With the weather getting warmer and maybe more than a glimpse of some sunshine a coastal trip seems in order. So the plan for this week will be a loop out through Gara Bridge to Dartmouth and Slapton and back through Kingsbridge and Loddiswell. Cafe stop when we feel like it but somewhere between Blackpool Sands and Loddiswell. Pace will be kept to 15-17 and focussed on keeping together as a group. A great group again last week so if you’re even slightly tempted to step up please give it a go! 🙂
Andy Burch and Jonno Warren are taking the 12/14 this weekend with thanks; Pensilva loop 48 miles about 4K elevationFrom HQ to the Tamar bridge via Culver Road up to Crownhill, meet at the bridge 09:30 ishFrom Saltash to Hatt, and back roads to Pillaton and Callington then on to Golberdon and the cafe stop at Trevallick’s Farm Shop at PensilvaReturn via Merymeet Doddycross to Trerulefoot Polbathic Torpoint and back to Plymouthhttps://www.strava.com/routes/11241501
We are heading out to Totnes this week, stopping at Jon’s farm shop. The full route can be viewed by clicking the link below. Its my intention to organise a bit of through and off from Ermington up to Wrangaton this week. Its a quieter road to practice on and should keep us all together. Route as follows – HQ – Ivybridge – Ermington – Wrangaton – Avonwick – Totnes – Dartington Hall – Ben’s farm shop for refreshments – Buckfastleigh – South Brent – Ivybridge – Cornwood – Lee moor -Borington Hill – HQ 53 miles 1400M elevation. https://www.strava.com/routes/17223927 … Read more…
Meet at the usual place at 10am – Roborough Rock Carpark (big Rock on old airfield near a Yelverton). Bring a change of clothing as we usually go to the pub afterwards for Drinks/snack/lunch.
Thanks to Terry Casey this week, with the following plan I’ll lead the 12-14. HQ-Ivybridge-Wrangaton-Modbury (Lazy Cow Cafe) return via Ermington Leisure miles and pace
This is the second of our steadier ‘step-up’ rides so if you’re one of the stronger riders on the 14-16 ride please consider giving it go! With the weather looking pretty ok for tomorrow and an almost balmy 11deg I thought we’d take a trip across the moors. So from HQ we’ll head up through Leigham picking up at The George around 9:25 for anyone who wants to meet us there (yes, I’m looking at you Mr Wildman 🙂 ) Then it’s on to Meavy and Princetown and across the moors to Morty. We’ll then have a bit of a … Read more…
Message from Phil Knight who has kindly offered his leadership skills this weekend; I am happy to lead 14-16 ride this Saturday (Feb16th). HQ-Meavy-Peter Tavy-Mary Tavy-Lydford (Cafe NT)- Brenton-Tavi-Home. Just under 50m, need to be back in good time.
Peter and Jeanette will be leading this week, They are planning to head out to Noss Mayo.
Phil has offered to lead this week, here’s his route – I am happy to lead the 14/16 this week. Route: HQ, Plympton, Lyneham Inn, Yealmpton, Noss Mayo, Battisborough Cross, Modbury, Averton Gifford, Kingsbridge, cafe stop at the Creek Cafe. Loddiswell, California Cross, Wrangaton, Ivybridge, HQ. 50 miles, 4462ft climbing. Options to cut short, depending on weather.https://www.strava.com/routes/17052029 Phil Beazley
I’ll lead the 16-18 this week but will run it at a slightly slower pace (15-17) to encourage anyone who’d like to step up from the 14-16 ride to give it a go. Route but will be between 50-60 miles and we will aim to take advantage of a tailwind home! Looks dry in the morning if a little bit breezy so hopefully see a few more on the ride tomorrow, come on….you know you want to!! Cheers Simon
Message from Yorkie – Ronnie Barker is showing me around Mount Edgecombe MTB route, we are meeting at Rockets with the plan to catch the 09:15 ferry round to Edgecombe (Ferry costs £3 each way). A bit more technical but we welcome riders, do make sure your bike is in order though and don’t turn up on a roadie
We It’s the first Saturday of the month ride. We are meeting at the usual place 10am at Roborough Rock Carpark (big Rock on old airfield just before Yelverton when travelling from Plymouth). From there we will drive to a nearby start place. It’s goung to be sunny but cold, so dress up warm, and bring spare clothes for afterwards as we generally go to The Burrator Inn for something to eat afterwards.
All official road rides will continue on Saturday 2nd February, however with a starting time of 10am. This is a decision made with the safety of our riders in mind. Areas may still be affected by snow and ice. Therefore we suggest sticking to the main A and B roads / routes. Ride carefully!!
Dan Richmond has offered to lead this ride. His words – I will offer to lead a leisure if there’s any takers…Sparkwell Dragon Hill to Cadover, to Burator Inn…cafe stop at Dartmoor Diner or Veras (Yelverton) and back route tbc. ..weather, roads and attendees dependant. Many thanks for taking this ride Dan!
The weather is looking dry but the temperature is forecasted as being cold, so staying low this week and heading around the Rame Head and on to Seaton. Route below – HQ, Torpoint Ferry, Millbrook, Maker, Rame Head, Seaton, Hessenford, Torpoint, HQ food stop will be at Seaton Cafe. Full route can be viewed here –https://www.strava.com/routes/16978164 50 miles with 1200M elevation. See you Saturday.