This week Ross Wildman is going to lead the ride and Simon Pope will be assisting. The route in his words as follows:
Pack your climbing legs and side burns. Given that we had the Tour of Britain last week and the sounds of a few stating that we do not go up ‘coffin stone’ much, I decided to combine the two!
We will head out from Coypool to Yelverton via the normal ‘YOGi’ way, (that’ll be Deux Alpes then!). At Yelverton we can pick up any late comers at 10.00 am before we make our way to join the Tour of Britain route at the base of Pork Hill. From here we will climb Pork Hill, Merrivale descend past Two Bridges and ride on to the rolling roads leading into Dartmeet.
Once climbed the now famous ‘Coffin Stone Hill’, we shall descend via Poundsgate, New Bridge and at Ashburton we will take our café stop at the Dartmoor Lodge. After we have been spoilt with cake, we will continue along the route via Buckfastleigh, onto Dean Prior, back to South Brent and home via Wrangaton and Ivybridge.
The estimated distance is approx 60 miles (those wishing to cut off can do so of course), with 6000ft of climbing.
Please remember that this is a ’14’ ride. Respect the pace and your ride leader. If you wish to ride faster, join the Saturday 16 as otherwise it is hard for those coming up to adjust, so please do be mindful of this.. Thanking you all for your consideration.
For you mappy type people here is the linky link:
Meet as usual folks. 9am B&Q Coypool at the far end of the car park for……..more fun on the bike! 🙂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