Author Archives: Rachael Lang

Sunday Road Ride – 7th July

Wowsers, what fantastic weather!! 🙂 Sooo…. we are off to Slapton to get ourselves a bit of Sunday sea salt air! We will be meeting at B&Q at 10:00 and riding to Torcross via Ivybridge, Gara Bridge, Morleigh and Kingsbridge. Cafe stop will be in the Torcross Boat House. The return journey will be along Slapton Ley, up to Strete and then back to Plymouth via Morleigh, South Brent and Ivybridge. Pace will be around 14mph average. All welcome for some fun in the sun!

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Women’s Representative

As most of you are aware I have been the Women’s Rep for the club. However, I am no longer able to continue due to working shifts, which means I am not available for many weekend’s now. This means there is an exciting opportunity for a YOGi gal to take on this role. -) The aim of a Women’s Rep is a simple one really. It is for you to support the ladies of our club. There is scope for you to develop this role as much as you would like to. The minimum requirement is to continue to offer … Read more…

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YOGi Gals Only Road Ride – Saturday 2nd March

Well March has come around very quickly indeed and this means it is time for the next YOGI Gals ride! 😀

We’ll meet as usual at B&Q, Coypool at 9am in the car park at the far end.

The route we shall take will be Ivybridge, Bittaford, Wrangaton, South Brent, Marley Head, Dartington to Buckfastleigh where we shall stop for coffee and cake at the Station Cafe. We’ll then head back; past Pennywell Farm, Rattery and Marley Head etc. Louise Mac and Helen Ballentyne will be assisting with this ride. A big thank you ladies. 🙂 Read more…


Saturday 16 Road Ride – 12th January

This week Jim Scott has kindly offered to lead the 16 ride. Here is his route  From B&Q 9 am start , the plan is to ride out to Launceston via Denham bridge, Chillaton and Lewdown. Stop somewhere in Launceston for a light refreshment (I’ve not stopped there before so open to suggestions) and then return via Liskeard, Menheniot, Trerulefoot and Torpoint; a quick breather on the ferry before heading home. A fairly flat 70 miler so nothing too taxing, just good solid base training.  Jim


Saturday 14 Road Ride – 12th January

This week Jez Ralph and Holly Russell are going to take the lead! 🙂 The route as per Jez is below for you: Sat 14 will be to Loddiswell: The weather forecast looks grey, damp and mean.  Perfect for heroic winter cycling to a café for coffee and cake so we’ll be heading east to Ivybridge to pick up folk from those parts at around 9.45ish.  From there out to Ermington and on up THE WALL to Modbury as a treat.  Modbury to California Cross and on down to the Garden Centre at Loddiswell for tea and cake. From the … Read more…


Saturday 12 Road Ride – 12th January

This week Gavin Avery is going to lead you all and Debbie McCall has kindly offered to assist him too. 🙂 The route as per Gavin is as below: From our starting point at B&Q, we will head out to Ivybridge via Lee Mill. We’ll then go over the bridge (back over the A38) and take the left turn down into Ermington. From there we head up the Erme Valley (avoiding the wall!) towards Wrangaton but, at the junction, we’ll make a right turn for California Cross. From California Cross there is a nice descent down to Gara Bridge and then a climb … Read more…


Saturday 12 Road Ride – 5th January

Well, let’s hope the weather is okay for this weekend, so that we can but try and try again! 😀 Jonathan Keable is going to hopefully get you out on the route that he had planned for last week. His route is below: You are going to be riding approx 46 miles of the Cornish Coast:  Leaving B&Q Coypool at 9am to ride to the Torpoint Ferry, (where anyone wishing to join the ride here can do so). On the other side you will ride the following loop: St John – Millbrook – Kingsands – Cawsands – Tregantle – Seaton … Read more…


Saturday 14+16 Road Ride – 22nd December

christmas-buttonJez Ralph and Holly Russell are leading the ride this week. You will also be calling in at the Burrator for some very merry Christmas cheer! 🙂

The route from Jez is as follows:

We’ll be heading out from B&Q at 9am, heading up Les Deux Alps, Cadover Bridge and will pick up any latecomers/country dwellers at the Burrator Inn at 10:00 to 10:15.

