Lydford and Chillaton, C ride 23rd Jan

So, dry, bright and mild with a Southerly wind, perfect for a little trip up to Lydford and around the Classic loop against the flow!

From B&Q up the cyclepath to Yelverton, late risers as always very welcome and will not depart Yelverton before 10…sharp! 🙂

We’ll head down to and through Horrabridge picking up Jordans Lane and across to Batterbridge Hill. once on the main road we’ll take a short stint towards Tavi but turning well before and heading up the climb towards Brent Tor. next we’ll pass through Lydford and then follow the reverse of the Classic route to Chillaton and the lovely (?) climb out.  Regroup at the top and then turn and head down towards and across Gullworthy, next we’ll take the sharp left and descend down into Tavistock (we normally come up it!) past the recycling plant and into Bobs for our, by then well earned coffee and cake.  Stop is 42 miles in so take some food and sufficient fluids to get you there.

After Bobs it’s a well known route back home through Walkhampton, Horrabridge and across Roughborough down (into wind!!!…volunteers please! 🙂 ) and into B&Q again.

Total distance is 58 miles with ONLY just over 4,000ft of ascent to get over 🙂  Full route can be found here

See you all Saturday

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