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Friday 7 June 1985
Evening ride: Skerraton Down
Sunny / cold
10 Participants: Steph Crutchley-Iles, Mark Hunt, John Iles, Michael Jones, Paul Palmer, Andrew Simmons, Roger Simmons, Marc Thorp, Paul Thorp, Paul Willard
This ride was inspired by a previous equestrian expedition, the main advantage of the bicycle being that it doesn’t take off at a gallop as soon as it sees an expanse of open moor! After the inevitable long ascent we took the bridle path from Moor Cross (near Gidley Bridge) to the open moor – very rocky in places, nicely complemented by the gorse!

Although the first few hundred yards of the moor were fairly arduous the ground soon levelled out and the panoramic views – from Start Point to Teignmouth golf course to the imposing tors above Widecombe – made it all worthwhile. Another bridle path across Lambs Down brought us to the Abbots Way and the ford across the Dean Burn, where no-one fell in.

We continued up the track to Cross Furzes and then down Wallaford Road to home and hot tea to warm the hearts and hands.



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