Recent Event Reports

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Sunday 19 August 2018
10:15 - 15:40
Day ride: Totnes
Dry but cloudy with sunny spells
18 miles
5 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris, George Rogers, John Rogers
Dillan and Jude called in to wake up George on the way through town, and to our surprise both he and John were keen to join the ride. After a welcome coffee from Kelly we headed out via Caddaford Hill to Staverton Bridge, up to Huxham's Cross and then down through Dartington to the cycle path.

We stopped briefly at Totnes weir, and everyone was surprised when Michael said he had seen a seal in the river. By the time they all looked it had disappeared under water, although John said he had seen a blur. The animal did not reappear so people started suggesting Michael had seen a dog in the water - a seal dog! The last laugh was on them however when the seal reappeared ten minutes later and was photographed doing its rolls.

There was a leisurely atmosphere in the club today as everyone renewed friendships, so nobody was in a hurry. We went to Morrisons to try out the new café and ended up buying cooked food, hot drinks and donuts for the usual low prices. We then rode to Totnes bridge and took the riverside path back towards the steam station, stopping briefly so that the youngsters could climb a tree with limbs overhanging the river.

Continuing back to the Shops at Dartington we passed a bird hide off Dartington Lane that offered views over the marshy fields nearby, but look as we might we could not see a single bird from inside or outside the hide. We then called in to the Food shop at Dartington that Michael and Dillan had discovered a few weeks earlier, buying some tasty cakes and snacks. Finally we took the cycle path back to Riverford Bridge and followed Colson Road back to Buckfastleigh, chatting about everything and nothing as we meandered through the twisty lanes.
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The cycle path from Dartington to Totnes (12:18)
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The cycle path from Dartington to Totnes (12:19)
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Looking for a seal at Totnes Weir (12:28)
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The seal returns (12:33)
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The riverside path between Totnes and Riverside station (13:54)
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Dillan and George climbing trees over the Dart (13:56)
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Dillan, Jude and George up a tree (13:57)
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A bird hide, from where we could see .. no birds at all! (14:11)



Friday 17 August 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Evening ride: Cancelled

0 Participants: No participants recorded for this event
With everyone away this evening the ride was cancelled.



Sunday 12 August 2018
10:15 - 15:30
Morning ride: Converted to Social
Dry
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Michael was still giving his ankle time to recover today, so we organised a games social at Crofters followed by a café trip to Endsleigh and badminton at Ashmoor.



Friday 10 August 2018
19:00 - 22:00
Evening ride: Converted to Social

2 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones
Michael was still resting his ankle today so we organised a badminton social to Ashmoor.



Sunday 5 August 2018
10:15 - 13:30
Morning ride: Cancelled

0 Participants: No participants recorded for this event
With everyone away on holiday or busy today the ride was cancelled.



Friday 3 August 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Evening ride: Decided on the Day

0 Participants: No participants recorded for this event
With everyone away on holiday or busy this evening the ride was cancelled.



Tuesday 31 July 2018
08:00 - 16:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 13: London Sleeper Train to Home

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.



Monday 30 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 12: Inverness to Edinburgh Sleeper Train

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Our room at Inverness youth hostel (09:11)
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The reception area at Inverness youth hostel (09:18)
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Inverness youth hostel (09:27)
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Jude, Dillan and Michael outside Inverness youth hostel (09:30)
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A great Costa at Inverness rail station (10:29)
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Michael relaxes on the final part of our train journey from Inverness to Edinburgh (13:56)
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Jude on the train from Inverness to Edinburgh (13:56)
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The old and the new: a pair of Forth road bridges as viewed from the Forth rail bridge (14:02)
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Remains of old forts on Inchgarvie in the Forth of Firth, last used in the 1930s (14:03)
HD video footage from today's ride



Sunday 29 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 11: Bonar Bridge to Inverness B&B

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Inside our majestic guest house at Bonar Bridge (10:09)
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Kyle House guest house, Bonar Bridge (10:32)
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Jude in the fascinating Ardgay Stores and Highland Coffee Shop, with loads of useful things for sale (11:53)
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Dillan enjoying a very good value latte in the Ardgay Highland Coffee Shop (11:54)
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A final wider view of the Ardgay Stores, featuring Jude Norris (11:54)
HD video footage from today's ride



Saturday 28 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 10: Achmelvich to Bonar Bridge B&B

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Achmelvich youth hostel common room (09:59)
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Our 5-bed dormitory at Achmelvich hostel (10:00)
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Achmelvich youth hostel (10:05)
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Waiting for the bus at Lochinver's main bus stop (12:34)
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Glad to be in the bus on this very wet afternoon (14:37)
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Jude on the bus (14:56)
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Our bus, complete with cycle trailer, at Lairg train station (15:25)
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The "interesting" Google shortcut down to quiet the Achany Glen road from near the station (15:44)
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The footbridge over the River Shin in Achany Glen (15:46)
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Footbridge over the River Shin near Lairg station (15:48)
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The quiet, woody, scenic road along Achany Glen (16:16)
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Dillan at the Shin Bridge, Invershin (16:20)
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Our favourite youth hostel of all time, Carbisdale Castle, now sadly in private ownership (16:34)
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Ardgay Stores & Highland Café, providing us with excellent value meals (18:34)
HD Video footage from today's ride



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