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 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.

For more information about how to join the Bike Bank download the Information & Guidance Sheet HERE.

The Bike Bank is open to adults of 16 years and over (those aged 16-18 will need a parent or guardian’s consent – download consent form HERE)

NB. You are strongly advised to wear a cycle helmet, in good condition, conforming to BS EN 1078 for your own protection when riding the bike – It is no longer possible for the Bike Bank scheme to provide these.

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

  • Download and complete a registration form HERE and email it to bike@sustainablesouthbrent.org.uk  or send/deliver it to: Penny Wainwright 1 Balmoral Villas Station Road, South Brent TQ10 9BB

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.

If you are already registered download and complete a Booking Form HERE and email or send it to the address on the form

For more information email bike@sustainablesouthbrent.org.uk or call Penny on 01364 72128

 

THE PRIMROSE TRAIL

SSB supports the development of the Primrose Trail and is represented on its Working Group/Board of Directors. The Primrose Trail will be an accessible,  multi-purpose, non-motorised route from the moor at South Brent to the sea at Kingsbridge. It will have a low enviromental impact and will follow, as closely as possible, the route of the old Primrose Line (which was closed as a railway line by Dr Beeching in 1963). For more information see: www.primrosetrail.org/ or www.facebook.com/PrimroseTrail/ or email info@primrosetrail.org.

 

Cycling in the South Brent Parish Plan

Cycling is part of the Traffic and Transport section of South Brent’s Parish Plan 2016+, and SSB takes the lead for two of the relevant action points

  • TT3: Maintain, and where possible lobby to improve, public transport, local ring-and-ride services and develop community transport options
  • TT4: Improve the cycling experience: increase cycle walk lanes; shared use signage, develop SB bike bank project; e-bike charging points.

See other Cycling resources and sites on the useful links page

 

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October 2018

Led bike Ride on the Dartmoor Way

28 October, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm BST
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, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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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September 2020

The World’s Biggest Bike Ride

12 September @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 12 September 2020: World’s Biggest Bike Ride: The launch of the inaugural ‘World’s Biggest Bike Ride’ is being planned by Cycling UK giving everyone a great reason to get out on their bikes (following social distancing rules of course). Imagine what it would be like if everyone who owns or has access to a bike took part! That would remind us all how awesome cycling is and really would send a message of support for a new era of…

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