Ride Out to Dart Farm, Topsham

Ride Out to:Dart Farm, Topsham
The ride out is open to all Members, Associates and Pillions.  Associates are warmly welcomed but before attending their first ride out, please seek clearance by your Observer.
Date:Sunday 12 December 21
Meet:  Top of Town car park, Dorchester
Briefing and Departure:Early Start: 0900 meet for 0930 departure
Destination:A scenic ride through the Dorset and Devon countryside, for a coffee/comfort break at the Aviator Café, Dunkeswell airfield.  Dunkeswell was opened in 1943 and used by the RAF. It is now a busy airfield with light aircraft, microlights and people throwing themselves out of perfectly serviceable aircraft.
It is then on to Darts Farm, a sizable retail centre with stores selling West Country produce, including foodstuffs and clothing.  After some lunch, we will then head back to Dorchester along the old Exeter Coast Road, with the final section either through Beaminster of Lyme Regis – traffic dependent.
This ride is very suitable for riders with pillions and associates cleared by their Observers.
Bring your panniers & Top Box for some Christmas goodies!
Timings:09:00 Meet Dorchester Top of Town car park
09:30 Depart
10:45 Arrive Dunkeswell Airfield & Aviator Café (11:30 departure)
12:30 Arrive Darts Farm for Lunch/Shopping (13:45 Departure)
15:30 Arrive Dorchester
Distance:48 miles out to Aviator Café, Dunkeswell (Postcode: EX14 4LG)
26 miles to Dart Farm, Topsham (Postcode: EX3 0QH)
57 miles return to Dorchester
Total mileage 131 miles.
Routes:A mix of A and B class roads.  Further route details provided on the day.
Ride Out Leader / Organiser:Brian Purnell