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Sunday 3 September 1978
1415
Afternoon ride: DenburySunny
10 present: Frank Boyes, Graham Brodie, Richard Clayton (Junior, Paignton), Robert Clayton, Roger Clayton, Basil Ellis, Don Hassall, Michael Jones (19, Buckfastleigh), Stephen Marks, Philip Wrigley
September’s Afternoon Run attracted 13 members who enjoyed a sunny ride out to Denbury and Ogwell and home through Abbotskerswell.

(Graham Brodie)

Today was my first ever ride with the CTC!

I left Buckfastleigh at 1.10 on my bike, heading for Marldon. I had made the journey many times before when riding out to visit my schoolfriend Phil Wrigley, who lives at Marldon - it was he who had invited me to the club.

I arrived in time for the 2.15 start, and there at Five Lanes I met Phil and the rest of the CTC. Twelve of us set off for Denbury. One chap (Don) was a camera enthusiast. Four boys were out, and three of them (the Clayton brothers) had very loud airhorns on their bikes! Other people out were Basil, Graham, Stephen, an elderly chap (Frank), and a father and son from Buckland.

After riding to Denbury we rode back through West Ogwell and the Kerswells. I then cycled back to Buckfastleigh from Marldon, arriving home at around 5.40. Total mileage was around 38 miles.

(Michael Jones - excerpt from diary)

Notes from the attendance register.

Stephen Marks joined the club on the June Afternoon Run, and this was his fifth ride with the club.

Roger and Robert Clayton joined the club on 9th July, and for them this was their fourth Club ride.

Sunday 10 September 1978
1000
Day ride: Noss Mayo
5 present: Frank Boyes, Colin Brierly, Basil Ellis, Robert Spence, Philip Wrigley
Report to follow

Saturday 16 September 1978
0900
Weekend ride: Gidleigh YH Day 1
0 present:
Three members enjoyed a stay at Gidleigh youth hostel in mid-September and met the run to Grimspound on the following day.

(Graham Brodie)

Sunday 17 September 1978Weekend ride: Gidleigh YH Day 2
0 present:

Sunday 17 September 1978
1000
Day ride: Grimspound
5 present: Frank Boyes, Colin Brierly, Basil Ellis, Stephen Marks, Robert Spence

Sunday 24 September 1978
1000
Day ride: Millcombe
6 present: Frank Boyes, Colin Brierly, Graham Brodie, Basil Ellis, Robert Spence, Philip Wrigley
No report available.

Saturday 30 September 1978Weekend ride: Steppes Bridge YH Day 1
0 present:
No report available.

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 1 October 1978Weekend ride: Steppes Bridge YH Day 2
0 present:

Sunday 1 October 1978
1415
Afternoon ride: Decided on the Day
0 present:
No report available.

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 8 October 1978
1000
Day ride: Exeter Maritime Museum
0 present:
No report available.

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 15 October 1978Day ride: The Century Rides - 100mi or 100km
0 present:
No report available.

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 22 October 1978
1000
Day ride: Tinners' Hut (SX 638629)
1 present: Graham Brodie
On our run to Tinners Hut we reached the open moor but were hindered from travelling further by a “No Admittance” sign at the Waterworks through which the track passed. Perhaps a new route will be found on the next attempt.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Saturday 28 October 1978Weekend ride: Bellever YH Day 1
0 present:
Another setback on our Bellever weekend in that the hostel was fully booked.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 29 October 1978
1000
Day ride: Wistman's Wood
0 present:
The disappointement of Bellever was compensated by an excellent tea at The Old Forge tearooms in Holne village on the run to Wistman’s Wood. The destination was not reached but a very enjoyable run was carried out.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Saturday 4 November 1978Social: Maypool YH CTC/YHA Bonfire Night
0 present:
Five members went to Maypool youth hostel on 4th November to join the CTC/YHA Bonfire weekend which was a great success.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 5 November 1978
1415
Afternoon ride: Ideford
1 present: Graham Brodie
November began with an afternoon run with 13 people out, including Veronica who rode with us after staying the night at Maypool YH for the Bonfire Night. The run took us out through the lanes past Abbotskerswell down into Newton Abbot and then through Sandygate, past Babbacombe and across the A380 to Ideford where we left Veronica. Back at Newton Abbot the run was split so that the younger lads without lights could press on and reach home before dark.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 12 November 1978
1000
Day ride: Lannacombe Beach
3 present: Frank Boyes, Graham Brodie, Basil Ellis
The following week the destination was Lannacombe Beach, but the weather put paid to that! Although the morning was fairly dry, a strong wind meant that we could only get past East Allington for lunch. After that we wandered down to Slapton and along to Strete and Stoke Flemming. There we left the main road and cut through the lanes to Hemborough Post, from where we joined the main road to Halwell.

On the hill dropping down into Halwell a sequence of strange events began to occur when a flock of sheep coming up the hill sandwiched Basil and Frank between a car and then Frank’s cape blew up over his head. Fortunately, Basil was quick to the rescue and we had a safe journey home through Harbertonford and Totnes.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 19 November 1978Day ride: AGM Chudleigh Knighton
3 present: Colin Brierly, Graham Brodie, Basil Ellis
The following week for the AGM, only Basil, Colin and myself rode out since the weather was rather poor (cold, wet and windy). The wind had caused a great fall of chestnuts down in Compton and so we spent a while collecting some bedraggled specimens and then continued through the lanes to Abbotskerswell and Newton Abbot, stopping at Kingsteignton to repair a puncture.

For the final leg we climbed up the ridge above Chudleigh and then had a swift descent into the village and on to Chudleigh Knighton.

(Graham Brodie)

Sunday 26 November 1978
1000
Day ride: Avon Dam
5 present: Frank Boyes, Graham Brodie, Basil Ellis, Margaret Maxtead, Sue Shepley
The run to the Avon Dam proved quite eventful with 13 out. We wandered out to Totnes via Berry Pomeroy and then via Shinners Bridge to Marley Head and down on the old A38 to South Brent. From there we went through Aish and past Didworthy hospital to Shipley Bridge, where we realised there were four missing.

We waited and waited and eventually I rode back towards South Brent and was relieved to meet Sue and Margaret coming up the hill. But relief soon turned to despair when I realised there was still no Frank and Basil. Apparently, a confusing signpost only a mile away form the Dam sent all four off on a circular route back to South Brent, and whilst Sue and Margaret had realised this part way round, Basil and Frank had gone the whole way around and almost returned to Brent!

Fortunately, we were all back together before lunch was finished, and after some had wandered up to the Dam to see the water just spilling over the top we all headed for home on a route passing Dean Prior and Rattery and then across to Staverton and back to Marldon via Tally Ho and Red Post.

(Graham Brodie)

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

Sunday 3 December 1978
1415
Afternoon ride: Decided on the day
0 present:
No report was written for this ride.

[The attendance list for this ride is incomplete, and sadly no attendance records were kept for this period]

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