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Rideout 8th April 2018

The first rideout of 2018 (March was abandoned due to appalling weather) was thankfully in warmer and drier conditions. The group of 24 riders left Montford Bridge picnic area and headed via a variety of twisties to Crossgates cafe for morning coffee. We proceeded past Rhayader, over the Cambrian Mountains and headed to Aberystwyth for lunch. The return trip to Shrewsbury was a more direct route Via Newtown for yet more coffee.

 

Ride Leader - Ken Swinton

Tail End Charlie - Glyn Jones

Photos courtesy of Sally McMillan and Bill Croxon

Video Clip courtesy of David Rogers


Rideout 6th May 2018

This months ride entitled 'From the Shropshire Hills to the edge of the Beacons' began as usual from Montford Bridge picnic area following an interesting route via Montgomery for morning coffee at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven arms. Onwards to lunch at the Baskerville Arms, Clyro then afternoon coffee/tea at Crossgates service station. Guess the mileage competition was won my Richard Narburgh who guessed within 4 miles of the route total.

 

Ride Leader - Paul Davies

Tail End Charlie - Glyn Jones


Rideout 3rd June 2018

This months ride began at Montford Bridge Picnic Area then taking the scenic route, stopped at Newtown for a quick break. We then took the main route towards Aberystwyth diverting via some minor roads and stopping for coffee at the Woodlands Cafe at Devils Bridge. After refreshments the group headed via the Elan Valley with splendid views across the lakes towards Crossgates Cafe for lunch. After lunch onwards via Newtown and back to Dinkies Dinah for final coffee. 22 riders began the ride with some leaving at various points along the route.

 

Ride Leader - Phil Noble

Tail End Charlie - Glyn Jones

Photos courtesy of Ken Swinton and Marion Versluijs


Rideout 1st July 2018

Our chairman Bill Croxon organised and led this months ride which took us along scenic roads to Llandudno and the Great Orme via Bala for a comfort stop and Betws y Coed for morning coffee. 14 riders started the venture, a smaller number than usual due to it being holiday season with many of the regulars away in other picturesque locations. Nevertheless, a good turnout in what could only be described as Scorchio conditions. Temperatures rose steadily throughout the day from a mild 16 degrees to a mind altering 31 degrees. Thankfully most riders heeded the warnings to bring fluids. We did have an incident in which an anti-English Welsh pheasant attacked a rider who had to retire with a possible broken digit. Not sure how the pheasant got on although I did see one laying by the roadside. The ride ended at Oswestry services and before the proposed finish point to allow riders to travel home and refresh. Guess the mileage was won by Tim Moore who shared the takings with Bill, only £6.50 each, Tims share has been kindly donated to Air Ambulance on his behalf.

 

So, we had a spot of bother getting up to Great Orme without using the toll road and avoiding the busy hairpins.

Ride Leader - Bill Croxon

Tail End Charlie - Glyn Jones

Photos courtesy of Ken Swinton and Bill Croxon


Rideout 5th August 2018

Kevin Fletcher organised and led this months ride to sunny Barmouth. The roads were excellent as was the weather with only minor hold ups on the last approach to Barmouth. The total mileage for the trip as recorded by Kevin's trusty milometer was 158 miles. The winner of the Guess The Mileage competition after a recount was Roger Tame who was the closest with a guess of 161 miles. Roger and Kevin shared the spoils of £18.00 and both have asked that it be donated to the Air Ambulance. Many thanks for that chaps, A convenient sum of £20.00 has been added to my local Air Ambulance collecting box.

Ride Leader - Kevin Fletcher

Tail End Charlie - Glyn Jones

Photos courtesy of Kevin Fletcher and Ken Swinton