Your bike in front of something different...

Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I stop often for tea
Location
East Devon
A monument to waterproof footwear, I think.
Mutual friend & clubmate, Ken, was the lead on the latest restoration project until his retirement. It was cheaply built, the imposing stone facing being thin tiles over a chert rubble structure.
The town had no connection with the Duke apart from the name, but, after Waterloo, decided they should commemorate his victory. He then became prime minister and hugely unpopular, so construction halted. He died, and was thus popular again, so they then finished it.
Pete Luxton told of club runs to a coffee stop there and a climb to the top for the view.
 
Mutual friend & clubmate, Ken, was the lead on the latest restoration project until his retirement. It was cheaply built, the imposing stone facing being thin tiles over a chert rubble structure.
The town had no connection with the Duke apart from the name, but, after Waterloo, decided they should commemorate his victory. He then became prime minister and hugely unpopular, so construction halted. He died, and was thus popular again, so they then finished it.
Pete Luxton told of club runs to a coffee stop there and a climb to the top for the view.
I lived in the town for a couple of years and bought a Raleigh M-Trax there in 1997, from Shepherd's Cycles.

The shop is long gone but I was commuting on the bike today.
 
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briantrumpet

briantrumpet

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Location
Devon & Die
Mutual friend & clubmate, Ken, was the lead on the latest restoration project until his retirement. It was cheaply built, the imposing stone facing being thin tiles over a chert rubble structure.
The town had no connection with the Duke apart from the name, but, after Waterloo, decided they should commemorate his victory. He then became prime minister and hugely unpopular, so construction halted. He died, and was thus popular again, so they then finished it.
Pete Luxton told of club runs to a coffee stop there and a climb to the top for the view.
Thanks... I've never been up close to it to see quite how badly it was slung together... but have been aware of at least two major restorations in fairly recent times.
 
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