Sunday 9th September 2012
Back for a third year the Black Rat Cycle Challenge offer cyclists a choice of route around the North Devon countryside.
A choice of two route options –
- 100 miles
“The 100 mile route is ideal for more experienced cyclists who want to challenge themselves over a longer distance. It is a tough route, we have made sure of that, but is definitely within the abilities of any cyclist who rides regularly over medium / long distances (50 miles plus). The route has plenty of variety and is not just climb after climb. There are several flat fast sections interspersed with some tough climbs and undulating roads plus some fantastic descents. The scenery alone makes this ride worthwhile with spectacular coastline views across to the Isle of Lundy from the cliff tops of North Devon and the dramatic views afforded on Exmoor. The first 40 miles contain most of the big climbs so your legs will be freshest when the going is toughest!
The 100 km route is ideal for cyclists who have not tried a sportive event before or who are not confident of their ability to ride 100 miles on hilly terrain. It should not be taken that the 100 km route is easy – it is definitely a challenge – but should be within the abilities of anyone who has done some decent training. The majority of the tough climbs come early in the ride when you will still be fresh but you should train to be able to ride 100 km in hilly terrain.”
- Choice of waymarked routes
- Course marshalls
- Feed stations
- Broom wagon
Lobb Fields Caravan and Camping Park
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)