weekend 13th to 15th September 2013
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Terry Hopes(1931 Ariel), Rob Jones(1952 Velocette),
and Carol(1984 Lomax), plus Jean and I(1925 Indian) entered the
Saundersfoot weekend. It has now become a 3 day event and starts with a
social run on the Friday. The weather promised to be good for the
weekend, so we had our fingers crossed as we arrived at the hotel on
Thursday afternoon. Terry and Rob had managed to get their campers onto
the harbour for the weekend. We all spent Thursday evening sampling the
fish and chips in the 'Mermaid on the Strand'
and good they were too.
by Chris Thomas, the start of the social run was from the Merlewood
Hotel at 10.30 and
after we had all signed on we set off on the 28 mile run around the
Angle peninsular to the lunch stop at the St Govans Inn, Bosherton.
After lunch, Terry, Rob and myself headed on to see St Govan's Chapel.
It was built in the 14th century, halfway down a cliff face and can be
googled - if you're
interested. Whilst we were off visiting the Chapel, Jean was her usual
helpful self, and she says that she was helping to find a set of keys
in the photo below. Not sure that I believe that!! Anyway, the ride
back to Saundersfoot was a bare 20 miles, with the whole day being a
very pleasant one.
That evening we all headed for the Sao Mai Dragon chinese restaurant -
not recommended as some of us had a poor meal.
day of the road trial and we woke to find it quite misty, which shows
in the photographs. Nice to see that Dave Jones(Merthyr), David
Jones(Pentyrch) and Dean Pratley had
travelled down to Saundersfoot to see the gathering.
Out on the road:
weather certainly did not help with the fun and I found that with the
visor down it misted up, then my glasses collected all the condensation
that was in the air, so I removed them. Problem was that I
couldn't read the route card - so things were not going well. On top of
that there were quite a few steep ups and downs on the route. After
some 25 miles I decided that I just wasn't enjoying the ride and that I
had had enough. So, after
hitting a main road and getting directions from Dai Garland, we headed
towards Narberth and back to Saundersfoot. Whilst climbing out of
Second gear the headlamp rim decided to make a break for freedom.
Parking up and running back down the road I luckily found all the bits
with the most important thing being that the bevelled glass was still
Back at Saundersfoot and the weather was perking up as Jean and I
retired to the cafe after a wander around the shops for a newspaper etc.
evening consisted of the usual dinner in the Merlewood Hotel, and after
retiring to the lounge we were entertained by a singer - who
quite good, I must say.
Assembly and prize giving on the harbour, before setting off on the 30
mile social run.
The drive home for all of us was uneventful after a good, if slightly