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Exmoor Heaven

When someone suggests a 180 mile round day trip to ride your MTB most people would think you’re mad but John and Penny aided by motivating emails from Steve (Windy) managed to entice 19 riders up to Exmoor on the 10th December 2011 for some fun in the sun (well sun was promised)! The Yogi Team consisted of:- Andy Pearse, Andy Powell, Colin Gaburn, Magura Dave, John Allan, Penny Allan, Lucy Allan, Hannah Wilson-Rudd, John Wilson-Rudd, Keith Woodward, Morgan Hanson, Tom Nickson, Scott Parish, Paul Minns, Paul Cant, Tim Peters, Matthew Williams, Alex, James & Steve (Windy)Monk. John and Penny had … Read more…

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MTB Fun Ride – Sat 17th Sep 2011

This Saturdays Fun Ride saw a fantastic turnout of riders for the 3rd Saturday of the Month ride, especially considering the ominous forecast and looming dark clouds as we drove out from Plymouth towards Dartmoor. Meeting at Roborough Rock, it was also good to see a few more youngsters along – I think Jane and Lucy had been recruiting friends so they have some younger company. We had 14 in all, making a fairly large group, and the best turnout for one of our new 3rd Saturday rides so far. James and Alex had been told to go to the Yelverton Rock, … Read more…

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New to Road Cycling – Wednesday evenings fortnightly

There is a fortnightly road ride that meets every other Wednesday, especially for those that would like to see how they get on with cycling. The ride will be advertised within the ride schedule on the week that it is running, so do look out for details of it there. So far this ride has proved to be a resounding success with many people coming out to try it. The ride will meet at the usual time of 6.30pm at B&Q Coypool. Carl Hutchins (Ski) has kindly suggested this ride and will be your ride leader. The pace will average around 10 mph … Read more…


Exmoor Explorer 2011 – Sunday 7th August

August Mud Fun on Exmoor For those who like riding on knobbly tyres you need to add a date to your diary “The Exmoor Explorer”. This is an all day mountain bike event for about 500 riders every first week in August. The organisers plan a new route over Exmoor each year and for your modest entry fee of £25 you get free camping for two night’s access to a pasta party, goodie bag and on course the famous tea stop with cakes galore and freshly brewed tea (see us MTBers are civilised). Sam and I went up in sunny … Read more…


MTB Fun Ride – Saturday 6th August 2011 (Words)

This is the 1st Saturday of the month fun ride, it is designed to encourage as many new riders to MTB as possible to go out and give it a go. If however no new riders are present we  make it that little bit harder, so don’t let it put you off we will cater for all abilities. Due to the success of these rides we are now running a 3rd Saturday of the month fun ride whilst the demand is there. We met at Cox Tor car park riders present: Windy, John, Tom, Ronnie, Liz, Han, newbie Alice and  Bracken (the … Read more…

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The Ice Man gets a podium place in Newnham 24/12

Congratulations to Dave “Ice Man” Eliott who came second last night in the Newnham 24/12 12 hour solo event.. Read more…


MTB Adventure Ride – Thursday 21st July 2011 (Words)

I’ll keep this short and sweet as we opted to do the same ride as last weeks MTB fun ride! 14 intrepid riders met at the usual point at Yelverton. As I was running late I took the opportunity to do the same ride as Saturday because only one other rider took part. Role call: Windy, Paul Minns, Paul Cant, Chris, Matt, Steve, Colin, Morgan, Tim, Hannah, Dave, Alex, James, Rob and Bracken the dog. The dwarf run!!!! What a ride , this route has to be the longest single track around, its full of fast decent and technical climbs. the ground … Read more…

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MTB Fun Ride – Saturday 16th July 2011 (Words)

Since I started riding a Mountain Bike and (joined Yogi) last November, I’ve been out almost every week except for holidays and once when I was late and left behind!  I’ve only ever started in the rain once, and that was last Saturday’s Fun Ride.  The discussion  in the car went along the lines of: “If no one else turns up I’m going home!….  – Oh b****r* lots of people!”, so we just had to go now. It was pretty damp to start with, but once we were on the flowing tracks on our way from Roborough Rock to Double waters, it … Read more…


Essex Breakaway Yogi Team Shows Yogi Spirit

After visiting some good friends of mine in the  great plains of Essex, taking them for a burn and telling them all about our great club they felt compelled to join the Yogis. I thought you might like to hear the story of Vinnie and Ben Brown – the Essex Breakaway YOGi team:


Yogi MTB Morzine Trip (Chatel Road Gap HD Head Cam)

WHAT A TRIP!! We are currently in the process of putting ride reports together for the recent trip to Morzine to take part in the Passportes Du Solie challenge 2011. so watch this space: As a teaser I have posted this small film of the Chatel Road Gap. (SEE BELOW) BACKGROUND: To give a back ground to this jump we have to go back four years, I have visited Morzine now four years, each year I’ve ridden past this road gap with the dream of one day plucking up the nerve to to do it! Last year I was determined … Read more…


MTB Adventure Ride – Thursday 14th July 2011 (Words)

Sometimes the Thursday evening rides, although always a bit of an adventure, can also be fantastically beautiful – as it was a couple of weeks ago. After the hill climb to the top of the moors around Nuns Cross, we were soon admiring views across to Plymouth and over into Cornwall, and then later the scene shown here on the way back as the sun set into darkness.  


MTB Adventure Ride – Saturday 2nd July 2011 (Words)

Well “MTB Adventure Ride” was certainly the right name for it- as an adventure was what it was from start to finish!  It Started in Quarry Tor car park near Burrator with Steve relating various exciting tales about their trip to Morzine.  We also welcomed two new riders Jo and Ronnie, and heard that Hannah would not be joining us as Bracken was being electrocuted!!! (Something to do with not chasing sheep). On the ride was Steve (leading it), Tom, John, Liz, Jo, Ronnie, Justin and myself (Penny).  It was a glorious sunny day as we left the car park, and … Read more…


YOGi Cycling AGM Rides and Social Day – Pics

A few early pics here. More to follow. Okay folks, we’re going to do things a little differently this week to celebrate. If you can’t make any of the rides then why not bring the family to the AGM – we promise it will be fun! The Leisure and the Steady Road Rides will be combined; both leaving B&Q Coypool, Plympton sometime after meeting at 9am. The route goes via The White Thorn at Shaugh Prior, if anyone wishes to park there and join the ride at approximately 9.45am. The ride will finish here at around 1pm in time for the … Read more…

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