After last weeks stunning ToB ride down to Dartmouth we’re just hoping this weeks ride up to Roadford is not an anti-climax!!
Route has been requested, so we aim to please and it’s up to Roadford res’ for the 14’s this week, however a slight change to the normal route as we will head up to Yelverton and pick up all the long lay in riders before heading off down the main road to Horrabridge and towards Tavistock via Walkhampton. Once in Tavistock we’ll cut across alongside the canal and Tavistock college to head up the long climb on to the Bere Alston road.
Once at the top we’ll regroup and then keep a nice formation all the way up past Gulworthy to the top of the descent into Chillaton. Instead of charging through Chillaton as we normally do we’ll be taking a left in the village and heading over to Lifton to pick up the old A30. Taking a right here we’ll have a nice steady climb before a left that takes all the way to Roadford and our café stop.
Return route will be back to the old A30 but taking a left and heading up to lewdon where we take the right that runs down and through Chillaton. We’ll take the climb out of Chillaton and head all the way back into Tavistock before the Walkhampton route back to Yelverton and a group return across Roborough Down and into Plymouth.
Total distance is 65miles with 6,000 ft of climbing 🙂 Route is here
As it’s a bank holiday weekend I’ve put a special order in for some nice shorts weather….so razors out all please! 🙂