Riding with the Somerset Section

Report by Ray Dickinson:

The 36th Twin Dragon touring weekend was again a brilliant event
organised by Dave Boon and saw 24 people on 17 solos and 1 sidecar tackle
some of the lesser known mountain tracks, now tarmaced but in the 20’s
they would have been gravel; many were used by the motorcycle and car
industry as a test route for their new models.

The 1st day was about 220 miles from home to The Royal Ship, Dolgellau
were we stayed two nights,we joined the route at Abergavenny were we
meet most of the other people taking part.

Day 2 : there was a route of 70 miles around Bala Lake but having done
this before we chose to go to the National Slate Mine at Llanberis; well
worth a visit.

Day 3 : 115 miles; our route took us over the hills to the coast with
spectacular views of Barmouth Bay before heading to Devil’s Bridge for
lunch and onto The Plough Inn at Rhosmaen, a 5 star Hotel with great
food for our last night together.

Day 4 : the planned route though the mountains was abandoned due theĀ 
weather with forecasts of thunder storms and high winds, so we took the
A40 down to Abergavenny and home.

Our thanks to Dave & Sue Boon and the Somerset Cection for another
great weekend.

Regards Ray & Linda Dickinson, Ken Druce & Dave Brown

Author: Paul Wirdnam

Strangely addicted to Ariel motorcycles from the '20s, 30s and 40s.

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