday 19 September 1999Day ride: Slapton Sands
8 present: Ben Brodie (Junior, Newton Abbot), Graham Brodie (Adult, Newton Abbot), Jackie Brodie (Adult, Newton Abbot), Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[All completed this 30-mile ride which qualified for a DATC point. Michael not out after his injury on Friday.]

Friday 24 September 1999Evening ride: Staverton
9 present: Stuart Brooks, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Lee Jordan, Dominic Klinkenberg, Jamie Mercer, Gavin Pearson
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Green Lane, Baddaford, Landscove, Staverton, Colston. Fabulous evening - dry, despite the earlier threat of showers. Ryan didn't go because of a back injury.]

Saturday 25 September 1999
1430-2300
Weekend ride: Salcombe YH Day 1
7 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson, David Robinson
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Michael went by car at the last minute owing to fractured rib from last week. Ryan still had back pain so he joined Michael in the car! Met Dave at Moreleigh. Rode straight to hostel by 6.15. Dave had a hostel supper, rest cooked their own food. Five of us enjoyed the usual long walk along the coast path to Starehole Bay in full moonlight - no glow worms tonight. Three did an extra excursion to Bolt Head.]

Sunday 26 September 1999
0800-1715
Weekend ride: Salcombe YH Day 2Sunny and warm
7 present: Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson, David Robinson
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Superb sunny morning. Enjoyed a walk in the tropical gardens around the hostel. Dave persuaded us to hire a motor boat at Salcombe for an hour for £25 - very enjoyable for everyone. Usual route home - Slapton, Strete and Tuckenhay, arriving 5.15.]

Friday 1 October 1999
1900-2230
Social: Annual General Meeting
10 present: Stuart Brooks, Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Jamie Mercer, Gavin Pearson
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 3 October 1999Afternoon ride: Dartington
6 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes made at the time - please write a full report if you remember the details.

[Dartington via Green Land and Staverton. Refreshments at Cranks restaurant. Home via Rattery. Michael was in his car today as a result of his cracked rib.]

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