South Dartmoor CTC

The club organises many different kinds of weekly rides depending on the level of interest from current members.
Morning Rides
Rides starting Sundays at 10.15, finishing anywhere between 12.30 and 2.30 depending on weather and abilities of riders. Suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Typical distance 10-20 miles. Social after the ride until 3.30.
Day Rides
Ride starting Sundays at 10.15, finishing anywhere between 3.30 and 5.00 depending on weather and abilities of riders. Intended for more experienced riders, with distances typically 25-40 miles. Social after the ride until 6.00. Can meet members at Totnes, Ashburton or South Brent by arrangement.
Car-assisted Day Rides
Rides to places outside the local area, such as Exeter, Cornwall, Plympton etc, often to cycle paths. Rides start Sundays at 10.15, finishing anywhere between 4.00 and 5.30 depending on weather and abilities of riders. Places must be booked in advance to ensure enough space in the cars. Social after the ride until 6.00. Small charge to cover fuel costs.
Evening Rides
Organised on Friday evenings between April and September when requested by members. Rides start Fridays at 7.00, finishing anywhere between 9.00 and 9.30 depending on weather and abilities of riders. Suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Must bring working lights in April, May, August and September. Social after the ride until 10.00.
In addition we sometimes organise special day rides:
Ten Tors ride
One Sunday per year, usually June or July. The ride takes you past ten Dartmoor tors in the Widecombe area. If you join the rest of the group in walking to the top of each tor you receive a certificate at the end of the year.
Christmas Lunch ride
On a Sunday just before Christmas – can also be suitable for beginners. Don’t miss this very special ride. You need to book your place in advance – menu choices and prices are given in the newsletter. You ride to the Ilsington hotel, arriving at approximately 12pm. You can use the hotel’s private swimming pool and sauna for a charge of £2, then you enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal as per your order. Trophies, prizes and certificates are awarded to members at the end of the meal before the short cycle ride home.