On arriving at Lopwell we noticed that there was a For Sale sign right next to the cafe/ tea room, great! our coffee stop was no longer to be at Lopwell. Having crossed the tidal walkway we then cycled the track leading to Bere Ferrers, hoping the pub might serve us coffee, but that also was closed.
Only one thing for it try Bere Alston, on arriving there I noticed the local store was open, bingo! we had found somewhere at last. After refreshments of ice creams, coffee etc, it was saddles away, Tavistock here we come.
The road leading out of Bere Alston was undulating to say the least, however, once we came off the main drag it was more acceptable with only a few minor hills and the turn off along Crowndale road was soon upon us leading into Morrisons, our lunch stop.
Whilst consuming our teas/coffees, who should turn up but another one of our gang, Larry who had just stopped by to use the facilities, after exchanging words of wisdom and putting the world to rights, he too departed going his own way.
Soon we were on the road once more and joining the Drakes Trail to Yelverton. Rather than use the Plym Trail and join the masses we decided Clearbrook, Cadover Bridge would be more appropriate. At Cadover, Trevor would leave us for Ivybridge, whilst we headed for Colebrook and Plympton. A great day out with 40 miles on the clock.