The Granite Way

Granite Way Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Granite Way is traffic-free shared path, built on the remains of a disused railway, and it’s simply gorgeous. Skirting the high moor, it runs for 9 miles, from Okehampton to Lydford, and forms part of the Devon Coast To Coast route. Built on the track bed of … Read more

DayCycle – A Redlake adventure

20 miles there and back, mostly gravel   As ever, thank you for being one of the kind and supportive few people, who click the Donate button to the left, to buy me a coffee. I spend a lot of time, and incur considerable costs, making these guides, and it’s appreciated when people help offset … Read more

DayCycle – Camel Trail, Wenford branch

Cycling  the  Camel  Trail A ride of 14 flat & traffic-free miles When you cycle the Camel Trail, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular – it really is a very beautiful route. If you pick the date to ride it well, it simply is one of the best leisurely bike rides you can … Read more

DayCycle – Grand Western Canal – a stunning, flat & traffic-free 15 mile route

At the very bottom, you will find a link to a PDF version of this article, so you can easily download and print the route guide, to take along with you. As ever, thank you for being one of the kind and supportive few people, who click the Donate button to the left, to buy … Read more

DayCycle – Stover Trail & Wray Valley Trail

Stover & Wray Valley Trails cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ The Stover Trail links Newton Abbott with Bovey Tracey, mostly traffic-free, or on very quiet lanes. The Wray Valley Trail links Bovey Tracey with Moreton Hampstead, again either traffic-free, or on normally very quiet lanes. It therefore makes sense to do a single route guide … Read more

DayCycle – Bere Ferers Loop – stunning views over 2 rivers, along an 8-mile, hilly route

7.9 miles, hilly, on rural green lanes with very little traffic, but shared with cars Bere Ferrers is essentially situated on near-enough a pensinsula, cradled between the Tavy and Tamar rivers. This cycle route is a true hidden gem, and offers some spectacular views. By car, getting to the start is quite a trek along … Read more

DayCycle – Dawlish to Exeter St Davids

Dawlish to Exeter cycle route overall rating: B3⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you’re looking for a stunning day out, this is the route for you. At 14 miles in length, it offers spectacular sea views, quaint waterside villages, and even canalside cycling. Overall, the route is very flat, but it does have a section that tops out at … Read more

Traffic-free Cycling Route Guide Ratings Explained

Star-rated  traffic-free  cycle  routes As you may have noticed, I started grading the route guides I publish, using a star grading system. This grading system is to give an indication of family-friendliness of a route, which is a grading that will also help new adult cyclists, as well as less confident adult cyclists. Some routes … Read more

DayCycle – Drake’s Trail

Drake’s Trail is a 20-mile long cycling (and walking) route, mostly on traffic-free disused railways, linking Plymouth with Tavistock, and incorporates the Plym Valley Trail. The entire route guide for Drake’s Trail is now available as a PDF, for you to easily download, print and take along on your ride Feel free to use this … Read more

DayCycle – Tavistock & Princetown Loop

As any cyclist living in or near Plymouth can tell you, we’re spoilt for routes down here! A firm favourite, amongst fast club riders and more social cyclists, is a Tavistock – Princetown loop. My version of that is detailed below. The starting point will be Coypool, where there is ample free parking available. At … Read more

DayCycle – Seaton and the Rame peninsula

If you live in Plymouth, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous cycling routes. From coastal vistas to high moorland and much more are within reach, so it always surprises me that so many people cycle the same route again and again. To me (well, this is my blog after all) a good … Read more