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Other Organised Local Cycle Rides

As well as the events organised by CTC Devon and local Audax events there are a number of other rides in the South West.

These rides are not organised by the CTC but are often ridden by CTC members.

Sunday 20 April 2008 - Haldon Forrest

The Forestry Commission are hosting a Cycle Celebration at Haldon Forest Park on Sunday 20th April 20 2008 from 10.30am - 4.30pm.

The Cycle Exeter team will be there and Exeter Mountain Bike Club will be running children's and adult's races (open to all). All proceeds from the races will go to 'Quality of Life', a charity supporting local Cystic Fibrosis sufferers.

In addition there will be demonstrations, have-a-go sessions and fun competitions.too. There will be the opportunity to try out bikes for the family or extreme downhill bikes!

Sunday 11 May 2008 - Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportive

Hundreds of dedicated cycling enthusiasts, from across the UK, will be heading west on Sunday 11 May 2007 when the Mid-Devon Cycling Club (MDCC) stage the inaugural Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportive starting from Kingsteignton. For more information see http://www.dartmoorclassic.co.uk/

Sunday 18 May 2008 - Honiton Cycles Rides for Hospicecare

The 10th Annual Honiton Cycle Ride for Hospicecare is being held on Sunday 18 May 2008. There will be on-road rides of 5, 17 and 28 miles as well as an off-road ride which features part of the 4x4 off-road trail used by the Land Rover Experience. Further details are available at www.honitoncyclerides.co.uk/.

Sunday tbd June 2008 - The 8th FORCE Century Cycle Challenge

The 9th FORCE Century Cycle Challenge - formerly called 'The Nello' involves rides of 50 or 100 miles from Topsham.

Sunday 8 June 2008 - Dartmoor Cycle Challenge

Cancer Research UK, in conjunction with Firefighters Against Cancer, is inviting people who enjoy cycling and the outdoor life to take part a Dartmoor Cycle Challenge on Sunday, May 6, from 10am. People who register can pick a 25-mile or 50-mile route, mainly off road, from Coy Pool Car Park.

The challenge, now in its fourth year, is open to individuals, families and companies who wish to enter a team. Last year, more than £27,000 was generated in sponsorship.

Sylvia Arlett, area volunteer manager for Cancer Research UK, said: "We had tremendous positive feedback last year and what is really good is that funds raised will be used to fund clinical trials taking place in Devon." For an application form, call Sylvia on 01395 282 705 or email her.

Sunday 8 June - Devon Coast to Coast - North Devon Hospice

The ride is from Ilfracombe to Teignmouth in support of the North Devon Hospice. Two routes are offered - a direct one (67 miles) or a meandering one (92 miles).

The ride will have a massed start and food stops. £10 entry including lunch and coffee, £50 minimum sponsorship for North Devon Hospice. Details from www.coast-coast.co.uk or Sean Ross.

Saturday 14 June – Sunday 15 June 2008 - The Exmouth Exodus

Want to ride through the night to the seaside with a bunch of like minded people? If you do, you might have already tried the Dunwich Dynamo, from Hackney to Dunwich. We did, and we loved it, but it's a long old way back to the West Country from the North Suffolk coast. And so it is that the Exmouth Exodus came to be. It's based on the Dunwich Dynamo model and will be:

  • A free to enter ride through the night to the seaside, about 100 miles
  • On the weekend nearest the full moon
  • Starting in Bristol, and finishing at Exmouth
  • On mostly minor roads, with three major climbs and plenty of other lumps and bumps, as well as some flat bits...

For more information see http://www.exmouthexodus.co.uk/

See also the events organised by CTC Devon.