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MTB Fun/Social Ride – Saturday 18th August 2018

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month.  We will meet at 10am at Roborough Rock Carpark (large rock on the old airfield near to Yelverton).   Then drive on somewhere close by to start the ride.  I’m expecting to be back at the Burrator Inn for lunch/snack/drink at around 2pm. Bring a change of clothes for afterwards. Weather is getting a bit cooler than recently at 17 degrees, with light winds.  Rain is NOT forecast, but come prepared just in case. See you there  John 07824505817

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MTB Fun/Social Ride and AGM – Saturday 16th September

MTB Fun/Social Ride – Saturday 16th September Followed by YOGI AGM and Prize Giving, with BBQ and FREE drinks. Meet and ride from Yelverton Church Hall Carpark at 10am. The carpark is the first one on the right, just before the roundabout at Yelverton (from Plymouth direction). We will ride from there, and will be back at the Carpark for around 1pm. Then everyone is invited to the AGM and Prize Giving social. There is a free BBQ, Drink (Beers, Cider and soft drinks, plus tea and coffee). Family are also welcome at the AGM. The official AGM bit will … Read more…

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MTB Fun/Social Ride – Saturday 18th June 2016

Normal ride again this week for the 3rd Saturday of the Month Fun Ride, meeting 10am at Roborough Rock carpark on the old airfield near Yelverton. Will drive somewhere nearby, and ride the usual length of ride and aim to in the Burrator for lunch /snack/drink for 1:30-2pm. Weather looks good to me, so hope to see people there tomorrow. John 07824505817

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MTB Fun/Social Ride – Saturday 1st August

For the ‘1st Saturday of the month’ ride this month we will be meeting at Newbridge Carpark, River Dart, Near Ashburton (I say we, I mean everyone else but me, since I’m still unable incapacitated 🙁  Iain Smith is standing in and leading the ride. Meeting point will be Newbridge car park, near Ashburton (On the River Dart) at 10.30. Note: We will NOT be meeting at the usual place as that is the wrong side of the Moor and the extra half an hour to give extra time to drive there! Not a huge long ride so no need for lunch but quite hilly … Read more…

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MTB Fun / Social Ride – Saturday 18th October

Its time for the ‘3rd Saturday’ Fun Ride again.  We will meet 10am at Roborough Rock car park, on the old airfield. then drive somewhere close by to start the ride. Bring a change of clothes as we will go to the Burrator Inn afterwards for a Chat/Drink/Lunch for those that wish.  Ride for around 2hrs depending on the weather. Dress appropriately, waterproof top needed, as we may get wet at times, currently the forecast for the area is looking Cloudy with one or two heavy showers, fairly windy.  Should be fun 🙂 Directions: It’s the big rock by the old airfield, near Yelverton. … Read more…

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Yogi Fun Ride – Aerial footage

Last Saturday we had a great turnout of 14 riders and 1 dog in perfect weather.  We started from Cadover bridge, heading up onto the moor.  This video shot by Windy was just a small part at the start of the route but gives a bit of a feel for what our MTB rides are like.  Hopefully it will be the first of many.


MTB Fun/Social ride Sunday 28th Sept – Woodbury common

We have an extra ride this Sunday for the Fun/Adventure level riders. Start at carpark just south of Woodbury castle, east of Woodbury village, which is just SE of Exeter.  For those of you that have FB then check the Yogi Cycling MTB posts. Will likely stop at a pub for lunch mid ride if weather permits.  Looks like it will still be bone dry and fine weather. meet at 1045hrs ready to ride at 1100hrs  

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MTB – Fun/Social Ride

For this “3rd Saturday” Fun Ride we are going down to Cardinham Woods Trail centre.

Meet at 10am in the Visitor Centre Carpark, then probably ride a couple of loops doing the Blue first then adding the Red parts for the second loop.

Note that there will also be a few of the faster Tuesday/Saturday Waynes World riders who are meeting at the same time. Read more…

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MTB Fun Ride – Saturday 17th August

Hannah has kindly offered to lead  this Saturday’s Mountain Bike Fun Ride, since both Steve (Morzine) and I (XC Event at Hadleigh Farm) are away this weekend. Meet at 10am at Quarry Car park, Burrator. Directions: Driving towards Burrator reservoir, it’s the obvious car park in the old quarry just before you get to the dam on the left.  

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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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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 Report 15 October 2011 by Tom

Riders: Lynda, Dave, Simon, Simeon, Steve F & Tom After a bit of a frosty start first thing, a blue bird sky and a light warm breeze was the order on meeting at the Burrator quarry car park – this is October right? Both Windy and John were not around, so Lynda and Dave had stepped in to lead the ride at the last minute. Steve and Sim were both a bit hazy from a few jars the night before (and been due to be in work), so the only solution was a good blast to sweat it out. With … Read more…


Kielder 100 – 2011

Report by Ben Causon After a successful 2010 Kielder 100 ride, Andy Powell and Dave Elliot inspired 3 more Yogi’s (Gary Bees, Andy Pearse & Ben Causon) plus soon to be Yogi Nigel Hook to join them in 2011. After months of training, following separate training plans, Team Yogi were in good shape for the event, including Andy Powell who had struggled since a bad fall in June in the French Alps. We arrived at the camp-site mid afternoon on Friday and promptly set about making camp in the only area of field not already occupied. After much deliberation we … Read more…


MTB Fun Ride – Saturday 20th August

Our Fun Ride this week started from Quarry carpark on a VERY wet day.  We welcomed Christine, a newcomer to our group and Andy Westcott who normally rides with the roadies along with several of the regular Fun Ride group making 9 (or was it 11) of us in total. Starting out up the track to the old railway line and along Devonport leat we were soon lovely and warm.   We climbed up through the forest and then onwards up to the top of Peek Hill for the view – Ha Ha!!  We could only see about 50m in the clouds.  Heading down … Read more…


MTB Adventure Ride 18th August 2011 (Words)

It was a lovely evening for a change so I took the decision to ride high on the moor, trying a route I had thought about but not rode before…… fingers crossed it works out??? RIDERS PRESENT: Windy, Paul Minns, Scott, Morgan, Tim, Paul Cant, Andy Pearse, Rob, Matt and Bracken. We drove out to Holming beam which can be found at the end of the long range road close to two bridges. The sun was setting which made Dartmoor look amazing. We headed east down a hill which was so wet we all had a shock….. Although Rob had a … Read more…