Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon
29/04/2017 - Exeter, Devon - Sportive
Days to go until event: 2
Be prepared for an eyeful of Devon's most glorious countryside in the Dartmoor Demon. Straight from the off, you'll be marvelling at the stunning Haldon Forest before heading down the River Teign.
Please note that the routes for this event are currently being plotted, with the addition of a short route for 2017. The distances advertised are what we are aiming to achieve but they may vary by a couple of miles. We will announce via our newsletter (sign up at the foot of this page), Facebook and Twitter when the new routes are live.
It won't be long before you see the last of civilisation for a few hours as the circle around and through Dartmoor National Park begins, which lead through quiet and sprawling lanes on undulating terrain.
As much as the moors are sparse, there's enough to keep you interested as you tackle the short and punchy climbs throughout - not forgetting a few long ascents as well. Old brick bridges and deserted roads make up most of the scenery on the road as you pass through the National Park - before meeting and skirting around the ever-eerie and element-exposed HM Prison Dartmoor in Princetown.