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Farts Ride August 13th 2019

The forecast is good so this Tuesday’s Fart venue is now confirmed to be at Diamond Lil’s house for bacon/sausage sarnies and Poppy’s special chocolate cake (if Unda hasn’t eaten it first) – AND of course, the usual hour’s worth of intellectually scintillating conversation. 

It is definitely NOT the Phoenix cafe, Chudleigh which has been postponed. 

This is a top-up fund raiser towards the recent Spain-France Geriatric’s Tour for the aged, infirm and afflicted – all the grub and goodies have been donated so every penny received will go to charity.

These oldies (most in their seventies, one eighty and two cancer survivors) proved it’s never too late to do amazing things, even when its all falling apart!

Nice One, On On

S t r e t c h

Message from Diamond Lil

Our old Contemptibles Farts (Wallace, Grommit, Basmati, Kermit) have now returned from their epic endurance feat alive and well, although the Tweedles remain in France for the time being.  As you know, this has been a fund-raising effort and to boost the amount already raised Lord Stretch and Diamond Lil will be hosting the Farts meet at their house: Decks, Brook Lane in Shaldon, starting at the usual time of 11.00 a.m. to replace the previously arranged venue at Chudleigh (The Phoenix).   There will be sausage and bacon rolls and cakes, coffee/tea with a minimum charge of £5.00 which will all go towards their Charities.

This event will be weather permitting so if it is raining heavily we will revert to The Phoenix at Chudleigh.

Lord Stretch and Diamond Lil look forward to seeing all their Farting friends (mobile:07817 561065).
On on
Diamond Lil

Truckers Weekend 16th-18th August 2019

Please can you let Trucker know as soon as possible if you are going to be attending his annual camping/bashing weekend.

It will be at a cost of £10 per head and you must book your pitch if you intend camping.

Friday night the mini bus will be leaving at 6.30pm for the Royal Oak in Dunsford for fish & chips – need to know numbers ASAP so food can be ordered ahead.

Saturday evening there will be a BBQ – Sausages, burgers and bread rolls will be supplied along with a barrel of beer.

However, there will be limited numbers of burgers etc , so any extras you can bring will be greatly appreciated. i.e. vegetarian/vegan options. Also  salads and desserts will be welcomed and of course bring your own booze.

There will be 2 toilets on site, but as they are expensive to hire please can you do your best to keep these as clean as possible.


Hi All Bashers,

On the 20th June Wallace & Gromit, two TVPB “Wrinkles,” will set off on a Charity “French Ride” to undertake a cycle from Bilbao to Roscoff – approximately 800 miles! They will ride fully loaded & intend to camp en-route which will probably take them at least 3 weeks to complete.

Both Wallace, who will then be 80, and Gromit at 78 are recovering from Cancer and they are raising money to support 2 Cancer Charities and Muscular Dystrophy.

They will be joined on this epic journey by a “Young Basmarty”, who, having been discharged from Langdon as surplus to requirements, has kindly agreed to help with the planning, feats of strength, hill climbing, Rugby information etc, and any complex psychiatric problems – should the need arise. 

But that’s not all! The Tweedles will also join them en-route in France – most appropriate as Tweedledum is a Cancer victim too, plus the fact that both the Tweedles have also had both hips replaced.

Last, but not least, is Plugger who has offered to transport them and their bikes to Bristol Airport for free – Plugger has also fought off Prostate Cancer – what a Motley Crew they make!!

So that’s what it’s all about? Cancer is something that can, and has, affected so many Bashers. Therefore, please be sympathetic and give generously to their designated Bank Account. 

Sort Code 40-64-20     Acc. No. 11918614.

They also have a Go Fund Me page at –

Wallace and Gromit would like to thank you all for taking the time to read this.  OR, you can cross their palms directly with “folding silver”. Pottsie (non-invasive Bladder Cancer) or Sticky would also be happy to take your money on their behalf.                                                      

Ride On,



Bobbiballs Birthday

Attention all – we’ve been invited to The Parkers Arms, Collaton St Mary, Paignton on Friday May 17th to celebrate Bobbiballs Birthday.

The fun and frivolities commence at 19:00 (7PM) and there is a buffet and disco provided for Free (How Much!!!)

Let’s hope that plenty of Bashers can attend to make this a special night – apologies from myself and Bunty though as we are on holiday!!



