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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tour Exeter on a Bike

Exeter is a hugely popular tourist destination in the UK. It is brimming with history and heritage such as the magnificent Gothic St Peter’s Cathedral and the underground medieval passages beneath the streets of the city. Other places to go in Exeter are the historic Quayside and Exe Island, as well as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. It is also famous for its varied performances at its many theatres. For example, The Exeter Phoenix and The Exeter Corn Exchange both put on regular performances from drama and comedy to live music and dance. There is such a variety of things to do in Exeter and one of the best ways to explore is by bike. The city is extremely cycle friendly with a vast network of cycle paths and good spots for parking your bike so that everyone has the opportunity to cycle Exeter. Exeter is a Cycling Demonstration Town and the use of bikes is widely promoted and supported, so Exeter cycling has become increasingly popular over the years.Exeter bike hire is also very accessible as well as being reasonably priced. There are plenty of cycle shops and hire centres along the Exe Estuary which is easily reached by train or bus from Exeter city centre. Away from the city, one of the best places to cycle is Haldon Forest Park. A short drive from the city centre, it offers thousands of acres of woodland to explore. The Park offers some fantastic free trails and has different graded trails that suit all ages and abilities. From the green (easy) grade trails such as the Discovery Trail, suitable for novice riders through to the more difficult red grade trails such as the Ridge Ride Trail, there is something for everyone. For the more experienced cyclists who want to go mountain biking in Exeter, the woods of Haldon Forest Park, Dartmoor and Woodbury Common are excellent locations. Haldon Forest Park cycling. is popular with members of the Exeter Mountain Biking Club, which has been firmly established since 2001. The club holds various evenings including the Ladies Skills Training Session as well as the Go-Ride skills sessions for 6-11 year olds. 1 South West’s interactive Adventure Cycle Map contains over 3,000km of trails and is a great starting point to plan your route. Exeter is one of the most popular holiday destinations and cycling is the perfect way to see it.

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