We asked top blogger Juliet Elliott from Bikes & Stuff to join us on a cycling break and share with you her route and top tips.
Challenging herself for the last time, Juliet takes an action packed ride through Devon from Exeter to Dartmoor.
Challenging – this being Dartmoor, the route is very hilly.
Stop for a cream tea in the lovely village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
After shooting down to Dunsford, I gave my legs a little more hell by going straight up another hill and onto the epic wilds of Dartmoor. From Moretonhampstead I pedaled straight across the moors, enjoying windswept solitude in the rugged high moorland. After stopping to refuel with a large slice of cake, I decided to give the legendary ascent from Widecombe one last blast; good grief it’s a killer climb that never seems to get any easier!
Then skirting the base of Haytor, one of the highlights of the Tour Of Britain road race, I stopped to admire wild Dartmoor ponies and their foals; Pony stroking over, I headed back to Exeter for a good night’s sleep in one of Premier Inn’s comfortable beds.