This week’s ride will be led by one of our regular volunteers Ski, who has once again opted for the delights of a trip across the Cornish border! As usual meet Coypool @09:00.
Actual route is; Cattedown – Barbican – Torpoint Ferry – St John – Millbrook – Maker – Cawsand – Whitsand Bay (cafe stop at the lovely Cliff View cafe) – Tregantle – here there is the usual option of taking either the shorter route home via Anthony – Torpoint – Plymouth. Around 35 miles and famed for its many short but sharp climbs.
Or the approx 8 miles longer option of:-
Polbathic – Anthony – Torpoint. Also famed for even more short and sharp climbs!
Usual (and sensible!) routine is to agree who is doing what at the cafe stop. The influencing factors are the size/amounts of home-made cakes eaten and the weather conditions!
The usual plea; This is our slowest Saturday ride so to ensure everyone elses enjoyment
A reminder for all to contribute to ensuring the pace remains very close to the stated average. Yep that is 12 mph and the need to ensure everyone rides safely and with consideration to other road users and fellow riders.
For anyone planning on using this ride to try riding with YOGi Cycling please read our ‘Rides Ethos’ (at the bottom of the Rides Update Sticky Post and the ‘Guide to Group Riding, both articles elsewhere on this ‘News Page’.
Please be aware this is our slowest Saturday ride but it is only fair to be able to maintain this pace, so others enjoy a ride at the level they are expecting, if you are unsure of being able to keep up, best try a Wed ’10′ first and we will help gauge your level. If it’s too slow stick with it and move up to a faster option the following ride.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