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Friday 5 December 2008
1900-2200
Social: Cinema Trip, Escape 2 Africa
4 present: Ash Freeman, Ryan Havinga, Michael Jones, Zac McGrath
This evening's social was a trip to Vue cinema at Plymouth to see the newly-released movie Madagascar Escape 2 Africa, which turned out to be much better than its predecessor.

Sunday 7 December 2008
1015-1230
Morning ride: AshburtonSunny but cold
8 present: Charles Acland, Heidi Acland, Olly Acland, Sam Acland, Michael "Wolfie" Bulmer, Ryan Havinga, Michael Jones, Freddie Tyler
The group on the path approaching Ashburton
Heidi had to be back for 12.30 today on a morning that was bright and sunny but also cold and icy. We therefore contented ourselves with a ride to the back of Ashburton, up to Belford Mill and down the woodland track back to Ashburton.

Friday 12 December 2008
1900-2200
Social: Board Games
3 present: Ash Freeman, Michael Jones, Zac McGrath
For the first time in many years we took out the Risk board and enjoyed an action-packed game that lasted the whole evening.

Sunday 14 December 2008
1015-1600
Day ride: Christmas Lunch, IlsingtonCold but sunny
5 present: Olly Acland, Sam Acland, Ash Freeman, Ryan Havinga, Michael Jones
Sam, Olly, Ryan and Ashley outside the Ilsington hotel
Sam and Ollie decided to join us as well today because Heidi was unwell. Ryan met Michael and Ash at Crofters and they rode down to the start together to meet Sam and Ollie. Ash did really well on the ride to Ilsington despite his sore knee and we arrived at the hotel for the Christmas lunch at around 1205, which was a good deal earlier than we had expected.

Everyone had a good time swimming and using the other pool facilities, then we settled down in the restaurant for our meal at 1.20. The meal was excellent - Ashley had the courgette soup, roast turkey and chocolate mousse desert.

We managed to leave the hotel at around 1435, and whilst Ashley and the others were pressing to go back the easier way via Bickington they were fine once we reached Halshanger Cross. We all enjoyed the ride home via Ashburton and the short social at Crofters.

Friday 19 December 2008
1900-2200
Social: Cinema Trip, Day the Earth Stood Still
3 present: Ash Freeman, Ryan Havinga, Michael Jones
This evening's social was a trip to Vue cinema at Plymouth to see the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Everyone thought it was an excellent evening.

Sunday 21 December 2008Morning ride: Cancelled
0 present:
With Michael away today's ride was cancelled.

Saturday 27 December 2008Social: Cancelled
0 present:
Michael had family commitments and other members were away, so the social was cancelled.

Monday 29 December 2008Morning ride: Cancelled
0 present:
There were no participants out for today's ride.

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