Fishtail 461 – June 2019

Our annual run to Cheddar was well attended, with 6 Riders meeting at Padworth, 2 more joining at Hungerford and 2 more at Beckhampton. A lovely sunny morning perfect ‘bike riding’ weather. Unfortunately our normal morning ‘pit stop’ at the caravan near Trowbridge turned out to be shut. However with the help of Chris Wiggins we found a garden centre which was able to fulfil our bacon sarnie and tea! As a result of the diversion we were now running late, so we arrived at Cheddar Gorge just as the members from Wye Valley, Bristol, Wales and Roger Franklin were leaving the car park to go the Queens Head at Priddy. So after a short rest and break at the Gorge we too proceeded to the Queens Head for lunch which had already been pre-ordered by Norman. Thus we didn’t have a long wait – so many thanks to Norman. In total there were 38 Velocettes at Cheddar Gorge plus 5 other Classic bikes – a really wonderful turnout and really good to meet up with the other Club members for a talk. Our return trip was again a very good run with our normal stop in the afternoon just outside Hungerford. A long day but definitely well worth it.