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Torbay News - March 2008

C T C TORBAY SPRING 2008 NEWSLETTER - from Geoff Sharpe

Great to see so many of you at the Skittles Evening, a time to get to know those of you who we don’t see too often on a Sunday or a Wednesday. Congratulations to Lee who was the last man standing in the killer game and won the money.

The Tour of Brittany is now history after all it’s problems, but the 37 who went over last weekend must of felt that we made the right choice in going for that date, we had smooth crossings both ways and all the fine weather on the Saturday while I understand it bucketted it down in Devon.

SUNDAY RIDES

Lists have been sent out covering the months April to July giving you a varied selection of rides every Sunday with hard and soft rides each month. On 4th May we have a car assisted ride to Dunkeswall Airfield. Either join Jason to ride to St Bridgets Nursery for coffee then onto Dunkeswell or drive or get a lift in a car to Whimple Station where we will join members of Exeter and South Hams group to ride up to the Airfield. There will be a coffee stop at Willand.

WEDNESDAY EVENING RIDES

John has set out a list of pubs to visit over the next 3 months, a selection of long and short rides with a second ride using an easier route at a slower pace on the first Wednesday of each month. Now with the lighter evenings with us and hopefully warmer weather we hope to see a lot more of you out on a Wednesday.

SPECIAL EVENTS: CTC DEVON - EVENTS

SUNDAY 30 MARCH - 50 MILES IN 4/5 HOURS

This coming Sunday, 2 routes available with up to 5 hours to complete them in.

THE BISHOP: A testing route going across the edge of Dartmoor to Cheriton Bishop and back through Tedburn St Mary. I’ll give you a run for your money on this one.

EDWARD BURN: A flatish route going out to Exeter and back through Crediton and Tedburn, a repeat of a route used 5/6 years ago.

Start 09.00am at Kingskerswell Arch, Entry fee £2.00 on the line.

SUNDAY 20 APRIL - DEVON DIRT / DIRTETTE

Graham is running this off road event, now in it’s 4th year along the tracks and lanes in the area Start at 9.30am at the Cricketfield Pavilion in Newton Abbot.

SUNDAY 11TH MAY - 150 IN 12

That’s miles in hours. Kevin is starting the event at 08.00 from Kingskerswell Arch, entry fee £2.00 on the line.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY 24-25 MAY - FOREST OF DEAN CYCLING WEEKEND

21 of you have booked onto this weekend away at St Briavels Castle. Final details will be sent out next month.

SUNDAY 8TH JUNE - TOURIST TRIAL MAP READING EVENT

Start at 10.30 at the Steam Railway Café, Totnes. A round of the 2008 Devon Tourist Championship.

SUNDAY 29TH JUNE - TORPLEX 200 AND DEVON DELIGHT 100 AUDAXES

Starting at 08.00 and 09.00 from the Cricketfield Pavilion in Newton Abbot. Both events run by Graham.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY 12/13 JULY - PORTLAND YH WEEKEND

There was no room at Litton Cheney so the ride will move on for another 10/15 miles to stay in Portland Hostel. Cost about £23.00. Details and Booking Forms out in April.

WEDNESDAY 16TH JULY - SUMMER BAR-B-QUE

At the Football Ground in Coach Road Newton Abbot. Starting at 20.00 hours. Details out in the next few weeks. Organiser Peter Lewis

FRIDAY/SUNDAY 10-12TH OCTOBER - WEEKEND IN FRANCE

Sailing over to Roscoff on the Friday night for a weekend in France staying in Brest. Returning to Plymouth on the Sunday evening Details and Booking Forms available in July.

EMAIL ADDRESSES

I believe I’ve got most of them now, by emailing the information saves us about 60p a time with photocopying charges and postage. If anyone of you come on line in the near future please can you let me know.

ACCIDENTS AND NEW RIDERS

Hopefully there will not be any accidents and plenty of new riders, but whatever, please can you send the forms to Kevin Presland ASAP after the event. Kevin can be found at Hind Street House, Hind Street, Bovey Tracey.

Also can ride leaders send details who was out on the ride to Dave Vernon. The next News Sheet will be published mid July (I’m away just before that cycling from Santander to Roscoff) with details of the weekend in Brest and other events in August/September/October.

Geoff Sharpe, Tel: 01803 812743 Email: geoffsharpe70@hotmail.com

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