I have now received an entry form for this year’s event direct from the organiser.
The 3 MILE FUN RUN event is on 13th October 2007. I need to know of those bashers who want to have a laugh on Woodbury Common followed by curry/chilli and a few beers back at Diddy’s & Jonno’s.
For those of you who are interested and those who have previously mentioned in passing that you would do it, please officially tell me by email to
or by text 07817 019540.
The cost of the entry is £15.00 and this has to go with the entry form. I would like to get the entry form in the post by the end of July to ensure getting a place (as last year they had to refuse entry to nearly 2000 people!) The other thing that participants need to do is to raise a minimum of £30 sponsorship to be handed in on the day of the event, sponsor forms can be downloaded from the event website
Tuesday 10th July 2007
TVPB WORDS JUNE.
THE best tour so far? Those who were lucky enough to spend a week in beautiful Lake Garda certainly seem to think so.
Thanks must go to Timotei and Buzza who spent a lot of time putting the package together - it doesn't just happen!
The weather, scenery, the 'can't do enough for you' hotel and its all night bar, the rides for all groups, and the fun were top notch. The only hiccup was the longish walk from the hotel to the campsite restaurant for the evening meal, but in true bash spirit we all had a laugh about it, well most of us, - especially when the tearful mum burst in to complain about our 'noise' disturbing the sleep of her 'bambinos'!
It was just like the old days with over 40 of us all together again, and will be a hard act to follow.
Also another pat on the back to Tim for the Cheddar weekend. Only off roaders turned up, but they were treated to some excellent cross country trails, and a couple of new tricky, but exhilarating down hill single tracks. And we also had good entertainment from the late night 'domestic' in a certain tent!
And a big thanks to Flossie and Blaster for their generous hospitality over the '100th birthday' weekend. Those who braved the weather to turn up for the Sunday ride, later enjoyed top nosh, including scallops and steak, and free booze, in the modest marquee on the lawn.
Now we need everybody to rally around and support the Devon Bash at Minehead over the weekend of August 17 - 19.
As usual, the entry forms are a bit tardy in coming in. But we cannot firm up the arrangements for camping, meals, a live band, rides etc, unless we have money up front, a mere £35 a head all-in, in plenty of time.
Unless we get 80 registrations by July 14, the bash will have to be cancelled, or severely curtailed. At the time of writing we only had 43, plus two children.
It's a great deal for the money, and some different and varied new territory to explore, both on and off road. And just for Fallen Woman we have laid on a special karaoke and bingo night at nearby Butlins. (But it's not compulsory!) Register soonest with Sticky Dicky, please.
And another reminder - subs of £10 per-person (How much?) were due on July 1. The two Sallys - Mustang and Aunt - will be politely approaching you all, so please be ready for cash or cheques. Probably the best value of any club in the country - two organised rides a week, free food from pubs, away weekends, insurance cover, and the companionship and banter with interesting, witty, well adjusted, intellectually stimulating, civilised, like-minded folk! Or is that the CTC?
Nobody has yet come forward with a new venue for the Christmas party, so the default venues will be either the Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club, or the Abbrook Centre at Kingsteignton. If anybody can suggest and help organise a 'do' at a location that meets all the criteria, please tell Pottsie.
Fallen Woman has already pledged to sort out 'a really, really wonderful' live band she heard recently, but she was pissed at the time!
Brownie points also to Binliner for the super TVPB 'business' cards. A great idea, and well laid out and designed.
Despite the best efforts of a few of our more bolshie bashers, new riders just keep on turning up. And a few even come back again.
Several have been allocated bash names recently, including Malcolm McHendry (Hippie); Richard Boss (Ugo); Alan Edwards (Ego), and Gary (Gary Litter)
Injuries seem to be taking their toll lately, especially among the headbangers. Are they getting too adventurous, or is it just an age thing?
The latest on the casualty list are Ken The Rave, who has had bones pinned in his arm, after a nasty spill at Blandford Forum.
Froggie also crushed a finger at the same venue, and Brains wrenched his shoulder after slamming into a tree in Wales, despite full body armour. The pair are managing to ride on, but for poor Ken it means a couple of months off the bike.
Nice to see an earlier casualty, Squealer, back in pedalling action after her shoulder mishap in Scotland. And Scrubber is making good progress after arm surgery.
The camper van brigade seems to be swelling. Mind you, it is much more comfortable than a tent.
Latest to join the elite are Snakebite and Dusty, with their award winning Adria Twin. It's a beauty, but where's all the money coming from!
