2014 Autumn Meet at Bridges Youth Hostel
Youth Hostel Information
Address: Bridges Youth Hostel, Rathlinhope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP
Phone Number: 01588-650656
Report of the weekend by Steve Griffith
This year saw a return to Bridges, the hostel and location being ideal for our purposes. The hostel being run by Angla, a very keen cyclist, and is still a place most RSF members would be happy to stay. Around 30 members attended and we were rewarded with superb Autumn weather. The hostel is located in Onny Valley between the Long Mynd and Stiperstones, both of which offer fantastic rough stuff possibilities. Saturday’s rides explored both of these plus a wonderful track the west side of Stapeley and Corndon Hill. This has pretty much everything a smooth rideable surface, wonderful views into Wales, and even a Stone Circle.
The well attended committee meeting reached agreement on how the RSF is going to mark the 60th anniversary next year. Well will produce a cyclist water bottle with the RSF logo to be given to all attendees at the Easter Meet in Reeth. Members who attend local group rides will also be given one all other members can buy one for the price of postage. Henk, the secretary of the RSF, has been working on commemorative booklet. However due to a lack of material and response we have decide to incorporate this into a special edition of the Rough-Stuff Journal. Roger Thorp was voted the recipient of the Alan Mepham Shield for his numerous drawings for the fellowship. After the meeting we enjoyed showing of Alan Bennett’s TV play ‘A day out’ about a Yorkshire cycling club in 1911, thanks to John Kemp for organising this.
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