Author Archives: Steve Clare

Rides Schedule – Week Commencing 20th January 2020

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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Potentially a 12 -16 Christmas Road Ride – Saturday 21st December

Well as the somewhat iffy forecast makes it is likely to be one of those days when our numbers will be low, makes sense to expect a combined ride. Hence the heading! Should numbers be better than indicated via our FB page, then we will have an impromptu re jig in the morning. Whatever…… my plan is to do this route at whatever pace we mutually agree. Though it won’t be suitable for Leisure Paced riders. It will leave at the normal 09.00 from Coypool. Coypool – Leigham – Yelverton (Via Green Lane so not long on the A386!) – … Read more…

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YOGi eBike Policy

As the growth of eBike use continues it is binging the sport of cycling to those who otherwise may not be able, to ride as well as becoming more and more attractive to those who simply want to enjoy a different ride.  As a club we applaud this but at the same time appreciate the need for guidelines and a policy. This policy should be read in conjunction with our standard ride guidelines and our club ‘Rides Ethos’, all available on this YOGi Cycling Website.  These are in place to clarify required behaviour of all members and guests on club rides.  The aim … Read more…

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Christmas Festive MTB and Road Rides – Saturday 21st December

Hi All, The Saturday before Christmas is our traditional  pre Festive Rides day and so will end with a social meet at the Burrator Inn.  Great if you decorate your bike and/or wear your Christmas Jumpers/Santa hats.  Nothing is booked other than the staff advised we estimate numbers of circa 35 – 40 in number. You can park there in the morning if you prefer to join your ride choice here. Volunteer ride leaders are asked to ensure rides pass the Burrator Inn early on to enable anyone who prefers to do so, to drop off dry/warm clothes.  Rides will … Read more…

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12-14 Road Ride Saturday 7th December

Hi All, Hopefully I can remember how to ride a road bike, ages since I did a Saturday Club ride, so looking forward to seeing some of the usual faces and maybe some newer ones! Thought we could get in to the Christmas spirit now we are well into December. To help that mood along, we will head to Buckfastleigh and wave at all the children aged 1 – 90 on the Steam Train Santa Special as we drink coffee and eat cake! Route is:- Plympton – Lymham – Ivybridge – Wrangaton – South Brent – Rattery – Buckfastleigh (cafe … Read more…

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Leisure Ride – Saturday 8th June 2019

With fingers firmly crossed for a somewhat better morning than currently forecast, we will head to Burrator via some quiet country lanes and then on to Long Ash for the obligatory (and enjoyable:)) social chit chat, coffee and cake. I have gone for a fairly short one and aim to be back in Plymouth by 12:30. Route is basically Leigham, Green Lane, Crapstone, Dousland, Burrator lap, Walkhampton, Horrabridge, Pound, Long Ash (Coffee and Cake), Crapstone, Home. Circa 30 miles.

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Saturday 1st June – Mountain Bike Ride for Roadies (and yep even MTBers)

Mountain Bike Ride for Roadies (and yep even MTBers)😄 Thought time for another one, so meet as usual at Coypool for 09:00.  This ride will be aimed at those who are not necessarily regular MTBers but fancy a change.  So if you are one of those with an MTB in the garage gathering dust, get some air in your tyres and give it a go.  Route and pace will be such that anyone who turns up will enjoy.   We will agree in the morning but choice will be either Double Waters via the stunning Walkham Valley, or if it … Read more…

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Saturday Leisure Ride -20th April

Hi All. Got to be the perfect time to visit the sea side what with Sunshine, warmth and a hol weekend all combining to make it an obvious choice. Route is Cattewater- Millbay-Torpoint Ferry (approx for 10am ferry)-St John-Millbrook- Maker-Cawsand-Whitsand Bay (cafe stop at the Cliff Top)-Tregantle- Anthony-Torpoint-Home. A perfect route of 35 miles albeit a bit hilly but we will take these at a genuine Leisure pace and keep us in a tight group. As ever looking forward to seeing the usual faces and ideally some less familiar/new ones👍!

