A message from Pottsie

Hi All Bashers

In view of the current COVID-19 situation and to protect ourselves, especially the older members which are more vulnerable and those with underlying health issues, it has been decided to halt all TVPB group activity until further notice, with immediate effect.

The Government guidelines are changing daily and I’m sure it won’t be long until all pubs, cafes, restaurants etc will be closed anyway.

Stay in touch with each other via phone, social media, WhatsApp groups etc  especially if you have any questions or concerns.

Stay safe everybody, until we can resume normal activity.

On on 





Message from Pottsie

Hi all you Bashers’ who are STILL NOT booked in and paid who want to come to our FAB Christmas Fancy Dress ride, followed by lunch and a Bash Disco Party at the Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club on Sunday 22nd December.

This is to tell you that NOW is the time you need to do something about it, but quickly please!!

Its only going to cost you a measly £10, thats provided you’ve paid your bash Tax this year. You can’t turn up and pay on the day or even 3 or 4 days before because the caterer needs to know exactly how many lunches she will be cooking and also the rules of the Starcross Club demand that all TVPB people who attend are signed in as “Guests”and that your name is on display 4 days before the event.

So that’s why we need your money NOW if you want the Bash dream ticket.

So no more messing about – Lets get Bash Party Booking done.


Hi All Bashers

This years traditional fancy dress ride & Christmas lunch party will take place Sunday 22nd December from Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club, starting at 10.15am for nibbles and a “stirrup cup” prior to an 11am start.

Format will be much the same as in previous years and “anything goes” for your choice of fancy dress. However, it is best that whatever you choose will allow you to ride your bike safely. We’ve had some fantastic creations in the past, so lets hope that once again history repeats itself. 

The ticket price this year will be held at £10 for all 2019/2020 TVPB tax payers. Any other visitors will have to pay £15. Pottsie, Sticky or Blaster will be happy to collect your money and book you in. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer then please email Sticky at and let him know. Details of our bank account and sort code will be made available if you don’t have them, just email your request to Pottsie.

Please bear in mind that Sunday 22nd December is only 5 weeks away and you are required to book and pay by 15th December if you wish to attend this very popular event which is always the Bash highlight of the year  in the near perfect ambience of S.F. & C.C.

So, lets hope the weather is once again, kind to us.





Attention All Bashers who F.A.R.T.

To those that wish to attend the Christmas Lunch, please note that the venue has changed due to a popular democratic vote, from Dainton Golf Club to the Phoenix, Chudleigh.

The price remains the same at £20 and you will eat from the 3 course menu which is different from that at Dainton.

26 F.A.R.T. bashers have already confirmed  that they want to be at this event, so you need to look at the menu sent by email , choose your food and complete the party lunch menu form. (Also emailed with the menu).

Please give this form to Pottsie either directly, email or post. Sticky will collect and record your money, either directly or by bank transfer.

Menu choices and payment must be with Pottsie and Sticky by the 1st December latest.

Thank you 

Bobbiballs Ride Sunday 17th November

I am not expecting many to turn up next week, so to give the pub a rough idea of numbers for food, please can  you let me know if you are attending .

Food will be £4  but I believe it will be an excellent ride. It will be a bit hilly in places and could be a bit mucky.

There is a bonfire night on the Saturday with a hog roast and live music, so let me know if you wish to stay in the pub car park also and I can arrange with the pub.

On on


Sunday 6th October 2019

Hi Bashers


Please note that this Sundays ride Will be from the Welcome Inn, Dawlish Warren. We will be cycling the country lanes and cycle paths west of the Exe Estuary.


Ride on – Pottsie

Bash Ride from NEWTON ABBOT Rugby Club on Sunday 29th

Hi All Bashers

This Sunday we will ride from Newton Abbot Rugby Club.

This is a special ride to remember those Bashers we have so sadly lost to the grim reaper since we formed way back in 1993. 

No doubt we can all remember those happy times we’ve spent together with “RJ”,Jack Smith,~”Manky” Doug Flack,~”Tonto” Frances Popley,~”Snakebite” Steve Lawrence,~ “Moaning Geezer” Jeff Franke, ~”Farther” Mike Wareham,~”Noah” Paul Yates,~”Mayday” Chris Connel ,~”Tommy” Alf Atkins,~”Birk” Roger Wyman~”Ned Kelly” Mick Kelly,~”Pinky” Brenda Peers.  Three of whom were in fact founder members .

So, I hope that you will join us to celebrate their lives  at 11 am with a bike for a short easy ride if you prefer, or alternatively come to the club from 1:30 0nwards.   

 P.S.  If you don’t often ride on Sundays, or you are bringing someone new along, then it would be very helpful if you could let me know.  

  Ride On  Pottsie                                                                                                    

Ride for Rowcroft- Sunday October 13th 2019

Hi Bashers

I have been asked to put the Ride for  Rowcroft details on the Facebook/Website page: by a lady called Ella, if any of you are interested in taking part.

It is a great cause and I am sure Rowcroft have helped many of you, if you or your loved ones have been affected by cancer.  I know they helped me and my family a great deal when my my husband had cancer and unfortunately lost his battle at an early age.

Please read on.

We have just launched our fundraising cycling event  ‘Ride for Rowcroft’ which takes place on Sunday 13th October.

Being a charity, fundraising is what we rely on to be able to care for more than 2000 people in South Devon living with life-limiting illnesses.

Its time to saddle up South Devon… Ride for Rowcroft is officially open!.

Do something amazing on Sunday 13th October by putting power to the pedal to support your local hospice.

Complete a 24km Classic Course around some of the most beautiful South Devon countryside- the perfect way to enjoy everything this great area has to offer with fiends and family.

For a slightly different challenge, the 32km Haytor hill climb will return and will see riders take on a point-to-point extension of the Classic Course from Bovey Tracey roundabout, all the way up to Haytor Visitor Centre Coach Park, a steady incline all the way up!

Whether you enjoy a scenic Sunday ride or want to push yourself for that personal best, lets make this a Sunday to remember.

Sign up today!


Thank you Rowcroft Hospice

The Bobbibal Festival 2020

Venue: YHA Dany Wenalt (Brecon Beacons)
Date: 07 – 09 /02/2020

This year the Bobbibal Festival returns to the Brecon Beacons.

It offers a weekend that promises from the moment it starts, the most fun you can legally have.
Awesome cycling, tasty wholesome food, 2 evenings of live entertainment and “ontap” alcohol.

The Dany Wenalt hostel it is a cosy 19th century farmhouse, with plenty of room to relax and enjoy the apres cycling. It has access to some of the best cycling and walking routes in Wales, so is a perfect location for this weekend.
We have recruited a new “off road” ride leader this year, who is an amazingly skilled cyclist with knowledge of the surrounding area. He promises that his rides will be electric with awesome, techy and fast downhills -you will be guaranteed “the ride of your lives”. Road riding will be available with both groups meeting for a tasty pub

This weekend continues to offer full board accommodation, 2 days of amazing cycling combined with 2 evenings of entertainment, dancing to a local DJ whilst consuming copious amounts of food and alcohol.

All this for an amazing cost of only £65:00 per person if staying in the hostel and £35:00 if staying in a campervan.

Early booking is vital to avoid disappointment as spaces in the
hostel are limited. To secure your place on this amazing weekend a £20:00 deposit is required ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Contact Anna Reffell

Address: YHA Brecon Beacons, Danywenalt, Brecon, Powys. LD3 7YS

Map references 

OS Map: 161

OS Grid Ref: SO107206

Lat/Lng: 51.87657,-3.297848