Thought it was about time I volunteered to lead the ’12’ again so this is the week. Not only that but according to some recent comments it seems there is the perception that the pace is tending to creep up, particularly if our usual three most helpful volunteers are not leading. So I have the challenge of emulating them and doing what it ‘Says on the Tin’. It should be a little easier to achieve as we will be doing a shorter ride hence saving some energy and time to enjoy the YOGi Bonfire bash.
So the route is:-
Leigham – Yeoland Lane – Crapstone – Pound – Horrabridge – Moretown – Samford Spiney – Walkampton – Lap of Burrator -Yelverton (cake stop at Knightstones) –
Here we can split the ride so that those who are going to the bonfire can return to Plymouth via Buckland Monochorum – Milton Coombe Hill (av speed monitoring to be turned off here!!!!) – Roborough – Coypool.
Or (non led) return via Deuz Alpes in reverse.
I am deteremined to keep the pace as near to ’12’ as poss and will welcome help in doing so. So shout out should we start drifting upwards……………
A note to new members or anyone trying our rides – This is our slowest Saturday road ride and in fairness to everyone else please be sure you can cope with this pace before turning up. If unsure best try an evening ’10’ so we can help you gauge your level. Likewise if too slow choose one of our faster Saturday rides.
Do read out Rides Ethos and Guide to Group Riding (both available elsewhere on this news page).Our Ethos
- We welcome all newcomers.
- Our bikes are in a safe to ride condition.
- We wear helmets on all road and MTB rides.
- For safety reasons any type of music ear phones will not be worn, this ensures you can hear messages about cars/obstructions/directions as passed down the line.
- We ride with front and rear lights in poor visibility and within normal lighting up hrs.
- We remain aware that we are riding under the YOGi Cycling Banner and do not behave in a manner that can harm the clubs reputation. This means following all traffic rules, riding in single file when cars are behind, and refusing to get involved in any kind of abuse with other road users, no matter what the provocation
- Caring passionately about the trails we ride
- Everyone shares our ethos and ensures YOGi Cycling is seen as an exemplary cycling club
- Everyone brings spare inner tubes and basic tools
- We do not leave anyone stranded so shout loudly if you have a mechanical/puncture we will stop and assist