Spring is in the air and it’s time for some hills and miles and, with the weather looking good, there’s no better place than the moor. This week, the 16 and 14 road rides are doing much the same route but in opposite directions, so our paths may cross at some point.
From our start point at B&Q car park at 9am we will make our way towards Ashburton via Plympton and Ivybridge. Just before reaching Ashburton we will take a left and start the steady climb of Pear Tree bringing us up on to the moor before dropping the 3 mile decent of Haytor to Bovey Tracey. Taking a left at the roundabout we will head towards Moretonhampstead and our café stop. With batteries recharged we will start climbing back up on to the moor before heading towards Postbridge and Princetown and back to Dousland. Then it’s a left past Burrator and on past Cadover before dropping down Boringdon Hill back to Plympton. Ride distance about 75 miles.