Author Archives: Andrew Greaves
So with the Dartmoor Classic getting closer, and continuing the theme of last weeks ride, we are going to ride another part of the classic route this week. So a good bit of practice for those doing the Grande. Route will be – HQ – Borringdon Hill – Cadover – Yelverton – Tavistock – Chillaton – Lydford – At Lydford Gorge we are stopping at the Waterfall Tea room, (this is the next cafe on from the cafe inside the Lydford Gorge national trust entrance). After the cafe we head to North Brentor – Mary Tavy – Batteridge Hill – … Read more…
Justin Cartright is leading the ride this week. His plan is to do some of the Dartmoor Classic route. Another training route for the Classic. Holne/Hexworthy loop via Shipley Bridge. 52 miles, 5000 ft climbing. Cafe stop will be at Buckfastliegh. Full route can be found here – https://www.strava.com/routes/13544917
Kevin has offered to lead this week, he has two options – 1 Noss Mayo loop or 2 Rame Head loop. he’s thinking he may do option 1. Can confirm at HQ in the morning. both around 30 to 35 miles at the above ride pace. Thanks for leading Kev. Andy
David has offered to lead again this week, his plan – Hi guys! I’m thinking of leading the 16-18 ride tomorrow doing a route from HQ probably up the cycle path to Yelverton, Princetown, Moretonhampstead, Ashburton and back somehow to HQ 😂 route I believe is about 68.9 miles! If anyone has a suggestion for cafe stop in Morton that would be appreciated! Have a good ride.
Mike Gould has kindly offered to lead this ride on Saturday, his route – Out to Kingsbridge via Ivybridge, California cross, Gara bridge and back via Aveton Gifford, Modbury and Brixton or something like that! Around 50 miles. have a good ride.
Emma and myself are co-leading this week. Emma thought it would be good to ride out to and up Haytor this week, so this is our planned route – HQ – Ivybridge – South Brent – Buckfastleigh – Ashburton – Heathfield – Bovey Tracey. We will stop here for refreshments (and to rest the legs) before tackling the Haytor climb, stop will be at either Cafe 360 or Cafe 64 depending on the size of the group. Then the return route will be – Bovey Tracey – Haytor – Ashburton – Buckfastleigh – South Brent – Ivybridge – HQ route … Read more…
Been a while since I’ve led a 10-12 ride so looking forward to meeting everyone. We are heading out into the South Hams this week, route will be as follows – HQ- Lyneham Pub – Yealmpton – Modbury – California Cross- Wrangaton. We will stop at the Cafe here. Then its back to HQ via Ivybridge and Plympton. route is 30 miles with 700m elevation. route can be viewed here – https://www.strava.com/routes/2099174 Andy
Phil has offered to lead this week, his route below – I will lead a 14-16 ride this Saturday. HQ-Deux Alpes-Cadover-Walkhampton-Mary Tavy-Lydford-Brentor-Tavi-Yelverton-Home. Approx 48m, 4500ft, cafe stop at Bob’s Tavi after 34m so bring snacks. Hopefully make the cafe before the rain comes in. Phil Knight
Mike has volunteered to lead again this week. Please let him know if your going to meet at the Tamar Bridge, his route as follows – 12-14 group ride to Minions via Tamar Bridge (9:30) cafe stop Pensilva return via Torpoint Ferry. 50 miles plus with 3700ft climbing. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27347423 bring plenty of snacks to keep you going. Thanks Mike.
Heading out to Bigbury this week, stopping at the Venus Cafe, so lets hope the sun shines for us. Full route can be viewed on the strava link below. HQ – Ivybridge – Wrangaton – Ermington – Modbury – Harraton Cross – Bigbury – Venus Cafe – Harraton Cross – Aveton Gifford – California Cross – Wrangaton – Ivybridge – Plympton – HQ Route is 54 mile with 1300m elevation. https://www.strava.com/routes/12912422 See you Saturday Andy
The plan for this week is the reverse route of a ride we did at the end of last year – HQ- Cot Hill- Plymstock – Yealmpton – Ermington – Wrangaton – California Cross – Gara Bridge -Moreleigh -Loddiswell for a cafe stop at the Avon Mill Garden Centre, then – California Cross – Wrangaton – Ivybridge – Plympton – HQ. Route is around 50 miles with 1200m elevation. full route can viewed and downloaded here – https://www.strava.com/routes/12662554 weather is looking dry for a change. See you Saturday Andy
Andy Burch is are ride leader this week, his route below – Seaton loop https://www.strava.com/routes/7065121 B&Q to Tamar bridge meet here at 09:30 ish Hatt, Pilaton, Blunts,Tideford Cross,Cutmere Trerulefoot,Bake Hessenford Cafe stop at Seaton Return via Downderry,Tregantle (Torpoint option) Rame Head, Kingsand,Millbrook St John Torpoint 50 miles
This week we are heading out to Tavistock, Brentor & Lydford. Route can be viewed here – https://www.strava.com/routes/12274694 Cafe stop will be at Bobs in Tavistock at over 30+ miles into the ride, so please bring plenty of snacks to keep going. Route is 45 miles with 1200 elevation. see you Saturday Andy
Steve Cross has offered to lead this week. His route – Happy to lead a 16-18 (leaning more to 16 with a bit more distance) ride, Lydford Strawberry Fields cafe, Launceston etc. 100k ride.