Cobbler and Blow Job turned up to Blaster's birthday do in a smart camper, but it was only borrowed. Bit embarrassing then to f...-up the awning while winding it out. Perhaps they just aren't cut out for the life.
These palaces on wheels are now becoming so popular, we're thinking of starting a special camping car section. Who's next?
A couple more diary dates. Cranks are holding their 12th birthday bash at Soudley in the Forest of Dean over September 28 - 30. The usual format of boozing, eating, partying, oh and some cycling around the forest.
Cost is £55 all in, including camping, and full details and a registration form are on www.thecranks.co.uk
or call 01453 547808.
The likely venue for next year's Nash Bash is in Wales at the Talybont Outdoor Centre, near Brecon.
Hobo's Backbackers are the hosts, over July 25-27 in 2008. Dormitory style accommodation plus camping. Full details and costs yet to be fixed, but they would appreciate an expression of interest to see if it is worth progressing.
Contact Tony Frost on firstname.lastname@example.org
Froggies ride on Thursday, July 19, will be from the Abbeyford Woods car park at Okehampton, with the pub venue to be announced on the evening. The off-road route will be both cross country and semi-tech, and if enough roadies turn up, a Tarmac route could also be provided.
Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Happy Birthdays to Blaster and Flossie.
Thanks to Blaster and Flossie for organising a great birthday party. Good food, good company, great band...(you can always tell a good band by what happens in a crisis....everyone was dancin'...the generator packed up... we were all left in the dark....The drummer kept goin'....played a cool solo by the light of a mobile phone 'till the power came back up!) The only fly in the ointment was that it was a little damp for the start of the ride on Sunday. Maybe a little networking with GOD would be useful to keep the rain off for the 102nd!!
A Message from Posty re Nashbash 2008
Here it is - finally the 2008 Nash bash committee have eventually got off their butts and found a site for next years Nash bash - this is just an intial mail out to let you know where and when - more info soon
Yes, from an Idea by Hosepipe of Hobo's backpackers, I stupidly agreed to promote the idea at NB 2006 Marlborough, and you lot must have been more drunk than I was, because you voted in NB 2008 to Wales, so it's your own fault!
Date : 25th - 27th July 2008
Venue - Talybont Outdoor Centre, Talybont-on Usk (near Brecon)
Talybont is a small village in the Brecon Beacons with some great trails around (and pubs too) - we'll probably do both on and off road trails if theres a demand for that - info on this will be on the rego form when it comes out. It is situated between Abergavenny and Brecon, just off the A40, so easy to find and get to.
The Outdoor centre has dormitory style accomodation for approx 35 people, plus surrounding grounds for camping.
There will be some space available for those wanting to bring camper vans too (hey, I'm hoping to have one myself by then!)
It also has plenty of toilets and showers available to all during the weekend
To make things simpler for both us and the centre, it will be same price for both camping or dormitory, so It's first come first served for this if you want it.
Catering will be a mix of local pubs and on site grub
More info will be sent out once the committee have a chance to get together for a natter - please indicate your interest with a quick reply for now to email@example.com
Here's mud in your cassette
PS Thanks again to Soreass bash for laying on a great NB 2006 - hope we can do as well, and give you a great weekend's bashing and boozing!
PPS - please pass this on to any bashers you know who are not on this e mail
A Message from Kamikaze
Kamakaze and Debacles' ride on Sunday 9 September 2007 starts at Debacles house and takes in Cann Woods.
Road, cross country and down-hill interest groups all catered for, as well as the apres ride (food and some beer).
Communications from Maddog Re: Cranks Party Weekend
Hello all – A reminder about The Cranks Party:
I hope you’ve all heard about our party weekend in the Forest of Dean. It will be a good ole do with some great rides and great pubs. A good laugh guaranteed. See reg form, (its a 2 page pdf) at www.thecranks.co.uk
There is a price increase from the 1st July, from 50 quid to 55. So all those who want to save a fiver send your dosh to Pebbles, 50 Cam Green, Cam, GL11 5HN, cheques made out to ‘The Cranks’. If you’re a bit skint sent two post-dated cheques of £25.
Hope to see you there.
Friday 22nd June 2007
Buzzer's ride 28th June 2007
Old Thatch Tavern, Bovey Tracey - Buzza's doing the off-road. RJ will be setting a road ride, the pub is doing some food for us, and they're gonna be selling real ale at £1.90p a pint..... Howw----Much????????
