The weather in the morning was disappointing - not all all what you would expect in late May. There was fine drizzle late morning and it was fairly cold for the time of year. I was pleasantly surprised by the Torbay contingent who dropped in about one o'clock for a warming cup of tea and a chat before continuing with the route.
The route itself took the riders out to Plym Bridge via Saltram House and then to Coypool and back along the lower coastal path in Saltram Park. From there they headed to the Hoe and William's Yard and back to the start - a distance just short of 20 miles with some very challenging clues along the way. Both the route and the clues had been ably compiled by Heather Boote, whom I would like to thank here.
We were fortunate to be able to use the Tresillian Centre in Cattedown, which was very spacious and well equipped. Owing to the CTC's charitable status the facilities were free of charge.
Many thanks also to Anna Bryant, who provided the flap-jacks, and to Caroline Sage, who had made some rock buns and who helped at the start, and to the East End Community Centre, who allowed us to use their excellent facilities for the day.