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Bike Bank and Cycle Rides

Join Sustrans and SSB volunteers on a friendly guided bike ride to meet residents at Hannah’s Schoool at Ivybridge - a great way to gain confidence in cycling and meet new people in your area.  Meet at 10:00am at the Old School Community Centre in South Brent. We will be cycling seven miles to Ivybridge following National Cycle Route 2 along quiet roads taking in the beautiful surroundings and enjoying the countryside views then return the same way for 1pm. We'll spend time at Hannah's School to meet and engage with their local community. Hannahs at Ivybridge is home to a School, Respite Centre, Community Hub, Children’s Home and Hannahwood – an innovative transition project for older students. Their holistic approach offers professional support from therapists, educationalists, expert medical staff and a care team in a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Rides are open to everyone but you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared for changeable weather. The event must be pre-booked 24 hours beforehand and will be run on another date if there is an adverse weather forecast.

See: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/ivybridge-guided-bike-ride.

The South Brent Bike Bank was established by SSB in 2015 as a community resource offering a free lease of a bike for up to 7 days and promoting sustainable transport in and around South Brent. The bikes are ideal for new riders as they are easy to use and well suited to Devon being light and with plenty of gears for those hills. Each lease includes helmet, gloves and lights to get you on the road as well as a support pack full of advice, tips for new cyclists, links to cycling organisations in the area and maps.

The Bike Bank is currently only open to adults of 18 and over.

To borrow a bike you must register on the scheme. To register:

  • Complete the registration on line
  • Or download and complete a document registration form (574 KB) and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or complete a paper registration form from the envelope on the SSB notice board in the lobby of the Old School Community Centre and place it in the envelope marked 'Completed registration forms'

Once you have registered, further instructions will be emailed to you and you will be able to choose and book out a bike from the green, secure cycle store at the Old School Community Centre.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Penny on 01364 72128 or 07814 207106

 

Evening guided bike ride to Cornwood. Join us on a guided evening bike ride led by Sustrans volunteer guides to discover some of Devon’s rural roads and enjoy everything this beautiful countryside has to offer. Meet at the Watermark Centre, Leonard's Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ at 6:30pm. The circular ride of 14 miles will take two hours and includes a coffee stop. We will be following National Cycle Network Routes 2 and 272, mainly on quiet lanes and dedicated paths following the scenic Dartmoor Way to Cornwood where we stop for refreshments. We carry on to Smithaleigh along lanes overlooked by the National Park. We'll discover secret river valleys, ancient woodlands and cycle through little villages. The hedgerows will be coming alive with wild flowers too which makes for a spectacular view. This ride is of moderate difficulty. Rides are open to anyone but you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared for changeable weather. See: www.sustrans.org.uk/events/evening-guided-bike-ride-cornwood

 

More small group  bike rides are being planned during 2017 starting in (or with a joining point in, or near to) South Brent, led by Sustrans volunteers in partnership with Sustainable South Brent. There will be rides for less experienced cyclists including families with children and some more challenging rides for more experienced riders (anyone with an electric bike would also be welcome). The SSB Bike Bank cycles will be available for free loan, on a first come basis (see SSB link).

 

Guided bike ride to discover the Dartmoor Way: Join us on a fantastic guided bike ride led by Sustrans volunteers to discover the heart of delightful Dartmoor. Starting in Ivybridge or South Brent, we'll follow scenic lanes with stunning views to discover some of Dartmoor’s finest landscapes. From secret river valleys and ancient woodlands, we'll cycle through little villages and climb up onto the high moors passing ancient tors to find Dartmoor's highest town. There will be several stops including a well-deserved lunch break. We'll be following National Cycle Network Routes 2; 272 and 27 and other quiet roads to enjoy the countryside. The route is a circular ride of 50 miles and we'll climb 5,000ft. Time allowed for this event is eight hours. We will cycle at an easy pace with rest breaks on route. There will be time to stop and take pictures too. This ride is of moderate to challenging difficulty with some steep hills. Rides are open to anyone but you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared for changeable weather. A back up car will be provided. Choice of starts and finish will be at the same place:

Meet for 10am start at The Old School Community Centre, Totnes Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BP

Meet for 9.15am start at the Watermark Centre, Leonard's Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ.

See: www.sustrans.org.uk/events/guided-bike-ride-discover-dartmoor-way

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