Holiday weekend

17 members, on 15 bikes, had an excellent holiday by the sea on 18/19th May. The sun shone, the rides were great and the company excellent.

Starting at Kingsley village we all went too Bude- we could find that. My idea (and wish) was that it would develop into a number of small group rides- riders seemed less keen.

The cafe by the lock was shut (owner illness I’ve found out since), but we still managed coffee, pasties and cake.

Thanks to Graham, who had his own route to suggest we now split up with the majority going to Cafe 35 at Bridge Motorcycles. Clive and Karen arrived as the rest of us were leaving Bude and did their own thing again, and a few did my route; but we all met at Princetown. Lovely ride across the moors. We arrived by the sea at about 3.20 and were still checking in when the long distance (Exeter) group arrived. Yep, we missed Ian waving at us as to where to park too. Many strolled into town. Then we met up in the bar for a happy evening and good food and a few drinks. No mishaps or illness this time; good breakfast, we all met at 9.30 and split up again. Clive was going back across the moors and most went with him; thanks to Clive for leading! A few went across two ferries and home. Julie followed Graham to GT motorcycles.

A really, really good weekend and a great venue with some good rides all around.

Seems we may do it again next year- so enjoyable.

Recent Passes

A bit of catching up to do—

Congratulations to-

Tim Vigus who passed on April 14th. Malcolm was his observer.

Ross Monks who passed on April 6th. Conrad was his observer.

Well done to everyone.

Spring Newsletter now out!!

Our March newsletter is now available,; plenty to read.

Go to the tab- news, then newsletters, then March 2019.

Pass!

Congratulations to Mike Jones who passed on Thursday.

Well done to Chris P his observer too.

Catching up with Good News

Feb 6th- Mark Horscroft- F1RST!

Feb 8th- Clive Richards IMI received official notification of Observer  status.

Feb 11th- Stuart Moore- passed his Advanced test.

Very well done to all and to Karen who was Stuart’s observer.

ps- We now have our very own husband and wife observer team- Karen and Clive. Karen got her NO status before christmas.

 

Our first Club Sunday of 2019

We had an excellent first club day of the year. 34 members and three for check rides. Chris Gendall proved to be excellent speaker entertaining us with a talk about NHS services, ABC, CPR, resuscitation, use of a defibrillator and the recovery position. I think the ‘three amigos’ went to Mill Brook afterwards (they did think Seaton!) and others went somewhere.

New Year’s Day Ride

New Year’s Day Ride- we think it was 21 bikes but sometimes it wasn’t. We all had fun. Big group- sometimes only 6, sometimes 3 groups but we all made Heligan after a morning around the wilds of the clay pits. Bob, the lead says that ‘I had more events in a ride than I have had in total over 12 years of leading them. Was glad everyone got to Heligan safely and that many enjoyed the challenging 12 miles at the end of the ride. Here is the road around Portholland beach where we crossed the coastal path. It is only a rumour that we were riding the path for the last 12 miles . A very happy new year to everyone in CAM. Here’s to the next ride’.

Newsletter for December 2018

Our latest newsletter is out-

Go to the ‘news’ tab, click on newsletters and there it is- December 2018.

 

Christmas ride and meal

and Gary Pike’s birthday

Great ride. It was wet but no snow. Ride adjusted because of the weather- a bit of clay country, wild up there, back of St. Austell, up towards Bodmin and alongside the A30, down past Trago and back, around Bodmin for a coffee stop at ‘Strongo’s’ near Wadebridge and then on to Goonhavern.

As to those sitting in Starbucks at 10.20am working out that it was only 17 minutes from there to Goonhavern direct if they stayed there for the morning…………………….