Saturday 14 Road Ride – 21st September

This weeks route will head North via the cycle path to pick up those wishing a lay in at Yelverton, we’ll be leaving Yelverton as close to 10:00 as possible but not before 🙂  After that we’ll go via Walkhampton and the short sharp climb after the river crossing over towards Batteridge.  After the descent of Batteridge we’ll join the Okehampton road and head North up to Mary Tavy before turning off to Brent Tor.  From here we’ll reverse the route of a couple of weeks back heading through Lydford, then left over towards Chillaton, the nice climb out over to Brent Tor and straight down to Bob’s at Tavi for our stop.

Our stop will be 36 miles in, and it’s a 14 mile route back via Horrabridge and Roughborough down.  For those wishing to extend there is the option of a return via Pork and Merrivale ?? 😉

Depending on the mood of the group on the day it is possible to head further North after Lydford to pick up the old A30, then West before picking up the route at Chillaton…this would add another 8-10 miles to the route….we’ll see on the day 🙂

Total basic distance, without any extensions is just over 50 miles, expect to be back between 2 and 3 dependent on route we take. Weather is looking good with not too much wind and certainly no rain….Oh, and only 4,500ft of climbing!!…an easy day!

Route can be found here

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