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Ride Out Sunday 31st August.

Mountains, What Mountains? No, I’ve got to eat before I ride over those. This is on the way to Innsbruck. What a ride.

But we’re not going to Innsbruck this Sunday, (31st August)
No we are going to Plymouth instead.

The trip is on to Ocean BMW to visit our old chum Peter Cramp, formerly of Rydale BMW in Cardiff.

Peter now runs the show at Ocean and is preparing as we speak, to receive us with open arms and warm pasties, at his Plymouth showroom.

He has sent out a request to some of his local biking Cornish Piskies to meet with us and after some refreshments at the dealership, to take us for a ride on some of the nicer Devon & Cornwall roads.

So as this trip is a rather long distance it is envisaged that the run down will be largely motorway (so this may not appeal to some) but it is hoped that the return journey would be over Dartmoor, Exmoor, that sort of thing.

So the starting time has been brought forward to 8.30am. Leaving MacDonald’s at junction 32 of the M4. For those wishing to join us from the Bristol side can meet at Gordano Services on the M5 and we will call in on the way.

That’s right. Leaving at 8.30am.

Peter has hinted that he might provide us with the said pasties so would like to know how many might be going.

Please, Please add your name on as a comment to let me know if you will join us. Also let me know by way of a comment if you wish to meet at Gordano. (If you don’t let me know we won’t stop there).

So please let me know the details so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Peter is a nice guy and you can be assured of a warm welcome from him so come and say hello.

See you Sunday. If you don’t want to come, I’ll tell Peter that are coming anyway and I can eat all your pasties.

“Who ate all the pies, who ate all the pies………. Me I did!

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  1. If the weather is fine Andy I’m planning on popping along but if its raining I’ve got no waterproofs so won’t be along.


  2. Hi Andy

    ditto re the weather otherwise ill be there hope my r6 is not going to hurt too much!!

    Anthony Cribb is on hols but he also said he was up for it-will text him on hols that the time has changed.

    plus Gareth (recently passed by Tyrone) will be with me if thats ok-new blood on his thundercat

    kund regards


    p.s. left a meassage on your home phone no but will catchup on sunday fingers crossed sun has his hat on

  3. Not just pasties it seems. Peter should be adding some info below with some good news so come on lets have a show of force and eat them out of house and home!!

  4. I’m up for a bit of pie eating. maybe have to get a can of waterproofer Saturday though!

    CBF Steve

  5. Yet again I’m working otherwise I’d be there see you 2nd wk of sept I hope (I’ve booked the day off

  6. Come on Chums. It’s supposed to be nice the weekend and Peter has set up a Cream Tea for us on Dartmoor with some bloke whose got a big house. (I don’t mean THE Dartmoor Big House!) but he is extending his courtesy to us which is very kind.

    I promise I won’t stop in a MacDonald’s on this trip.

  7. bugger

    have been trying to post this comment for ages to try and tempt you lot down with something hot and filling, sweet and sticky…..

    and then i thought better of using that description and decided on Cornish Pasties and Cream Teas…;)

    so come on, cause our Accountant some pain and inflict some damage on his wallet!!

    you know it makes sense….


  8. Damn I’m not going to able to make it due to baby sitting commitments. Sorry Andy but Alison is off on a hen weekend and won’t be home by 8.30 in the morning on Sunday. Gutted.


  9. Pasties, Pies & cakes

    Oh alright im coming…… as long as my mum says its OK… and its dry….. and im home by teatime ๐Ÿ™‚

    ….and there are some adults going too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Man from Bristol

  10. Each time i put an entry on the blog to say i’m going, does it mean i get an extra pastie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rob @ Bristol

    and cake…..

  11. Peter, If you read this in the morning we have about confirmed about 8 travellers but if more turn up I’ll text you. Jim Beech emailed me to say he was coming.

    I guess we’ll be arriving about 11 ish but I’ll text you when I get closer.

    Cheers Andy

  12. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who came on the ride out on the weekend and especially those who didn’t turn back because of the rain!

    Also a big thank you to Peter and the Staff at Ocean BMW, Plymouth.

    Mervyn and his good lady wife for inviting us back to his charming home on Dartmoor for a Devon Cream Tea.

    What a fab trip, not spoilt by the bit of a run on the motorway.

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