2016 trips

Devon Coast to Coast 

This 3 day crossing of the county gives any rider a treat as well as some amazing places to stay the scenery is outstanding.

Upcoming dates:

Friday 15th July – Sunday 17th July

Friday 29th July – Sunday 31st July

Friday 12th August – Sunday 14th August

Friday 26th August – Sunday 28th August

Spaces are available on each weekend for these guide led trips, you get the support of a qualified guide/mechanic and the bike bus for luggage transfers and camp setup for a group experience with a difference.  This is a weekend that you’ll not forget! 

Contact Chris 07773 362119 or info@devoncyclingholidays.co.uk 

Mountain Bike sessions

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The Bike Bus has teamed up with Evolve MTB to offer first class tuition and guidance along with the expertise, back up, logistics and support that you’d expect from us.

Take the hassle out of the logistics of getting you, your bike and all your mates up on to the Moor and cut out the car trips back and forth, The Bike Bus will meet you at the finish point.  A day out with The Bike Bus and Evolve can cost as little as £55 per person.  Call Chris: 07773 362119 for more information.

“Experience some of the most scenic, natural, legal mountain bike routes that Dartmoor has to offer.  A good morning’s ride over hills with stunning panoramic views (on a clear day!), through streams, along rocky bridleways, descend natural, flowy singletrack through a beautiful valley.  Ending with a
welcoming local pint & a pasty!”

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Supporting Sustrans

We (cyclists) benefit massively from the years of campaigning for a UK network for cyclist and walkers to use as an alternative to driving on roads and clogging up already overcrowded infrastructure.  To find out more go to: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Fundraise for Sustrans

Salary: 

£8.50/hour

Conditions: 

13-28 hours per week weather dependant

Location: 

Exeter
Job description:
Sustrans cycle path fundraisers are informed, passionate communicators who work to promote the use of the national cycle network.  We work on the cycle paths in and around Exeter, talking to cyclists about Sustainable transport initiatives across Devon.  We need people who are willing to fundraise for a great cause to come and join our team.
Our staff work within a positive culture, where advocacy, spreading useful local knowledge and continuous learning is part of the job.  We are lucky to get excellent results based on employing excellent people, and the fundraising campaign is integral to Sustrans’ campaigning work.  We support our fundraisers with ongoing training delivered by people from throughout the organisation.

We recognise high performance and effort, and have numerous examples of people who have gone on to work elsewhere in Sustrans.  We also have many fundraisers who come back year on year to work with us again.

Core hours are 4pm-7pm weekdays, and 10am-4pm weekends.  Fundraisers will need to do a minimum of three shifts per week including one day at the weekend.
If you think that one of these jobs might be for you get in touch with Harriet Blackmore

harriet.blackmore@sustrans.org.uk
07881504944

We announce new vacancies on Facebook and Twitter so why not follow us?
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Mum’s Bike Ride

11160323_10155477966870319_1644065871_nThis annual event took place in Ebford near Exeter.  The cycle ride route  followed The Exe Estuary Trail towards Orcombe Point, on Exmouth seafront.  Truely a family event, it was all a lot of fun!

We welcomed a large crowd that lined the cycle path with lots of colour and entertainment along the way for everyone.  The full route was 12.5 miles and the short route was 5.5 miles.

This was and will continue to be a family event, bringing friends, loved ones and well wishers together to support and remember people who are living with or have lived with Cancer.

The event details are available on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cycle.hire.delivered

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Plans for Mum’s Bike Ride 2016 are already afoot, so Please keep June 1st free in your diary!

Group trips and events in 2016

The Bike Bus and Kayak Hub Exeter are getting together to offer groups the chance to explore the beautiful Devonshire waterways and cycleways with us.

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We can take groups for a guided paddle from the Historic Exeter Quayside or a cycle ride to an estuary location with a difference.  Starting from convenient city locations, explore Devon today!

 

 

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Outstanding rates for larger groups booking with us this summer.  Drop us an email or give Chris or Nils a call to find out how easily a trip can be arranged.

