I’ve been planning this ride for a while now and I’m looking forward to being out on the bike again after last weekend’s wash out. This ride will provide an opportunity to get some winter miles in the legs. Pace will be steady and I estimate that the av speed will be about 15.7 by the time we get back. Numbers were down a fortnight ago so hope to see the usual suspects out and new comers or old comers are welcome too. From our usual starting place at B&Q 09:00 we ride directly to the Torpoint ferry. Anybody wishing to meet us there should be there for 9:30. After that we ride along the valley to Trerulefoot and then up a few climbs to Liskeard through Menheniot. Anybody wishing a shorter route could ride home from there. The route takes us through some nice roads to the coast. We then follow the coastal roads back through Pollpero, Looe and Seaton to the ferry. By the time we get back to Torpoint we will have covered about 66 miles and the total will include your journey home. Ride includes a fair few hills but which one doesn’t ?
Here is the route:
- 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