Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
North Devon coastline.
The Taw estuary outside Barnstaple.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Its a 100 miles but because of the train times, together with the train companies policy of only allowing 2 bikes per train, [grrrr] we didnt start cycling until midday on Friday.
We stopped the night in Oakhampton on the edge of Dartmoor to split the trip which left 60 miles to do on Saturday.
The weather was glorious and just right for cycling. Whilst Devon is a hard county to cycle in with lots of short sharp steep hills, the scenery makes it well worth while.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I have shown you this area before, but the changes that take place are so quick. Buildings that were new builds 30 years ago have been demolished to make way for new ones. When you walked in this area previously, you had the feeling of space even with the buildings, but it looks as if all that will disappear when these are completed. I will post another picture later when its completed so we can compare.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
This post is really a tribute to the cycle clubs' oldest member. On Saturday it was his birthday, so he organised a 60 mile ride near his home town of Leominster and the surrounding villages. A dozen members turned out to celebrate and ride with him. Not only did Mike lead for the whole 60 miles but he also set the pace and kept us all to it. There's no hanging around with Mike and this ride wasn't a gentle wander around the lanes. We stopped off for lunch at the airfield where he flys his glider and on flying days he usually rides his motorbike to the airfield.
Also in the picture is his wife Ann, its their 50th wedding anniversary next week and Mike was 78 on the 31st. May.
What a role model.