2018 TVPB Awards & Lunch


Hi Bashers, this year’s 2018 Awards/Oscars will be held on Sunday 3rd February at THE WELCOME INN, DAWLISH WARREN, as this is now less than 3 weeks away you need to act QUICKLY if you would like to attend.

The Lunch will be provided to BASH TAX PAYERS at the BARGAIN PRICE of £5, NON-TAXPAYERS and GUESTS will pay £8 – cos that’s what it’s costing TVPB.

We will be seated in the function room – which has been upgraded in terms of seating & heating, there is plenty of free on-site parking plus direct contact to bus & train services.

The new Landlords are offering us a quality meal, which will also be served in the function room, and a choice of 2 real ales, therefore we have decided to go for the change as it gives a chance to return to a safe riding area – that we already know from past experience.

Because we don’t have a lot of time you need to buy your £5 lunch tickets ASAP by paying Pottsie or Sticky in hard cash, or if you can’t get to a Bash Ride, or you prefer to pay electronically the funds can be transferred to Barclays Bank, Acc No. 90455377, Sort Code 20-60-88 – However if you use this method please email Sticky at and let him know.

Let’s be having you, cos where else are you going to get a carvery Sunday lunch for £5? Please note, if you want to eat then you must pre-book as it’s NOT POSSIBLE to pay on the day. The very latest date for booking is Thursday 31st January!!! If you are a veggie, please let us know when booking. We plan to serve lunch from 2:15. and hope that the whole awards ceremony will be complete by 4:30.

Thanking you in anticipation of your prompt action.

                                  Ride On – Pottsie




All Bashers intending to drive to the Bash this Sunday 6th January, are requested to park at Greenawell Park Farm, TQ12 6EW, AND NOT Denbury Green near the pub.

The intention is to leave the farm at 10:45 to cycle up to The Union Inn, Denbury for the traditional start time of 11:00.


 Hi all Bash Tax Payers, our Fancy Dress Bash & Party is being held on Sunday 23rd December starting from the Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club from 10:15 AM onwards.
This year, once again, it will cost just £10 (any visitors/guests/ & non tax payers will have to pay £15). As always the fancy dress theme is “anything goes”  i.e. it’s your chance to surprise and amuse others with your personal choice, on your own or in a group ~ BUT REMEMBER ~ you should be able to ride a bike with your kit on! Fancy dress is not compulsory but it is advisable if you want to get into the spirit of the day.
The format and route is now traditional, so we will start with nibbles and drink at the SF&CC car park – where we will also take a group photo before we set off, about 11am, to ride to the gathering in Dawlish Warren – opposite the Boat House pub for Mince Pies, Sherry, Carol Singing etc etc.  Then it’s on to the Brunswick Pub in Dawlish, via the cycle path, to gather once again in the skittle alley for some more nibbles – You will need some cash here to pay for a drink.
Then, it’s cycle back the 4 miles to Starcross via the cycle path for Lunch which will be served from about 2:15 – Please note the best place to spend your money on booze before lunch is at the SF&CC cos it’s offers really inexpensive wine, shorts & beer.
After Lunch there will be a Disco till about 6:30 pm and the bar will close when demand peters out.
Both trains and buses serve Starcross so there is no excuse not to let you hair down – if you’ve got enough that is!
What we need now is  £10 for your ticket – Cash payable to Pottsie or Sticky, or you can pay by credit transfer to Barclays Bank, Sort Code 20-60-88, A/c 90455377 – please ensure you let Sticky know if you do this by email to
NOTE: We need  ALL bookings &  payments to be received by
              DECEMBER 16th LATEST!!


Please see below some details from Ruth, with respect to Manky’s funeral.

Doug’s funeral will be on Thursday 6th December at 11.30 at St. Peter’s chapel, Exeter Crematorium, Topsham Rd. Exeter, EX2 6EU.

There will be no dress code; Doug wasn’t given to convention or formality.

Following the service, there will be a reception at The Mill on the Exe, Bonhay Rd, Exeter, EX4 3AB

There will be an opportunity to share memories and anecdotes of Doug for those that might wish to stand and speak. If you wish to do this, please contact Doug’s brother, Chris Flack, on

If you have any photos of Doug, please print these and bring them along. There will be a chance to display them.

Similarly there will be a book available should you want to share a thought/memory about Doug.

We would ask that there are no floral tributes.

There will be a collection for the Devon Wildlife Trust at the end of the Service. Doug was a Devon man born and bred who loved his county and its flora and fauna.