North Devon

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by JuanLobbe, 27 Jul 2012.

  1. JuanLobbe

    JuanLobbe Über Member

    Location:
    Sale, Manchester
    Hi all. Spending a week based in Instow near Barnstaple this summer. Anyone got any tips for a 30-40 mile road ride without endless hills? Ta!
     
  2. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Location:
    Egremont, Cumbria
    I don't know what the surface is like, but there is the Tarka Trail along the old railway line
     
  3. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    Tarka trail surface is fine IIRC
     
  4. OP
    OP
    JuanLobbe

    JuanLobbe Über Member

    Location:
    Sale, Manchester
    Thanks both for the advice. Am thinking combo of Tarka trail and coast roads.
     
  5. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Guru

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    Although if you're on really skinny tyres the surface isn't great south east of Watergate Bridge (near Great Torrington) - it goes from good tarmac to rough gravel. And yes, there are some flattish coast roads (and along rivers - the A377 by the Taw is lovely), but tricky to do a circular route anywhere in Devon without meeting some nice hills.
     
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