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Great Exmoor Ride is Coming

by Holly Blades

The Great Exmoor Ride is a new city-to-coast challenge bike ride from the team behind the hugely-popular Great Weston Ride and, following on from a successful test event in 2017, it is set to return on Sunday 2nd September 2018.

The Ride starts in Taunton and ends in a tranquil spot on the West Somerset coast at Blue Anchor near Minehead, and along the way it offers a stunning 66-mile (105km) route through quiet Somerset country lanes and across the eastern part of Exmoor National Park.

The test event confirmed that participants can look forward to a great personal challenge courtesy of a spectacular route that will test the legs and, despite somewhat inclement weather conditions in 2017, the GER was given a resounding 'thumbs up' by those who took part.

2017 saw a great mix of people riding on a variety of bikes and the event is specifically designed and supported as an 'all-comers' challenge - there's plenty on offer to test participants (as well as delight them), but there are no time pressures on anyone and the emphasis is very much on rising to a personal challenge and enjoying both the route AND the immense sense of achievement that comes with completing it.

A spokesman explained: "We believe that there's something special and different about completing a spectacular, challenging ride and then actually ending up somewhere other than where you started, and that's exactly what the Great Exmoor Ride offers.

We know from last year's feedback that the route itself is both fabulous and challenging, but also very do-able for anyone with a degree of fitness and/or a lot of determination - so it's there for anyone who wants a real challenge as part of a great day out full of wonderful views, and it could be the perfect way to round off the Summer."

The event is registered with British Cycling, and participants benefit from a whole host of event support services, including clear route signage, medical cover, and mobile mechanical support throughout the route.

There will also be a medal, a BBQ and an event bar waiting for riders at the finish and, by all accounts, anyone who takes on the challenge will certainly have earned their rewards!

Further information and full details on the event, including how to enter, can be found at

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1st March 2018 9:39am miked3693 wrote:

I just love to bike racing and this post is related to it which is actually about great exmoor ride is coming. I think they need to share some more information about this challenge with us so it will be inspiring for all of those who want to get a part in this challenge. I will must share this information with others.
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9th March 2018 6:52pm Jack102 wrote:

Fantastic news! I have participated in the Great Weston ride which is a fabulous experience, although i could barely walk for a week!
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19th March 2018 6:11am kevinbrom wrote:

Well i am a rider, especially after giving birth, it got me adding more weight and now i have to work to lose some of these weight. Though, i have been working with a personal trainer who has been great and allowed me to feel good about myself....->

20th March 2018 12:21pm Jack102 wrote:

I can't wait for this event now, already training twice per day.

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4th April 2018 4:04am Mike B wrote:

I followed this ride last year. Glad to see it is being put on again! Maybe I'll be able to participate some day.

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