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Devon TRF section has set the dates for the 2014 A2E event.

March 21st to March 24th 2014 are the start and end dates of a trail riding bonanza in Britain's top trail riding county of Devon.

The fun starts as the entry gathers on Friday 21st March for Saturday's and Sunday's trail riding using the 240+ green lanes strung out between the River Axe and the River Exe.

All riding abilities are catered for, from novices to experts, and all bikes from tiddlers to big trailies - even TTR250s will be accepted.

Accommodation will be provided in fully equipped Holiday Homes with full English Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday and a Hot Fork Buffet on Saturday evening.

For those that want it there will be camping grass pitches (with electricity connection) and hard standing pitches (with electricity, water and drainage) for camper vans and caravans.

The entry is not yet opened but "watch this space" for details.

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Thank you for the heads up Martyn!

We have some great lanes here in East Devon so keep an eye open for when entries open as the places go fast.

Only one visitor on a TTR last year and he was in the group that I led on one of the days - can't recall which.

The way it is organised is that a group consists of six visitors with a local run leader and TEC (Tail End Charlie)

It would be good to be able to get a group of just TTRs biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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Good stuff. Keep us posted, will get my name down as soon as

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This sounds a good couple of days

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Thank you for the heads up Martyn!

We have some great lanes here in East Devon so keep an eye open for when entries open as the places go fast.

Only one visitor on a TTR last year and he was in the group that I led on one of the days - can't recall which.

The way it is organised is that a group consists of six visitors with a local run leader and TEC (Tail End Charlie)

It would be good to be able to get a group of just TTRs biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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I would be on for that, have already volunteered to be tec on sat and sunday.

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Bookings now being taken from TRF members!

I will be leading a group on the Saturday with my bro' Trev acting as TEC (Tail End Charlie) and then we are swapping jobs on the Sunday.

If you are booking in and riding a TTR250 then you may like to ask our bookings guru (Cubber alias Martyn) to be included in "The TTR Group" biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

See https://www.dropbox.com/s/7cotsw7y1vjch5y/A2E%202014%20Advert.pdf for booking info, costs etc

Hope to see some forum members come along wink

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How sloth of me. yawn Thanks for the reminder and link, Brian.

TTR entries would be more than welcome in the A2E event.

Devon lanes look nicer with blue bikes on them.

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2 forum members (1 blue, 1 white, sorry Martyn!) and 2 mates with lesser makes are hoping to enter, but half of us are not YET TRF members. How long does it take to sell out, or can we book places whilst awaiting membership to be sorted?

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Technically, Simon, the A2E is only open to TRF members. hmm

It's also limited to around 60 entrants - otherwise the numbers overwhelm Devon's lanes and groups could clash if they met in oposite directions. noaww

The entry will remain open until at least the middle/end of February or later, so there would be ample time to join the TRF AND submit entries. smile

Any make of bike is welcome, but being a TTR owner myself I'm biased. biggrinbiggrin

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This really makes me want to join the TRF and get riding Devon's lanes next year. biggrin

If only ........................

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I wasn't trying to work a flanker and get an entry without being a member, just wanted to make sure we had a couple of days leeway, and that the places wouldn't be filled within 24 hours of opening! As it is, there are now 3 of us with membership, the fourth should be by the end of the week...

Looking forward to exploring a bit further south than we normally do.

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Getting closer and still a few places left!

I will be leading a run on the Saturday with my bro' Trev as Tail End Charlie (TEC) and we will then do a different route on the Sunday with Trev leading and me acting as TEC.

Anyone on here booked? 

You can guarantee it will be TTR friendly as that's what I will be riding biggrinbiggrin

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PS to Martyn - any chance of posting up the latest flyer please?



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 Devon TRF - Axe to Exe - Spring 2014

 

 

 No change of venue for our seventh guided trail riding weekend in March 2014. We will again be using Castle Brake Holiday Park based in Woodbury and in the heart of East Devon, carefully chosen for it’s perfect base with over 240 legal lanes between the rivers Axe and Exe.

To check their facilities available see -  http://www.castlebrake.co.uk

 

 

Riding will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March 2014

 

 

We endeavour to cater for all riding abilities including novices and big trailie bikes all of which will start and finish at Castle Brake Holiday Park.

 

 Staying and sharing in fully equipped Holiday Homes, accommodation will be available on Friday 21st through to Monday 24th March, with a full English breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Hot Fork Buffet on Saturday evening followed with a guest speaker and 2 full days of guided trail riding on lanes between the rivers Axe and Exe.

 

 Cost per person; is £149.00

 

 Camping Grass Pitches also available at £104.00 per person or Hard Standing Pitches at £114.00 per person

 

 (Castle Brake is also the prefect base to bring the family, should you feel guilty!)