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Road Rides Forum – Friday 5th September

Hi All, A date for your diaries! We are holding a ‘Road Rides’ forum on Friday 5th April, at the ELM Centre, Estover (near Asda), commencing at 7pm. We have not held one of these since Bryan and Becky’s last one, so long overdue. Agenda is: -Show a group Riding techniques Video and discuss -Agree a response when either individually or a group ride we experience any form of intimidation (basically a blank piece of paper discussion so everybody’s input appreciated!). Andy Burch is trying to encourage a member of the police along and if so this subject will be … Read more…

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Saturday 16th March Road Rides Cancelled

Hi all, having swapped a few messages, we are cancelling all club road rides for tomorrow now because the forecast is virtually certain it’s going to be a severe storm day from the outset. March hasn’t been cycling friendly yet as it! Still in like a Lion out like a Lamb so tradition says! Simon at least plans to take a ride out on Sunday which is expected to be a better day. Anyone else who wants to do so please post accordingly. It will of course be considered an official club ride for insurance purposes. Should however the forecast … Read more…

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12-14 Saturday Road Ride – 22nd December

Hi All, Well the last Saturday YOGi ride before Christmas, so a bit of a lazy one really, and of course will end at the Burrator Inn at approximately 12:30. Will be good if those who have finished their Christmas shopping/present wrapping/Turkey stuffing join us. Route is:- Leigham – Green Lane – Douseland (to drop off warm/dry/festive clothes) -Walkhampton – Horrabridge – Moretown – Harford Bridge – Dartmoor Gliding Centre – Tavistock (coffee at Bobs and maybe meet up with Yorkies MTBers) – Drakes Trail -Yelverton – Burrator. As ever looking forward to a Saturday ride with you all!

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12-14 Road Ride – Saturday 20th October

Hi All, Ian and me looking forward to taking this ride and we have figured that as it looks like being an Indian Summer weekend , it makes sense to head to the coast of our beloved SE Cornwall.  Yeah I’ll admit it is both our favourite route; especially on a warm sunny autumn day, so hey whats not to like!  This week though we will go clockwise. So Route is:- Embankment – Cattedown- Millbay – Devonport Ferry – Torpoint – St John – Millbrook – Maker – a tourist pace jolly through Kingsand and Cawsand – Whitsand Bay – … Read more…

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YOGi Cycling AGM – Saturday 15th September 2018

Hi All, Its YOGi AGM time again and hence the start of our 8th year as an affiliated club and (we think!) 31st of our existence. Truth is it was all so informal in those early days non of us can be certain. Anyway this year the venue is Roborough Village Hall, Roborough. All road rides will pass the venue en-route, that way anyone who wants to can leave warm/dry clothes for post ride comfort or even join your preferred ride there too. By the way if you choose to drive we advise parking on the road that bisects Roborough village, … Read more…

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Saturday 18th August – MTB Ride For Roadies (and proper MTBers if they want)!

Hi All, Thought a good weekend to offer an all levels MTB ride, just for those of us who fancy a change (or not!).  Route is Plym Valley Trail – Bickleigh – Leat to Clearbrook – Yelverton – Pound – Walkham Valley – Double Waters – Brilliant Single Track Bridleway to Gem Bridge (Cafe and Cake at Grenofen) – Drakes Trail – Yelverton – then we will make a choice straight home or take an excursion through Cann Woods.  This route has a bit of everything. Meet as usual Coypool 09:00 am.  We will ensure this ride suits all, most … Read more…

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Note Change of Route – Leisure Road Ride – Saturday 16th June

Hi All As the original route is a poor choice in wet weather, we will save that for a suny day and head to Lopwell Dam. I wasn’t expecting the weather gods to decide our Saturday was a good day to take a break from being sunny😄😄 or should that be 😩! So all meet at Coypool as usual please👍 I’ve not been around for a Saturday ride for a while so looking forward this and to seeing some new and regular riders on this my very fav’ 30 mile route.

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