Monday, 8 August 2016


What do you do when you have cycled the Pyrenees? Where I live, Dartmoor and the South Hams has some amazing cycle routes. They are varied, have wild places and some spectacular scenery.  The problem is that I yearn for new places.  These are a few of my favourite places in south west England where I have cycled recently.

This is cycle route RCN51 where it crosses a ford beside an old packhorse bridge near Porlock on Exmoor that I visited a month ago.  

An old favourite is the Puffing Billy Trail at sunset on Dartmoor

This sandstone gorge is at Nynehead on NCN3 cycling north towards Taunton in Somerset

Cycling across the estuary of the River Erme in South Devon is just possible at low tide but it is not for

This cycle trail in Cornwall was even harder

The Cornish coast has some spectacular views.  This was from NCN3 in West Cornwall

And finally, it is Rio's turn for the Olympics. Here are two images from 2012 where The National Lottery encouraged lots of us to get inspired with Pedal On UK. Our group cycled from Newton Abbott to Bristol.

I am saddling up for my next rides where open countryside and quiet lanes matter