Previous Rideouts 2017

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March

This second attempt at the first rideout of the month thankfully saw a big improvement in the weather. A decent number of riders turned up for the ride which took us through some interesting roads via Knighton and Clun, stopping at the Elan Valley visitors centre for lunch .
The afternoon stop was at Devils Bridge cafe with a further brief stop at McDonalds in Newtown where the official ride ended. Typically there was a small amount of rain but not enough to dampen the spirits of our hardy riders.

Ride Leader – Bob Hayes
Tail End Charlie – Ken Swinton
Photos courtesy of Jan James

April

Rideout to Tanygrisiau then to Llangollen for the return journey home.

Ride Leader – Jan James
Tail End Charlie – Glyn Jones
Photos courtesy of Ken Swinton

May

This months well attended rideout was led by Mark and Tina Kelly and explored some new roads in Mid-Wales. The route took us via Clun, on to Builth Wells and to Machynlleth for lunch. After lunch we meandered through more interesting roads around Newtown, Welshpool and back to Dinkies for coffee.
No riders were lost during the ride although in fairness a few were misplaced for a while.

Ride Leader – Mark & Tina Kelly
Tail End Charlie – Ken Swinton
Photos courtesy of Tina Kelly

June

It was the turn of our Training Officer Stuart McMillan to lead the ride today. All started well with sunshine, a good turnout and some new faces to the group. The planned coffee stop was Shobdon Airfield in Leominster near Hereford. By this time the clouds had arrived an some rain had been experienced.
After regrouping and taking coffee we headed towards Bringsty Cafe at Bromyard for lunch. The last session was a gentle bimble toward Bridgnorth where we partook of yet more coffee before the journey home.

Ride Leader – Stuart McMillan
Tail End Charlie – Bob Hayes
Photos courtesy of Jan James

October

11 bikes and 12 members attended this months ride which was a fairly short one due to the afternoon AGM. The route went East for a change to avoid the threatened wet front moving in from the West. The group traveled via Newport, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne and on to Carsington Water for lunch. Although the skies were very cloudy for most of the day the roads dried and an enjoyable ride was had by all. A small shower as we arrived back to Shrewsbury for the AGM did not seem to dampen spirits.

The guess the mileage competition was won by Mark Kelly who was closest to the original planned mileage of 136 miles.

Ride Leader – Kevin Fletcher
Tail End Charlie – Glyn Jones
Photos courtesy of Kevin Fletcher and Ken Swinton

November

This months ride was led by Phil Noble who chose the scenic route to Newton for a comfort break then on to Crossgates for lunch. The original plan was a trip over the mountains but in view of the weather and potential road conditions it was decided to change the route for more suitable roads. After lunch Phil led the group via Clun and back to Montford Bridge.

The guess the mileage competition was won by Bryan Murphy who was closest to the route mileage of 107 miles.

Ride Leader – Phil Noble
Tail End Charlie – Glyn Jones
Photos courtesy of Bill Croxon, Robin Padgett and Ken Swinton