An Undulating Adventure Across Countryside & CoastAdventurous 20 Mile Hilly Tour
Cost:£60.00 per person
About this experience
For those of you who would like to read more about the route, pretty local names & places to pause...we've added a Tour description...if it’s not your thing...feel free to skim read THE NEED TO KNOW details, or skip to the end to end to read about your HOST.
THE NEED TO KNOW
•Approx. 20 miles; 2hr - 2.5hr Adventurous Hilly Ride (time dependant on group pace). Please also allow up to an extra 30 minutes for all Riders to set up before the tour & return equipment at the end of the Tour, and additional time for optional stops.
•This Tour is NOT FOR BEGINNERS; yes, you've got the added bonus of extra pedal power but sections of this Tour still makes it hard in places, a little Challenging and Technical with 3x considerable climbs and descents.
•Meet in the Village of Braunton; Main Village Pay & Display Car Park (Overflow Area by the River Caen).
•Please bring coins for car parking if travelling by car.
•Please bring your own water to drink.
•All Tours allow time first for everyone to have their Bike & Helmets fitted and adjusted and a quick chat about the Bikes Features, Keeping Safe, and of course, Bike Etiquette!
PLEASE BE AWARE that whilst we have tried to keep these to a minimum there is occasionally a road to cross over, and/or to very briefly cycle on to access the start of the lanes in a couple of places; if it's more than this we will make it clear in our descriptions so you can decide if it's for you. The more challenging the Tour it’s possible there’s a little more road work involved for access, so if you're unsure please read the descriptions.
Our Tour quickly heads out towards the oldest part of Braunton, cycling through the tree canopied lane of Buttercombe and along a stunning strecth of windturbines set amongst our countryside's rolling hills. If the climb here didn't take your breath away then the view certainly should! You'll experience our undulating valleys with its fun mini roller coaster like descent at Snowball Wood, with a hairpin climb and a deep valley descent. We'll splash through a couple of small picturesque Fords meander through some tranquil woods. There's some stunning views towards Baggy Point & Lundy Island on a clear day, and if you want a comfort break, or a slight detour, then the top of Putsborough is a pit stop with a view (and Rob likes to check it's still there). There's also an option to pass through either Croyde or Georgeham Village (which one will depend on the day), before a Valley Climb with sea views of the The North Devon Biosphere at the top as you pass through No Man's Land.
OPTIONAL ON THE DAY
If the Group wishes to stop anywhere for a comfort break, to buy themselves a beverage etc. or for the view, there are a couple of options along the way at some little local take away places. please just let Rob know. Please also be aware though that if stopping at Putsborough or in Croyde during the main season, it can be very busy as they are very popular locations. This may add time to your Tour so you'll need to make sure you've put enough time on your car parking if you've paid to park in the main village car park.
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Hopefully not! We hope this Tour will give you a taste of electric bikes and your cycling skills...you might even think about trying out our other Tours. Maybe think about it over that post cycle G&T?
Rob will be your main host during cycling, I will also join tours where I can and help with transporting bikes. Rob is a very experienced, confident cyclist having done lots of road cycling, mountain bike cycling, e-biking, sportief's etc., and he knows the North Devon lanes well. He's calm under pressure, decent at first aid (though hopefully none will be needed!), and knows his bike maintenance and repair stuff...so you're in good hands...