Ashford & The North Devon BiosphereRelaxed 10 Mile Tour
Cost:£40.00 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 Tour descriptions...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. 10 miles; 1hr 30-45 minutes Relaxed Paced 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.
•Suitable for Beginners or those wanting an easier, more leisurely, or shorter Tour...there's still a couple of small hurdles to over come but nothing a person with regular fitness can't manage with the help of an e-bike!
•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 are unsure please read the descriptions.
Our more relaxed Tour that starts of nice and flat for you to find your cycling legs and familiarise yourself with a bike if you're new to cycling or e-bikes. Enjoy cycling through part of the North Devon Biosphere and alongside the Braunton Marshes with Braunton Burrows Sand Dunes in the distance. A mix of stunning landscape with traditional farm land...keep an eye out for area's local swans and the beautiful thatched linhay on route. The second part of our Tour will use that powerful peddle boost as you try out a couple of the village hills up and down, and through the countryside for a panoramic glimpse of the estuary.
OPTIONAL ON THE DAY
Where appropriate, and if the group would like, the Tour can make an optional stop at a small local place we know of, for you to purchase a beverage and/or homemade cake to sit outside and enjoy just before heading back to the Village's Main Car Park. This may add additional time on to your tour so please make sure you have enough car parking if you have paid to park in the car park.
Check out our Q&T Page.
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 little more Challenging or Adventure 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...