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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm off on a trip.

I'm away on the weekend for a week of cycling, so no posts for a while. Not that I've been posting much lately as there always seems to be such a lot of things that need doing.
Maybe blogging is a winter pastime.
Hopefully I'll have a few pictures for you all.
So take care while I'm away.
Here's the cycle clubs website so you can see our programme for the year..
Bye for now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Devon coast to coast ride

Above is a fine view of the tanks alongside the Tavey estuary outside of Plymouth.
Nice Valerium though.

The river Taw

North Devon coastline.

The Taw estuary outside Barnstaple.

These are the last photos of this ride, at the moment I'm looking forward to the next ride which is on the 21st June for a week. Cycling the Reivers route from Newcastle and then the C2C back.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Bridges of Devon County

Last Friday 4 of us took the train to Plymouth and cycled the Devon Coast to Coast route to Ilfracombe to catch the boat back to Cardiff.

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

Ringing the changes

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

I take my hat off to...................

Mike H and Ann

IIt's the 1st June so time my blog break was over.

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.