Bank Holiday Ride Out

Sunday 27th May
Meet Sainsbury’s Marsh Mills 8.30ish

Here’s the route for Sunday, Can we say departure 9 O’Clock from Sainsbury’s……apologies if this stops peoples lie ins, but you can get one on Monday (hopefully)
We’ll go from Plymouth to Exmouth for our first stop. Then we’ll go to Weymouth and find somewhere to stop on the seafront for a nose around and an ice cream/bite to eat.
From Weymouth we’ll go to Dorchester and then the route home will depend on what time it is. If we have time I’m looking at going Crewcerne, Chard and Honiton. From there……well its a work in progress*;) winking
This route will be between 200-250 miles, but should be a nice day and the weather is looking good. If the weather takes a turn for the worst then this may change, but we are hardy Plymouth bikers so we’ll take it in our stride.
See you all Sunday.
Chris Colpus


Sunday 13th Run

I reckon the weather’s going to be OK on Sunday – check out BBC weather – Sunny intervals and breezy!

I thought route as follows:

Plymouth leave 9.30am. Callington, Plusha, Altarnun, Davidstow airfield, Boscastle.

Sausage sandwich and a brew overlooking the Atlantic ocean at Boscastle Farm Shop.

St Gennys, Canworthy Water, Holsworthy, Great Torrington, Umberleigh, South Molton.

Lunch at Quince’s Honey Shop.

Chulmleigh,Winkleigh, North Tawton, Whiddon Down, Mortonhampstead for afternoon tea then home.

It’s about 148 miles, travel time 4 hours 15 mins.

Todays Ride Update 29th April 2018

Great ride today from Navigator Jo and Ian
Some fantastic roads and good company, Welcome to Andy today who joined us on his blue BMW GSA
Half the team had to leave after the breakfast stop with DIY to do and some a little chilly.
For those with heated gear the fantastic journey carried on all the way to Valley of the Rocks.
Thanks guys for a great day.
Pics of the day below.

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5th Sunday Ride out 29th April

Hi bikers.
A couple of our navigators have come together with a fab Sunday ride for tomorrow 29th of April
Navigator Jo: Route Via Tavy to Bow Garden Center, South Moulton, Blackmore Gate to Lynmouth.
Navigator Ian: Route via Barnstable, Umberlieith, Great Torrington, Folly Gate, Stickepath,
Mortonhampstead with a final cuppa at Princetown.

Sounds a great route, see you then Biker Dave Prout.

PS Don’t forget to join our whats app group to be kept in the picture with quicker updates.

Sunday 22nd April Ride Update


Great to see the return of the sunshine and the many absent faces of the Plymouth Bikers.
A BIG thank you to Pete the day’s navigator for taking us on a fabulous Sunday ride, the roads continued to sweep and bend, just what we needed. Well that was until Pete thought it would be funny to get me to take me new bike on some green laning for a little bit. Umm
Still a fab day, with some well timed stops at Roadford Lake, Fremington Key, and Oakhampton Station. Welcome to our new Australian biker friend, thanks to Dot for keeping us together as sweeper.

Some Pics from the day below.

Ok after the little team meeting update some tips and ideas from the group to help bring more wonderful summer rides.

  1. Clear box on right of site telling the biker the actual next day and date of the next Plymouth Biker Ride Out.
  2. A dairy to come, to let people in advance see what is to come during the year, with a brief of the route planned and navigator for that days ride.
  3. A pool of navigators to come forward and schedule a plan of the months ahead with routes to be put in the diary.
  4. A Whats App group chat for us to keep in touch with more updates, pics and ideas including any random rides.

“Hey everyone!

Thanks for the ride today Pete! As mentioned I’d like to start a whatsapp chat group so we can more easily get in touch for rides and such. For those who don’t know: it’s a chat app that links to your mobile number but only uses data (and thus is free most of the time). If you drop me an email at with your number or a text at 0031641019105 once you have it installed, I can add you to the group. It’s a fairly decentralized system so there’s no need for an admin or someone to keep track of everyone else. Everyone can share messages/pics and add new members later on, but I’ll be happy to be the one to get it started.



Sunday 22nd April Ride out

Sunday 22nd April Ride out
Outline for Sunday.
Meet at Sainsbury’s from 0900.  We may be a little later starting out as we will have a quick chat about what we want to do for our ride outs over the glorious summer!  Dave P may even make a guest appearance as apparently he needs to come and see some bikes before he forgets what they look like!  I suspect we just need more of what we did last year but if anyone has particular places they
want to go I am sure somebody would be prepared to put up a route.  Also it would be good to chat about when people like to know what the ride is likely to be – a couple of navigators are trying to look at what could be some longer routes and wondered if a little
more advance notice of longer routes would be an idea.  
If everyone is happy I will then take us for a bimble up to Fremington via Roadford Lake.  It is still early in the season so Roadford
was quiet last time we visited and I am hopeful Fremington will also be quiet.  I am happy to go with the flow on the day and chose a route either via Bere Alston or Tavistock to get to Roadford.  From Roadford I intend to stay work our way along some quieter roads
up to Holsworthy Beacon area, then up A388 to Stibbs Cross, following back route up into Torrington before heading up into Fremington.  Again happy to go with the flow but on way back was looking to head across to Barnstaple and then back down A386 before peeling off to go via Winkleigh before hitting Okehampton Station for final coffee.   
As it is still early in the season I intend to pace this at a comfortable L2. 
Hope to see a few of you there. 

Pete Mackay

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