Rides Schedule – Week Commencing 18th May 2015
avatar

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…

4 Comments

Saturday Road Ride Leaders
avatar

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…

14 Comments

Saturday Leisure Road Ride – 23rd May
avatar

Hi All, It’s my turn again to have the pleasure of leading the ride and I’m gonna be boring and head to SE Cornwall for my very favourite jaunt.  Well we are being promised a warm (ish) and sunny day and it is a Bank Holiday weekend so what better 30 mile ride is there!  Yes a ‘Heads Up’ (or a reminder to some) it is hilly but they will So route is:- Cattedown – Barbican – West Hoe – Millbay – Torpoint Ferry (see note below though!) – St John – Millbrook – Maker – Cawsand – Whitsand Bay (cafe stop at the Cliff … Read more…

Leave a comment

Saturday “C” Road ride – 23rd May
avatar

It’s a trip to the Coast this weekend, so get out your lotion, bring your bucket and spade and save those pennies for a Ice cream. Starting at B&Q we will head through Ivybridge and take a right at Wrangaton towards California Cross. Onto Moreleigh,  Hutcherleigh, Coles Cross and into Kingsbridge. From here we head through West Alvington, to Aveton Gifford, Bigbury and down to Bigbury on Sea. Cafe stop will be at the Venus Café (Bigbury)before heading back home via St Anne’s Chapel, Great Torr, Yealmpton, Brixton, Plymstock and across the line. Route is approx 57 miles and can be … Read more…

3 Comments

Saturday “A” Road Ride – 23rd May
avatar

The route for this weeks ride as follows – From HQ we head up through Leigham and then on towards the George Pub, aiming for around 9.45 if anyone wants to meet here (let me know), then its towards the moors before taking a left for Denham Bridge. At Bere Alston we turn right towards Gulworthy and then Tavistock. Café stop at Bob’s. Once refreshed we start heading back, going up to Walkhampton and then Yelverton. Here we take a left down Gratton lane and follow the road all the way back passing Cadover Bridge. We then head towards Lee Moor and back … Read more…

2 Comments

Saturday “D” Road Ride – 23rd May
avatar

Morning! As Simon is abandoning us this Saturday, I thought I would chuck my hat in the ring with a route for the ‘D’ ride This will be a 0800 to accommodate a few of the guys that need to be back in Plymouth for 1300’ish Starting up at B and Q we will head along the Embankment and head up towards Ermington then up the valley to Avonwick then we will head to Totnes, Paignton, Babbacombe, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Ashburton then on to the possible stop at the Railway café at Buckast? (Although if anyone else has any other … Read more…

2 Comments

Saturday “B” Road Ride – 23rd May
avatar

Hi all,   Simon Rooke and Paul Hiles will be taking the B Ride this week. The route will be Saltrum ,Billacombe , Coxside, Barbican, The Hoe, Torpoint ferry approx 09:45 , Polbathic , St Germans, Trerrulefoot , coast road to Millbrook, around the lake,Rame, Cliff top cafe ,Antony, Torpoint, and back to B and Q.

8 Comments

Revised Road Ride FAQ’s
avatar

FAQs for Riders Which ride? – The club runs a variety of rides at different distances and average speeds to suit most rides whether new to riding or an experienced group rider.  Each ride is described in detail in our sticky post ‘This Weeks Rides’ you should scroll down and read the descriptions fully to understand which group you think most likely suits your ability and preference.  Please note though that the average speeds simply give an indication of the effort needed, so on a very hilly long route may dip below the advertised average, or on a flat short route may tip … Read more…

Leave a comment

MTB Fun Ride 16 May
avatar

Hi all,   John is away this weekend so I will be leading the ride. Meet at Yelverton Rock at 10am planning a nice XC Dartmoor route. See ha soon Windy

Leave a comment

Changes to Committee
avatar

Hi all, Charlotte Malcolm has decided to step down from the committee, I’m sure you will join me in thanking her for all the hard work she has done over the past year for the club. This includes being instrumental in setting up the Leisure Ride and most recently working on a kit revamp. This leaves us with a place on the committee; if you think you may like to be involved in the running of our amazing club, please give it some thought and we will put a post on the website asking for volunteers, following the AGM.

1 Comment

Saturday D Road Ride – 16th May
avatar

Well this week’s extravaganza will be led by none other than our very own mental Micky, who has decided there has been too much slacking of late so has planned a little century ride for us to, err, umm, enjoy? A man of few but well considered words, his route takes us through Tavistock to Holsworthy and on to Bude. Then its back through Launceston. He does casually mention Tintagel which I guess means there might be the odd small climb involved. Anyway, it’s sure to be another great day out so come and join us. Stops will be as … Read more…

1 Comment

Saturday Leisure Road Ride – 16th May
avatar

Brilliant we have a volunteer to take this weeks ride and that is Chris Dean many thanks for volunteering. Chris will take you to Whitsand Bay with a coffee stop at the delightful Cliff Top Cafe. Take your sea legs for the 10:00 am ferry (thats a hint for anyone who prefers to meet there!) As a reminder this ride maintains an average speed of between 10 and 12 mph with distances of no more than 30 miles, so ideal for those wanting to try our club rides or simply want a recovery ride.

3 Comments

Saturday ‘C’ Ride, 16th May…Jay’s Grave
avatar

Going to be dry and not toooo windy! hence perfect for a trip across the moors Route will be the cycle path up to Yelverton, meet those late risers, and we will leave Yelverton no earlier than 10am.  Peak hill and straight through Princetown to cross the moor heading towards Mortenhampsted, as we descend off the moor however we will take a right turn and head due South passing Jay’s Grave, this will bring us out at the top of Pear Tree which we’ll descend before taking the route back via Buckfastleigh which is where we will take our café … Read more…

13 Comments

Saturday ‘A’ Road Ride – 16th May
avatar

With thanks to Dave Palmer who has volunteered to lead the ride this week and take you on a route that includes one of the YOGi favourites plus some ‘add ons’, that make up a great route with sensible climbs and views aplenty. Nice! Thanks for doing so Dave! Route is:- Coypool – Deux Alps – Cadover Bridge – Burrator – Yelverton – Lopwell Dam (cafe stop) -George Junction – Home Please note the usual applies; this is a 12mph average speed ride and no longer than 45 miles. If this is not for you please choose another of our rides, … Read more…

Leave a comment

Saturday ‘B’ Road Ride – 16th May
avatar

Mike Everett has kindly volunteered to lead this weeks ride and here are his own words on his plan:- We are off to the South Hams. Meet at 0900 at B&Q then via Sparkwell to Cornwood and Ivybridge up to Wrangaton, California Cross and Loddiswell. We will have a café break at Avon Mill and then head uphill to Chuchstow and on down to Aveton Gifford wheeeee!! If the tide is favourable we will take the coast road to St Annes Chapel and then drop down into Modbury if not we will continue towards Yealmpton and then head through the … Read more…

4 Comments

Saturday B Road Ride – 9th May
avatar

A big thank you to Andy Burch for volunteering to lead the B Ride this weekend, is route as follows; B&Q deux Alps ,Cadover Bridge, Yelverton, up to Princetown, Two Bridges, B3212 out towards Postbridge, take a right around Bellever Forest, out to Ponsworthy, back down The Coffin Stone, loop back to Princetown for cafe stop at the Fox Tor, down Merrivale to Tavy, back Horrabridge ,Yelverton Roborough down, 55 miles ish Enjoy!

1 Comment