Author Archives: Steve Clare

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…


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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Saturday ‘A’ Road Ride – 3rd December 2016

Hi All, This week we will skirt the edge of the moor and hopefully then find the slightly more sheltered roads and so away from the forecasted cold easterly winds. Even so best wrap up me thinks! Route we will take is:- Leigham – Little Down – Green Lane – Crapstone – Dousland  – Walkhampton – Horrabridge – Moreshop – Batterbridge – Tavistock (Coffee and Cake at Bobs Eastend Café) – Drakes Trail to Yelverton – Home. This route is just under 40 miles I recall. Looking forward to riding with those who are not going Christmas shopping yet!

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Leisure Road Ride – Saturday 26th November

This week we will return to the other of my preferred Leisure Ride routes on the basis that it is has every type of terrain imaginable, keeps to this rides principles of distance and is all in a particularly beautiful part of Plymouths close by outskirts!  To boot even this late in the year there seems to be plenty of autumn colours to add to the day! Another bonus is that with this route we are usually home around 1pm so you will have the pm to wash your bike and then go Christmas shopping :)! Route is:- Plym Valley Cycle Path to Yelverton – Crapstone … Read more…

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Leisure Road Ride – Saturday 12th November

Hi All, Well I know its late to volunteer so hope some of you are still up for this ride but as no one else has come forward, I’m going to use it as a pleasurable excuse to down tools and get out on a ride.  We will head to SE Cornwall for coffee and cake at Seaton. In case you are wondering we will not race the ‘C’ ride to get the best ferry :). Route will be:- Cattedown Wharves – Barbican – Millbay – Torpoint Ferry – Anthony – Coast Road to Downderry – Seaton (cafe stop) – Downderry – Crafthole – Sheviock … Read more…

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End of BST Leisure Road Ride – Saturday 29th October

Well Winter close by but meanwhile we are having a super coloured Autumn so thought a trip to Lopwell Dam a good choice for this week.  Plenty of wildlife fattening up in the estuary and the trees a mass of reds, oranges and gold.  What a sight to behold and certainly not to be missed! So route is:- Plym Valley Cycle Path to Yelverton – Crapstone – Buckland Monochorum – Milton Coombe – Lopwell Dam (coffee and cake here at the Old Pump House) – Tamerton Foliot – Looseleigh Lane – Derriford Roundabout – Home. Circa 30 miles As a … Read more…

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Mountain Bike Ride for Roadies and Even MTBers! – Saturday 1st October

Having chatted to a few of you at the AGM it seemed there is a bit of an appetite for another one of our occasional Saturday ‘Depart from YOGi HQ MTB rides’. So this will be another ride led by Ian and me both of us also having that urge to do some MTBing again.  We expect the trails are pretty dry err…………despite the last 24 hrs so seems a waste not to enjoy them before they once again become a winter mud fest. It’s also an opportunity for those of us who are riding next weeks Tour De Moor an opportunity to hone … Read more…

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Pre AGM Leisure Ride – Saturday 10th September

Hi All, Ages since I led this ride so looking forward to it, hopefully see some of this rides regulars and some new riders too.  We will depart from the Gravel car park outside the AGM venue and do this meandering loop.  Don’t forget ride start time is 9:30 this week. Douseland – part lap of Burrator (anticlockwise circuit of course) – Right after Norsworthy Bridge along the Leat – Left at the Junction with the Princetown road – Walkhampton – Horrabridge – Tavistock – Drakes Cycle Path (if time is right a coffee at Grenofen Cafe) – Pound – Crapstone … Read more…

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YOGi AGM and Saturday Rides – 10th September

Hi Everyone, A little later than traditional (to avoid the holiday season really!) it’s YOGi AGM time. And the confirmation of another year of our existence as an affiliated club, our 6th in fact. Once again the venue is St Paul’s Church Hall in Yelverton. All rides will start and end in the gravel car park by the village hall. If you arrive by car we advise parking on Yelverton Old Airfield (across the A386).  Anyone who rides and wants to bring some spare clothes will find plenty of car space in which to leave their bags (at own risk I might add!). … Read more…


Tour of Britain – Social Road Ride to Haytor – Friday 9th September

Hi All, Great that the Tour of Britain organisers have reinstated the best stage of them all after three year’s absence (okay we are biased!).   So hope you have booked a days leave as on Friday 9th September the TOB hits South Devon and time for us to enjoy a ride out to the finish at Haytor.   This is also a great opportunity to invite any non local cycling mates to come to the South West and join us for the day. We will meet at usual YOGI HQ (Coypool) at 9:30 on Friday morning and ride up the Plym … Read more…

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Road Rides Cancelled – Saturday 20th August

Hi All, Nuts as it is and def’a first for August, we are cancelling the Leisure, A, B and C rides planned for tomorrow on account of a crazily early Autumn storm.  Predicted winds of up to 60 mph right on ride time. Of course if you want to ride regardless just turn up and see who else is there, even post you in comments below so others can join you.  Be aware thought it will not be an official club ride, hence our insurance cover will not be valid. Other options are to either organise an impromptu MTB/Cyclo Cross/Gravel/Adventure (take your … Read more…

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Off Road Ride for Roadies and MTBers – Saturday 23rd July

Hi Everyone, Ian and me had the thought its about time we had another light hearted off road Saturday ride option and as a number of us now own Gravel/Adventure/Cross Bikes thought we would pick a route that is suitable for those and MTB’s.  This is not a intended to be a full on thrash day more suitable to pretty much anyone who has some off road riding experience.  The MTBers will be setting the pace not the faster Gravel/Cross riders 🙂 Yes expect tricky bits otherwise its not worth calling it an off road ride 🙂 and especially for those not on MTB’s you … Read more…