- Riding around Croyde???
Take a road bike if you want to go cycling, or look at going over to exmoor if you have to go off road. And to be fair some of the lanes are less than pleasant when you have numpties trying to tow huge caravans and no idea what to do when they meet traffic going the other way!Posted 6 years ago
I once rode along the track from Putsborough to Pickwell. When we got half way the path rappeared 50 yds to our left down the grassy bank. So we rode down said bank but then the tyres stopped gripping on the damp grass and we were gently accelerating towards the cliff edge, with our tyres making that zizzing noise.
It’s harder than you think to throw yourself to the ground. Our instincts have, stupidly, been trained over the years to keep us upright, going straight.
Bloody Hell. 😮Posted 6 years agoBig DaveMember
The guys at Bike It in Barnstaple are a decent bunch and should be quite helpful.
If you ride out to Braunton you can always check out Crow Point. Freewheeling down the boardwalk from the top of the dunes at high speed is fun, especially when you have to start bunny hopping over the missing planks. If you try Crow Point just be prepared to spend weeks getting sand out of every bearing on your bike 😥
I live in North Devon and tend to do mostly road riding with the odd bit of cheeky trail and right of way thrown in. I’ve never tried biking it but I suspect the coastal path isn’t a great choice; too many walkers at this time of year and lots of sections would be a bit crap on a bike anyway.Posted 6 years ago
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