Origami Phoenix Ride

10th May 2003

By Trevor Batchelor

It was a sunny day that greeted the 12 riders at the Meriden Cafe. After the usual banter we set off in one of the many rain storms we were to suffer during the day.

Our route took us through the University of Warwick Campus where we saw the bluebells soaking up the sun in the woods. We passed through Stonleigh to arrive at the 3 Horseshoes in Bubbenhall for lunch. Due to the poor weather we took up Paul's idea of coffee at the Midland Air Museum in Bagington. On route Lorna got a front puncture which was repaired very quickly and the we regrouped at the museum. After a drink and toastie (for some) we headed back into the wind via Kenilworth and Crackly woods. Apart from the weather all had a good time. Route Distance 32.25 Miles per Mike Roberts Technical handlebar system.

Many thanks to Trevor for organising the ride and the route - MFH

Mike Hessey - off to chase the Woodburn Moultons up the lanes [main roads, actually, Trevor - MFH]
Rosemary & Tony Hadland - who found us leaving Meriden and joined us for lunch

The riders
Irene Batchelor - Birdy Red
Trevor Batchelor - Birdy Red
Susan Barlow - Brompton
Paul Grogan - Moulton Stowaway
Jayne Grogan - Brompton
Paul Evans - Moulton Stowaway (1.5 pedals)
Lorna Wray - 2000 Brompton T5
Phil Wray - 2002 Brompton T6
Trog Wooley - Brompton T6
Hazel Hanson - SP Brompton
Dick Hanson - Moulton Woodburn Replica (built by Steve Parry)! (On a test run)
Mike Roberts - Moulton AM9

Copyright (C)2003 Trevor Batchelor
Last updated: 16 May 2003