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placement route 2mi Mon 21 Oct
Section 23 Barnstaple-Barnstaple Station 1300m Sat 15 Jun
Section 22 Braunton-Barnstaple 5mi Sat 15 Jun
Petroc 3mi 5 Oct 2018
B Station to Roundswell 1mi 6 Jul 2018

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Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Barnstaple:

Lundy (Bideford Ferry) · 9mi one-way
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The Hoops Country Inn, Horn's Cross · 17mi one-way
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The Union Inn, Dolton · 33mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Barnstaple

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Barnstaple:

To Bristol, Wells, Glastonbury, Bridgwater, Taunton, Tiverton, Holsworthy and Bude.

To Ilfracombe, Bideford, Okehampton, Tavistock and Plymouth.


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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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