Rob Barnes has kindly volunteered to lead this weeks “16” Ride and has come up with another great ride, enjoy.
After our great excursion into Cornwall last Saturday I thought it would be good ride some of the best of Devon with The Dragon and Classic sportives in mind. The route is and figure of 8 with the cross over point being Ashburton.
We ride out to Ashburton using the usual route and then up Pear Tree for the first climb of the day. After that we cross over to Widecombe on the Moor to drop down the steep hill into the village. Fortunately the climb out of Widecombe is gradual and takes us to 4 miles of Moretonhampstead. Cafe stop in Moretonhampstead. After that we follow the valley road to Bovey Tracey and here we pick up the classic route with the climbs of Manaton and Holne included. If needed we can stop to replenish water bottles and energy along the route. Finally we drop down from Princetown into Yelverton and home. Estimated 85 miles .