We set off in nice sunshine for the first day of spring & St Davids day towards Wrangaton,( anyone want to buy a Golf Club, I hear Wrangaton Golf club has gone into administration ) we turned left and took the back way to Avonwick joining the main Totnes Rd., then right again on the country lanes towards Harbeton, Just before Harbeton we ascended what we now call the Yogi hill upto Yoga house, this beat Mike who had to get off and walk, you will have no problem with this Graham J. with your new motor bike. We then skirted Harbeton and headed towards Totnes, here we did a bit of offroad onto the Bridal path down Harpers hill to be met by a crowd of scrambling bikes on the way up, who decided to sweet talk Yolande as she walked down. She joined us with a big smile on her face and we descended into Totnes for our first coffee stop.
When we set off on the next leg to Dean Prior, Jean decided to head back and surprise,surprise Mike said he would complete the whole ride.We joined the cycle path along the river to Dartington, this finally brought us out by Dartington Church were we crossed the main road to Week.This is a pretty little village which besides myself had never been through before.We then ascended another steep hill upto Willing Cross and then on the lanes past Pennywell wildlife farm and the steep descent to Dean Court Farm shop for our next coffee stop.
From here we took the usual route back towards South Brent and on towards Wrangaton and Ivybridge. We stopped opposite the garage at Wrangaton to put on our wet weather gear as the forcast rain had started to arrive.Then we had a ride in torrential rain and high winds down into Ivybridge, I waited for the others to catch up who looked thoroughly washed and clean to say my goodby the rain had now eased off with blue skys over Plymouth, so hope they dried off on the ride back to Plympton.
I clocked up 34 miles so the Plymton starters must have been around 45 miles, which turned out except for the Wrangaton-Ivybridge bit, to be a nice sunny spring ride