TRUCKERS WEEKEND

 

Just a quick clarification message with respect to Truckers weekend in August.

The shenanigans will commence from the afternoon of Friday 10th and Trucker has arranged for a minibus to transport us upto Dunsford for Fish & Chips either in The Royal Oak or The Walled Garden – depending on numbers. Therefore, please let Trucker know direct BY FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd AT THE LATEST if you will be there and if you want to eat, this will allow time for the orders to be placed and whichever venue we are using to prepare everything.

The rest of the weekend will be as previously promulgated, please note that although there will be some BBQ food and beer available for the paltry sum of £5 – HOW MUCH!! – that Bruce will collect on the weekend, people are requested to bring their own drink and additional food/nibbles etc – we cannot expect everything to be provided after all.

Any questions please direct to Trucker, Senior Bash Officers, or, as a last resort, myself.

ON ON.

Gazza.

TRUCKERS MID-SUMMER MEADOW MADNESS

ATTENTION ALL BASHERS

Truckers Annual Bash Bonanza Weekend will now be held on the weekend of Friday August 10th – Sunday 12th.

The Itinerary will be the same as previous years:-

Friday Afternoon/Early Evening – Arrive and Set-up Camp, meet and greet and share drinks nibbles etc.

Friday Evening – Fish & Chip Supper at a venue to be confirmed (Note: Trucker will require ‘ACCURATE’ numbers so that orders can be forwarded to the venue in advance.

Saturday – A ‘lesuirely’ Bash Ride (Usually involving a climb up one of the Valley Sides and a drop back down!!), followed by beers/lunch in one of the Valley pubs before returning to Truckers for aperitifs leading into the ‘Infamous’ Saturday Evening BBQ. Real Ale will be available and it is COMPULSARY to drink enough of it so that you are talking a brand new language that only you can understand – If you need any pointers, see me on the day!!!!

Sunday – The Routine Sunday Bash commencing at 11:00 and returning to the field for a BBQ down down before breaking camp and dispersing.

Any questions or queries then either contact myself, any of the Senior Officers or Trucker direct.

RIDE ON.

 Gazza

SUNDAY 1st JULY

 

Hi All Bashers,

Please be advised that as well as a ‘TOTALLY FLAT’ Road ride this coming Sunday, BOBBIBALL is also offering some, Optional, ‘Off Road Segments’ too!!! In addition to planning a route incorporating segments to satisfy riders of both disciplines, he has also managed to organise a fayre at the pub on completion too. 

Couple the Route, Fayre and the fact the Weather is going to be glorious too – why wouldn’t you want to be there? – Unless you’re undertaking the Dartmoor Classic which I know a lot of us are. Good luck to everyone wherever you are riding.

ON ON,

Gazza

Thursday 7th June

 

Hi All,

This Thursdays Bash will start at The Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot. Please note that due to the fiendish route I have planned (well it’s not too bad really!!) the meeting time has been BROUGHT FORWARD TO 18:30 – that’s 6:30PM!!! This is to ensure we can get to the beer stop at Cafe 360 before their last orders @ 20:30.
Hope to see plenty of you there.
ON ON,
Gazza

Thursday May 24th Bash Ride

Hi All,

 

Tonight’s Bash ride will be led by Patch and will commence from ‘The Jolie Brise’ in Teignmouth. All participants are to note that due to the venue being part of the Wetherspoon chain, they are unable to provide us with our customary tray of Chips and Sausages! Therefore if anyone intends on eating they will have to purchase their own food alongside the compulsory half a gallon of ale!

Cheers and ON ON. 

BASH BIRTHDAY RIDE

 

ATTENTION ALL BASHERS!!!

This Thursday 26th April will see us departing from THE KINGS ARMS for the Annual Bash Birthday Ride – which is made EXTRA SPECIAL this year due to it being the Bash’s 25th Birthday!!

ALL Bashers are requested to try their hardest to attend this momentous occasion- and drink loads of Sid’s beer to support him too as he always comes to our rescue at short notice.

Please be there on time if you intend to ride so that we can make a prompt getaway @ 19:00, if you can’t ride please try and get to the pub for around 21:00.

ON ON.

GAZZA

Naming Ride

Sunday 15th April saw the Bash riding from The Turf Hotel.

The Ride was lead by Mash & Charlotte, which inevitably meant that a naming ceremony followed so that Charlotte could receive her ‘Bash Handle’.

After much thought, consideration and deliberation it was decided to keep to a potato theme and therefore our Youngest Basher (probably ever!?) is know known as ‘Spud’.

Welcome to The Bash, Spud.

Dooty and Patches Easter Weekend ‘Eggs’travaganza!

 

Hi All

Here are the details for the jaunt that Dooty and Patch have planned for the Easter Weekend.

EASTER WEEKEND, THE BORDER CROSSING CYCLE WEEKEND
Dooty and Patch are planning an Easter weekend cycle from Devon to Cornwall over two days, approximately 55 miles each day.
Good Friday we ride from Liverton to Okehampton, Launceston and on to the overnight stop at The Wilsey Down Hotel, Hallworthy, 01840 261205.
The hotel offers flat parking for campers providing you have purchased a meal, there is suitable roadside parking nearby,the hotel also offers B & B .
Easter Saturday we leave Hallworthy heading for St Agnes, to arrive at Presingoll Barns Campsite, 01872 552333, B & B’s are available in the village.
Easter Sunday there will be a ride along the Mineral Tramway.
All the riding will be following NCN routes.
Join us if you can for the whole weekend or just a days ride, some will be staying over for Easter Monday.
Contact Dooty or Patch for further details

TUESDAY NIGHTS – OFF ROADING!!

Attention all Off Roaders – including Bashers who have mountain bikes in ‘The Closet’!

Chris ‘Baldrick’ Cunningham would like to start a TVPB ‘off road’ riding group on Tuesday evenings. The idea is to get out for some off roading that complements the other Bash rides and not to compete with them! It is planned for the rides to start in April and run through to September – so roughly British Summer Time, with the first one planned for April 3rd.  

The focus will be on cross-country riding either in Teignbridge or on the edge of Dartmoor (within 30 minutes’ drive from Newton Abbot) and the aim is to be fun, non-competitive, non-technical and NO LYCRA!!! Ladies very welcome (they CAN wear Lycra!).

We will use the Website, TVPB Facebook page and the Icalander to announce the location and confirm if the ride is still on if the weather is bad.

Baldrick has a van with 6 seats + bike rack so can take 6 people with bikes. Plugger also has a van. The plan is to meet at 6.30 at B&Q Newton Abbot, then drive to the start point and drop off afterwards.

Several rides are already planned in Baldrick’s mind and they can be added to as things develop.

If anyone is interested please let Baldrick know either through comments on the website, Facebook, text, carrier pigeon etc. etc. so that he has an idea of numbers.

Sounds like a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air, enjoy more of wonderful countryside we are lucky enough to have in our part of the world and enjoy the banter of ‘The Bash’ for an extra evening every week!