Author Archives: Andrew Greaves

France cycling day trip

Phil Knight is planning a day trip over to France to do some cycling, here’s his message – Hello all. I am planning a 24-hr trip to cycle around Roscoff with work colleague. Probably leisurely 50 miles or so at around 12-14mph, with several food and drink stops. Out on the overnight ferry, back the following night. 22/23 March. Cost approx £110 for 4 sharing a cabin – I need 2 more to make a group of 4. Let me know if you’re interested.

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12-14 ride Saturday 12th Jan

We have a joint ride lead this week, thanks to Andy and Jonthan for offering to take the ride out. As below – Myself and Jonno can take the 12/14 this week on a Seaton loop, HQ, Culver Lane ,Crownhill to the Tamar Bridge pick up here 09:30 ish Out to Hatt and Pillaton,then back roads to Bethany, then we will take a right and head out to Menheniot then across the A38 to Widegates, Hessenford, along the valley for the cafe stop at Seaton, usual route back Downderry, Tregantle, Torpoint and back to Plymouth, 48 miles around 4K of … Read more…

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16-18 ride Saturday 12th January

Matt Robinson has offered to lead this weekend. Thanks Matt, heres his plan – I can lead a 16-18 ave YOGi ride out to Slapton this Saturday. (Definitely will be closer to the 16 ave pace) 9am start. Cafe stop at Slapton. Cheers

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14-16 ride Saturday 5th Jan

Emma and myself will co-lead the ride this week. We are heading out to Kingsbridge. Here’s the route – HQ – Ivybridge – California Cross – Gara Bridge – Moreleigh, Sorley Cross, Kingsbridge. coffee stop will be at the Creeks End pub. return route will be – Kingsbridge – Churchstow – Aveton Gifford – Modbury – Yealmpton – Smithaleigh – Plympton – HQ route can be viewed here – https://www.strava.com/routes/16651534 48 miles, 1200m Elevation. see you Saturday.

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10-12 Leisure ride 22nd December

Dan Richmond has offered to take this ride. He has not planned a route yet but will decide in the morning at HQ.

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Roadies MTB ride – 22nd December

Yorkie has offered to do an alternative MTB ride this week, here is his plans – Will probably be riding on my MTB and using that enjoyable cycling machine to ride to Bobs in Tavy via the cycle path if anyone wants to join me. As it’s an MTB it will only be about a 10 speed pace. Regards Yorks

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14-16 ride Saturday 22nd December

here is the planned route for Saturday. Please note we should arrive at the Burrator Pub around 10 am to pick up anyone wishing to start from here. The route is shorter than usual this week, so we should have time to visit Bobs for Coffee (Terry), and arrive back at the Burrator pub for 12.30 for the pre- Christmas club get together. If we are a little ahead of time we can do a lap of Burrator at the end. 9am at HQ – Borington hill – Cadover – Meavy – Burrator pub for 10am – PrinceTown – TwoBridges … Read more…

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14-16 ride Saturday 24th November

I’ve been busy with work over the last few weeks and have missed a few club rides, so i’m keeping the route fairly standard this week. We will be heading to Seaton on a well used route. HQ – Torpoint – Polbathic – St Germans -Trerulefoot – Hessenford – Seaton – Crafthole – Rame loop – Anthony – Torpoint – HQ Food stop will be at the Seaton Cafe. Distance is 50 miles with 1100 elevation. expect pace to be at the lower end of the scale. route can be viewed here – https://www.strava.com/routes/16268204 See you Saturday Andy

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10-12 ride Saturday 17th November

Mike Taylor is leading this week. His route – From HQ out via Leigham, The George, Buckland, Yelverton, Dousland, Burrator loop, Walkhampton, Horrabridge, Long Ash (coffee) then home via Rob Down. Not sure of actual mileage but think it’s just on the 10-12 limit.    

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14-16 ride Saturday 17th November

Phil B has kindly offered to lead this week. His route a follows – HQ — Ivybridge – Gara Bridge – Dartmouth – Totnes – Ivybridge – HQ Cafe stop at the Riverside Shack, Stoke Gabriel. note – 70p charge for ferry at Dartmouth. Around 60 miles with 4500 ft elevation ( a lot less climbing than the last route Phil took us on 🙂  ) Weather looks good, have a good ride all.  

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14-16 ride Saturday 3rd Nov

Andy Burch has offered to lead this ride. his plan below – I can take the 14/16 tomorrow Pensilva loop, HQ to Tamar Bridge pick up here 09:30 ish, out to Hatt, back road to Callington out through Golberdon to cafe stop at Trevallicks Farm Shop Back via Merrymeet, Menheniot, Trerulefoot, Polbathic to Torpoint ferry, 50 miles, hoping for a dry run !! https://www.strava.com/routes/11241501

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12-14 ride Saturday 3rd Nov

Terry Casey has offered to lead this ride. His words – Happy to take 12-14, route as follows, HQ, Smithaleigh, backroads to Cornwood, Ivybridge, Wrangaton, Erm Valley, but onto Modbury for coffee. route is 40 + miles.

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Alternative Early Doors ride Sat 27th Oct

Matt is again running an early ride this Saturday, details below –   We loved last weeks ride so much we are doing the same again in reverse! Meet @Torpoint Ferry at 7.20am Seaton Loop Approx 50 miles 16mph+ 3500ft climbing No cafe stop en route.

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14-16 ride Saturday 27th October

Back in June this year, Kevin T led a ride out to Bovey Tracey. I quite enjoyed the route, so thought we could do it all over again. Hq – Ivybridge – South Brent – Buckfastleigh – Ashburton – Bickington – Haytor Vale – Bovey Tracey we will stop at Cafe 360 or possibly Cafe 64 depending on numbers. Return will be through Bovey Tracey – Liverton Coldeast – Bickington – Ashburton – Buckfastleigh – SouthBrent – Ivybridge – hq route is around 60 miles with 1500m elevation. full route can be viewed here – https://www.strava.com/activities/1642042124 see you Saturday. Andy … Read more…

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Alternative ride Saturday 20th Oct

Matt has posted an alternative ride for those who would like an early start. His plans below – Alternative early doors ride this Saturday. 20th Oct Meet at @Torpojnt Ferry 7.20am Seaton Loop. 50 miles 4000ft climbing 16+mph Matt doesn’t plan a cafe stop for these rides. Thanks for posting Matt.

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