Sunday 17th June 2007
Ride No. 1417 from The KingsArms, Kingskerswell - No scout basher - live ride
Ride No. 1418 Is officially from the Turf Hotel, but there's no parking there so meet @ Starcross Car Park. (About 100 yards the Exeter side of the Atmospheric Railway Pub in Starcross)
Ride No. 1427 Venue TBA - Juicy + Manky
Friday 15th June 2007
Both Ways ride this Sunday 17th June
Fathers: what better way to bond with (or get away from) the kids than a
blast round Woodbury Common on fathers day!!!! If you
need an added incentive there will be a little pressie
for all fathers that turn up for the ride.
The pub (The Maltsters at Woodbury) have requested that we use the field at the
end of their car park for parking.
Monday 11th June 2007
Life beyond Devon!!!
We've had some correspondence from the distant and largely unknown constellation of Nottinghamshire. Q.U.A.F.F. (Quorn Unfit All-Terrain Flab Fighters) are also cyclists and drinkers, and count among their number, members who go by the names of "Diorrhoea" and "Enema". They should fit right in down here! They're organising a bike/canal boat weekend for April next year (Link to flyer on their website) and will be doing the Plymouth to Ilfracombe Coast-to-Coast in May next year. If you would like to have a look at their website, it can be found at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clh3/QUAFFIndex.html
or email Blow (Mr Ade Snow) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3rd June 2007
A Message from Tonto Re: Pinky's Pics
Pinky is having an exhibition of his photos @ the main library in Saltash for the whole of June. I know he would be delighted if you had time to spare and could go along to view.
Some late ride details.
This Thursdays ride (7th June) will be from the Park, Exeter Rd, Exmouth. (Scout Basher is Jonno.)
Anyone intending to camp at Cheddar next weekend (if you haven't already booked), please call Timotei on 07878791134. Click here
to see the flyer for Cheddar, Croyde Bay and Malaga or email email@example.com
Remember if you're just going up for the day that the Sunday Ride starts at 10:30am!!!!!!
Saturday 2nd June 2007
Blaster and Flossie's ride Sun 1st July
Meet at Blaster + Flossie`s pad - Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell - BBQ after ride, bring a bottle if you don't like real ale! No worries about the weather, Marquee on site! ( Ring 07831615737 if you need directions)
Saturday 2nd June 2007
Hot Pics from Main Tour
The word on the street is that this tour was a classic....Awesome riding, great scenery, good weather and beer! See the pics on the Photos
page. Thanks to everyone who contributed pictures. Sorry I couldn't use all 900 of them but there just ain't enough space on the website!!!
Monday 28th May 2007
Buktu's ride Sunday 3rd of June/ Tonto's Dorset Weekend/ Timotei's rides at Cheddar etc.
Bucktu's doing his usual gastronomic BBQ @ his place after the ride. Cost of BBQ + beer is £3 per basher also please bring a bottle if you don't want beer.
Details of Tonto's Dorset Weekend can now be found here
. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in going.
Timotei is organising several rides in the near future. click here
to see the flyer for Cheddar, Croyde Bay and Malaga or email email@example.com
One last thing....Kitkat has emailed us a link to an offroad marathon organised by the Heart Foundation..(looking at the spec, I think they're just trying to drum up business!!) If there's anyone out there who's up for a challenge, have a look at http://www.mbuk.com/newsdetails.asp?id=968
Thursday 17th May 2007
A Plea from Tonto
Volunteers needed to help enthuse girls about bikes! (It's mainly aimed @ girls but anyone is welcome.)
Wednesday 27 June @ 7 pm (for 7.30)
Kingskerswell Girl Guides - Kingskerswell Primary School
Introduce them to basic safety checks + simple maintentance
Then supervise a short cycle gymkana + slow race
If you are able to help, please email Tonto
Friday 11th May 2007
Rubber's Ride on 27th May. A suggestion from Uzzi
If you think it's a bit of a long trip to East Prawle for one ride, why not make a weekend of it? -
especially since the Monday is a bank holiday.
There is camp site but a couple of hundred metres from the front door of the
wonderful Pigs Nose
pub (great atmosphere and good beer). It is a simple
field with fabulous views out to sea. Facilities stretch to a portaloo and
cold running water : there are showers for campers use in the pub. Uzzi's going
to be down there with a bunch of mates anyway. Folks are welcome to join
them. The site is called Sally Trip's Field and people should ring 01548
511229 to book if they're coming. Costs between £3 and £6 a night
depending on number of people and size of tent.
Sunday 22nd April 2007
A Message from Both Ways Re Tour T-shirts.....
