Category Archives: Racing

Summer Series Round 1 – Results

Well done to 18 brave YOGi’s who took part in round 1 of our exciting Summer Series, most were entering a ‘race of truth’ for the very first time and we salute you all! Great to see the YOGi spirit shown by all who took part and irrespective of times and results lots of encouragement for fellow riders with smiles and cheers for everyone at the end. This is really what YOGi is all about, celebrating the successes and the efforts of everyone who put themselves out there, be proud of what you achieved. 🙂 SO here’s what you have … Read more…

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Summer Series / League ***Your thoughts & feedback please***

All YOGI Members Can I have your thoughts / feedback please;   I’d like to introduce a “Members only” YOGI Summer Series / League. Taking place on a night within the Week (Possibly a Wednesday) from around May time every week, the league would offer a variety of disciplines for our members to test themselves, namely Time Trials, Team time Trials, Road Race and Hill-Climbs (Events still TBC) The 1st event would kick off with a Time-trial on a local course. All members would be required each week to sign on from about 6.30pm and pay a entrance fee (amount TBC- This would … Read more…


Soggy Bottom XC Race – Newnham Park, Plymouth

It’s Soggy time again.  The first round is next weekend 11th January 2015. Full details here:

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MTB XC Haldon race – Tonight 6:30pm & 7:15pm (Wednesday)

Just in case you feel like a spot of friendly racing tonight. Just pitch up at the main Haldon Forest Park car park tonight and sign on (usually by the café area). You can sign on right up to a few minutes before the start of the race. Read more…

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Getting ready for Winter – Soggy Bottoms and Stingers

The longest day has been and gone, so it’s time to get ready for winter!
Plymouth’s XC scene will be busy again this winter with 2 doses of The Stinger Duathlon and 3 rounds of the Soggy Bottom Series at Newnham Park.
We’ve moved the Soggy Series back a little, to avoid clashing with the cyclocross season. All three Soggy Bottom rounds will take place in early 2015.
Soggy Series Dates
Round 1: 11th January 2015
Round 2: 8th February 2015
Round 3: 8th March 2015 Read more…

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Plymouth Youth Cycling – Summer program

If you know of any youngsters that would like to get involved in cycling then please pass this on to them and spread the word.  I’m posting on behalf of Sorrelle and Plymouth Youth Cycling who have a Road and Mountain Bike section. Sorrelle has asked me to post this on their behalf…. ” It is that time of year again, where the late evening light has returned and we would like to start our regular Plymouth Youth Cycling coaching sessions again! Our first youth cycling sessions will begin on Wednesday  7th May at HMS Raleigh. We ask you to arrive at 5.45 for … Read more…

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Plymouth Youth Cycling

Coaches from clubs across Plymouth have joined together to form ‘Plymouth Youth Cycling’ to create a platform for youths to get themselves into MTB, Road or Cyclocross Cycling. They run regular sessions 10 – 16 year olds and catering for Road and MTB – see the link to Facebook page further down, or the link to Fully Sussed which explains more… Specifically there are two Road sessions that Sorrelle has asked me to mention… 24th Nov – The George Park and Ride, Roborough  10am – 11.30am – £2 8th Dec The George Park and Ride, Roborough, 10.00 – 11.30 – £2… We … Read more…

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Plymouth Youth Cycling

Cycle Coaching for 12-16 year olds Coaches from clubs across Plymouth have joined together to form ‘Plymouth Youth Cycling’ to create a platform for youths to get themselves into MTB, Road or Cyclocross Cycling. There are separate weekly sessions for Road and Mountain Biking For more information see the Plymouth Youth Cycling Facebook group: Contact details: Maddie Horton – MTB: Sorrelle Johnson – Road: As a sample in case you don’t have facebook… Maddie Horton Tomorrow’s mountain bike session will be on front wheel lifts / manuals, and altering pace to get up short sharp banks.  5pm … Read more…

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Soggy Bottom & Stinger dates confirmed

It would be great to see a good turnout of YOGI riders at these local events, and nice to see us back to a series of 3 Soggies to keep us going over the winter months. Also there are two Stingers for those that can cycle and run – or have someone they know that can do the running part! These are the confirmed dates for this winter’s Soggy and Stingers.         Soggy 1 – 3rd November 2013 Soggy 2 – 15th December 2013 Soggy 3 – 12th January 2014         Stinger 1 – 16th … Read more…


Tour of Britain comes to Devon again!