Chris: 07773 362119

Nils: 07527 422055

 

Canoe & Kayak guided journeys and hire – http://www.kayakhub-exeter.co.uk

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Kayaking trips on the stunning South Devon coast, Canoe adventures on The Historic Exeter shipping canal and cycling tours across Dartmoor or alongside the Exe Estuary trail.  Please get in touch today to find out more!  Loads more trips and ideas available!

Prices start from as little as £25 per person. *T’s & C’s apply.

 

 

 

Popular cycle routes in Devon

Devon has miles of traffic free cycle routes to discover,  The Exe Estuary trail, The Tarka trail, The Granite Way, Drakes trail and several European and cross county routes such as; The Velodyssey, Tour de Manche and Velowest.

The Exe Estuary Trail.

This cycle path forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 2.  When complete the route will link Dover in the South East with St Austell in the South West.  Passing through the Seaside towns of Exmouth and Dawlish Warren and linking the pretty villages of Lympstone, Exton, Cockwood and Starcross with the cathedral city of Exeter.  The trail offers a family day out to remember.  If you would like to explore the trail and would like to hire a bicycle exeplore ltd can help.  http://www.cyclehireexeter.co.uk

 

Devon Coast to Coast – NCN Route 27 The Devon Coast to Coast (NCN Route 27) links Ilfracombe on the north coast with Plymouth on the south coast for a distance of 102 miles/163 km. This is a classic route through the heart of Devon, which is traffic-free for extensive sections, often tracing the course of former railway lines. It passes through tunnels and across breathtaking viaducts and bridges, taking in spectacular views, the beaches and estuaries of north Devon, lush green river valleys, the moorlands of Dartmoor, market towns and the bustling city of Plymouth. The route runs via Braunton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Great Torrington, Hatherleigh, Okehampton and around the edge of Dartmoor National Park to Tavistock and Plymouth.
Whether you are planning a long weekend trip across Devon or an easy day’s cycling from Plymouth, Okehampton or Barnstaple, this route is the way to explore the varied countryside without using the car. There are also many links and spurs to explore and enjoy, such as the Sticklepath Cycle Route from Okehampton or from Clearbrook to the Bere Peninsular cycle route.

 

 

 

 

 

The Bike Bus

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A Bus that carries up to 20 bikes and 8 passengers in comfort.  Travel to the furthest reaches of Exmoor or for a leisurely roll along the promenade at Exmouth sea front.  The Bike Bus can transport you, your bikes and your luggage to and from port or station to destination and out to the very best spots for cycling across the South West.

The Bike Bus is air conditioned and has an on board DVD player for those longer trips.  If you wish to take a guide then we can provide a fully insured and qualified tour guide to lead your group safely along the route.

We are proud to be a local independent Exeter based company offering a service to cyclists visiting our unique and picturesque part of the world.  Please follow us or post our questions to our facebook page or twitter.

Cycle Hire Delivered

If you are itching to have a proper look around your holiday destination this summer and are keen to get some activity in to your visit too.

A company based in Exeter can offer a Cycle Hire service that delivers the bikes to your door.  Exeplore Limited can provide this years bikes to you and your group or family with route advice and even take the hassle out of finding the trail from your accommodation.  We’ll drop you off at a location on the trail and can even pick you up and drop you back at your accommodation* (T’s & C’s apply).

Telephone enquiries: 01392 271426 or 07773 362119

 

 

 

 

Charity Bike Ride on Sunday 20th July 2014

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The first ever Exe Trail Charity Bike Ride was a huge success last year.  In 2014 over 90 people attended, The total raised on the day to date is nearly £2000, we hope to reach our target of £3000 when all sponsorship monies are counted and paid in.  Thank you to everyone that took part and made it such a special day.  This years event is being talked about already, we would love to hear your suggestions for making it bigger and better.  We are thinking – family orientated – games – fair – bbq- bike and paddle event.  Let us know what you think!