Cycling events activities and news from the Plymouth Cycling Campaign

UPCOMING RIDES IN AND AROUND PLYMOUTH
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The South Hams has an active cycling culture and offers a number of led rides. Check out the rides and cycling related activities here. Everyone is welcome and the rides cater for all levels.
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Keep a lookout for regular local rides here. These guided rides are great for those looking to explore the area with a guided ride. They cater for various levels of confidence, including rides exclusively for women and for beginners.
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Local events are usually publicised on the Plymouth Cycling Campaign Facebook page. Once you have visited the page and requested to join you will be able to post details of your own cycling-related events and activities. You will need to be a member of Facebook, but this is simply a matter of supplying your name and email address – you can use Facebook as much or as little as you like.

The Plymouth Cycling Campaign hold occasional evening rides along the lovely Plym Valley trail to Clearbrook, meeting at the B&Q car park at Coypool. If you’d like to eat at the Skylark pub it might be a good idea to book (should be there comfortably for 7.30) or you can bring a picnic. This will be a relaxing ride for all the family, so hope to see you there. We will let you know when we plan our next ride, with info here and on our Facebook page.

Weekly(ish) rides are held by the Pedal Power social cycling group so if that’s what you are looking for see their Facebook page.

If you are on our email list we will send you up to date information on events, together with any other news relating to cycling in and around Plymouth. If you are not on the list but would like to be please email stuartm@plymouthcyclingcampaign.co.uk.

The Plymouth Cycling Campaign holds regular meetings about once every two months, where we review progress on various cycling related issues, discuss how to move forward, and plan initiatives and rides to encourage people to cycle. The minutes of these meetings are here. The meetings are open to all, and everyone with an interest in cycling and sustainable transport is welcome to attend.

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NEW CYCLE CLUB LAUNCHED – Woodland Wheelers is the name of the cycle club launched recently. The club was a vision of Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership to bridge the gap between beginner cyclists and the more elite clubs. The new club is open to all ages and abilities and is supported by National Trust and British Cycling in partnership with Sky. It will provide regular rides and activities in and around the Plymouth area to improve or enhance the enjoyment of cycling for all.

  1. Hi I just move down here from London London for road and mountain bike rides where do ure rides start from I’m near central Plymouth

    • Hi Martin, YOGI listed at the bottom of this page are good for mountain bike rides. If you fancy some down hill MTB rides, try Gawton & Tavi Woodlands (near Bere Alston – you can catch the train out) a day ticket is £5 or membership for one year is only about £30. There is some really good mountain biking up on Dartmoor especially around Burrator/Princetown area (look around for the little purple gate-fold MTB route brochures for Dartmoor, only about £5). Try Plymbridge & Cann Woods (Plymouth) for woodland tracks. For further afield try Haldon Hill, Okehampton, Cardinham Woods, Cheers.

  2. Had my first lesson with Peter Simon of Plymotion, brilliant teacher, free course, but soon to srop. Plymouth Council have done their best but funds dry up at the end of this month.Come on guys, find some means to keep this enthusiastic teacher in his job and promote cycling

  3. Taking part in Love Cycling 2015, means supporting your local cardiac charity Heartswell South West and continued support of our local cardiac patients. Heartswell fundraisers for ongoing purchases of essential life saving cardiac equipment for our local hospitals. Check the link for the cycling event: http://www.heartswell.org.uk/events/love-cycling-2015/

  4. Have just bought a road bike after 20 years away from road cycling.Is there any room for the likes of me in your club? colin_ross2@sky.com

  5. Yogi Cycling Club run regular Mountain (MTB) Bike club rides in the Plymouth and West devon area. There are lots of rides to choose from, so it’s best to take a look at http://www.yogicycling.com and look for the Weekly Rides update post. This explains the various rides and gives an idea of the sort of level you need to be to attend each ride. There’s something for everyone from beginners looking for their first foray onto Dartmoor tracks, to experts wishing to push their fitness.

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