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***TORBAY VELOPARK POSTPONED***

***TORBAY VELOPARK POSTPONED*** Due to the current Forecast of heavy rain and strong winds. Ive made a decision to postpone tonights session with the safety of our members at mind. I will confirm a date shortly for the re-arranged. session

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Saturday C Road Ride – 3rd June

Thanks to Mick Brian for volunteering to take the reigns for the C ride this week, he has come up with a belter of a 100+ mile ride; https://www.strava.com/routes/8851175 830am Start at B&Q, with a ride up and over the Moors outbound to Exeter and back hugging the Coast via Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay and Paington. Before heading inland to Totnes, Avonwick, Erme Valley, Yealmpton, Brixton and Elburton. Whereas could you ride both Moorland and Coastline on the same ride! Coffee stop at Exeter Quay Cant wait for this one!

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Saturday B Road ride – 3rd June

Thanks to both Chris Lewis and JK for volunteering to lead the B ride this weekend; From Coypool to Cadover bridge via Colebrook / Boringdon then Yelverton (pickup 10:00).  Tavistock then Chillaton and onto Lydford. Café stop at the National Trust, Lydford Falls café, hopefully will be a nice day to sit outside.  Harford Bridge via North Brentor and climb up to Moorshop, through Walkhampton then back to Yelverton. Freewheel back past Roborough. https://www.strava.com/routes/8854229 51 miles and 4500ft climbing, B group pace which will average about 13mph on this route. No one gets left behind.

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Saturday D Road ride – 3rd June

A massive well done to Mike Smith for taking part in the ToW ride over the weekend and a big thanks also for volunteering to the lead the D ride this weekend, no rest for the wicked hey!! B&Q 0830 – Roborough- Tavy – Chillaton – Pork & Merrivale. Coffee at Princetown. Try and keep it together until pork. Then do the big climbs at your own pace. Approx 70 miles,

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Saturday D Road ride – 27th May

Matt Robinson will be taking the D ride this weekend, with thanks. His route is as follows; Roborough – Yelverton – Princetown – Mortonhampstead – Bovey Tracey – Torquay – Paignton – Totnes – home Circa 80 miles. Cafe stop in Paignton. 8.30 Start at B&Q.

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Road Sub group meeting – 12th June

So its onto the next Sub group meeting on Monday 12th June. 630pm Roast / 7pm Meeting start Please comment below if you wish to attend. All members welcome, including those who’ve not attended previously.

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Saturday C Road ride – 27th May

Thanks to Tim Halloran for taking the C ride this weekend, looks like a top route; https://www.strava.com/activities/674484115 Cafe stop at 40 mile point- Ullacombe Farm on Haytor, pace to suit group but around 16mph average.

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Saturday Leisure / A Road ride – 27th May

Thank you to Becky Pengelly and Steve Cocks, who are this week heading up a Leisure / A combined ride. To Seaton via Torpoint Antony, Crafthole, Downderry, cafe stop at Seaton back via Hessenford, Polbathic, Sheviock and home via Eggbuckland if Plymouth is closed for Lord Mayers day… 40 ish miles 3,300ft of climbing… Fast leisure ride pace but no man/ woman left behind Enjoy the Beach all!

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Saturday B Road ride – 27th May

Andy Burch and Greg Mack will take the B Ride Sat 27/05/17, heres the plan: B&Q cycle path to Yelverton,pick up here 09:45 latest, on uo to Princetown, out to Postbridge, right turn then back roads to Widdecombe, Buckland in the Moor,then drop down to Buckfastleigh train station for cafe stop (please note this is 30 miles + into the ride so bring plenty of food to fuel you on those hills !) Back by South Brent, and Ivybridge, total ride distance 55miles with a bit of climbing and some of Gregs excellent back road knowledge, usual B Ride pace, … Read more…

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Torbay Velopark (2nd Visit) – Tuesday 6th June

Hi all Onto our next Summer Event and its visit number 2 to the Torbay Velopark. Tuesday 6th June. 6-8pm. This is the perfect opportunity to take part in either Group ride training (To be provided by David Fletcher if we have the numbers?) or just to ride as many laps as you wish and as fast as you wish (Safety first mind!) There is no entrance fee and all hire costs have been covered by the club.   We have access to Leisure Centre toilets but not to changing room facilities. I would suggest getting there for at least 5-10 … Read more…

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Saturday 20th May – Leisure & A Road ride

Both rides will proceed this morning, assuming we have riders wishing to ride in one of the groups. We kindly ask that for these rides to go ahead, that a ride leader and route be determined on the morning Safe riding all

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Saturday D Road ride – 20th May

Thanks to Matt “Tom Dumoulin” Robinson for taking the D ride lead this week; Looks like its a ride up to and accross the Moors heading to Mortenhempstead. Cafe stop will be in Morty with another possibly at Buckfastleigh if needed. Full route link below and confirmation of time of meet to follow this evening https://www.strava.com/activities/590883007

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Saturday B Road ride – 20th May

Thanks to Andy Greaves for volunteering to lead the B group this weekend, his plan as follows; So keeping things nice and simple this week, route as follows – HQ to the Torpoint Ferry, Antony, Millbrook, Cawsands, Freathy and back towards Antony Hill, from here we follow the road all the way to Downderry & Seaton for our Cafe Stop. After the Cafe stop we head for Hessenford, Polbathic, Shaviock, Torpoint and then back to HQ The route can be viewed here – https://www.strava.com/routes/8774040 45 miles, 3500ft elevation, pace with be 12-14. Usual Yogi Rules. See you all tomorrow. Andy

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Saturday C Road Ride – 20th May

Mick Brian is your main man this weekend, with a route out to someones (No names given!!) favourite location; Cafe stop will be at Minions Similar route can be found here, (minus 10 miles). Approx 71 miles https://www.strava.com/routes/8713651 Have a safe ride all  

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Wednesday nights Team TT – 17th May

Thanks to all those who have entered the Team TT on Wednesday evening. From the list i still have the following people as needing a ride partner. James Cox David Mitchell Carl CarlandVivienne Rugman So fight between yourselves, if no one else comes forward i’m happy for this group to run as a 3. Assuming everyone else is happy with this?! I also have the following down as Marshalling; Rebecca Pengelly Bryan Millings Will Watts Mike Everett Dean Braddon Chris Lewis Peter Grzelinski Dont forget to bring your £3 entrance fee and monies for Cake and Coffee. Which is provided … Read more…

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