Just to let you know six of us were at the start today‚ myself and Julie‚Chris‚ Ian‚ Pete and Robin. We decided to head for Looe in the rain and mist via Denham Bridge‚ Gunnislake‚ Hingston Down‚Kelly Bray‚ Rilla Mill‚ Upton X‚ Liskeard and on to a great stop for coffee and cakes in Looe. When we left after coffee the wind had become much stronger so we decided not to head for the North Cornwall coast and instead headed back to Ocean BMW via Seaton‚Portrinkle‚around and through both Kingsand and Cawsand along the narrow one way roads‚ Millbrook‚Torpoint and on to Ocean. A good fun ride enjoyed by everyone despite the all the weather could throw at us. Sorry no photos to attach. Look foreward to catching up with you and Dot in two weeks time.
Thank’s Graham for the write up. Good to see you and some of the regulars making the most of it and managing to maintained some ride outs even in this weather. We have had a particularly bad couple of years of weather‚ Lets hope this spring will make a change for us bikers. Looking back at the photos and videos from 2011’– 201’ we had sunshine every weekend and the motorbiking was in its prime lots of people enjoying the biking days.
Anyway we had a most enjoyable rideout- I did the ‘navigator’ bit‚ leading everyone to Callington‚ Launceston‚ Red Post‚ Upper Tamar Lake‚ Bradworthy then Lizzie’s Larder at Milton Damerel for Brunch. There are some quite‚ erm… interesting.. bumpy lanes on the last part of this route so our skills were honed in less-than-perfect conditions but we all survived!
Dave decided to make for home after the food‚ so the rest of us headed off to Torrington then back along lovely clear roads to Hatherleigh‚ North Tawton‚ Whiddon Down then a cup of coffee and cake at Central Cafe‚ Mortonhampstead.
After some good biker banter we split up to return home in different directions over the moor – I got back to Tavistock just as it started to rain so the timing was just about right!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this coming Sunday..
It was a cold cold day‚ but several bikers did turn out for a morning ride. Stu stepped up and took the lead‚ did us proud and navigated a fab route avoiding all major roads and winding our way up at Bridge Motorcycles for a well deserved cuppa and chat with biker friends Roger‚ Jan‚ Rob‚ Stu‚ Dot Pete‚ Jo‚ Dave‚ Ian. A big welcome to Zac who joined us for the first time. Rob was breaking in a new bike to him‚ a very nice 1200 Guzzi. Dot put her name down to test ride the new 900cc Yamaha XSR‚ so another visit in order once they get one in on demo. After Exeter the group decided to split and head back home in the warm. Many thanks to Pete whom did a fab route on some roads I’ve not seen on the way back home. Dot had a puncture on the way back after picking up a nail. Lucky we carry a puncture kit in the back of our bikes for such occasion. Until next time‚ Ride Safe.
P.S just to remind us of the warmer weather and the good good friends we have met in our biker Life‚ old vid..
Sunday Ride Saltash‚St Germans‚ Hessenford‚ Loooe‚ Pelynt‚ Down to Fowey for breakfast on the Quay at Haveners‚ Par‚ St Blazey‚ Luxulyan‚ Lancet‚ Towards Wadebridge‚ Lane End towards Camelford‚ Altarnun‚ Launceston for Lunch‚ around Tavistock‚Princetown for tea and cakes‚ Yelverton and home.
Thanks to Chris and Pete who came up with a great new destination for the PB luch stop. The guys navigated the crew of 8 up to have our first breakfast and banter at Okehampton Cafe. Then on the stunning long winding roads up to Fremington Key‚ a great location and another old train station made into a fab cafe‚ just what we needed. Then Ian and Robin planned a great route home. One hundred and fifty miles of glories roads.
Fancy a Boxing Day ride out?
Nothing too long‚ or too late‚ easy pace!
Dave is taking a level two‚ easy pace ride for those who are bored of turkey and family and wish to blow the cobwebs away.
Meeting at the LATER TIME OF 10AM at Sainsbury’s Marsh Mills and leaving apporox 10.30am
The route is taking us up via Brixton Yealmpton‚ Kingsbridge‚ Chillington‚ Strete‚ Blackpool Sands. (Group Photo by the Tank) Slapton Sands‚
Stoke Flemming and arrive at Dartmouth for a cuppa at approx 11.40am
A stroll and banter around Dartmouth and around 1’.30 travel on via Morleigh‚ Totnes‚ Buckfastleigh‚ Poundsgate and arrive approx 1.35 at Widecombe-in-the-Moor for a spot of lunch. More bike talk and banter. We then head back via Two Bridges‚ Princetown and back home for 3.30’-4pm. APPROX 90 Miles Enjoy
Plymouth Bikers 100 mile morning ride‚ then a gathering at Lifton Farm shop celebrating christmas lunch 2016. This is a small video with highlights of the day.