Cycling events activities and news about cycling in Plymouth and nearby

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A mix of riders turned up outside the Life Centre for the 2022 Tour de Plymouth on Sunday June 12th. Twenty four people keen to explore the cycle tracks and quiet streets of Plymouth. Some seasoned cyclists, a number of parents along with their kids, as well as a few grown ups hoping to find new ways of getting around the city.

We set off promptly at 11am after Mike, our ride leader had briefed us all on what to expect and what to do to keep everyone safe. The ride was marshalled by Dave Clarke, Andy Whitby, and Jon Stevens, who made sure everyone was safely across any tricky crossings, with Stuart Mee bringing up the rear to ensure no one was left behind.

The ride was around 8 miles and took just over one and a half hours, with plenty of stops to allow for the slower riders to catch up. One of the highlights was a brief side trip to visit the Scott Memorial at Mount Wise, occupying a superb position overlooking the Tamar and with views across to Cornwall.

Ride 2022 Scott Memorial

People commented how interesting they found the route, some discovering parts of Plymouth thye’d never seen before, and how helpful it was to be able cycle with their kids and feel safe. They also enjoyed the opportunity to chat and swop experiences with others. Altogether a successful trip! Watch our Facebook, Twitter, and email bulletins for further rides. If you’re not on our email list click here to join.

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7 thoughts on “Cycling events activities and news about cycling in Plymouth and nearby

  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. 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 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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