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Eat Dirt on Exmoor - 2nd May 2016

A group of Exmoor Mountain Bike enthusiasts, British Cycling, and Calvert Trust Exmoor have joined forces to hold a fantastic Mountain Bike Event on the May Bank Holiday, 2nd May 2016.

 

Two Cyclists on Exmoor

The "Eat Dirt on Exmoor" event will offer 2 routes of 14 or 23 miles, through stunning Exmoor scenery. Much of the route is not normally open to the general public; We are grateful to the Hollam, New Invention and Broford Estates for allowing us special access.

 

Mountain biker descending an Exmoor slope

The route will start and end in the picturesque Exmoor Town of Dulverton. Passing through the stunning scenery around the River Barle, the route runs up to the ancient stone clapper bridge at Tarr Steps. From there the route climbs up onto the moor, with far reaching views in all directions, before heading south east to the river Exe and then back into Dulverton for the finish line.

 

Cyclist crossing the ford beside the Tarr Steps

Registration for the event is just £17 per rider, with £15 of that fee going directly to Calvert Trust Exmoor to help us support people with disabilities to enjoy accessible adventure activities, including accessible cycling. (The remaining £2 is an administration fee retained by British Cycling).

two cyclist high up on Exmoor

To register as a rider please visit this page on the British Cycling website, or for more information please contact our Head of Fundraising Robin Nicoll on robin@calvert-trust.org.uk.

 

It promises to be an exciting event; riding through beautiful Exmoor National Park, up to 250 riders taking part, aerial filming from Altitude58, and more. If it proves popular we are hoping to make this an annual event; don't forget to sign up to ride so you can always say you were part of the first one!

 

All images © Danbury Danglers and used with their kind permission.

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Please contact
our Fundraising Team:

Exmoor

Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221

Kielder

Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255


 

 

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