 

 For more information or to book a place contact, Martyn Weston – 01395 446191 or martyn@bandit1200.plus.com (email preferred).

 

 ALL MOTORCYCLES MUST BE ROAD LEGAL AND RIDERS MEMBERS OF THE TRF

 

 

Before you ride, you will be asked to declare that: -

 

 ·         You are physically and mentally fit to participate and are competent to do so.

 

·         You understand the nature and type of event and the risks involved and agree to accept these risks even if such risk may involve negligence on the part of the organisers/officials.

 

·         You will not seek to claim against the TRF, their organisers or officials, the landowners, or other bodies or individuals connected with the event in respect of any damage to your property regardless of the cause, including any damage caused by the negligence or breach of said bodies or persons.

 

·         Your motorcycle is road legal and effectively silenced.

 

 

 

RIDERS OF NOISY MOTORCYCLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

 

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FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY TO ENSURING THAT AS MANY DEVON GREEN LANES REMAIN OPEN AS POSSIBLE.

 

 

 



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Hi Brian,

I'm coming! Will be bringing my TTR. I'm coming with Simon on his TTR and 2 friends on other makes. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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A2E 2014 is full - to overflowing, and not just because of the monsoon weather we've just had. smile

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There have been a total of 93 entries for around 60+ places.

Applications are being put into "Yes" and "No" groups to decide the successful numbers.

So - Sorry, NO MORE ENTRIES.

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So, who on the forum has had their booking confirmed?

The lanes are going to be very good fun if our recce yesterday (see here) is anything to go by biggrinbiggrin

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According to the entry list, Brian, we have three members on TTR machines entered. confuse confuse

  • Lama - Surrey TRF
  • Mossproof - Worcester TRF
  • Tiddler - Black Country TRF

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The morning started with a downpour - but after breakfast the sun started shining and peace reigned.

Olly gave a pep talk before the groups departed

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And still the sun shone

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Here are a few TTR shots

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I tagged on to take some more snaps of the event.

 

Mr TTR was leading the (mainly) TTR group.

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Tail end Charlie Trev gives it the thumbs up

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A few other photos can be seen HERE - and will be added to later because there will be more - Sunday's not here yet!

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A closing shot .................

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I hope all the TTR entrants enjoyed their experience, didn't get drowned or come to grief.

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Hi all,

I had a great weekend riding with the TTR group, despite a couple of quick hail storms

It was good meeting Brian,  Trevor and the rest of our group, and also Martyn briefly. Shame we didn't get to chat more.

Also a big thank you to Olly who took me to meet up with the group when a hicup with my bike prevented me from leaving with them.

However, questions were asked as to why there are more photos of us eating than riding, and there aren't even any photos of us eating ice creams on the beach! 

If you get a chance to go next year  (assuming Devon TRF put it on again), I  thoroughly recommend it.

 

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Hi Lama and thank you for your kind words! It is always a bit stressful in the lead up to the event making sure that routes are planned and checked to make sure the lanes are all passable etc plus its quite a responsibility having guests from afar who, quite rightly, have expectations that they are going to be properly entertained confuse

However, Trev and I were soon put at ease with such a friendly group of riders and, apart from the TTR starting issue and Trev's puncture on Day 2, everyone's bike survived the weekend with no breakdowns thumbsup.gif but I do understand that there was a bit of rider "resting" going on further down the pack wink

It was a bigger group than I am used to leading (9 in total) but everyone kept up a steady pace and we managed 88 miles and 74 lanes on Day 1 and a relaxed 50 miles and 48 lanes on Day 2.

An excellent bit of organising by Martyn and Olly. The feedback on the Castle Brake accommodation and food has been good - also people seem to have enjoyed the talk and slide show on Saturday night from Nathan Millward who rode home from Australia to England on a 110cc step thru postie bike.

Some pics from the 2 days below mainly featuring ttr riders in the group - moss proof, tiddler and yamalama biggrin

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Happy memories of a great event! Many thanks to Martyn and Olly for the organisation and Brian and Trev for the excellent navigation (and cakestops!). Thankyou to all the Devon trf for sharing your lanes and making us feel so welcome.
Happy trails,
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Hi Martyn,

Really enjoyed this year's A to E, are there any plans to do another for 2015?

Thanks,

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Have patience, Giles. wink

Plans are being formulated and details will be given in good time.

We are currently trying to locate 24 willing virgins for sacrificial duties to ensure good weather.

You can no doubt imagine the trouble we're having locating that many, especially in Devon. biggrin

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Waiting is not one of my strong points!

I'll round up a few of those virgins. Plenty in Wolverhampton as we're all too ugly.

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Loads in essexwinkwinkwink



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