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.
If you are using some mobile devices you might find that the links to the route only show written instructions. To get a map you will then need to click on 'View desktop version'.
Thursday 19th December, Haldon Mountain Bike Centre
08:30 West Hill Memorial (no leader) 08:45 Aylesbeare Cross 09:15 Redhayes Bridge 09:45 Exe Swing Bridge and then combined 10:45 Haldon Mountain Bike Centre
09:30 Piazza Terracina Exeter Quay. The route can be found here 09:45 Exe Swing Bridge and then combined 10:00 Exminster shops 10:20 Ley Arms, Kenn 10:45 Haldon Mountain Bike Centre, GR 884848
Thursday 26th December, No Ride
Thursday 2nd January, Otterton Mill
08:50 Piazza Terracina Exeter Quay. The route can be found here 09:05 Exe Swing Bridge 09:20 Topsham Station roundabout 09.40 Woodbury Arch 09.55 Nigel Mansell’s golf course 10.30 Otterton Mill
09:00 West Hill Memorial 09:15 Ottery Saint Mary, Land of Canaan Car Park via East Hill, Tipton, N Poppleford and Bicton 10:30 Otterton Mill
Bike Bus Routes
Some bike bus routes can be found here.
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.