Bobbi-ball has the print sorted, the colour is still
to be decided!!!! Can you let Both-Ways know what size is
required: S.M.L or XL. She will take samples (T-shirts
that is!) to the Ley Arms on Wednesday and the next
Thursday & Sunday bash. Could we please have £6.00
payment for the shirt.
Sunday 15th April 2007
Pottsie's contact details
Pottsie has a new email address. Get your PDA's out to update yer data for Our Esteemed Leader. New email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 14th April 2007
Pics of Scottish Tour
Thanks to Kamikase and Timotei, we now have pics of the Scottish tour on the photos
Friday 13th April 2007
Timotei will be organising a Cheddar Weekend - usual format on 8,9,10 June - this will replace Stonewall's ride! Based at Broadway Campsite - prices to be haggled but look to be £5 per person per night as before
This Thursday, there will be both on and off-road rides. Timotei will lead the off-road from the Great Western Hotel. Easyish but nice flowing in Whitstone Woods!
If it rains, (Heaven Forbid!) bring a change of clothes !!!!
Tuesday 3rd April 2007
Commando Challenge 2007
Calling all Bashers with the ability to multi-task in the following 3 areas, anything more is a bonus:
Have a sense of fun
Are up for a challenge
Can raise some money for a Devon based charity
The date for this years’ Gemini FM Commando Challenge has been set for Sat 13 Oct, and the organisers are already taking entries. Charities to benefit this year are Dream-A-Way and TheElisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys.
I would like to enter a bash team again and run it along the same format as last year. The emphasis being on having a really good laugh and rounding off the day in true bash style with a curry or chilli and a few beers back at Diddy’s pad! If you don’t particularly want to participate but would like to come along for the important bit after, you can still give your assistance in the form of a strategically placed photographer to catch the participants in situations that one would not normally find oneself in! All for a slide show later in the day, so the more the better!
I am putting this message out early as on the challenge website (www.commandochallenge.co.uk)
they say that due to a cap on the number of participants they turned down two thirds of all the entries for last year, so entries are first come first served. It would also give you plenty of time to get raising some money.
SOOOO if anyone wants to know more then please take a look at the website or ask me or anyone who took part last year, they include:
The only difference that I would like to make to this years’ event is to have a local bash on the Sunday after, either on Woodbury or on Haldon. (Tonto please can you reserve the date for me?)
Anyone with an interest please let Jonno know either at a Bash or by email email@example.com
Thank you all
Monday 2nd April 2007
For those Off -Roaders who don't like chocolate easter eggs, there is another option on Sunday. A few of us plan to meet at Four Firs, Woodbury, at the usual 11am start, to play around the common for a couple of hours or so. there should be enough local knowledge to sus out some good bits, and have a couple of beers after.
Friday 30th March 2007
Mustang wants to know all about you!
We are in the process of compiling an updated list of member details
and it would be really helpful to us if you would be kind enough to
provide us with some details about yourself. Providing this information
is purely voluntary and you only need to fill in the information that
you are happy to provide.
A form is attached (Right-Click Here
and select "Save Target As" to download) which you can either print out and send back to me in pigeon post, hand it to me at the next bash or you can fill it in using word or wordpad and e.mail it back to me.
We don't want another UZZI in the Bash!! (Duncan...I'm sure it's not personal. She loves you really!! Ed)"
On on …. Mustang xx
Sunday 25th March 2007
Today's Cridford Inn Ride
Thanks to Trucker, Mr Chips and the Cridford Inn for an excellent ride and "Bash Food" today. Poor old Debacle missed the food by a few moments and Trucker was seen running across the car-park of the pub with sausages and chips for him, but alas...too late. Debacle's car drove off into the distance, and his portion had to be shared among the assembled company... Yummy!
Friday 23rd March 2007
A Regular Bash
Thursday 5 April - 8 pm - Teignmouth Rugby Club
Joey the Lips
Cool ... 10 piece soul band. Check out their website by clicking the link above.
In aid of Epilepsy Bereaved
Tickets £10 from Pete "Crossie" Cross 01626 863864
Monday 19th March 2007
A Humanitarian mesage from UNDA!!
IF YOU CAN'T READ THIS, THEN THEY COULD BE YOUR GLASSES. PAIR OF READING SPECS LEFT BEHIND AT THATCHED TAVERN, BOVEY, ON SUNDAY, NOW WITH POPPY. 01626 773972.
Friday 16th March 2007
Trucker's Ride from Cridford Inn 25th March
Road Ride to be set by Trucker, Off-Road to be set by Mr Chips. Refreshments available at the Cridford Inn afterwards. Trucker will buy everyone a drink...............(Half of bitter and thirty-one straws please!!!!) Be There!
