This weeks 14 will be heading over to ride Haytor, that’s the finishing climb to the Devon stage of this year’s Tour of Britain.
Briefly we will be heading up the cycle track to pick up the sleepy heads at Yelverton, we will aim to leave there as close to 10:00am as we can make it (we won’t leave before 10 if there early!). From Yelverton we will be heading via Peak Hill up on to the moor and through Princetown towards Moretonhampstead.
As we come off the moor on the far side then we will turn South and head down the Manaton climb that many of you will know from the start of the Dartmoor Classic, just as we reach Bovey Tracey we turn sharp right which is the start of the Haytor climb, this is a long steady climb of just under 3.5 miles 🙂 Once over the top we will descend Pear Tree and make our coffee stop at the Dartmoor Lodge. Please ensure you have food to eat on the route and enough fluids as the café stop is not until 43 miles in!!
After our café stop we will pick up the normal route back into Plymouth (20 miles) via Buckfast, South Brent and Ivybridge.
Weather is looking dry with the winds dropping and a little warmer……….I promise!!!
Plaese note this will be a steady ride out to at least Bovey to ensure everyone has the energy to enjoy the Haytor climb! Total ride distance should be approx. 63 miles with 6,000ft of climbing 🙂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