rides are open to all ages and abilities, they vary a lot in terms of distance
and difficulty. You will need to be a Cycling UK member so that you are
insured for the rides, but you are welcome to come and try three rides with
some of the groups first to see if the sort of riding we do suits you. There
is no entry fee for any of our regular club rides, but you'll need to bring
some money/payment cards with you as we invariably call in somewhere for
We have experienced ride leaders on the rides, and apart from not getting lost they have a key role in ensuring that nobody is left behind, usually using riders to backmark the group. See Cycling UK's guide to group riding.
Sunday rides are pouplar.
These take place at three levels, the easy "Outpatients" group, and an "A" group and a "B" group.
The start for the Sunday rides is at Kingskerswell near Newton Abbot.
The "A" ride tends to be a bit longer and hillier than the other rides, usually out all day to a destination with coffee somewhere in the morning.
The "B" ride is usually a bit shorter, but may still go out for the day. Once a month there is a car assisted ride in the summer months, this allows a greater variety of routes and places to visit.
The "Outpatients" group is usually just out for the morning on a Sunday an is an easier paced ride.
<<CLICK HERE>> for more details and a calendar of ride destinations.
Monday Ladies Rides.
Devon CTC support a weekly ladies only ride.
These take place every Monday, and they meet at 9.30am at the Penn Inn roundabout in Newton Abbot (near the Toby Inn).
The ride is normally around 20 miles and is usually to a cafe or similar venue in the morning, returning around lunchtime.
The destination is decided usually on the Friday or Saturday before and is communicated via Whats App.
Stella Thompson is the group leader.
<<CLICK HERE>> for full details of the rides and a map of where to find the start.
Tuesday rides are probably the most popular rides, now with three levels
similar to the Sunday rides.
The "A" rides and the "Outpatients" group meet at the Old Engine House opposite LIDL near Torbay Hospital at 9am
The "B" ride meet at Kingskerswell Arch at 9pm.
Generally the thre rides will all go to different destinations, but sometime all the groups meet at a larger cafe or venue.
"A" rides coordinator is Richard Etches. <<email>>
"B" ride coordinator is Geoff Sharpe. <<email>>
"Outpatients" coordinator is Mike taylor. <<email>>
Destinations are usually communicated via the clubs WhatsApp groups, and also on Facebook, and via an email group.
<<CLICK HERE>> for more details including map locations of starts.
Wednesday Evening Rides.
Wednesday Evening there is a pub ride leaving Kingskerswell jst after 7pm.
These rides have been more popular recently and are now running as an "A" ride and a "B" ride,
(depending on numbers) with the "B"s taking a slighter shorter and easier route to the pub.
In winter time the pub destination is usually closer to the start to give a shorter ride home.
Even in the height of Summer you will need to bring lights for the journey home.
Paul Adams is the Wednesday nights coordinator.
<<CLICK HERE>> for more details including a destination calendar.
On most Thursdays there is a coffee pot meet at a cafe or sometimes a members home.
The meet is usually hosted to start at 10.30 with people arriving by bike or however they want.
It's a good way of the club keeping in touch, especially for members who no longer cycle but still wish to socialise.
Rob Swayne is the Coffee Pots coordinator. <<email>>