D-Day is drawing closer, yes that’s right the Dartmoor Classic on Sunday 26th June. You’ll no doubt have heard that YOGi has around 119 riders taking part, twice the number we had last year. It’s a big event for the club and is always a fantastic experience, all be it a painful one for some!
Previously we have run route recces so that riders can familiarise themselves with the course, so below you find the dates of this years rides. The full 106 mile route has been broken down into 3 sections. The first 2 rides are specific to both the 100km and 100 mile route whilst the 3rd ride takes in the loop out to Lydford which is only used in the 100 miler but even if you’re down for the metric century why not come along and have a look in preparation for next year.
If those interested in these rides could post in the comments so that we have some idea of numbers. There will be no cafe stop! There will be plenty of experience on which to draw, some of the leaders will be taking on their 5th Dartmoor Classic.
Tuesday 7th June
Meet and depart Abbrook Sports and Social club, Kingsteignton 6:00pm
Route; Bovey Tracey, Manaton, Beetor Farm, Moretonhampstead, Dunsford, River Teign Valley, Kingsteignton.
Total Distance: 34 miles
Tuesday 14th June
Meet and depart Ashburton 6:00pm meeting and depart from the ‘Dartmoor Lodge’ – just behind the Shell garage near the Ashburton ‘Pear Tree’ exit from A38.
Route; Holne Chase, Two Bridges, Postbridge, Warren House, Beetor Farm, Rippon Tor, Pear Tree hill (down!), Ashburton.
Total Distance: 32 miles
Thursday 16th June
Meet and Depart; The Crapstone, Yelverton 6:00pm
Route; Walkhampton, Horrabridge, Tavistock, Chillaton, Lydford, Mary Tavy, Moorshop, Pork Hill, Princetown, Yelverton.
Total Distance: 38miles