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Yogi MTB Mince Pies, Holly and Snow – Saturday 17th December

We all met at 10am in Newbridge car park for the XMAS MTB Fun/Adventure Ride in the Dart valley; well most of us, Colin just made it as he had been waiting at Two Bridges and Lucy G only met us because Colin delayed our departure!  Everyone managed to get a space in the car park despite there being hundreds of canoeists, as it is the start of the “Loop” run on the River Dart.  We had a good turn out with many of the regular fun riders plus some of the regular Thursday night riders.  Those present were: Andy … Read more…

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Fun Ride – 19th November – Beliver Forest / East Dart

Seven of us met at Yelverton for what looked like a blustery 3rd Saturday Fun Ride. It turned out nicer than expected though as is so often the case.   We travelled out to a Carpark just south of Beliver Tor – Tom, convinced that we were meeting at Quarry carpark kindly checked that no one else had misread the website and called in there on the way just make sure. Riding this this ride were: Roger and Penny Eyre, Emily Johns (on her second ride with us), Tom Nickson, Andy Westcott, Penny Allan and yours truly.  As Penny A and I 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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Steady Road Ride – Saturday 20th August

Hi all, Usual start point – B&Q car park Plympton (09:00), we will then make our way out to just before Ashburton via Plympton and Ivybridge. From here we start to climb our way up Holne Hill and Hexworthy Hill, where we go past Venford Resevoir, this will bring us up onto the Moors. It’s just a short dash then past Two Bridges to bring us to the café stop at the Foxtor Café in Princetown. With a belly full of cake it’s all downhill (sort of) back to Plymouth. Ride distance of about 55 miles, the café stops is around 40 mile mark so it … 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…

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