SSB is pleased to work with Sustrans on holding various guided bike rides in the local area. The rides vary in length and difficulty – there are gentle rides more suitable for families, as well as others which take all day and cover more challenging terrain.  Perhaps you would like  to tackle the 50 mile ‘Discovering the Dartmoor Way’! Check the Blog pages and the events calendar to see whats coming up and if there’s a ride for you.

Remember you can arrange a free loan of a bike from the SSB Bike Bank, on a first come basis.

Bike Bank

The South Brent Bike Bank was established by SSB in 2015 as a community resource offering a free lease of a bike for up to 7 days and promoting sustainable transport in and around South Brent. There are now 3 bikes; they are ideal for new riders, as they are easy to use and well suited to Devon being light and with plenty of gears for those hills. Each lease includes lights to get you on the road as well as a support pack full of advice, tips for new cyclists, links to cycling organisations in the area and maps.

For more information about how to join the Bike Bank download the Information & Guidance Sheet HERE.

The Bike Bank is open to adults of 16 years and over (those aged 16-18 will need a parent or guardian’s consent – download consent form HERE)

NB. You are strongly advised to wear a cycle helmet, in good condition, conforming to BS EN 1078 for your own protection when riding the bike – It is no longer possible for the Bike Bank scheme to provide these.

To borrow a bike you must register on the scheme. To register:

  • Download and complete a registration form HERE and email it to bike@ssb.org.uk  or send/deliver it to: Penny Wainwright 1 Balmoral Villas Station Road, South Brent TQ10 9BB

Once you have registered, further instructions will be emailed to you and you will be able to choose and book out a bike from the green, secure cycle store at the Old School Community Centre.

If you are already registered download and complete a Booking Form HERE and email or send it to the address on the form

For more information email bike@ssb.org.uk or call Penny on 01364 72128

 

THE PRIMROSE TRAIL

SSB supports the development of the Primrose Trail and is represented on its Working Group/Board of Directors. The Primrose Trail will be an accessible,  multi-purpose, non-motorised route from the moor at South Brent to the sea at Kingsbridge. It will have a low enviromental impact and will follow, as closely as possible, the route of the old Primrose Line (which was closed as a railway line by Dr Beeching in 1963).

You can download an information leaflet about the Primrose Trail – Click here

A detailed feasibility study of the proposed development of the Primrose Trail has been undertaken: – Click here to download a copy.

The Primrose Trail Steering group has welcomed the mainly positive responses to the feasibility study. To read a further paper addressing some questions and concerns which have been raised about the proposal, Click here.

For more information see: www.primrosetrail.org/ or www.facebook.com/PrimroseTrail/ or email info@primrosetrail.org.

 

Cycling in the South Brent Parish Plan

Cycling is part of the Traffic and Transport section of South Brent’s Parish Plan 2016+, and SSB takes the lead for two of the relevant action points

  • TT3: Maintain, and where possible lobby to improve, public transport, local ring-and-ride services and develop community transport options
  • TT4: Improve the cycling experience: increase cycle walk lanes; shared use signage, develop SB bike bank project; e-bike charging points.

 

To download a list of ‘Active Travel’ references – Click here

See other Cycling resources and sites on the useful links page

 

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May 2021

Eco-Pub-Hub’ – Greener Travel Workshop

6 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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Thursday 6 May 2021: Greener Travel Workshop from 8-9.30pm. Zoom into the second ‘EcoPubHub’ session, organized by SSB, focusing this time on green travel. Join us for an informal evening exploring alternatives to petrol and diesel cars. We'll discuss going electric, car sharing, public transport and more including: ‘Is my bike suitable for e bike conversion?’ (Bob Fitzgerald of Bob’s Bike Shed’); ‘The joy of e-bikes’ -‘How my e-bike changed my life’ (Lindsey Stewart et al); A first electric car?…

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Art House Cycling Café event – TBC

23 May @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Art House South Brent, Old School Community Centre
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TBC Sunday 23 May 2021: Art House Cycling Café event in the Gazebo at Art House South Brent at the Old School Community Centre. More details to follow.

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The World’s Biggest Bike Ride

30 May
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Sunday 30 May 2021: World’s Biggest Bike Ride: Kicking off Bike Week (30 May-5 June) the World’s biggest Bike Ride is back. Whether you’re a roadie or a mountain biker, a seasoned tourer or commuter, it’s not about distance or duration, it’s about giving it a go. Any kind of cycle ride counts no matter how far you go or what your motivation is. As long as you get on your bike on 30 May, alone or with friends, if…

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