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Exmoor, North Devon and West Somerset

Cycling and MTB

On this page (click to see) – Family Cycling, For the more dedicated, Clubs and associations, other sources for cycle hire see our activity providers page

Family Cycling

There are a number of cycle tracks in the Exmoor North Devon and West Somerset area suitable for family cycling, though with young children you may need to select your route with stops and refreshments in mind. I hope you find the following useful.

The Green Trail – (Dunster Estate) a family cycle trail of 1 mile

The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve – 11 miles – easy riding / walking.

Tarka Trail – 180 miles in a figure-of-eight in the northern part of Devon based on Barnstaple; a stretch of the route makes use of the Tarka Line railway

For the more dedicated and experienced

The Exmoor Beast Cycle Challenge – 100 miles or 100 kilometre

Devon Coast to Coast – 102 miles Ilfracombe to Plymouth

The West Country Way – 240 miles Padstow to Bristol or Bath (via Saltford)

The Exmoor Cycle Route – 60 miles based on the 2007 Tour of Britain Exmoor stage

Exmoor Explorer – 12, 30 and 44-mile options

Exmoor Beauty Cycle Challenge – enjoy the scenery of Exmoor on the 100 kilometres

Clubs and associations

www.bmbo.org.uk British Mountain Bike Orienteering

www.ctcdevon.co.uk – CTC Devon

Minehead Cycling Club

Exe Velo Cycling Club

North Devon Wheelers

Taw Velo Cycle Club

Other sources

www.1sw.org.uk – general info on cycling and MTB in the South West – including routes

www.cycledevon.info – info from Devon CC

www.tourist.me.uk/devon-walk-cycle– walking / cycling / cycle hire in Devon


Cycle Hire

Abbotshood Cycle Hire – Sampford Peverell

Bideford Bicycle and Kayak Hire – Bideford

Biketrail & Cycle Hire – Fremington

Croyde Bike Hire

Exmoor Coast Holidays – Lynton

Otter Cycle Hire – Braunton

Pompy’s Cycles – Minehead

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire – Barnstaple

Torrington Cycle Hire – Torrington