Rides bikes, paddles sea kayaks, takes pictures. Life on the road & my home in Cornwall.
A super bikepacking weekender / mini-adventure from Minehead home to Cornwall, via Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.
Having been busy at the sewing machine recently the end results needed a decent shakedown ride so a riding buddy and I decided to take the published Two Moors bikepacking route and turn it into a Three Moors adventure by riding home via Bodmin Moor as well. Exmoor in particular is a terrific place for working out any kinks in gear with fast, rocky descents littered with baby-head sized boulders, tight and twisty singletrack, technical climbs and fast, flowing moorland tracks.. not to mention some hike-a-biking. We left Minehead in Somerset on Thursday afternoon and covered 229km of relentlessly steep terrain, climbing 4517m, over 2 1/2 days. Our route took us through wonderfully quiet parts of Devon and Cornwall in particular that I have never visited, and that seem to be filled only with friendly people. A thoroughly excellent mini-adventure so rather than waffle further… pictures.. and then I can go and scrape sun-hardened sheep-shit off my bike… and have a snooze.