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Sunday 11th February saw the Annual Oscars at The Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot.

A very relaxing Pedal Basher led by Blaster (and a bit by Gazza!) preceded the awards and also incorporated the annual ‘Glide’ which started from a new location just outside Bickington and down towards Liverton. The male and female winners were Gazza and Beki Flower respectively.

Once back at ‘The Farmer’ everyone tucked into a delicious carvery and then settled down for ‘The Show’ once again expertly presented by our CO ‘Pottsie’.

A few beers flowed afterwards with reports that some didn’t leave the pub until nearly 8PM!!

Please see below  few pictures from the awards courtesy of ‘Always’ and ‘Bothways’


Hi All Bashers,
On Sunday 11th February we will be holding our very popular “Bash Oscars 2017/8 Lunch & Presentations”  at the Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot so you’ll want to be there!!
The rides that day will be planned by Blaster & Gassa these will also feature the “Mike Wareham Downhill Glides” (weather permitting).     After the rides we invite you to attend a special Carvery Lunch which will be served from 2:15 pm onwards .The awards ceremony will follow and we hope to finish by 4:30. If you want to eat then it’s going to cost £5 – HOW MUCH!!!!! – But only if you pay Bash tax!  Any others will have to pay £8 cos that’s what the meal is costing TVPB.
So, yet another fine example of what good value we give our Bash Tax Payers. However, as is normal practice, you must book and pay before hand if you want to eat ~ please note we now want your money ASAP and Tuesday 6th february is ABSOLUTE FINAL DATE for payment.
Sticky & Pottsie will take your cash but we would also appreciate help from any Senior Officers with this task. Remember that you can also pay by Credit Transfer to Sort 20-60-88,  A/c 90455377, but please email Sticky at  if you do this.
 A list of Oscar Nominees will be drawn up so if you have any recommendations please feel free to submit them by email to  ~ 
These must be received by Sunday 4th February. If you need any help or guidance please refer to our web sites the former and this website for a full list of last years rides, news and 2016 winners plus there is an absolute gold mine of information in the Birdseye magazine section. Use It !!
If you were a winner last year can you please return your “whatever” to Pottsie so that it can be recycled for 2017 . These must be brought back by Sunday 4th Feb latest. 
Finally you may have noticed that Myself and Sticky are not getting any younger so any help that you can give us with collecting money or with jokes or funny stories then please do not hesitate to volunteer.
                                  Ride On  Pottsie

Message from Pottsie

Hi All Bashers,
The Awards/Oscars Lunch & Presentations will be held on Sunday 11th February at The Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot. Full details of timings,prices etc to follow shortly as soon as they are finalised.
Can last years winners please return their trophies back by Februray 4th at the latest for recycling to this years winners. Please also note that on Februray 11th we already have a ride booked so can Barsteward please speak to me about this.
Please also note that if you look at our 2018 rides programme on our Web site that we UGENTLY NEED SCOUT BASHERS FOR SEVERAL SUNDAYS ~ so if you haven’t set a Bash Ride for some time now’s your chance to “Step up to the Plate”. Please speak to Diamond Lil or failing that myself  ASAP.  Please, Lets try to give our Scout Mistress better support from now on!!
Finally, I have been asked by a Dawlish Carnival Organiser if we can help him by supplying him with some old Cycling Helmets, any condition as they will be decorated and painted. Have any of you got such items ?? If so let me know.



Hello Bashers and a Happy New Year.

This coming Sunday will see us departing from ‘The Dartmoor Lodge’, Asburton (next to Pear Tree Garage) at 11:00. We will be lead by Hatrack and there will be Roast Potatoes available on completion.

Historically we have been very well looked after at this venue so it would great if we have a decent turnout for the first Sunday Bash of the year.

ON ON for now and I look forward to riding with you all this year.


New Years Eve Ride.


Good morning Bashers,

Hopefully everyone has had a good Christmas and you are now all looking forward to riding on New Years Eve and shedding some of the over indulgence! If you are then GOOD NEWS!!! 

Spike (yes the submariner who we don’t see very often!) has volunteered to lead a ride starting from ‘The Albert Inn’ in Totnes. He has requested numbers prior to the ride so that he can let the pub know for catering purposes, therefore, if you are intending on joining him for the final ride of 2017 please send a message to

This will be the final post of 2017 so I wish you all a Happy New Year and I’ll see you on the road next year.





Hello All Bashers.

Apologies for the delay in posting this update.

Once again an intrepid group of Bashers donned their best Fancy Dress to participate in the Annual Christmas Bash Ride. As per usual some Bashers obviously have more time on their hands than others and were able to display some awesome imaginations and skills! We had the usual assortment of Elves, Christmas decorations and Father Christmas’s, however there was also a diverse range of other characters ranging from Gangsters to Desperate Dan and Hatrack carrying monkeys to French Maids. HOWEVER the prize this HAS to go to Bob ‘Arsie’ Cunnighams tremendous ‘Elvis’ bike and costume – how long did that take to make!

