Author Archives: Steve Clare

Saturday 12-14 Road Ride – 17th February

Hi All, Hurrah we have a sunny Saturday on the horizon, so let’s head to the beach! Route is:- Coypool – Forder Valley (sensibly!) – Saltash Bridge (pure guess says 09:50 arrival if you want to meet here and save the pleasure that is Forder Valley 🙂 – Carkeel – Hatt – Pillaton – Landrake – St Germans – Polbathic – Hessenford – Seaton (Yep this where the beach and the café are :)) -Downderry – Crafthole – Anthony – Torpoint – Home. Distance Circa 45 miles/75Km. I am not sure of the exact elevation gain but a rough guide … Read more…


12 -14 Road Ride – Saturday 20th January 2018

Hi All, It is my pleasure to lead this weeks ride and it’s great that Ian is now able to ride more weekends again and coming along too. Fingers crossed for a reasonable weather window but hey as they say no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes! Well so said Sean Kelly (remember him? 🙂 ) or wrong attitude (Mmm…. me ? yep sometimes guilty). We will head to Buckfastleigh do a bit of steam engine spotting and cake eating at the preserved railways café. Actual route here As ever looking forward to the usual enjoyable … Read more…

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Herald Sports Awards 2018 – January Monday 29th January

Thanks to Lynda Budd for once again completing a nomination on the clubs behalf, YOGi Cycling has been successfully shortlisted for the Herald Sports Awards. As this really has become a major annual event in the city, like most clubs we want to treat it as a Black Tie (or suit and tie) event. It is a very enjoyable evening when following a three course meal a range of sports awards are made to both individuals and teams. This year’s event will be help on Monday 29th January and having recognised just how prestigious this event is, we have paid … Read more…

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End of Year Leisure MTB Ride – Saturday 30th December

Hi All i have been promising to do more of these and as the Saturday forecast suggests a wet one, and figure that rather than let the Christmas calorie intake be left any longer an MTB ride is a good idea👍 Meet at Coypool 9:00. Anyone welcome but it is meant to be suitable for those who want some real ‘Off Road’ riding but not a technical thrash ride. So that’ll be anybody with an MTB or even a Cross Bike then ( might be a few bits where getting off and carrying will be advisable😉).

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12 -14 Christmas Road Ride -Saturday 23rd December

Hi All, As I expect it will be damp and hence some (me for one) would like to have some dry clothes /Christmas Jumpers etc to swap into at the Burrator, we will meet as usual at Coypool and head to The Burrator Pub to leave a bag of clothes there. ETA 10 am so anyone who prefers can meet us there then. I have a plan to leave my camper there so can be used as bag store but that is subject to me getting up early enough :)). Route will be Walkampton – Horrabridge – Jordan Lane – … Read more…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we have polished off the wording in our letters of desire to you know who and excitedly wait for the day when you can rip off the wrapping and drool over, fit to current bike, wear, or for the very very well behaved actually get on and ride. Its also the time of the year when we wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to all our members for being part of … Read more…

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Tomorrows Road Rides Cancelled

Hi everyone, Well as we expected the weather for tomorrow is not conducive to safe group riding, especially adding in the wet leaves factor, so we cancelling tomorrow’s road rides. Would be good to see some take the off road options in its various guises, particularly our Fun/Leisure official ride that John is referring to. Great to mix the groups together for a change. Of course welcome to road ride unofficially at your own discretion. As ever reluctantly we have to take your safety as number 1 priority.  Reluctantly meaning we don’t like cancelling rides unless we really feel it … Read more…

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YOGi Cycling AGM 16th September 2017

Hi All, It’s YOGi AGM time again and hence the start of our 7th year. Well 7th as a formal club that is but by the reckoning of some of our original group the 30th anniversary of our clubs name. so a fact worth putting out there.  As a club it’s great to be able to reflect that we have been part of a period when cycling went from being a minority sport to very much main stream. Once again the venue is St Paul’s Church Hall in Yelverton. All rides will start (or call in en-route) and end in the gravel … Read more…

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Interested in Furthering Female Competitive Cycling? Good, then Read On!

Hi All, Below I have copied and posted an email I have received from Ken Robertson, British Cycling’s South West representative. It is really for our female members; but any male members who have an interest would be very welcome too of course. For those who do not know Ken he is a very committed chap who volunteers a lot of his time to the cause of road racing (and indeed time trials). Should you want to attend please respond to the address and copy, the latter simply because we would like to track any interest. Good morning … Read more…

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A Reminder – It’s Membership Renewal Time

Hi Everyone, If you joined as a first time member anytime in 2017 please ignore the message. By now you should have received an individual e-mail reminding you to renew your membership for the 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2018 membership year, this e-mail gives all the necessary information and links so without it you will be unable to renew. Therefore if you have not received it or you are having any issues then please let me know using because that means we have either recorded your e-mail incorrectly or it was mistyped when you joined/last renewed. Thanks to … Read more…


Rides Schedule – Week Commencing 19th March 2018

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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2017 Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 Team Entry

Hi all, As a British Cycling affiliated club I’m pleased to advise that for the third successive year we have been invited to apply for team places for the brilliant Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100. So based on previous years when the organisers have accepted a bigger percentage of female than male applications for the individual balloted places, I have requested two all male teams and one mixed team. Thinking it unlikely we can field an all female team, but to balance that I have said that if we are only offered one team place, then it will be a mixed team (2 … Read more…

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Cycling UK – YOGi Insurance Information

Hi All, Please see our Cycling UK Insurance information.  This will be relocated to the ‘Members Area’ in a couple of weeks or so. It’s here for quick reference. Insurance CyclingUK Certificate

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MTB Ride For All (Cross/Gravel Bikes Also Welcome) – Saturday 11th February

As Saturday looks like being a raw ole’ day preceded by a decent dry spell, seems the perfect opportunity for a good long MTB ride usual start time of 09:00. I’m pretty sure most of this route can be ridden on a Cross/Gravel Bike too, though if that be your choice, do be aware that the ride aims to suit all levels so could be a tad slow on the climbs and a bit fast on the downs. We will see:)! Whatever it is going to be a club ride not an all-out suffer fest!  Plan is to stay reasonably low down … Read more…

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Pre Christmas Leisure Road Ride – Saturday 17th December

Hi All, Thanks to Debbie for coming up with this great little route and sharing the lead role. It has the option of starting from Coypool with me and meeting Debbie at the Burrator Pub or actually starting from there at approx 10:00am. Those who start from Coypool at the usual 09:00 start time, welcome to leave any civvy/Christmas clothes in my car (will be parked at the Burrator in case you are wondering!) ready to change post ride if preferred. So route is:- 09:00 start Coypool – Cycle Path – Yelverton – Burrator for 10:00 is. Then Walkhampton – Horrabridge -Tavistock – … Read more…

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