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Prudential Ride London Team Entry Opportunity – Sunday 2nd August

Once again as a British Cycling Affiliated club we have been offered the opportunity to enter teams into the Prudential Ride London Event (potentially three teams of 4).   Though I add caution as its possible we will actually be reduced to only one team (even none).  All other affiliated clubs have also been invited to enter teams and a fair allocation is made depending on take up.  This was the approach used last year when indeed we were offered just the one place. The event takes place on Sunday 2nd August and each rider within the team must pay their own … Read more…

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Dartmoor Classic 2015 – Entry Opens 1st November

With the clocks having gone back and the nights drawing in, it’s time to turn our attention to 2015 and get some events in the diary to look forward to. 🙂 With that in mind, no better sportive to put on your palmares than the Dartmoor Classic!  Run by our friends at Mid Devon CC this highly rated sportive takes place on Sunday 21st June 2015 with Medio and Grande options as well as a Debutante ride. Entry opens at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday 1st November) and once again is expected to sell out in under 24 hours! So don’t miss … Read more…

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New Plymouth Sportive for 2015

This week Plymouth’s first ever road cycling sportive event, the Plymouth Gran Fondo is being launched. The 100mile ride that will start and finish in the city centre but circle the River Tamar, taking in both Dartmoor and the beautiful Cornish Coast. Read more…

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Tour of Britain Ride 13th September – Details!

So this is what you’ve all been waiting for…details of this year’s Tour of Britain club ride on Saturday the 13th September. 🙂 It’s a long post so stick with me!!  While not a sportive the route will be fully signed and we’ll have 3 feedstops for you with proper food and water to keep you going, as well as plenty of YOGi banter and support! There are still plenty of places available so please post below if you’d like to join the fun 😀 There are 2 options, both start at Exmouth with the shorter 64 mile route finishing in Tavistock, … Read more…

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Tour of Britain Time 2014 – REGISTER INTEREST

*** PLEASE SEE THE DETAILS POST FOR LATEST INFORMATION…HERE***   With August marching on and parents looking longingly at the back to school posters in Tesco’s, the thoughts of every Devon cyclist turn to this year’s Tour of Britain stage in the county.  This year the route takes the peloton from Exmouth to Exeter, not as you might think on a short and blisteringly fast time trial but over 114 miles of beautiful Devon countryside.  While the pro’s will ride this on Thursday the 11th September (and no doubt we’ll organise a club ride out to watch), why not pit yourself against them and … Read more…

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Dartmoor Classic Photos

Well done to all those who took part in yesterday’s Dartmoor Classic!!

It was good to see so many of you still smiling as you made your way up the hill after the Warren House Inn and through the unofficial YOGi Cycling “encouragement and refreshment checkpoint”. It was here that (while stocks lasted) encouragement, jelly babies/beans and a cooling down were on offer to those that needed it – not just YOGi’s! Read more…

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St Lukes Moonlit Cycle – Volunteers needed

St Lukes are organising a night sportive type event on the 5th July around the Rame Peninsula/Looe area. I’m sure many of you have signed up already but for those that haven’t or those that may want to ride and help at the same time St Lukes are looking for volunteer marshals and riding marshals.

They are looking for people to stand on junctions for a good cause and also for volunteer riders to act as back-markers, to give on-the-road encouragement to other riders, a helping hand to fix punctures if needed etc. If you want to help out and give something back in return for the all the other sportives…. Read more…

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Prudential Ride London – Sunday 10th August

Hi Everyone, I know that a lot of us have been disappointed not to be allocated a place on the Prudential Ride London, arguably one the best sportive type event in the UK, closed roads and all!  So here is a some great news!  The organiser has opened up a number of team places specifically for British Cycling affiliated clubs. There are a few caveats:- Teams to be entered centrally via the club (I will do this after our closing date) individuals must be a paid up member of British Cycling (If you are not yet a BC member and want … Read more…

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Dartmoor Classic 2013

Well done to all those who took part in this year’s Dartmoor Classic! The weather was probably worse than any of the previous years that I have taken part with strong headwinds making the first half particularly difficult. Fortunately, those same winds gave some assistance for the second half and I saw many smiling faces on the roads to Moretonhampstead.

Yes you may have seen me there – I didn’t enter this year and chose to ride “against the flow” from the finish to Moretonhampstead passing many smiling riders (and a few with serious race faces on) who were realising that the worse was over with. Read more…

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YOGi ToB Club Ride 27/4/13 **Rider Information**

** IMPORTANT UPDATE **  ** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** The list of confirmed participants is below, please check your name is there! Ross has put together a web form which we need you to complete as it contains details of emergency contacts and a few other bits which will help us with the organisation of the day as well as the obligatory terms and conditions. Please follow this link to the form: http://rosswildman.co.uk/yogitob/ We will be at B&Q from 06:00 on Saturday to start loading the van, please arrive promptly and make sure you are there by 06:15 at the latest … Read more…

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Hammer it for Macmillan! – South Hams Sportive 14th April

Take on one of the toughest sportives in the South by taking on the ‘Sledge Hammer’ – with 160km and 3,600m of climbing around the beautiful landscape of the South Hams. Read more…

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The Lionheart Sportive (This Sunday) – 17th March

2013 Lionheart LogoThis is possibly a bit late but I thought it might be a good idea to give people the chance to say what time they’re expecting to get to the start or if they have spaces in their cars etc.

Just comment at the foot of this post to either say if you’re going, you have space, need a lift or are just wondering what time to meet.

Also, in case you haven’t seen the recent event email, here is some important information Read more…

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YOGi Ride The Tour of Britain Route – 27th April. Register Your Interest

Simon Pope and Ross Wildman have come together to put on this spectular event. YOGi’s are invited to ride the South West part of the ToB route – exactly the way the Pro’s did in September. From Barnstaple to Dartmouth (taking in Dartmoor/Blackpool Sands etc..) Exact details – cost/transport/social etc.. are yet to be finalised but the basic info is : depart from B&Q (very early by coach) Arrive in Barnstaple to begin riding Ride all day on the glorious TOB route with 3 cafe stops provided Finish at Dartmouth (here we are hoping to have a buffet/pint in a … Read more…

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Another Great Dartmoor Classic

Well done to all the YOGis (and everyone else for that matter) who took part in this year’s Dartmoor Classic, another fantastic, well run event put on by Mid Devon Cycling Club, chapeau! I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought twice about staying in bed as the rain had lashed down all Saturday night, but as Sunday arrived and the rain eased, it was game on. It was nice to see so many YOGis at the start, particularly those who were attempting it for the first time. About 20 miles in, some of us were not sure if … Read more…

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