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Cycle Clubs and Organisations

There are many cycle groups, clubs and organisations for all ages, abilities, and all types of on and off road cycling where you can meet like minded people, get out riding, and also contribute to improving cycling in Torbay and the surrounding area.
We do not claim to have identified them all, so if you are a local cycling organisation not mentioned on this page, let us know!

Help us develop a Torbay Cycle Map

We are creating a Torbay cycle map with existing and possible new on and off road cycle routes and want your help! We will send you a map of Torbay for you to draw your routes and ideas on! Email us about this and other information on cycle route development in Torbay on transportation@torbay.gov.uk
If you would like any further information about cycling training including bikeability in Torbay, or have issues related to road safety, please contact highways@torbay.gov.uk opens in a new window

Local Groups

Mid-Devon Cycling Club

Aimed at riders in Torbay and Teignbridge with regular rides for all ages and abilities, and major annual cycling events including June’s Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportive opens in a new window. Its junior section, 'Abbrook Aces', hold fortnightly fun coaching sessions for ages 4-16 years run by British Cycling qualified coaches.

National Groups

British Cycling

British Cycling opens in a new window is the internationally recognised governing body of cycle sport in the UK, dealing with all disciplines of cycling.  Over recent years, it has widened its scope into leisure cycling and now organises local leisure rides called 'Sky Rides opens in a new window' which include fun and informal rides specifically for women (Breeze).

Sustrans

Sustrans opens in a new window is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity dedicated to creating an environment to help people walk and cycle more during their normal daily lives. They provide lots of route advice as well as information for all groups including young people and adults looking for training.

IMBA-UK

IMBA-UK opens in a new window represents mountain bikers in the UK.They are dedicated to opening new trails and keeping access to existing routes. They support volunteer trail work, cooperating with trail user groups, land managers and public bodies, encouraging responsible riding and trail building.

CTC

AS well as being the UK’s largest cycling charity, Cyclists Touring Club Devon opens in a new window is a National Cycling Club with a local branch here in Torbay. Their motto is ‘a seriously sociable cycling club’ and they offer in Torbay 5 weekly rides (café or pub stop included!).  Short breaks, holidays, social events and family rides are also organised.

Off Road / BMX / Young People

Teign Valley Pedal Bashers

Teign Valley Pedal Bashers opens in a new window is a club for people who own a bike, rather than a club for cyclists” with its roots from cross country running. It organises weekend and weekdays off road rides from various points across south and east Devon, with on-road alternatives. And of course as a more social cycling group, pub stops have been known!

Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park opens in a new window is a purpose-built mountain bike centre on the outskirts of Exeter, Haldon Forest offers off-road cycling to suit all ages and abilities. Haldon Forest is also home to Exeter Mountain Bike Club opens in a new window, which has something for everyone from regular young people’ s sessions with British Cycling qualified coaches to family rides, night rides and weekends away. Also see these related websites:

Decoy BMX Club

Decoy BMX club opens in a new window are based at the rear of Decoy country park in Newton Abbot.  They focus on the racing discipline of BMX. They are a friendly & well organised club who hold regular practice and coaching sessions with British Cycling qualified coaches for members and non members alike. Beginner sessions are also available.  

Parkfield

Parkfield Torbay opens in a new window is a purpose built centre including a BMX track used for Regional BMX Events and is home to the Torbay BMX Club.It also has a sports hall, indoor climbing wall, skatepark, recording rooms, Apple Mac Media Suite and Café.



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