Wednesday 14th March 2007
Message from Gemma Ingall re. Haldon Aid Day
I am a ranger at Haldon Forest Park and we have a Aid day/sort of dig
day planned for this Sunday 18th March (unfortunately it is Mothers day
too) and wondered if you could pass the word around to your members?
Basically we have split the day in to 2 - registration is at 9.30 for a
10 start in the morning, then 1.00 registration for 1.30 start in the
afternoon finishing at 4. Food, drink and tools will be provided. We
will be concentrating on the berm section of the red run which as you
probably know was hit badly by the storms over recent months and has
been closed since Christmas. We are also hopefully going to be putting
in a new route to join in to the berm section.
For more information please go to
People need to register if they
are going to come by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
your Name, Age, and Time of Arrival.
Any questions ring a ranger on 01392 834251
Recreation and Community Ranger,
Peninsula Forest District,
Haldon Forest Park,
Tel: 01392 834251,
Mobile: 07917 083961
Tuesday 13th March 2007
DEVON BASH 2007
THE DEVON BASH GOES OVER THE BORDER THIS YEAR - TO SOMERSET.
A NEW COUNTY, A NEW VENUE AND A DIFFERENT DATE.
THE LOCATION IS THE MINEHEAD RUGBY CLUB, OVER THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 17-19.
WE THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO RING THE CHANGES AND SEEK OUT SOME DIFFERENT RIDING TERRITORY.
AS THOSE WHO ENJOYED THE BOBBIBALL HOSTEL WEEKENDS WILL KNOW, THE AREA IS GREAT FOR BOTH ON AND OFF ROAD RIDERS.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF 'TECHIE' TRAILS FOR HEADBANGERS ON THE EXMOOR HILLS, ALONG WITH MILES OF GENTLER FOREST TRACKS, LANES AND PICTURESQUE VILLAGES FOR THOSE WHO PREFER A LESS STRENUOUS RIDE.
AND HOPEFULLY IN MID-SUMMER, IT SHOULD BE A LOT DRIER.
MINEHEAD IS QUITE A LIVELY PLACE IN HIGH SEASON, WITH BEACHES, THE HUGE BUTLINS CAMP, THE STEAM RAILWAY TO TAUNTON, BOAT TRIPS, SHOPS, PUBS, KARAOKE, BINGO AND PLENTY OF CANDY FLOSS.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, AND IDEAL FOR FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND KIDS WHO MAY WANT TO JOIN US, BUT DON'T FANCY RIDING.
THE COST IS £35 FOR FULLY PAID UP TVPB MEMBERS; £40 FOR NON-MEMBERS; £15 FOR CAMPING ONLY, AND £10 FOR CHILDREN UNDER-12. CAMPING CARS, TENTS AND CARAVANS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED.
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES TWO NIGHTS CAMPING WITH TOILETS & SHOWERS (YOU CAN STAY THE 3RD SUNDAY NIGHT FOR FREE); TWO EVENING MEALS, TWO BREAKFASTS, ONE LUNCH; A BAND; A DISCO; MARKED RIDES, AND LOADS OF FUN.
CAMPING IS ON THE MAIN PITCH, CLOSE TO THE TOWN CENTRE AND COAST, AND PLACES ARE LIMITED TO ABOUT 100, SO BOOK QUICKLY.
THE RUGBY CLUB IS EASY TO FIND AND THE ADDRESS IS: MINEHEAD BARBARIANS, THE TOM STEWART FIELD, ELLICOMBE, MINEHEAD TA24 6TR. PHONE, 01643 707155.
and select "save target as" to download the form. Print out, fill in and send with your money to Stickie Dickie. (Address on Form)
Tuesday 13th March 2007
Mini-Tour to France or Spain
Jonno is thinking of arranging a pannier style tour for Aug/Sep 2008, but would appreciate some indication as to whether or not there would be enough people to warrant it.
The main purpose of this would be to celebrate the birth of Binliner whose age, like all women, shall remain a closely guarded secret!
If any bashers would be interested in doing this type of riding then please let Jonno know over the coming weeks.
Sunday 11th March 2007
A Plug for Mash!
For all you bashers who want to hone their computer skills.....
Cathy Gillard - Laptop Learning - for Computer Know-How. IT training in a mobile office www.laplearn.co.uk
Monday 5th March 2007
A Missive from Bobbiball. (check out the economy of the language: ed.)
Have booked Lulworth youth hostel for 1st,2nd,3rd of Feb 2008 34 places available.Can do t-shirts for Lake Garda for £6 each - would like some feedback.
