This week I have stepped in to lead the 14 ride as our Jez is still suffering from man flu, bless him lol. I may be leading from the back of the group as I’ve not been out riding since before Xmas and my fitness has gone AWOL so be kind to me. This weeks ride will be heading out to Belliver Forest. The weather is looking to improve this weekend but of course if at any point it is considered to dangerous we may have to amend the ride.This week the 16 and 14 will be riding together as this one of Robs favourite routes.
From our usual start point, B&Q car park at Plympton, (09:00am) we will climb up to Cadover via Lee Moor before making our way to Yelverton to pick up anyone wishing to join us there (09:45-10:00). From here we will head towards Princetown and on past Two Bridges. From here we will take a left and continue on until just before Postbridge where we will take a right around Belliver Forest before the 20% switchback descent of Dartmeet. On our return leg we will be stopping at one of the Yogi’s top café stops – the Fox Tor at Princetown. If at this point it’s all too much or you have eaten too much cake you can head straight home from here but it would be a shame to miss the descents of Cols de Merrivale and Pork. We will take a left turn at the Moorshop junction, to make our way to Horrabridge and hop onto the back roads of the Roborough Downs to get home. Distance 55 miles.