Great write-up and photo's Rob. Due to a very busy week workwise I've only just been able to sit down and read and enjoy! Much of that is home ground for me, I was Exeter born and bred, but my father was from S. Dorset/Devon borders, my mother from Moretonhamstead and they lived and met in Axminster, most of my extended family are still around there. I agree about Dorset, having done a cycling weekend from Weymouth and also cycled along that coast from London to Exeter many moons ago I can attest to its hilliness, but the views are worth it. Climbing out of Lyme Regis sticks in my mind. Devon also is very lumpy and I think rarely gets the recognition for tough cycling country that it deserves. The routing from Topsham up to Moretonhamstead has hills aplenty at up to 25% to make a grown cyclist weep! Exmoor and the Somerset levels I know less well, but you've whetted my apetite. Also means I need a better camera than an i-phone..... Nice stuff Rob, thanks for sharing!