Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Exmoor Cycle Hub
things to do in Exmoor, and one of the most popular attractions is Exmoor National Park which gained its status in 1954. It has a unique landscape, from moorland and woodland to valleys and farmland. The National Park is the perfect setting for mountain biking Exmoor and it has created colour coded off-road cycle maps (available from the Exmoor National Park website), from the easiest green routes to the most challenging black routes. 1 South West has produced an interactive map, which is a great starting point to plan your route. Whatever your age or level of fitness, there is something for everyone. Exmoor bike hire is cheap and readily available and there are cycling opportunities and bikes to suit all ages and abilities. Most cycle hire shops cater for families, groups, schools, disabled people and corporate events. Bikes can be rented for a few hours all the way up to a full week and there are plenty of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts that are cycle friendly. More information on bike hire and accommodation can be found on the 1 South West website. Exmoor cycling has become increasingly popular and the area has some of the best road cycling in the UK. It is home to many cycling clubs as well as the annual Exmoor Beast Cycle Challenge in which cyclists take part in either a 100 mile or 100km race. Aside from cycling, there are so many exciting activities to discover in Exmoor. Whether it’s walking through the National Park, fishing in the rivers surrounded by beautiful valleys, or horse riding along the 400 miles of bridleways, there is something for everyone in Exmoor. Be sure to check out 1 South West’s website for information on cycling, bike hire and cycle friendly accommodation. Bio 1 South West provides information on cycle UK routes, UK cycling holidays and cycling news for all, from novice riders to experienced mountain bikers. It is committed to giving visitors complete information on MTB trails.
Posted by Steve Munford at 11:20