I have taken a fresh look at Plymouth from a cyclist's perspective. It is my nearest city. The journey by bike into the city is a delight especially if you are a touring cyclist. Here are my suggestions for the best access:
a) From Cornwall, take the coast route to Cawsand and catch a water taxi into the historic Barbican
b) From East Devon, go through Yealmpton to the coast at Staddiscombe, take the water taxi from Mountbatten into the Barbican
c) From North Devon, take Sustrans Cycle Route 27 down the Plym Valley, passing the ancient oak tree at Meavy on route where Libby is taking a break
All these routes offer the most scenic journeys and make cycling into the heart of Plymouth a pleasure.
Plymouth's Fresh Air Miles Cycle Ride is 10 miles long on Sunday, 1 May. Meet at Cafe Roma beside the Civic Centre at 10.30. It is organised by Sustrans, the national cycle charity