Update 11/3/07. No need to reserve places yet, same procedure as last year will be open to those who have been before from November onwards. Rides will be of a cross country nature, possibly avoiding shells on the firing range! T-shirts will be good quality with two colours on a possible light red background. Can't do picture but Anna would like cyclists plummeting down into a lake!
Friday 2nd March 2007
Ride on Sunday 11-March. Shinners Bridge CP, Dartington,
Broken Man and Fallen Woman have organised both on and off-road routes for their ride on 11th March. Some new off-road too.....in virgin territory!!!!!
Saturday 24th Feb 2007
Wun wants one's money! (In a Good Cause)..... CAPE ARGUS CYCLE RACE – CAPE TOWN MARCH 11TH 2007
This is just to let you know that once again I am participating in the Cape Argus Cycle Race, 109km around the Cape Peninsula, which is being held on the 11th March.
This is my third race and last year I managed to raise £1350 (R18,000) for charity to which Jenny and I added £300 (R4000) to make a total of £1650 (R22,000).
We took some time to identify 3 separate charities to donate the funds to. Two of the charities are based in Kyamundi, a local Township near Stellenbosch. The charities support children who would otherwise struggle to get into the education system.
The third charity supports 15 Cape Coloured orphans whose current funding amounts to about £1.00 (R13) per child per day.
All the charities are small and do not have overheads that absorb funding, as many charities do.
We can assure you that the additional funding that we provide does make a difference.
We much appreciated the support we received last year and would appreciate your support if it is at all possible. For our part we will commit to donating at least a further 10% on top of the donations that we receive.
If you would like to support our efforts this year please let me know and I will advise you how to donate. Alternatively you can send a cheque to our address at The Wookeys.
Regards to you all and thanks in anticipation.
Malcolm & Jenny,
Contact details: The Wookeys, Orley Rd, Ipplepen, Devon TQ12 5SA. UK mobile: 07957 544141 SA mobile: 00 27 73 071 7596. E mail: email@example.com
Thursday 22nd Feb 2007
Message from Tonto....Dates for your diary.
* Friday 27 July - Sunday 29 Tonto's Dorset weekend, Wareham, Dorset
* Friday 13 September - Sunday 15 September French Exchange - our turn to go to Brittany. Details from Tonto or the Tweedles
Message from Mayhem.
Mayhem regrets that she is unable to ride on the 1st of April as she will be working nights, but Timotei has stepped into the breach and will lead the ride. (Venue still at Bullers Hill Carpark, Haldon.)
Wednesday 14th February 2007
Aunt Sally's Mobile
Well...maybe not quite as mobile as he used to be...But he's got a new job and a new mobile phone (07771 504100), and will be changing his email address in the near future. Home phone still 01626 891204.
Tuesday 13th February 2007
Trotski's B&B in Austria is up and running. If you would like to visit for cycling or skiing,
check out his website at www.lightgreen.org.uk
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This link can also be accessed via our links
Sunday 11th February 2007
A Date for your Diary
The Devon Bash Weekend is to be held at Minehead Rugby Club on the weekend starting Friday August 17th. Those of you who were at Bobbiballs Minehead weekend won't remember how good the riding was, but there is something for everyone, whether you favour road, fire-trail or bone-breaking downhill!
We now have some photos of the riding, courtesy of Duncan, on the photos
Friday 9th February 2007
SKIING (or maybe even...cycling) IN AUSTRIA
For sale – flights to Salzburg from Exeter on 3 March
Returning on 12 March.
Skis are already pre-booked on both flights (but that could probably be changed to bikes!!)
Accommodation is B&B in Saalfelden – (at Trotski’s house)
Whole package £400 for one person but there is plenty of room for 3 more people.
Excellent skiing area but also great for cycling if there is not much snow.
(I cannot go now due to pressure of work)
Contact Mash 07921 846422
Monday 5th February 2007
If you can remember it....you weren't there!!!
Bobbiballs minehead weekend was a spectacular success! Worried by the "Little booze available" clause on the flyer, Bashers brought copious amounts to the venue...and then eked it out by draining the local pub almost dry before they started drinking in earnest! Buktu (bless 'im) did a fantastic job of feeding us all, Aunt Sally set up a workshop in the utility area. England won a rugby match. (Sorry Duncan) There were new trails, courtesy of Timotei, V2 and Bobbiball, and the weather was perfect!!
There are photographs of some of the drinking action on the Photos
page. We'll bring you some of the cycling action as soon as the pics get to us.
