Saturday ‘14’ Road Ride – 9th June

I know, I know, I am late with the post this week! I’m sure normal service will resume with the Saturday 14 route being the first onto the web again soon as we do like to beat the Saturday 12 and the Saturday 16 and usually do 😉 (Smiles smugly) 😆

This week your ride leader will be Alex Warren and he has the following route in store for you all. 🙂

Gunnislake – Tavistock

A trip through some  different  Cornish lanes, with a traditional coffee stop at Kit Hill.

Meet at the B&Q car park at Coypool.  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 turn left then right and follow the road to Newbridge.  At the bottom of the steep descent cross the A390 Callington – Liskeard road at Newbridge and follow the narrow, rolling and generally agricultural lanes through Frogwell,  Golberdon and South Hill to Bray Shop. At Bray Shop cross straight over the B3257 and bear right for Stoke Climsland.  In Stoke Climsland go down the steep hill to Downgate (Lower and Higher) and turn left on the B3257 round the back of Kit Hill.  At the crossroads at Monkscross turn right (signposted “Kit Hill”) and climb the steep hill.  The coffee stop at Louis’ Café is just past the top on the left hand side.

After the coffee stop, those wanting to do a shorter route can return via Callington and Saltash. The full return leg goes through Gunnislake, passes into Devon, and turns right on to the B3257 (signposted “Morwellhan Quay” and “Bere Alston”). Turn right off this road to Denham Bridge and return to Plymouth past Buckland Abbey and the turning to Milton Coombe,  joining the road from Yelverton to Roborough. (The part of the route from Denham Bridge is usually done in the other direction, so this will be a bit of a change).

Distance from Coypool and back is about 45 miles.

Approximate route:

As usual please remember to adhere to the Highway Code at all times and to respect any instruction from the ride leader(s). Please do not pull the pace of the ride as this causes trouble for those less strong so it is unfair to do so.

Meet at 9am B&Q Coypool (far end) 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
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