Exmoor Cycle Route
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On Tuesday 11th September 2007, the Tour of Britain wound its way through the steep and dramatic combes of Exmoor.
On Exmoor we have teamed up to bring you the permanent Tour of Britain circular route following in the wheel marks of the professionals. The route makes a fantastic weekend or a challenging day ride and is the perfect way to explore the best that Exmoor has to offer.
It is a fantastic ride whether taken at cyclosportive speeds or an extended two or three day tour, with time to enjoy some of the sights and attractions along the way.
You can start or finish anywhere you choose along the route, Minehead offers the best public transport links so you don't need to bring the car.
The permanent Tour of Britain Exmoor Cycle Route provides you with an opportunity to pit yourself against the professionals, giving you a taste of what they experienced when they raced across Exmoor.
The total length of the South West stage was 112 miles, but the toughest section of the whole Tour was undoubtedly the route through Exmoor. The 60 miles of the Exmoor Cycle Route gives you the opportunity to ride the Exmoor section (plus a little extra) from the Tour's 2007 South West stage. Not only did Exmoor provide the most challenging section of the race, it was also the most beautiful. From the open moorland of Brendon Common to the picturesque villages of Porlock and Lynmouth, this cycle route will take your breath away.
This cycle route was devised and developed by Active Exmoor, Somerset County Council, Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) and Steve Crossman (organiser of the Exmoor Explorer) and is based upon the 2007 Tour of Britain South West stage. Support was provided by the Exmoor Sustainable Development Fund to help encourage cycle tourism on Exmoor.