Please see below ‘a few’ of the many photos taken on the day – many more are available on Facebook posted by a variety of Bashers.



Please see below pictures and specification for RJ’s Electric Bike that his Son in Law, Paul, is selling on behalf of Nightmare.

Here we have one of the finest, latest designed e-bikes on the market.  Less than 100 miles and in showroom condition.
The Strada Electric is a new take on electric bikes in the UK market, it takes urban commuter bike credentials and opens them up to anyone looking to get on a bike. The stylish Aluminium frame, lightweight carbon fork and centre mount motor make the bike agile and balanced so you can navigate through traffic nimbly and with confidence. 
Raleigh Strada Electric Bike 2017
  • Making use of Shimano’s latest e bike technology the Strada E makes the perfect commuting e bike
  • The combination of the STEPS drive unit and the Di2 internal gear hub enables you to use the fully automatic shifting function. Torque, speed and cadence are monitored to automatically and smoothly shift to the right gear. You can switch back to manual electronic shift whenever you want
  • The bike comes equipped with the new large Shimano computer providing you with the information you need to enjoy your ride
  • The aluminium alloy frame is light and strong and combines with the carbon fork to provide quick nimble handling
  • Powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes take care of stopping you

RRP £2,500

For Sale at only £1500 (How Much!!)

Grab yourself a bargain and save £1,000 


Hi All Bashers,
Just to confirm that the next big TVPB event will be the Christmas Fancy Dress ride followed by a Party, Lunch & Disco, to be held on Sunday December 17th from the Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club. What’s it going to cost? ~ Only £10 to BashTax payers and £15 to guests and others – BUT – You must book your place and pay ASAP, and definitely before 10th December latest. You can also pay us by Credit Transfer to ~ Sort Code 20-60-88,  Acc No. 90455377, but if you use this method please email Sticky at and confirm.   
As is usual practice, the ride will start from the club car park at about 11am, but prior to this, we normally assemble from 10:15 am for pre ride refreshment ,fancy dress viewings & photos. There is no specific fancy dress theme, so anything goes . All you need to do is to be able to ride your bike the 4 miles back to Dawlish in your costume – Hopefully it won’t rain on us!  Sherry, Mince Pies,nibbles and non toxicants, etc will be served en route.  Lunch will be served from 2:15 pm, and it’s a good move to get back to the club bar for pre-lunch beverages at their very low prices, plus wine with your meal will cost under £10 a bottle.
Obviously TVPB, and our Christmas Party in particular, wiil not be the same without our dear friend Jack – especially his songs and Denzil stories, I can hear him now singing “it’s begining to look a lot like Christmas”. With his precious memory in mind, TVPB have contributed £100 to the “Friends of Newton Abbot RFC”, which was his very own charity.
So now, on to a more light hearted note. The Curry night was, once again a success, a Loud, Cheerful, Chaotic gathering of over 50% of all TVPB Bash Tax payers, and plenty to eat for their £5.
Just to remind you that Lord Stretch is offering to make up an order for more Bash Tops (see details below). So if you need the heavier winter top, or would like to change to the pink variety or the non elasticated mountain bike type etc. now is the time to speak to him and get your order in.
Finally I’m pleased to report that we now have 95 registered Bashers in this current year ~ not bad for local cycling group and still very good value at £10 per annum. We do still,however, need more Bashers and particularly younger people so spread the word.
As a complete one off and in memory of our great friend Jack and for this one occasion only there will be a new Commemorative BASH shirt which will say “Who’s Ride Is It?” on the front and also read “I Wouldn’t Have Come This Way” on the back.
Design work is in progress and will be available to view on the GearClub website shortly but they will be quite similar to the standard tops. (maybe)
Once again we have negotiated free delivery with GearClub and in this instance only, you can order by emailing me back stating:- 
SUMMER or WINTER weight, 
FULL or HALF zip, 
SHORT or LONG sleeve, 
YELLOW or PINK colour, 
How you want the wording of your BASH nickname to appear?
I will then advise you the price, account details and how to make payment – which will be needed before the order can be sent off (HOW MUCH? well, they should be in the region of £32 for summer short sleeve and £39 for winter long sleeve tops – (sigh!).
Cut off date is Sunday 12th November and delivery has been promised in time for the Xmas Bash (crossy fingers and deep breaths!).
The size chart on the Gearclub website is accurate however the advice is as before :- IF IN DOUBT GO FOR A SIZE LARGER as there can be NO EXCHANGES and NO REFUNDS.