Just another useful snippet of information for Bashers.
Anyone planning on visiting the Festival on more than one day should note that Weekend Tickets are ONLY available Online from https://www.abbfest.org/tickets and cost £15.
Day Tickets are only available on the gate and cost £10 for Friday and £7 for Saturday and Sunday – please note only cash is accepted if tickets are purchased on the day.
All Bashers are invited to the annual Abbfest Camping Weekend kindly hosted by Blaster & Flossie at Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell, from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September. Everyone is welcome to Camp/Caravan/Motorhome – just let Blaster or Flossie know that you will be attending.
The weekend will consist of visiting Abbfest on both Friday & Saturday evenings – the Landy Taxi will be in attendance once more and will be leaving @ 19:00 sharp! Bands at Abbfest include Joey the Lips, Go Tell Alice and the Fab Beatles to name but a few – oh yes there are also plenty of Real Ales, Ciders, Wines and Food available so don’t forget your wallet!!! If anyone intends on visiting during daylight hours there are a variety of cookery demonstrations throughout the day and the customery craft and food & drink stalls will also be in attendance.
Bash rides on both Saturday and Sunday will depart from the farm in the morning – Saturdays ride maybe a bit earlier than Sundays traditional 11AM Bash departure. There will be a BBQ on Saturday afternoon/evening in the field prior to returning to the festival – BUT PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOU OWN FOOD AND DRINK!!!!
Hopefully plenty of Bashers can attend – as an added bonus it is Gazza’s birthday this weekend, you can help him celebrate/commiserate and perhaps buy him a drink too!!
Please see below a letter received giving us notice of works being carried out in the Teign Valley over the next few weeks.
Dear Teign Valley Pedal Bashers
I’m writing to yourselves to let you we have a couple of road closures on the B3193 and I’m aware that the B3193 is very popular with cyclists.
Two road closures are required on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September between the hours of 08:30 and 15:50 to enable several trees to be safely felled; to account for school buses and commuter traffic.
Please note that pedestrians and cyclist will not be able to go through the road works during these times as we have overhead working and large machinery moving about.
There are a number of local diversions on minor roads
These works are expected to be finished by the middle of October, depending on river levels and ground conditions encountered. During this time we will endeavour to keep closures to a minimum. Please find attached the official diversion route, which must follow the equivalent classification of highway. Lighter vehicles will be able to seek shorter alternative routes.
We will inform you of any future closures by advertisement on advanced warning boards at the site location and by email, with as much notice as possible.
Should the Contractor be unable to fully complete the works this autumn, they will need to revisit site in the near future when water levels are lower. We will inform you of upcoming works if this is the case.
We would like to thank you in advance for your patience with any disruption these works may cause.
Teign Valley Works
Devon County Council
Address: Matford Offices, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QD
: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tel: 0345 155 1004
0845 155 1004
Thursday 24th saw a new addition to the ‘Bash Handled Ranks’
Calvin Sandford led a bunch of intrepid Bashers from The Kings Arms in Kingsteignton, up through the lanes an over Ideford Common before dropping down through Chudleigh, Chudleigh Knighton and onto The Cromwell Arms in Bovey Tracey – this is where it all went wrong! Someone – or maybe more than one – must have put a bit of extra effort in and was a little sweaty (and maybe smelly) and as a result the whole group were ejected from the pub – not good for a social cycling club!
In addition to the Main ride there were 3 other rides, the Knitters and Sewwers and 2 B groups – one of which managed to lose Dinky who ended up at Manaton on her own!!
Eventually everyone found their way back to Kingsteignton – for the usual Banquet laid on by Sid – and the main event i.e. the Naming Ceremony. After a lot of deliberation and head scratching Calvin was named ‘Touch Up’ which is a nod to his day job as a Spray Painter.
Welcome to The Fold Touch Up.
This weeks ride is led by Nitelite from The Lord Nelson, Kingskerswell and will incorporate the annual swim so don’t forget to bring your ‘Budgie Smugglers’!!
Listen up Bashers, due to a bit of confusion between Bruce and The Walled Garden there has been an over subscription for the meal on Friday evening, the upshot of this is that the restaurant are going to open up their lower level and as a consequence there are more spaces available.
Therefore if anyone else that is attending the weekend that haven't yet booked a space, and would like to, get your names and menu choices to Trucker by August 8th.
The annual Camping Weekend will be held on 18th – 20th August at Truckers (and Leslies!) field in the Teign Vally – Postcode TQ13 0NU.
Friday 18th, The Walled Garden, Dunsford has been booked (now full), the mini bus will depart Truckers at 6:30pm for Dunsford for all Bashers that have booked their meals for a 7:30pm sit down to eat at 8:00pm. The Royal Oak will be open for Bar Snacks should any bashers wish to partake, but have missed out on a Walled Garden sitting. Remember we have to provide our own wine/beer etc for the meal in the Walled Garden.
Saturday 18th, Bash Ride starting at Truckers field 10:30 – 11:0am. BBQ & Beer commencing 6:30pm ish (beer will probably flow earlier!!) – an Honesty pot will be in operation to cover the cost. Jail Ale @ £1 a pint – How Much!!!!
Sunday 11:00am, Sunday Pedal Bash returning to Truckers field on completion.
Bashers are requested to Contact Trucker ASAP if they foresee any problems.
On Sunday 9th July, Roger Hardy lead his first Bash Ride from the Highweek Inn, Newton Abbot. A good ride was had by all, and, in true Bash Tradition he was named on completion. Despite several alternative suggestions from Sturmey Archer, Roger was finally named ‘Kissme’ – pronounced Kismy, the reasoning being that it was the last words spoken by Nelson to Hardy before he died at the Battle of Trafalgar!
He was also presented with his Bash Cap by Blaster in Pottsies abscence.
Bruce has booked ‘The Walled Garden’ in Dunsford on Friday 18th August for a maximum of 32 people. There are two or three course options for £15 and £20 respectively – Menu to follow. We will need to provide our own drinks which will make for a relatively cheap night although the Royal Oak will be open if you want to spend more! There will be a minibus available to ferry us there and back – and maybe a beer stop somewhere too! Please let Bruce know ASAP if you want to attend. ON ON
Dandy has passed on this message from another Cycling Club which affects us too.
Please see below a link to sign a petition to encourage Devon County Council to cut back the vegetation more regularly on the Cycle Route between Haldon and Kennford. At present this route is trimmed only once per year – which obviously is nowhere near enough! Hopefully if enough of us sign the petition, the Council will ‘Have’ to take notice and action!
ATTENTION ALL FARTers!
The FART’s 9th Birthday Bash will be at ‘The Richard Hopkins’ (Wetherspoons), Newton Abbot this coming Tuesday 9th May.
Pottsie and ‘The Gang’ look forward to seeing aas many of you there as possible.