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Saturday 12 Road Ride – 22nd December

christmas-buttonLet the festivities begin!

And indeed they will be, for this week Carl Hutchings (alias Ski) and Ray Cooke are leading the Saturday 12 for a special Christmas cocktail of fun!

Firstly, the order of the day is fancy dress. So come on you Sat 12 YOGi’s, dig out your glad rags and get to it. Dress up yourselves, your helmets and/or your bikes as much as you dare! Obviously this is not compulsory but Ski and Ray can promise you that there will be much banter, laughter and fun on the ride for this week. 🙂

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Saturday 14 Road Ride – 15th December

The Saturday 14 is going to be led by our one and only Mr Chris Glazier this week! 😉 He wants you all to partake of some fresh sea air, as it is supposed to be good for the lungs I understand…., so you are heading across the Torpoint ferry to Seaton in Cornwall. The route will be: From B&Q Coypool to the ferry. Anyone wishing for a lie in (or just generally lazy – tee hee) 😉  can meet the ride down there for 09:45am.  After that you are off to St John (oh we do like the hills around St John!), Milbrook, Kingsand/Cawsand and … Read more…


Saturday 12 Road Ride – 15th December

This week Debbie McCall and Paul Cunningham (Yorkie) are going to take the lead. And there is an additional inspiration to ride as it is Debbie’s birthday too! 🙂 The birthday route is planned as below, with an option of two stops this week, in order to celebrate with Debs. This is what she says to you all you lucky people. 😆 The plan is………as it is my 21st birthday (again!!!!) and the fact that I am a bit of a lightweight on the bike at the moment, that I will require a couple of stops to recharge my reserves this week, and … Read more…


Saturday 12 Road Ride – 8th December

Sam Clifford is going to take the Saturday 12 this week and Ray Cooke has offered to assist her. 🙂

Sam’s words as follows:

Weather permitting we shall be heading for the hills on this Saturday’s 12 ride.

Leave B&Q prompt and head up to Les Deux Alpes (Wotter), then we’ll carry on to Yelverton via Cadover, we’ll climb up to Princetown for a warm up by the roaring log fires in the Fox Tor Cafe before heading over to Pork Hill. Read more…


Saturday 14 Road Ride – 8th December

Due to YOGi Festivities, being the YOGi Christmas Party, occurring in the evening 🙂 this weeks ride will be a little shorter than usual. However, there are a couple of options for more miles for those wanting them.

Dave Skinner has kindly agreed to lead this week.

Departing from B&Q Coypool, you will be heading on the following route:

Plympton, Ridgeway, Deep Lane, Smithaleigh, Yealmpton,  Avonwick, Horsebridge and South Brent. Read more…


Saturday 14 Road Ride – 1st December

Well after last weeks awful weather, let us try again! So here we go!

Graham Lang is going to lead the Saturday 14 this week and you are off to Slapton, with the option of a shorter route if you do not wish to go the whole distance. Details are below:

This Saturday’s route is an approx distance of 65 miles with a 50 mile option, if you wish to cut off.

The group will head out from B&Q via the Ridgeway, Lee Mill, Ivybridge and Wrangaton towards California Cross. Here we take a left and climb from Gara Bridge to Morleigh. Read more…


Saturday 12 Road Ride – 1st December

Jonathan Keable is going to kindly lead the Saturday 12 this week after having been unable to last week due to the weather and he is going to take you for a trip over to Cornwall. 🙂 The route is as follows: Leaving B&Q you will ride along the Embankment cycle path and take the back roads to the Torpoint Ferry. At Torpoint you will ride for Raleigh, St John, Millbrook, Tregantle, Crafthole, Downderry and on to Seaton where you will take your cafe stop. After devouring the contents of the cafe, 😉 you will then head for Hessenfod and  … Read more…