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South Dartmoor CTC
Weekly cycling adventures for youngsters in South Devon
  • Rides, weekends, tours and social activities for young cyclists aged 10-16
  • Part of the national Cyclists' Touring Club, one of Britain's largest cycling organisations
  • Many activities suitable for new members
  • All activities start from Buckfastleigh
Next event (see the Forthcoming Events section for more)
Friday 16 October 2015
Social: Decided on the Day
The activity for this social will be decided nearer the time or on the day, depending on who comes and what they want to do. Options include badminton, ten-pin bowling, cinema trip, games evening or a Pizza Hut meal. Please bring a little money in case we arrange a trip out. You can contribute to the planning of this event by joining our Facebook group.

The social is open to any of our current members who have taken part in a ride within the last three weeks. If you are thinking of joining the club please send us a message using our Contact form if you would like to come along this evening. Ex-members of the club are also welcome to our socials, but please let us know if you are planning to come along.

Recent events (see the Recent Events section for more)
Sunday 11 October 2015
Day ride: Loddiswell (29 mi)Cloudy but dry
2 present: Michael Jones, John Rogers
Geese on the river Avon eye up the spectators at Newmill Bridge (12:43)
Newmill Bridge, Loddiswell (12:41)
John carrying out a hygiene inspection on the apple press (13:21)
The "new" café at the Avon Mill garden centre, Loddiswell (13:20)
Entrance to the garden centre (13:27)
The weather was rather gloomy today so we decided on a reasonably fast ride to a destination that we haven't visited since 2003. We rode through Harbourneford to South Brent and Wrangaton, then took the road to California Cross. John always prefers to avoid off-road whenever possible, so we bypassed the Avon Railway track and headed straight for the café at Loddiswell. Along the way we couldn't help stopping at the picturesque Newmill Bridge where the geese, river, cottages and woodland made a delightful sight.

The café at the Avon Mill garden centre has been hugely expanded since our last visit, but so had the prices. Quality was excellent, however, and we managed to find some children's meals that were just the right size for cyclists with plenty of miles left to ride. It was Apple Day today at the garden centre: there were apples spiked onto every post along the entrance drive, and an apple press was in operation in the courtyard.

We knew we had some climbing to do, so we rode the hill past the old Loddiswell station and onwards through Woodleigh, Preston and Moreleigh, stopping only at Rattery for a short chocolate break. We felt very pleased with ourselves for making such an enjoyable ride out of rather drab weather.

Friday 9 October 2015
Social: Decided on the Day
3 present: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, George Rogers
The youngsters wanted a social rather similar to last week, so they enjoyed a mixture of computer games, supermarket shopping and videos.

This new site, which is being updated weekly, currently contains 3699 daily reports on all 3277 events organised by the club since its foundation in 1985. Reports for new events are added as they take place, and older reports are gradually being updated with pictures, text and video where available. Click on the Previous Events menu to see ride reports for any year or a custom report for any rider.