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[edit] Coffee Pot - Bike Bus

Newcomers - either to cycling or to the area - may find it helpful to join a group cycling to the Thursday morning coffee stops. Most weeks a 'Bike Bus' runs from a range of start points to the coffee stop.

The schedule for the bus is advertised below and riders can join at a location that best suits them. The Bus runs at an easy pace and no one is ever left behind, so these rides are a useful introduction to touring cycling.

Occasionally there is no leader for part of the ride. Try to have the schedule and a map with you. Where possible appoint a leader from those present.

[edit] Thursday 27th April, Honiton, Lacemakers' Café

08:20 Exeter Quay, Piazza Terracina The route can be found here (with a slight amendment 
                                 for a new path between Duck Marsh Bridfe and Crematorium which is not on the current map)
09:05 Redhayes Bridge
09:55 Whimple Station
10:45 Honiton, Lacemakers' Café
09;00 West Hill memorial (no leader)
09:03 Foxenhole
09:30 Talaton Pub
      Via Feniton; Buckerell
10:30 Honiton, Lacemakers' Café
Off road enthusiasts should read the notice below

Some bike bus routes can be found here.

[edit] Thursday 27th April: Tamar Trails Away Day

On 27 April, in addition to the normal Bike Bus ride, Kirby is taking a small group to the Tamar Trails Centre. The Trail Centre is just west of Tavistock, and is about 60 minutes' drive from Exeter.

The trails are off road, but of an easy standard - following an old rail line and forest tracks. The routes have views down to the River Tamar and pass numerous industrial archaeology sites.

The trip is weather dependant, and the current plan is to rendezvous in Ide at 09:30 to share transport. If you are interested in attending, please let Kirby know well before hand.

[edit] The Small Print

The Bike Bus is primarily organised for CTC Members and those new to leisure cycling who would like to try out cycling in company. For insurance and liability reasons regular riders are expected to be members of the CTC. Newcomers who wish to try out the Bike Bus can join up to three rides without taking out membership but are required to complete a Guest Rider Registration Form for each ride.

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