SSB is pleased to work with Sustrans on holding various guided bike rides in the local area. The rides vary in length and difficulty – there are gentle rides more suitable for families, as well as others which take all day and cover more challenging terrain.  Perhaps you would like  to tackle the 50 mile ‘Discovering the Dartmoor Way’! Check the Blog pages and the events calendar to see whats coming up and if there’s a ride for you.

Remember you can arrange a free loan of a bike from the SSB Bike Bank, on a first come basis.

Bike Bank

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. There are now 3 bikes; they 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 open to adults of 16 years and over (those under 18 will need a parent or guardian’s consent)

For more information about how to join the Bike Bank download the Information and guidance sheet.

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

  • Download and complete a registration form and email it to bike@sustainablesouthbrent.org.uk
  • 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 bike@sustainablesouthbrent.org.uk or call Penny on 01364 72128 or 07814 207106

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Past Events › Cycling

September 2018

Evening led bike ride from South Brent

5 September, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Station Yard Car Park, South Brent, Station Yard Car Park
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9AJ United Kingdom
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Evening Bike Ride from South Brent, led by Sustrans volunteers, leaving from Station Yard car park, South Brent, TQ10 9AJ at 6pm returning by 8.45pm. Join Sustainable South Brent, PL21 Transition Town & Sustrans to discover the beautiful Southern slopes of Dartmoor on this September evening ride. The ride is approximately 20 miles long. From South Brent we will follow the brilliant Dartmoor Way to a refreshment stop at the Abbey Inn by the side of the River Dart in…

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October 2018

Led bike Ride on the Dartmoor Way

28 October, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Autumn Bike ride on the Dartmoor Way from 9:30am-4:30pm: Join Sustainable South Brent, PL21 Transition Town and Sustrans volunteers to discover the beautiful Plym Valley, Burrator Reservoir, the Dartmoor Way, Tavistock and NCN Route 27. Meet at 9:30am in the Park & Ride Car Park at Coypool, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4TB. Total distance: 36 miles/60kms. There is an optional start at Clear-brook adjacent to the Skylark Inn, PL20 6JD at 10.15am for a shorter ride of 23 miles/38kms. The route…

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Family bike ride to explore the Stover Trail

28 October, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lodge Indoor Skate Park, Wharf Rd,
Newton Abbot,, Devon TQ12 2DA United Kingdom
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Family bike ride to explore the Stover Trail: Join Sustrans volunteers for a led bike ride from Newton Abbot to the foothills of Dartmoor and back, starting at 10.00am at the Lodge Indoor Skate Park, Wharf Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2DA. The 12-mile return ride is an easy introduction to cycling for adults and family groups. It runs mostly along the National Cycle Network route 28, following a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet country lanes, crisscrossing the former Stover Canal…

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November 2018

Saddle up with Sustrans and SSB for a Breakfast Bike ride

25 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Saddle up with Sustrans for a Breakfast Bike ride from 10-11am. Join Sustainable South Brent, PL21 Transition Town and Sustrans volunteers to work up an appetite for breakfast with a 5 mile cycle ride around the foothills of Dartmoor. Meet by 10am at the Old School Community Centre, Totnes road, South Brent, TQ10 9BP. We'll follow minor roads using the National Cycle Network to explore some of the beautiful scenery around South Brent. The ride will take you past two…

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January 2019

PL21 Transition Town initiative open meeting with talk on ‘Active Travel’ (eg walking/cycling) by Sustrans Regional Director

16 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Watermark, Ivybridge Ivybridge, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

AGM of PL21 Transition Town Initiative and open meeting at 7pm at The Watermark, Ivybridge. Guest speaker James Cleeton, Regional Director South for Sustrans, the charity that makes it easier to walk and cycle, is one of the foremost speakers in the country on community engagement, street design and travel behaviour. His illustrated talk, ‘Active Travel’ will stimulate discussion and challenge current attitudes. In an era where people are becoming more health conscious as well as learning more how to…

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April 2019

Explore Ivybridge and South Brent by Bike

14 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Explore Ivybridge and South Brent by Bike from 10am to 12noon. Join our friendly and supportive Sustrans volunteers, in association with community groups, PL21 Transition Town and Sustainable South Brent for a guided, family-friendly, bike ride to warm the legs and discover some beautiful scenery around Ivybridge and South Brent. We'll follow National Cycle Network Routes 2 and 272 and other little lanes on a return journey of 12 miles. This ride is here to help you gain confidence, meet…

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June 2019

Guided Bike Ride – Discover the Dartmoor Way

2 June @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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£15

Discover the Dartmoor Way: Join Sustainable South Brent, PL21 Transition Town and Sustrans volunteers on a 50 mile/8 hour guided bike ride at an easy pace to discover the heart of Dartmoor. It is a circular route, with a choice of 2 starts/finishes - either the Watermark Centre, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ at 9.15am or the Old School Community Centre South Brent at 10.00am. We will follow the Dartmoor Way through Buckfastleigh-Holne-Hexworthy-Princetown-Burrator-Cornwood-Harford along scenic lanes with stunning views. From secret river…

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July 2019

Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge Issues & Opportunities: Community Workshop

16 July @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Road
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge Issues & Opportunities: Community Workshop from 3:30-7 pm in Ivybridge Library, The Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ. Local sustainability group, PL21 Transition Town Initiative, with the support of Ivybridge Town Council, has commissioned Sustrans to undertake a study into improving active travel in and around Ivybridge. With Sustrans, they have teamed up with Highways England to tackle traffic congestion, explain health benefits and contribute to climate change by asking…

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Bike ride to Discover the Dartmoor Way via the High Moor Link – CANCELLED

28 July @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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£15

Discover the Dartmoor Way via the High Moor Link: Regrettably, this led bike ride has been cancelled by Sustrans due to shortage of volunteers.

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September 2019

Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge: ‘Active Travel’ Solutions Workshop

10 September @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Road
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge: ‘Active Travel’ Solutions Workshop: Community Workshop from 3:30 -7 pm in Ivybridge Library, The Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ. Local sustainability group, PL21 Transition Town Initiative, with the support of Ivybridge Town Council, has commissioned Sustrans to undertake a study into improving active travel and sustainable transport in and around Ivybridge including South Brent, Ugborough, Ermington, Cornwood and Lee Mill. There was an amazing response to the first workshop…

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