This week’s ’14’, brought to you by Alex Warren, is a trip through some Cornish lanes, with a traditional coffee stop at Tavistock.
Meet at the B&Q car park, Coypool at 9:00. From there we go to the Tamar Bridge where those wanting a lie in can join us at the car park at the top of Pemros Road at 9.45. Once in Cornwall, pass through Saltash and turn onto the A388 to the roundabout at Hatt.
At the Hatt roundabout turn left through Hatt village and follow the road out of the village. At the bottom of the descent the road turns sharp right. Don’t go straight on which is a farm lane, and watch out for mud on this corner. Follow this road to Amy Tree. At Amy Tree bear right then left for Callington. At Callington turn right on to Tavistock road (A390). Go straight across at the first roundabout. At the next junction turn right following the Tavistock road and immediately turn off to the right on the lane for Dupath Well Chapel. After about half a mile turn left down a narrow lane and after about another half mile, turn left again at the T junction. The road descends steeply, and at the bottom of the hill turn for Harrowbarrow. In Harrowbarrow turn left then right following the road through Metherell to Norris Green. In Norris Green turn left for St Anne’s Chapel. In St Anne’s Chapel, turn right on to the Tavistock road. Go down the steep hill through Gunnislake, over the stone bridge and back into England. Follow the road to Tavistock and the Coffee stop in the pannier market.
After Tavistock we will go through Whitchurch, Grenofen and Horrabridge and back to Yelverton and then Plymouth.
Here is the route (42 miles):
Please remember people that this ride is aimed for those that wish to ride around 14mph average. Please respect this and do not pull the group on and remember to respect the group leader.
If you have not ridden in a group before or lack experience of group riding then check out the link in regard Road Ride Etiquette which can be located under the YOGi Info tab.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