For more info contact: bike@ssb.org.uk

Click here to access SSB Project management documents

Click here to access relevant SSB Policy documents

 

The Bike Bank

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

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 a cycle helmet and 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

Please click on this link – ‘Hygeine Risk Assessment‘ and read and note the procedure to be used when hiring and returning a bike.

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

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.

 

The new HIGHWAY CODE applies from 29 January 2022.

For information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code;

The new Highway Code book will be available in April 2022. You can read the text here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1041273/the-highway-code-alteration-to-the-highway-code.pdf

For a comparison table showing the changes, see: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1037306/table-of-change-to-the-highway-code.pdf

and for specific rules for cyclists see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82).

 

Cycling Safely

Some of our younger followers working on an after school programme highlighted this useful page on Bike Safety – https://bobbinbikes.com/pages/bike-safety-in-the-uk

 

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.

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.

 

 

Resources

To find national and local policies and other resources linked to Greener Transport, Cycling and Active Travel – Click here

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

See other cycling resource links and websites on the useful links page

 

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Past Events › Cycling

August 2021

‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for ride from Haytor

21 August, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Palstone Park Recreation Pavilion South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 21 August 2021: ‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for Bike Bus ride 4: from Haytor. Free minibus and bike-trailer transport for riders and their bikes up on Dartmoor National Park for a ride from Haytor, one of Dartmoor’s most iconic and popular granite outcrops. Plus, a short guided talk from Dartmoor National Park Archaeologist, Andrew Crabb. Riding via Haytor Vale, picking up the Dartmoor Way in Ilsington, then all the way back to Buckfastleigh. Pick-ups: at 9am in South Brent…

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Guided e-bike ride on Dartmoor

28 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Cold East Cross, Cold East Cross
Dartmoor, Devon United Kingdom
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Saturday 28 August 2021: Guided e-bike ride on Dartmoor  - A great opportunity to try riding an e-bike! (10.00am-12.30pm (approx.)) A guided circular ride, starting at 10am from Cold East Cross car park (3½ miles from Ashburton; Grid reference SX740743; Post Code TQ13 7HQ;). The route will take in Haytor, Manaton, Hound Tor and Jay’s Grave, returning to Cold East Cross, and is approximately 12 miles, taking around 1hour 45mins, depending upon any stops. The ride will be led at…

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Led Bike Ride along part of the proposed Primrose Trail

30 August, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm BST
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Monday 30 August 2021: Led Bike Ride along part of the proposed Primrose Trail leaving from the Old School Community Centre in South Brent at 10am (please arrive 9.45am) to ride to Avon Mill Garden Centre and Café near Loddiswell. Another ‘Big Bike Revival’ ride (approx. 23 miles return) to explore the upper part of the proposed Primrose Trail, which is being planned as a multi-purpose route from the moor at South Brent to the sea at Kingsbridge making use…

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February 2022

Big Bike Revival – Dr Bike Safety Check in Buckfastleigh

12 February @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm GMT
Victoria Park, Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom + Google Map

NB *Although not SSB events, these events follow on from the collaboration between SSB and BeBuckfastleigh on the Summer Big Bike Revival events.   Saturday 12 February 2022: Dr Bike Safety Check: from 10am-2pm at Victoria Park, Buckfastleigh. Is your bike safe to ride? Do you need some help and advice making basic fixes? Then this is for you - Bring your bike for a Dr Bike session with an ace professional cycle mechanic for a Safe Cycle Check...wheels, brakes,…

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Big Bike Revival – Bike Maintenance Course in Buckfastleigh

13 February @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT
Victoria Park, Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom + Google Map

NB *Although not SSB events, these events follow on from the collaboration between SSB and BeBuckfastleigh on the Summer Big Bike Revival events.   Sunday 13 February 2022: Bike Maintenance Course: at Victoria Park, Buckfastleigh: Free session with two expert professional bike mechanics who will show you how to fix and maintain your bike in more detail, increasing your knowledge and helping you save money on bike repairs in the future! Each session takes 5 participants and covers a specific…

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March 2022

Family Cycle Ride around Ivybridge

27 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 27 March, 2022

One event on 20 February, 2022 at 10:00am

Watermark, Ivybridge Ivybridge, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

NB *Although not an SSB event, SSB is part of the Big Bike Revival.   Sunday 23 January, Sunday 20 February; Sunday 27 March (Mother’s Day) 2022: Family Cycle Rides around Ivybridge. Join PL21 with your family at 10am at The Watermark, Ivybridge for a cycle ride around Ivybridge and enjoy breakfast at The Watermark. Trained ride leaders from Big Bike Revival will take you around quiet lanes and traffic free paths. We will be cycling at an easy pace…

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April 2022

Big Bike Revival – Learn to Ride with confidence in Buckfastleigh

2 April @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until 2 April, 2022

Buckfastleigh South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

NB *Although not SSB events, these events follow on from the collaboration between SSB and BeBuckfastleigh on the Summer Big Bike Revival events.   Saturday 19 February; Saturday 5 & 19 March; Saturday 2 April 2022: Learn to Ride with confidence: Venue TBC. Join a three hour cycle riding session in a group of three to improve your confidence and skills and help you get out and enjoy your bike. Morning sessions 9am-12noon; afternoon sessions 1-4pm. Register your interest; you…

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May 2022

Sustrans led Guided Bike Ride along the Wray Valley Trail

2 May @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm BST

Monday 2 May 2022 Guided Bike Ride along the Wray Valley Trail. Explore, build confidence, enjoy! Early Spring is the perfect time to cycle the Wray Valley Trail. Flowers will be staring to come into bloom, the trees will have new foliage and the trail will be full of birdsong. Led by experienced Sustrans volunteers you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the ride! Starting from Station Road Car Park, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AW at 11am and returning about 3.30pm,…

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June 2022

Sustrans led guided bike ride to discover the Primrose Line

12 June @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Sunday 12 June 2022: Guided bike ride to discover the Primrose Line: Come and join Sustrans volunteers for a summer bike ride through the beautiful South Hams countryside to discover the old railway known as the Primrose Line from South Brent towards Kingsbridge and the proposed ‘Primrose Trail’ . There is a choice of starts from Ivybridge or South Brent: Start at 9.30am in Ivybridge at Watermark Centre, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ , returning to start by 4.30pm (32 miles) Join…

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July 2022

Fair for South Brent

16 July @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
Palstone Park Recreation Ground, Palstone Park, Exeter Road
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9JP United Kingdom
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To download a programme - CLICK HERE         SSB is collaborating with South Brent Parish Council, to run this really enjoyable, free to enter, day out. We’ve got over 50 stalls,  with local community groups, organisations and businesses, loads of free or low-cost activities and workshops for all ages, a table-top jumble sale, great food and drink and some fabulous entertainment lined up. Plus competitions, quizzes and a raffle with generous prizes. The stalls and activities will…

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Bike Bank Holiday

Please note that the Bike Bank will be closed from Saturday 30th July – Tuesday 2nd August We will not be able to respond to any email requests during that…

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Remember the Bike Bank

Here’s hoping the dry weather will soon arrive with early summer!!  Just a reminder that SSB Free to Loan Bike Bank is open whatever the weather.  Take the opportunity to…

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