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Welcome to this month’s VCB update. For this issue I’ve enlisted the help of the South West regional rep Gary Robertson to tell us about the Two Channels dash, which takes place in September…
Gary Robertson tells us about the forthcoming Two Channels Dash.
Were you one of the lucky 100 who rode the Two Channels Dash last year? If you were you’ll know what a cracking day it was. Good weather, beautiful south west scenery, some of the country’s best riding routes, simple good old-fashioned fun. Those that rode will remember the ride through the Somerset levels, Glastonbury and Yeovil with its cream tea stopping point. Getting your cog card stamped, you’re then onto the ride down towards Dorset’s West Bay and riding the jaw dropping Jurassic coastline into Weymouth. If you didn’t do it then you’ll get another chance this year! This year though we’ve changed the location; we thought we would take the VCB to Cornwall – a club first.
This year the event is on September 8 and takes place in the two counties of Cornwall and Devon and the day starts at Bude on the Cornish Atlantic Coast and takes in 70 miles of twisty country roads to your first waypoint at Plymouth Hoe. After your coffee or tea, you’re on your way again to the finish point in Paignton which is situated on the stunning Devon Riviera, with the azure blue English Channel as a backdrop you will not be disappointed.
The Dash is a ride that leaves all the route planning to the rider; you can do it as slowly or as quickly as you want, take in some of the beautiful villages, stop for lunch at a quaint Devon Inn, sail on the River Dart ferry at Dartmouth, take in some VCB Riders Regional Competition landmarks, so many choices. On the Saturday night at the finishing point there will be drinks and light music, a great way to wind down from the ride and swap tales of the day. The day is open to all riders of all makes of scooter, you don’t need to be a member of the VCB to take part.
The ticket price includes tea or coffee at Plymouth, a goody bag with a leg-shield banner, embroidered patch, cog stickers, lanyard/waterproof card holder and entry to the evening social. The ride is roughly 100 miles depending on route taken. If this sounds like your idea of a good day then grab yourself a ticket for only £12 via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org (friends and family – please state TWO CHANNELS DASH), or purchase direct from Graeme at Cornwall Scooter Centre, Martin Loram, Ian Lindsay or myself. Gary Robertson Footnote from Russ: Riding events like this are becoming very popular. If you want to join the VCB and take part in The Two Channels Dash or similar events, email me Russ@vespaclub.uk or Toni Machin at email@example.com