Monday 5th February 2007
Words February - March - April 2007
Happy New Bashing year to all in our group. You can see from the rides list there's plenty going on so hopefully plenty to look forward to.
The main tour in Lake Garda is now full and we have 40 Bashers booked to make the trip. How many other UK biking outfits could drum up such strong support?
Talking about support brings me to my next point which is all to do with attendance incentives throughout 2007. Recently we held an informal meeting in a pub after a Thursday ride and the general concensus of opinion was that we should always reward those who regularly support Bash rides and who have paid their £10 membership fee for 2006 through to July 2007. Hence the first T.I.Ts and S.H.I.Ts incentive tickets. We issued 53 Hard S.H.I.Ts, 31 Tough S.H.I.Ts, 48 Right T.I.Ts and 33 Left T.I.T.s, in addition we also gave out 23 Free Drinks Vouchers at the "Oscars 2006." So now comes my second part of this incentives scheme. If you attend any ride in February and have been given 2 T.I.Ts or S.H.I.Ts find Mudsie or myself and claim back the £5 you paid for the carvery meal @ The Welcome Inn Oscars. Remember you must attend the bash personally, you must be a fully paid up Basher, and you must claim your £5 on or before Sunday 25 February as no claims will be honoured after this date. Once again these conditions are non-negotiable.
Finally I would ask that any Basher who has joined the group in the last 2 or 3 years check that we have their full proper name and address and phone numbers, email address etc. These details should be given to myself, Manky, Mudsie or Mustang Sally. This situation was highlighted at the awards when a Basher operating under the name of Duncan from Bovey was voted winner of the most promising male newcomer. We had 70 people in the room for the awards and nobody seemed to know anything about his surname or contact details. So once again please come forward to make our job that much easier.
We now have 93 paid up Bashers (how many other cycling outfits are this big?) thanks to the efforts of Mustang Sally and it would be nice if we had them all on our current membership list. Talking about members it's sad to hear that our second eldest Basher - Captain Ahab - is not well and I know that you will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery and a return to Bash riding asap.
Please note that the current T.I.Ts and S.H.I.Ts incentive has now finished out intention is to start another scheme to reward the faithful.
Wednesday 31st Jan 2007
Words from The Adjutant
A BIG "thank you" is due to our leader, mentor, CO and ageing biker,
Pottsie, for the huge amount of time and effort he put into the Christmas
party, and the awards ceremony.
Both were big hits, apart from a couple of hiccups, but it doesn't just
It takes a lot of organising to make sure everything is all right on the
day, and not many members realise the work involved.
The new venue for the Xmas bash, the Abbrook social club at Kingsteignton,
worked quite well. It may not have suited everybody, but the 'committee' has
for some time been urging members to suggest suitable locations.
Quite a stringent criteria has to be met, especially on price, so if anybody
has any ideas and is willing to do the work, let's hear from you.
Our default venue this year will probably be back to the Starcross Cruising
and Fishing Club - unless something better comes forward.
The burned custard at Abbrook was not to everybody's taste. And guess who
moaned loudly, but still managed to wolf down seconds?
The fancy dress jaunt through Newton Abbot also made headlines in the local
weekly tabloid, along the lines of 'Drunken ride of shame', referring to the
impromptu pedal through the aisles of Asda by a few 'high spirited' members
full of Xmas spirit - you know who you are!
Still, no damage or arrests! And congrats to all those who made the effort
to produce some original and hilarious outfits. Newton Abbot knew we were
Pottsie and his team did another brilliant job for the Oscars at the
Welcome, Dawlish Warren.
The CO was on top form and gave one of his best performances yet - watch out
Great rides, top nosh, brilliant entertainment - and for most it was all
free. What great value we get for a measly £10 a year!
And the winners were: scout basher - Keith 'Snudge' Johnson; crasher - Jon
'Aunt Sally' Sell; most promising male newcomers - Duncan; female - Emma
'Charlie's Angel' Mortimer; cranker - Sally 'Mustang' Pike; best pub -
Kings' Arms, Kingsteignton; special achievement - Anthony 'Dandy' Nicholls;
best mini tour - Joe 'Bobbiball' Bassett; dope peddler - Nigel 'Ingle'
Hayman; drinker of the year - Steve 'Mavis' Atkinson; bash beast - Ian
'Blaster' Glendinning; disaster ride - Ruth 'Mayhem' Arkle; catchphrase -
RJ; fabulous fancy dress - Tooley & Barsteward; best young basher - Tom
'Grasshopper' Chandler; Campervan award - Mash; Stirring spoon - Ian
'Buzzer' Honeyman; fat belly nosher - Mavis; engineering officer's wrong
ringer award - Mash; Hospital case - Shirley 'Poppy' Stringfellow; TVPB
benevolent society award, 'I want to be a millionaire' - Unda; lost hat -
Pottsie; dastardly deserter - Bruce 'Trucker' Prowse. See a pic of the unfortunate winners here
Sunday 21st January 2007
Easter weekend SCOTLAND special…
Lochside Caravan and Camping Site, Castle Douglas, Scotland
Friday 6 April to Tuesday 10 April (4 nights)
Riding at Kirroughtree, Mabie and Dalbeattie (possibly also Ae and Newton Stewart)
All waymarked singletrack: green, blue, red or black (& double black for the really daring!!!) - something for everyone.
