Rides Schedule – Week Commencing 8th February 2016
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Here are the details of this week’s ride schedule, non members are very welcome to try two of our rides, ideally try, ‘like’ and ’join’. That way the club is suitably insured and we think a fair approach too! Read more…

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Saturday Road Ride Leaders
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In order for our Saturday Road Rides to take place, we need volunteers to lead. If you can lead a ride or two (or even more) that would be fantastic and we would like to hear from you. There is a page of guidance and notes to help ride leaders and new riders here. Our amazing club is run purely by volunteers. If you would like to do your bit, here’s your chance. Thank you! Below is a list of ride dates and leaders, where we have them. If you wish to volunteer please leave a note in the comments section … Read more…

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Saturday Road Rides Cancelled – 6th February
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Hi All, Once again the weather forecast is suggesting 50 mile an hour winds and very heave rain so common sense has to prevail, so we are cancelling all tomorrows road rides. As ever anyone wanting to take their own decision welcome to drum up riding buddies using ‘Comments’ below, however they will not be official club sanctioned rides and hence not covered by the club insurance. Hopefully everyone will agree a sensible approach, and a chance maybe for someone to organise a Mountain Bike ride for ‘Roadies’?

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MTB Social ride Sat 6th Feb 2016
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Hi All, We will be meeting at the large rock on the old airfield by Yelverton @10am. If heading from Plymouth take the left to Crapstone, and first right to the car park where we will meet. (Please contact me on 07827353972 if you need more information) Please note the weather forecast is for strong winds and rain so prepare yourselves for an adventure. On On Windy

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Saturday D Road Ride – 6th Feb
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Adrian is planning to lead this week but having checked the forecast for Saturday we’re holding off posting a route for the D ride, looks a complete shocker at the mo. We’ll post an update by Friday evening at the latest so please check back here to see what’s planned. Thanks  

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Saturday B Road ride – 6th February
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Thank you to Bill Booth for volunteering to lead the B ride this weekend, his route is as follows; B ride will do a circular route starting from B&Q up along Eggbuckland road to Crownhill and then through Budeaux to Saltash. At Hatt we will take the back lanes up to Callington then head towards Tavy thankfully heading down Gunnislake hill before we climb into Tavy for a well earned cafe break at Bob’s. From Tavy to Horrabridge then Walkhampton then following the lane towards Dousland, Meavy then down Boringdon Hill to Colebrook and back to HQ. Full loop 44 … Read more…

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Saturday C Road ride – 30th January
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A thank you to Tim Arkell for stepping in last minute on my behalf, his plans are; Weather looking a little variable, so safe bet; Ivybridge, Ermington, Avonwick, Totnes, Buckfastleigh for cafe at South Devon Railway and returning via South Brent etc.. (Assuming no one wants to start in Exeter..?!) Thanks Tim  

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Saturday B Road Ride – 30th January
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Thank you for Justin Cartwright for volunteering to lead the B ride this weekend, his plan is as follows; Hi Alex, B route for Saturday –  Destination is Bantham with a stop in the village shop café. Start with a steady spin to Wrangaton, head over to Cali Cross and Loddiswell. Climb from the river and turn right at the top, through Churchstow and down Bantham. Return route will be Aveton Gifford, 3 Mile Lane to Cali Cross, blast down the valley to Ermington, across to Ivybridge and home. Distance is about 55 miles with 1300m of climbing. Pace will … Read more…

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Saturday D Road Ride – 30th Jan
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Thanks to Mike Smith for volunteering to lead the D ride this week, here’s his cunning plan: Plan A is a Doccombe Loop taking advantage of the prevailing wind pushing us across the moor. Coffee stop in Buckfastleigh or Totnes depending on how we’re doing. Given the forecast and the need to always have a Plan B, here’s that too: If raining hard, stay low and go from B&Q up to Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and up the Teign Valley to Morty with a loop back to Newton Abbot and on to Totnes. Either option sounds good to me! Plan is as … Read more…

