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Thursday May 24th Bash Ride

Hi All,


Tonight’s Bash ride will be led by Patch and will commence from ‘The Jolie Brise’ in Teignmouth. All participants are to note that due to the venue being part of the Wetherspoon chain, they are unable to provide us with our customary tray of Chips and Sausages! Therefore if anyone intends on eating they will have to purchase their own food alongside the compulsory half a gallon of ale!

Cheers and ON ON. 




This Thursday 26th April will see us departing from THE KINGS ARMS for the Annual Bash Birthday Ride – which is made EXTRA SPECIAL this year due to it being the Bash’s 25th Birthday!!

ALL Bashers are requested to try their hardest to attend this momentous occasion- and drink loads of Sid’s beer to support him too as he always comes to our rescue at short notice.

Please be there on time if you intend to ride so that we can make a prompt getaway @ 19:00, if you can’t ride please try and get to the pub for around 21:00.



Naming Ride

Sunday 15th April saw the Bash riding from The Turf Hotel.

The Ride was lead by Mash & Charlotte, which inevitably meant that a naming ceremony followed so that Charlotte could receive her ‘Bash Handle’.

After much thought, consideration and deliberation it was decided to keep to a potato theme and therefore our Youngest Basher (probably ever!?) is know known as ‘Spud’.

Welcome to The Bash, Spud.

Dooty and Patches Easter Weekend ‘Eggs’travaganza!


Hi All

Here are the details for the jaunt that Dooty and Patch have planned for the Easter Weekend.

Dooty and Patch are planning an Easter weekend cycle from Devon to Cornwall over two days, approximately 55 miles each day.
Good Friday we ride from Liverton to Okehampton, Launceston and on to the overnight stop at The Wilsey Down Hotel, Hallworthy, 01840 261205.
The hotel offers flat parking for campers providing you have purchased a meal, there is suitable roadside parking nearby,the hotel also offers B & B .
Easter Saturday we leave Hallworthy heading for St Agnes, to arrive at Presingoll Barns Campsite, 01872 552333, B & B’s are available in the village.
Easter Sunday there will be a ride along the Mineral Tramway.
All the riding will be following NCN routes.
Join us if you can for the whole weekend or just a days ride, some will be staying over for Easter Monday.
Contact Dooty or Patch for further details


Attention all Off Roaders – including Bashers who have mountain bikes in ‘The Closet’!

Chris ‘Baldrick’ Cunningham would like to start a TVPB ‘off road’ riding group on Tuesday evenings. The idea is to get out for some off roading that complements the other Bash rides and not to compete with them! It is planned for the rides to start in April and run through to September – so roughly British Summer Time, with the first one planned for April 3rd.  

The focus will be on cross-country riding either in Teignbridge or on the edge of Dartmoor (within 30 minutes’ drive from Newton Abbot) and the aim is to be fun, non-competitive, non-technical and NO LYCRA!!! Ladies very welcome (they CAN wear Lycra!).

We will use the Website, TVPB Facebook page and the Icalander to announce the location and confirm if the ride is still on if the weather is bad.

Baldrick has a van with 6 seats + bike rack so can take 6 people with bikes. Plugger also has a van. The plan is to meet at 6.30 at B&Q Newton Abbot, then drive to the start point and drop off afterwards.

Several rides are already planned in Baldrick’s mind and they can be added to as things develop.

If anyone is interested please let Baldrick know either through comments on the website, Facebook, text, carrier pigeon etc. etc. so that he has an idea of numbers.

Sounds like a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air, enjoy more of wonderful countryside we are lucky enough to have in our part of the world and enjoy the banter of ‘The Bash’ for an extra evening every week!



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’