Recent Event Reports

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Sunday 24 February 2019
10:15 - 15:30
Day ride: Bovey Tracey
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
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Jude and Dillan at Halford, near Liverton (11:32)
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Jude and Dillan at Halford (11:33)
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Dillan near Owlacombe Farm on the way home (13:35)



Friday 22 February 2019
19:15 - 21:15
Social: Badminton at Paignton
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Gavin Pearson
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Sunday 17 February 2019
10:15 - 15:00
Morning ride: Dartington - Totnes
Decided on the Day
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
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Low water levels at Totnes Weir (12:48)
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Dillan and Jude at Totnes Weir (12:48)
HD footage taken at Totnes Weir with my Nikon camera (12:49)



Friday 15 February 2019
20:25 - 21:40
Social: Badminton
2 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones
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Friday 8 February 2019
20:25 - 21:40
Social: Badminton
5 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, Mark Thomas
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Sunday 3 February 2019
10:15 - 16:00
Morning ride: Decided on the Day
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
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Jude and Dillan have a snowball fight near Venford Reservoir (14:28)
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Jude near Venford Reservoir (14:30)
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Dillan and Jude (14:31)
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The road near Venford (14:33)
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Moorland wildlife near Venford (14:34)
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Dillan and Jude admire their creation (14:49)



Friday 1 February 2019
20:25 - 21:40
Social: Badminton
3 Participants: Will Bastow, Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones
Dillan was overall winner this evening as he won three of the four games he played against Will. Michael did his best with his left arm and actually managed to win one game!



Sunday 27 January 2019
10:00 - 18:00
Morning ride: Decided on the Day
0 Participants: No participants recorded for this event
As Jude was ill today and nobody else was available the ride was cancelled.



Friday 25 January 2019
20:25 - 21:45
Social: Badminton
2 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones
Only Michael and Dillan turned up this evening, which was slightly awkward since courts had been reserved. As Michael was recovering from a cold we decided not to play.

Jude and George let us know the would be unable to make it this evening, but if the other regulars could also let us know if they are coming in future weeks, either on our Facebook group, Twitter @DartCycling or using the contact form on this website, we would be very grateful.



Sunday 20 January 2019
10:15 - 15:40
Day ride (Car-assisted): Exeter Ship Canal
Chilly but dry with light cloud
20 miles (▲ 32m)
2 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones
Jude was unwell again today, but Dillan very much liked the idea of a trip to the Exeter Ship Canal, so we quickly bundled the bikes into the car and drove to Starcross. Conditions on the coast were a bit chilly at 6°C but there were occasional breaks in the cloud that let through some glimpses of sunlight.

The ride up the cycle path from Powderham was a little trickier than usual as there seemed to be a lot of cyclists out for a spin today, but the views across the mudflats of the Exe Estuary were spectacular as always. There were far too many people out walking to risk riding on the towpath from Turf Lock, so we stayed down on the cycle path, missing out on the canal views as a result. We joined the canal for the section to the bridges, however, and continued on to the Quayside shops.

For coffee we called in to the Welcome Café, originally started up by Roger Olver who used to run the Primrose Café at Lustleigh. Roger retired a couple of years ago but both rooms in the café were packed with cyclists and walkers. As we sampled the generous portions of apricot flapjack and top-notch coffees, we could well understand why!

We pressed on past the Quayside shops, detoured around the path repairs at Pizza Hut and then carried out our traditional tour of the riverside park up to the railway bridge before returning to Pizza Hut for one of the best veggie pizzas we have ever tasted – and with a 41% discount as well using a code we happened to receive this morning.

Fed and watered we returned via the other side of the quay, where shops like the Craft Cellar and the Coffee Cellar vied for passing trade. A speedy ride back to Starcross brought us back to the car for 3.15 after a thoroughly enjoyable day.
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View to the Exe Estuary from the cycle path near Turf Lock (11:27)
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The Exe Estuary (11:27)
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Turf Lock (11:27)
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Dillan at Turf Lock, where the Exeter Ship Canal meets the Exe (11:30)
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Leaving the Welcome Cafe near Exeter Quayside (12:32)
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Exeter Quayside (12:37)
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The riverside path by the Exe in Exeter (12:52)
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The River Exe (13:02)
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Leaving Pizza Hut in Exeter (14:01)
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Returning homewards via Exeter Quayside (14:07)



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