And so ... into the New Year. The first ride of the year was January 4th and my destination was Seaton. We were pleasantly surprised to be joined by Larry Clarke on the other side of Saltash and we managed just over 40 miles. Our final run was led once again by Andy Easton, who took us to Tor Cross. The route out was easy, through Diptford, Morleigh and on the five-mile lane to Tor Cross. Trevor Bradshaw introduced us to the Farm Shop just outside Stokenham - a must for future rides. I struggled massively on the way back, but Trevor managed to find us a fairly flat route back, avoiding the steep ascent out of Higher Coombe.
Heather Boote, Iris Buckler's daughter, has kindly agreed to take on the organisation of the Treasure Hunt, which will take place on 24 May. We're looking forward to Larry Clarke's route on 5 April, which promises to a bit of a marathon, taking us from Saltash to Louis' café on Kit Hill, then on to Brent Tor and finally Morrison's in Tavistock. I am hoping, too, that some of our more stalwart members may take part in the Mad March on 1st March.