Date for the diary 20th September

The Tour of Britain route for 2013 was announced yesterday and Devon is getting another great stage, possibly the defining stage of the race. Most of the action will be happening in East Devon but the finish will be on Hay Tor and will be a the first summit finish for the race. Date is the 20th September and there is always plenty of us riding up to see the race.

On a similar note the Tour Series will be at Torquay on the evening of the 28th May. This is a great chance to seem some circuit racing and possibly a better spectacle than the Tour of Britain with the riders lapping the circuit every couple of minutes. If the weather’s good its a great evening out. Read more…


23rd May – New Road Race on the Local Calendar – Organised by Corinthians CC

A message from Tom Cann from Plymouth Corinthian CC – They are putting on a new race this year, it is a Modbury Evening Road Race for 3/4 cats on the Ermington circuit on Thursday 23rd May. Entries (first come first served) open now online below. Would be good to see some of our budding racers give it a go and therefore support Corinthians in their venture. If you don’t want to race then how about going along and encouraging all the local riders who do. Read more…

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Volunteers Needed For The Atlas Roadford Classic, National A Pro Road Race – 17th March

We’ve had a request from the organisers of this pro level race taking place at Roadford for volunteer marshals and helpers:

“We are organising a Professional road race here in the South West on the 17th March at Hatherleigh. Teams entered so far include Node4-Giordana, Team UK Youth, Madison-Genesis, Metaltek, MG-Maxifuel, Herbalife-Leisurelakes among others.

We are looking for volunteers to help our event run as smoothly and professionally as possible. All volunteers will be provided with food and refreshments, as well as the chance to be a part of a professional cycle race.” Read more…


MTB – Soggy Bottom XC race – Video

The video of the Soggy Bottom Race 2 is out.  Quite a few members in there.  Yours truly, Penny, Rob Twitchell, Justin that I spotted in race 1, then Mille, Lucy in the afternoon race 2- maybe more.  Both morning and afternoon races are covered.

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Soggy Bottom 2

We had a good turnout of MTB members at the Soggy Bottom event held at Newnham park on Sunday, although numbers were down in general because the date had been moved due to bad weather two weekends ago. We all had great fun though and the weather was actually pretty warm and sunny (for January!).

Lucy Allan gets a mention in the Evening Herald report on the Soggy in todays paper (Wednesday 30th)
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SW XC Youth Team at Hadleigh Park

A team of SW Riders have set off for Hadleigh Park this weekend, including Lucy Allan from Yogi, a regular club member on the Fun Rides. Lucy is racing as Team Fully Sussed/Certini as part of the SW Team taking part in the Inter Regionals at Hadleigh Farm, Essex.  More details here on XCRACER

If anyone has teenagers that are thinking of coming along to events, then now is a great time.  British Cycling are putting a fair amount of time and effort into the regional MTB Cross Country scene to develop potential under 16 riders.

In addition to our Fun Rides on the 1st and 3rd saturdays of each Month which are purely recreational but excellent for bulding skills, there are two Soggy Bottoms Cross Country races this winter, and as they are right on our doorstep they are a great event to get started for adults and teens alike.  Entries for the Soggy Bottoms are cheaper if you enter before 11th October.  You can find out more here including a Video of the last course

Teenagers are very welcome on all the MTB Rides, but as always please ensure you attend a Fun Ride first before riding with any of the faster weekly rides.  It’s probably best to get to get in touch wiht John Allan first though using the contact details in the weekly rides.