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Sunday 12 March 2000
1000-1730
Day ride: Hennock ReservoirsSuperb weather
3 present: Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson
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[The reservoirs and paths were delightful, and we had an energetic, tiring, enjoyable ride. Got back around 5.30.]

Friday 17 March 2000
1900-2230
Social: Ten-pin Bowling with LaserCraze
3 present: Neil Ault, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson
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[Gavin won overall with 107 points. We played Goldeneye and Master Blaster back at Crofters.]

Sunday 19 March 2000
1000-1315
Morning ride: Aish
0 present:
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Friday 24 March 2000
1900-2230
Social: Indoor Games Evening
6 present: Neil Ault, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson
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Sunday 26 March 2000
1000-1730
Day ride: Hansel Mill
3 present: Richard Burge, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson
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[Gavin was late down because the clocks had moved on, so Budgie went on to Totnes and Michael brought Gavin there by car (he really didn’t like cheating though and would have preferred to cycle). Michael took some video footage of Gavin descending the hill to Hansel Mill. We had lunch by the river, looking for fish and other interesting items. We rode back to Totnes, where Gavin got a blow-out, so we stopped for refreshments in the café. Michael then took Gavin home in the car.]

Friday 31 March 2000
1900-2300
Social: Games Evening
7 present: Neil Ault, Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson
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[Planned as a video evening, converted to games evening. Gavin and Ryan played football in the garden, then Gavin played Gran Turismo 2 with Julian until 11.00]

Sunday 2 April 2000
1415-1730
Afternoon ride: New BridgeRain
2 present: Richard Burge, Michael Jones
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[The rain had set in for the afternoon, so only Budgie and Michael were on the cycle ride, but they saw it through to completion - to New Bridge, Round House café at Buckland and home via Ashburton.]

Friday 7 April 2000
1900-2145
Evening ride: PulsfordSunny and warm
4 present: Julian Duquemin, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Oliver Lindley
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Michael was unable to attend as he had to give someone a lift]

Sunday 9 April 2000
1000-1730
Day ride: Fernworthy Reservoir
3 present: Phil Jane (Adult, Devon), Bob Jones (Adult, Devon), Michael Jones
Report will be written from the following notes.

[Planned ride was a day ride to Fernworthy Reservoir. Michael took two new adult cyclists on an hour-long ride around Holne and brought them back to Crofters for refreshments.]

Friday 14 April 2000
1900-2145
Evening ride: Tigley
8 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Keir Manning
Report to be written from the following notes.

[The cycle ride this evening was the best for a long time, because Tao and Keir turned up, and Ryan came on the ride as well. There were 8 of us, and we did an adventurous ride through Tigley and Totnes and back along the track and Colston Road. Afterwards Michael played Tao at TA.]

[Tigley, Totnes to see mast of Pete Goss's boat, cycle path, Colston Road .. Ryan's first ride in ages]

Saturday 15 April 2000
1530-2300
Weekend ride: Golant YH Day 1
5 present: Neil Ault, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones
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[Plans changed during the day. We left at 5.45 in the car and arrived at Golant just in time for supper at 7pm. We played football and Frisbee and Pool. We were all exhausted at 10.15 so we all went to bed.]

[Was supposed to be Maypool, but we changed it to Golant and drove down late so that Ryan could join us. PLayed football and frisbee and pool, then bed fairly early, Neil snored.]

Sunday 16 April 2000
0800-1730
Weekend ride: Golant YH Day 2Bright and sunny
5 present: Neil Ault, Ryan Edmondson, Luke Fursdon, Dayle Guy, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes.

[The day started bright and sunny, with Frisbee on the lawn. Dayle joined us at 9.10, and after a while we set off for St Austell market (to get me a baseball cap and Neil some shorts – we had both forgotten these items!) then Mevagissey fishing village for fudge and café, then Asda at St Austell for cash and lunch and milk, then Bodmin for the Camel trail, where we unpacked the bikes. It was a good ride, with a stop at Padstow for pasties. Neil was saddle sore on the return route. Home by 5.45.]

[Morning was sunny, Dayle arrived 9.10, more frisbee, then car to St Austell market to get Neil's shorts (he forgot his), then car to Mevagissey for fudge and cafe, then Asda at St Austell for cash, milk and lunch .. then Bodmin, unload bikes, ride cycle path to Padstow, bought pasties including Apple, rhubarb and custard .. then back again, Neil saddle sore, depart 4.41, rain, home 5.45. Good weekend.]

Friday 21 April 2000
1900-2145
Evening ride: Cross FurzesTry start, drizzle later
5 present: Tao Burgess, Julian Duquemin, Colin Ford, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes.

[saw Scott and co at the start, they tried to follow us, but then broke off to do Kings Wood .. drizzle started, so went straight home from Combe.

Sunday 23 April 2000
1415-1730
Afternoon ride: Easter Special, Avon DamSunny and warm
7 present: Neil Ault, Isaac Blackmore (10, Totnes), Richard Burge, Tao Burgess, Luke Fursdon, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes.

[A very enjoyable cycle ride. Lovely day, Isaac did very well indeed .. Budgie skipped the moorland route …]

Friday 28 April 2000
1900-2145
Evening ride: Spitchwick
3 present: Julian Duquemin, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Out via Ashburton, up Ausewell, Julian into hedge on descent through woods (Luke saw), Spitchwick, Hembury.]

Sunday 30 April 2000
1000-1730
Day ride: Childe's TombSunny and warm
3 present: Richard Burge, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Perfect weather - sunny, not too hot, light breeze on the moor. Up via Holne and Venford, right down to end of track, had unch there in a large sheltered hole, beautiful area, skylarks everywhere, spent more than an hour there, back to Princetown for drinks, then Postbridge for pasties and drinks, then straight through to Poundsgate and home by 5pm - met 23-year-old merchant navy engineer with a puncture, fixed it for him.]

Friday 5 May 2000
1900-2145
Evening ride: Staverton
5 present: Julian Duquemin, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Gavin Pearson
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Planned ride was to Torbryan. Frisbee in Staverton park.]

Sunday 7 May 2000
1415-1730
Afternoon ride: Blue PostSuperb weather
7 present: Isaac Blackmore, Richard Burge, Julian Duquemin, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Oliver Lindley, Gavin Pearson
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Lovely weather, superb ride, cafe stop at Cranks, Michael ran over the dog on Colston Road.]

Friday 12 May 2000
1900-2145
Evening ride: Cross FurzesOvercast
4 present: Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson, Daniel Smith
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Planned ride was Chalk Ford. Overcast, so Buckfast, Cross Furzes, then played badminton at Ashmoor .. very good game!

Sunday 14 May 2000
1000-1730
Day ride: Watcombe Head
3 present: Richard Burge, Luke Fursdon, Michael Jones
Report to be written from the following notes.

[Marldon, Cockington, MJ bought large roll as he left soup at home, beach was quiet, down long steep slippery hill, home via Kingskerswell and Fermoys and Broadhempston.]

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