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Saturday A Road ride – 30th January
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Thanks to Andrew Greaves for volunteering to lead the A ride this weekend, his plans are as follows; Hi all, this week were heading for Princetown and Tavistock. So the planned route is Plympton, Lee moor, Cadover and Yelverton. Aiming to arrive at Yelverton around 1015, if anyone wants to meet here please let me know. Its then onto Princetown. At Princetown we turn towards Merrivale/Pork Hill and Tavistock. We’ll stop at Bob’s Cafe for refreshments. After some coffee and cake we head towards Whitchurch, then re-joining the main road back towards Yelverton. From here its back towards Roborough, Estover … Read more…

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Saturday Leisure Road ride – 30th January 2016
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Thanks to both Jim and Ray, for volunteering to lead the Leisure ride this weekend, Their route is as follows; A welcome return for Phatboyz tourz after a very long 14 or so weeks. Route will b the Wrangy loop. From B&Q we will cycle up through Plympton then onto Smithleigh, Lee Mill, Ivybridge were we’ll hang a right to Ermington up the valley to Wrangaton. We will stop at the faithful route 38 cafe then will make our way back to Bnq via which ever route we decide Thanks gentlemen

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MTB – Social Ride Saturday 23rd January 2016
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Extra MTB Social Ride – Sat 23rd January 2016 its not an official week for the Fun/Social ride but thought we’d add an extra ride as t was nice this afternoon. Will meet at Post Bridge National Park car park and ride from there at 10:30am as weather looks like it will hold off for tomorrow. Assuming the weather is fine we can ride a decent route around that area, and be back for afternoon at the Burrator for some lunch!! John 07824505817

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Saturday D Road Ride – 22nd Jan
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There will be a D ride for this weekend! Leaving b&q at 8:30 we’ll probably do some variation of a Tavy-Launceston loop 😀 Thinking of heading out through Duex Alpes to Yelverton, cutting across Jordan Lane and Batteridge to the A386 and up to Sourton Cross.  From there the full length of the old A30 to Launceston and then back through North Petherton, Coad’s Green and Callington. Full route is about 74 miles with about 6500ft of climb but obviously open to suggestions on the day!!  Cafe stop likely to be either the farm shop after Liftondown or Pie Stop. … Read more…

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Lydford and Chillaton, C ride 23rd Jan
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So, dry, bright and mild with a Southerly wind, perfect for a little trip up to Lydford and around the Classic loop against the flow! From B&Q up the cyclepath to Yelverton, late risers as always very welcome and will not depart Yelverton before 10…sharp! We’ll head down to and through Horrabridge picking up Jordans Lane and across to Batterbridge Hill. once on the main road we’ll take a short stint towards Tavi but turning well before and heading up the climb towards Brent Tor. next we’ll pass through Lydford and then follow the reverse of the Classic route to Chillaton … Read more…

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Saturday Leisure Road ride – 23rd Jan
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Thanks to Mike Everett for volunteering to lead the Leisure ride this weekend. His route is as follows; Meet at B&Q 0900 then we are heading for the Torpoint Ferry and a meet with anyone who wishes to join us on the 0945 ferry. From Torpoint we will head off to Anthony and then on to Whitsands Bay, Cawsand and stop for a well earned break at the Canteen at Maker. From Maker we will drop down to Cremyll and Millbrook and then on to St John and Torpoint and the ride back to B&Q. In all about 35 miles … Read more…

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Saturday A Road ride – 23rd January
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Thanks to Mike Taylor for volunteering to lead the A Ride this weekend, his route is as follows; Route for the A ride this weekend will also be into Cornwall but not the same route as the Leisure ride group. Plan is to do the St Germans loop via Saltash, Hatt, Pillaton, Blunts, Tideford, St Germans, Polbathic and Portwrinkle where we’ll stop for coffee and cake at the Jolly Roger cafe (aka the Gook Beach Cafe). Provided we’ve not over-stuffed ourselves we’ll have a quick blast back up the hill to the top (yeah, right!!!!) before heading east through Crafthole, … Read more…

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