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Eat Dirt on Exmoor 2017; Thank You Dulverton!

Mountain Bike Enthusiasts from across the South West converged on Dulverton on Sunday (30th April 2017) for the second annual ‘Eat Dirt on Exmoor’ event, organised by Calvert Trust Exmoor and supported by Exmoor National Park and the fantastic people of Dulverton.


start line

Riders waiting to go at the start line in front of Exmoor House, Dulverton


282 cyclists took part in the circular ride, raising over £5,650 between them, with more sponsorship still coming in. The route started in Dulverton and followed the route of the River Barle up to Tarr Steps, then up onto the moor, south east to the river Exe and then back into Dulverton for the finish line.


Riding by the Barle


The riders really enjoyed the event. As Paul Mugenyi from Bristol said; “Thank you all so much for an amazing day and course. I really loved it and dare I say it was better than last year! A massive thanks to the organisers, marshals and land owners!”


On the Tarr Steps

Dismounted riders crossing the Barle at the famous Tarr steps


Rob Lott, head of Communications at Calvert Trust Exmoor said “We were absolutely delighted that so many riders came out to support us and enjoy the beauty of Exmoor. Without the support of so many wonderful people from Dulverton and the surrounding area who allowed us to use their land, volunteered to be marshals and run refreshment stations, and helped set up the route, this event just wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks to your support we will be able to help more people with disabilities to access cycling and other adventurous activities.”


Riding across the Barle

The alternative method of crossing the Barle!


As well as the fabulous volunteer marshals and helpers, Calvert Trust Exmoor would also like to thank the brilliant local businesses and organisations whose support enabled the event to happen; Mole Valley Farmers, The Bike Shop (Tiverton), Ivan’s Coffee, GT Bicycles, AMASS Medical  and Exmoor National Park.


on Winsford Hill

Riders on Winsford Hill near the Caratacus Stone


Photos from ‘Eat Dirt on Exmoor 2017 can be seen online at


Calvert Trust Exmoor hopes to announce the date for ‘Eat Dirt on Exmoor 2018’ in the next few weeks.


Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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