Click here to access SSB Project management documents

Click here to access relevant SSB Policy documents’

 

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.

The 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 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

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

 

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

May 2021

The World’s Biggest Bike Ride

30 May
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

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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July 2021

Dr Bike and South Brent Launch of Big Bike Revival 2021

4 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Palstone Park Recreation Pavilion South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Sunday 4 July 2021: South Brent Launch of Big Bike Revival 2021 from 10am-2pm: including ‘Dr Bike’ at ‘The Rec’ Palstone Park; Do you have a ‘previously loved’ pair of wheels and want to get into cycling again for your health and wellbeing? Has your bike been collecting dust for a while and you want to feel safe getting back in the saddle? Maybe your child has an old or second-hand bike that you want to be sure is safe…

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Learn How to Fix & Maintain Your Bike

17 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Learn How to Fix & Maintain Your Bike: from 10.00-14.00 at the Old School Community Centre, South Brent - Join any, or all, of these free, small group, sessions with an experienced mechanic to learn basic cycle fixing maintenance skills. If you can, please bring a bike; preferably your own bike! Sessions will focus on: 10-10.45am:        Tyres & punctures: tyre sizing, replacement & removal, puncture repair 11am-12.30pm:   Drive & gears: chain fix and maintain, how gears work and…

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‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for ride from Combestone Tor

24 July @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm BST
Palstone Park Recreation Pavilion South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 24 July 2021: ‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for Bike Bus ride 1: from Combestone Tor. Minibus and bike-trailer transport for riders and their bikes up on Dartmoor National Park for a ride from Combestone Tor via Holne and Hembury to Buckfastleigh. Including picnic and short talk from former Natural History Museum head entomologist, Malcom Scoble. Participants from South Brent may then ride back ‘under their own steam’ or return to Brent on the bike bus. Pick-ups: 9am: South Brent…

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‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for ride from Cadover Bridge

31 July @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Palstone Park Recreation Pavilion South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for Bike Bus ride 2: from Cadover Bridge. Minibus and bike-trailer transport for riders and their bikes up on to Dartmoor National Park for a ride from for a ride following the Dartmoor Way (NCN272 - see maps below) from Cadover Bridge via Wotter, Lee Moor, Cornwood, Harford (drinks/picnic stop (please bring your own) at Harford Church), to Ivybridge. It is approximately 10 miles from Cadover to Ivybridge with a few hills. Participants may then opt…

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August 2021

‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for ride from Hound Tor

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

Saturday 7 August 2021: ‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for Bike Bus ride 3: from Hound Tor. Minibus and bike-trailer transport for riders and their bikes onto Dartmoor for a ride from Hound Tor via Harefoot Cross, Hemsworthy Gate and Cold East Cross, joining the Dartmoor Way (NCN272), via Waterleat, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh (about 12½ miles), with a detour/stop at Pudsham Meadow for a picnic (BYO) and a short talk from Richard Knott (Dartmoor National Park Ecologist). From Buckfastleigh, we cycle…

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Led cycle ride from South Brent to Ashburton return

15 August @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Sunday 15 August 2021: Led bike ride from South Brent to Ashburton and back, starting from the Old School Community Centre, South Brent at 10am. A ‘Big Bike Revival’ ride, led by an experienced cyclist at an easy pace for the enjoyment of all riders along the proposed new safe cycle path extension of National Cycle Network route 2. The route links the three Dartmoor towns each with their own distinct character, and the beautiful countryside of the lower moor.…

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‘Bike Bus’ to Dartmoor for ride from Haytor

21 August @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Cycling News

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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