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2016 Archive

8th  May 2016

Despite the winter not being particularly hard, I have taken a lot longer to come out of hibernation. Bookings have been trickling in, much earlier than other years, and the summer looks very busy. The recent change to much warmer temperatures, however, has encouraged even more interest and I suddenly notice, that I have not written for ages and that there are some events I should mention, as they are very special for this region:

DEVON COUNTY SHOW at Westpoint, Exeter 19/20/21.05.2016

Devon’s BIG Day Out! Come and enjoy the very best food, farming and fun.

A £1 million giant Ferris wheel dubbed the Devon Eye will be one of the stand-out attractions at this year’s Devon County Show . The high-tech structure will make its debut at the 121st Show. In addition, there will be a dazzling array of entertainment in six rings and arenas including the fast and furious Shetland Pony Grand National and the thrilling Bolddog Lings motocross stunt team.

FREE entry for two children (under 16) with an adult on Saturday.


Nello – Force (Cancer charity) 100 mile / 55 mile bike from Exeter – towards Tiverton and the longer one going through Dulverton and on to the Moor

A classic set of routes across the best of Devon – with the best catering imaginable on a bike ride! Supported throughout by Bike Shed and with Exeter Physio waiting to sort out those aches and strains on your return – it is a guaranteed great day out with friends. All in the name of charity.

The Nello is not a sportive; it is a charity bike ride, raising vital funds for a local cancer charity. The ride is NOT chip timed; it is NOT a race. All cyclists are welcome to enter this event but we ask them to bear this in mind when entering.

IRONMAN 70.3 UK EXMOOR 26.06.2016

Held in one of the most picturesque areas of England, Exmoor, Wimbleball Lake has been host to IRONMAN 70.3 UK since 2006. 

The reputation of the event has been set by its rural location and the challenges of the bike course. 

The swim course is one lap, clockwise, starting 20m from the shore. The IRONMAN 70.3 UK Exmoor bike course is a tough two lap course right in the heart of Exmoor National Park. The course leaves Wimbleball lake and follows an anti clockwise loop through hilly terrain in a picturesque part of Somerset. The run at Wimbleball Lake is a three loop course on a mix of terrain including tarmac, hard pack trail and grass. The course remains firm underfoot even during prolonged bad weather. There is one short sharp climb in the course which is tackled three times. 

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