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  • Premier Icon AndyRT
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    I’ve ridden the trail route in Singletrack, and most seems well draining gravelly singletrack. Like anywhere there might be some Somme moments, but its just the added fun of Autumn riding ๐Ÿ˜†

    stevepitch
    Member

    I was in dartmoor last week rode a loop out of princetown and despite heavy rain on the monday morning there were very few boggy sections.

    Bloody awsome ride too, the dartmoor folk are very lucky ๐Ÿ˜€

    RealMan
    Member

    There’s some lovely road loops in Dartmoor. I’m usually riding from Exeter, but if you stick to the main roads, aim to loop up to Two Bridges, and then back, and you can have a great ride. MTBing is good too though.

    foxyrider
    Member

    have a look here:

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/stw-forum-ride-east-dartmoor-3911

    Great riding roads and off roads ๐Ÿ™‚

    As Real man says – if you follow some of the Stage 5 TOB route you wont go wrong for a road ride – if you want some killer hills try Dartmeet and Widdecome ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wrongun
    Member

    Hi,

    I am off to Torquay in a couple of weeks. I am going to take a bike, but dunno if i should take the road bike or the MTB. Will Dartmoor be very boggy? Can anybody reccomend any routes (road or mtb)?

    cheers

    crispy bacon
    Member

    If you want some W.Dartmoor routes Princetown etc then bounce me an email – addy in profile.

    carlphillips
    Member

    if you are a wrongun then take the roadie.
    if you want to ride nice trails take the mtb.
    issue 49 of st has some good routes in it.

    stumpy_m4
    Member

    As above crispy bacon sorted me out a fab route last year ๐Ÿ˜€

    carlphillips
    Member

    east dartmoor or lustleigh bovey tracey is only 20mins from torquay, it has fantastic riding there.
    i ride there thursday evenings and sunday mornings (early on sundays) if you fancy a few hours up there then you could bell me closer to the time.

    Wrongun
    Member

    Hi,

    Cheers for the info.. I will probably only get one day – I have found this which looks like it fits the bill

    http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=iwxfvddrjfgmddef

    cant wait – fingers crossed for ok weather!

    crispy bacon
    Member

    with all due respect that MBR loop its not the best riding in that area of Dartmoor IMHO. It’s a long ride but tends to avoid/miss all the great stuff in & around Hound Tor/Lustleigh Cleeve & in some places goes the wrong way ๐Ÿ˜•

    If you want a more thrilling, techy & IMHO rewarding ride then you could do no worse than ride the loop that foxyrider has linked to.

    Trailmonkey/Shinythings put together a loop with all the best bits in the area & made for a superb ride. You might also want to post up on here for a local to help/guide you around Lustleigh I know Yunki lives in the area & maybe free to go for a ride.

    HTH

    Wrongun
    Member

    Thanks. The map on the garmin site is quite complicated and I dont have a device to download to. I couldnt quite work out which way round it should be ridden. Could you list the main waypoints so I can plot it out on a OS map please? Cheers

    crispy bacon
    Member

    wrongun – bounce me an email & i’ll see what i can do.

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