Hellfire Ride

16th September 2007

The morning arrived bright and sunny for the ride to Hell Fire Caves in West Wycombe. I arrived at Warr’s to find Andy had already set up with the hot coffee and croissants. Around 40 bikes turned out for the ride with one rider from the first Moscow chapter. I didn’t expect such a large turnout as the Lobster run was on the same weekend.

We set off at 10.30 down to Shepherds Bush and onto the A40 towards Oxford. The ride then proceeded towards the FAMOUS Denham roundabout (third time lucky and eventually conquered, we left our flag behind as proof). Thanks for that Nick. We then travelled along the old road through Beaconsfield and High Wycombe with the drop offs running smoothly, and I don’t think I left anyone behind at this stage, with last man Steve Beauchamp as my last man keeping an eye on our flock.

We arrived at the Hell Fire Caves at around 12.00, all intact and the group photo taken by Michael Howes in the car park.

We went up to the caves and acquired a group discount for entry. The caves were made famous by Lord Dashwood and used for mysterious goings on. We didn’t see any evidence of it on that day. Just good food and HOT coffee.

I would like to thank all the riders that turned out for the ride, and my road crew, Nick Franklin, Steve Beauchamp, Michael Howers and Peter Scott.

Les Channing - C&F Road Captain

Chelsea & Fulham H.O.G.