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Bobbiballs Ride Sunday 17th November

I am not expecting many to turn up next week, so to give the pub a rough idea of numbers for food, please can  you let me know if you are attending .

Food will be £4  but I believe it will be an excellent ride. It will be a bit hilly in places and could be a bit mucky.

There is a bonfire night on the Saturday with a hog roast and live music, so let me know if you wish to stay in the pub car park also and I can arrange with the pub.

On on


Sunday 6th October 2019

Hi Bashers


Please note that this Sundays ride Will be from the Welcome Inn, Dawlish Warren. We will be cycling the country lanes and cycle paths west of the Exe Estuary.


Ride on – Pottsie

Bash Ride from NEWTON ABBOT Rugby Club on Sunday 29th

Hi All Bashers

This Sunday we will ride from Newton Abbot Rugby Club.

This is a special ride to remember those Bashers we have so sadly lost to the grim reaper since we formed way back in 1993. 

No doubt we can all remember those happy times we’ve spent together with “RJ”,Jack Smith,~”Manky” Doug Flack,~”Tonto” Frances Popley,~”Snakebite” Steve Lawrence,~ “Moaning Geezer” Jeff Franke, ~”Farther” Mike Wareham,~”Noah” Paul Yates,~”Mayday” Chris Connel ,~”Tommy” Alf Atkins,~”Birk” Roger Wyman~”Ned Kelly” Mick Kelly,~”Pinky” Brenda Peers.  Three of whom were in fact founder members .

So, I hope that you will join us to celebrate their lives  at 11 am with a bike for a short easy ride if you prefer, or alternatively come to the club from 1:30 0nwards.   

 P.S.  If you don’t often ride on Sundays, or you are bringing someone new along, then it would be very helpful if you could let me know.  

  Ride On  Pottsie                                                                                                    

Ride for Rowcroft- Sunday October 13th 2019

Hi Bashers

I have been asked to put the Ride for  Rowcroft details on the Facebook/Website page: by a lady called Ella, if any of you are interested in taking part.

It is a great cause and I am sure Rowcroft have helped many of you, if you or your loved ones have been affected by cancer.  I know they helped me and my family a great deal when my my husband had cancer and unfortunately lost his battle at an early age.

Please read on.

We have just launched our fundraising cycling event  ‘Ride for Rowcroft’ which takes place on Sunday 13th October.

Being a charity, fundraising is what we rely on to be able to care for more than 2000 people in South Devon living with life-limiting illnesses.

Its time to saddle up South Devon… Ride for Rowcroft is officially open!.

Do something amazing on Sunday 13th October by putting power to the pedal to support your local hospice.

Complete a 24km Classic Course around some of the most beautiful South Devon countryside- the perfect way to enjoy everything this great area has to offer with fiends and family.

For a slightly different challenge, the 32km Haytor hill climb will return and will see riders take on a point-to-point extension of the Classic Course from Bovey Tracey roundabout, all the way up to Haytor Visitor Centre Coach Park, a steady incline all the way up!

Whether you enjoy a scenic Sunday ride or want to push yourself for that personal best, lets make this a Sunday to remember.

Sign up today!


Thank you Rowcroft Hospice

The Bobbibal Festival 2020

Venue: YHA Dany Wenalt (Brecon Beacons)
Date: 07 – 09 /02/2020

This year the Bobbibal Festival returns to the Brecon Beacons.

It offers a weekend that promises from the moment it starts, the most fun you can legally have.
Awesome cycling, tasty wholesome food, 2 evenings of live entertainment and “ontap” alcohol.

The Dany Wenalt hostel it is a cosy 19th century farmhouse, with plenty of room to relax and enjoy the apres cycling. It has access to some of the best cycling and walking routes in Wales, so is a perfect location for this weekend.
We have recruited a new “off road” ride leader this year, who is an amazingly skilled cyclist with knowledge of the surrounding area. He promises that his rides will be electric with awesome, techy and fast downhills -you will be guaranteed “the ride of your lives”. Road riding will be available with both groups meeting for a tasty pub

This weekend continues to offer full board accommodation, 2 days of amazing cycling combined with 2 evenings of entertainment, dancing to a local DJ whilst consuming copious amounts of food and alcohol.

All this for an amazing cost of only £65:00 per person if staying in the hostel and £35:00 if staying in a campervan.

Early booking is vital to avoid disappointment as spaces in the
hostel are limited. To secure your place on this amazing weekend a £20:00 deposit is required ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Contact Anna Reffell

Address: YHA Brecon Beacons, Danywenalt, Brecon, Powys. LD3 7YS

Map references 

OS Map: 161

OS Grid Ref: SO107206

Lat/Lng: 51.87657,-3.297848


Becky Heals Naming Ride

After a chaotic naming ceremony at Court Farm that resembled a session in Westminster, with even a prologue for the great grub, the speaker (Blaster) managed to get a consensus of votes to call Becky
“BJ”. Of course this has no connection with Maxine Thomas’s Hash name!
Other names that were whittled down were “Doggie”, “Stiletto” and “Beckshit” which during the heckling were added with names from WC that are unprintable!
Pottsie we need you back for Thursday namings with your dictatorship and bugle to keep ORDER ORDER!
All in all a great evening for BJ’s virgin ride.


Bash Rides 2019

Hi Bashers,

Just a couple of Parish Notices from Pottsie with respect to upcoming rides this month.

Sunday 15th September will be from The Exeter Inn, London Road, Clyst Honiton. EX5 2NJ. The pub is on the old A30 near the airport and has a very large car park so parking won’t be a problem. The route will be mainly flat on light trafficked East Devon lanes.

Sunday 29th will be from Newton Abbot Rugby Club. The ride is in memory of Jack ‘RJ’ Smith and other memorable Bashers – Manky, Snakebite and Tonto – who though we may have sadly lost will never be forgotten.

Again, an easy flat route to suit those who wish to cycle that don’t usually attend . 

Numbers are required in advance, so snack food can be catered for back at the club house for after the ride.

Please can you let Pottsie, Cobbler or Blaster know if you are going to require food 

Ride on


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