Two Moors Challenge
Cycling across both Exmoor & Dartmoor, this cycle event covers 100 miles, coast to coast across the South West peninsula, and all in one day! During the ride you will pass through some iconic landscapes, with some great hill climbs, and stop off for a famous Devon Cream Tea!
This 100 mile challenge cycle ride takes you form Minehead on the North Devon coast, up over Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks, to finish in the historic port city of Plymouth.
On the way you will experience some fantastic hill climbs and stunning open vistas. You will ride past historic sites such as Dunster Castle and Princetown Jail, and stop off in a traditional Devon village for lunch. Your ride will end on the world famous Plymouth Hoe, with views out over the sound, from here you will head off for a celebratory meal and the chance to look back over everything you have achieved today!
Meet the team
<p>You will arrive in Minehead to meet your fellow riders and your cycle leaders around 18.30 this evening.</p><p> Once you have settled in to your accommodation for the evening the team will head off for a pre ride dinner and a safety briefing from your leaders.</p>
<p>After an early breakfast you will assemble with the rest of the team for a last equipment check ready for the off.</p><p>Your adventure starts off heading South out of town, and very quickly starts to climb past the historic Dunster Castle before riding up on to Exmoor. Crossing through the heart of the National Park and past Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on the moor, you will cycle through some of the wildest parts of the South West.</p><p>Upon leaving Exmoor we drop down through the Taw Valley, and ride on towards Dartmoor National Park. The route will take you through the start of the beautiful Teign Valley and on to the town of Moretonhampstead which lies at the very centre of Devon. Here we stop for a bit of a breather and to enjoy a lunch of locally produced food.</p><p>Once lunch is over with, it’s time to climb back in to the saddle ready for the ride up and over one of the most famous moors in the world. We shortley pass the magnificent Bovey Castle, before the landscape opens up to reveal the classic Dartmoor views.</p><p>As we cycle on our way towards Princetown, with it’s notorious prison, we ride over the River Dart at the beauty spot of Postbridge. A short refreshment break in Princetown will see your re-energised for the last couple of hills before we take the traffic free Plym Valley cycle trail down to the outskirts of Plymouth.</p><p>After a quick tour of some of the cities historical sites we finish our ride on the famous Plymouth Hoe, where Drake famously played bowls before defeating the Spanish Armada.</p><p>With the challenge over there will be the chance for a few celebratory photos as the sun begins to set over Plymouth sound.</p><p>If you have chosen to stay in Plymouth for the night it’s off to your hotel to get ready for a final meal where you can look back on the teams achievements from the day.</p>
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast accommodation is provided prior to the event. You will need to arrive here by 18.30 at the latest.
The accommodation will be shared, either double, twin or triple rooms. Single may be available upon request.