Campsite has plenty of facilities including laundry and hookups.
There is also B&B in the town if you prefer.
If interested contact Dusty or Snakebite 01392 879613 or 07899927027 or 07786543651 or Alison.email@example.com
to get a flyer that you can print out.
Friday 19th January 2007
Happy Birthday to Both-Ways
It's Both-Ways' Birthday today and to celebrate...she's going for a bike ride on Sunday!!!!! It's gonna be muddy out there...so any of you who are planning to ride and help her eat all the food (The Chilli was great last year) ....Take a towel, some booze, and a change of clothes...and use them...or she will kill you!! (She knows how to make it painful too...she's a nurse!!!!)
Wednesday 17th January 2007
Heard today that Satanic is in the E.M.U. at the R.D.& E. Hospital in Exeter, having been rushed in last night. He is awake and would be pleased to have a visitor or two, but perhaps it would be wise to call the Hospital first if you are thinking of going in.
Aunt Sally's Link
Aunt Sally is saving for a camper van and will be pleased to help with any of your bike maintainance and repair jobs. Phone today for a no-obligation quote on 01626 891204. or see our links
Monday 15th January 2007
Aunt Sally's Bum
The Bash is never slow to take advantage of any chink in anyone's armour. Check out Aunt Sally's chink here
Thursday 11th January 2007
Message from Knobblies
Knobblies are running a trip to Afan on Thursday Jan 25th, They have about a dozen going so far. If you are interested, contact Chris Warburton. firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Tel: 01395 270182.
Tuesday 9th Jan 2007
We've had a couple of emails.....First from Kit-Kat who wondered whether anyone would be interested in racing around Newnham Park all night. (You'd have to be mad of course) Follow this link http://www.xcracer.com/nightrider12/
if you're insane!
Secondly from a chap called Mike Newton, who has written a book about a cycle ride across France and would like to share it with us...(For a Price!) He's from a Cycling club called Gasbags
. Click the name to follow the link. I think they're from Yorkshire...Is Great Ayton in Yorkshire? It's North of here anyway!
Sunday 7th January 2007
New Year Swim by Bobbiball
There are some bashers who never let us down... Bobbiball took a swim today in the icy waters of the creek at Stoke Gabriel.....BRRRRRRrrrrrr....! Thankfully the only damage was to his composure... See Pictures (courtesy of Ingle) Here
Wednesday 27th December 2006
Update from Pottsie. Special Offer T.I.T.’S and S.H.I.T.’S Attendance Incentive Awards
For those attending the Annual Awards Ceremony at Welcome Inn, Dawlish Warren on Sunday 28 January,the full price of the £5 carvery meal will be refunded at bash rides throughout February to those Bashers who meet the following criteria.
· Have collected 2 January T.I.T’s (Thursday Improvement Tickets). These will be issued at all 4 Thursday 31 club rides throughout January. So make sure you go to at least two rides and get your hands on a pair or T.I.Ts. Left and right.
· Or if you can only ride on Sundays
· You will have to get the S.H.I.Ts twice (Sunday Habitual Incentive Tickets) at any of the four Sunday rides – 31 December, 7th, 14th and 21 January. SHITs are Hard and Tough.
To get your £5 back you must PERSONALLY turn up at any ride in February with the SHITs or show us your TITs and a £5 note will be yours.
NB All TITs and SHITS will have to be redeemed by Sunday 25 February. These conditions are NOT NEGIOTIABLE. You can, however, mix and match by collecting a Right TIT and a Hard SHIT. Furthermore if you collect both Right and Left TITs and Hard and Tough SHIT tickets you will also qualify for a “free drink” voucher, which will be issued for use at the awards ceremony.
Right click HERE
and select "Save As" to download your voting form. Print out, fill in and give to Pottsie.(With your money!)