Tour Of Britain 2016 Sidmouth to Haytor – Club Ride 9/10/16

Tour Of Britain 2016 Sidmouth to Haytor

This year the Tour of Britain is back in Devon and as always Mid Devon Cycling Club will offer the members the chance to experience riding the stage on Sunday 9th October 2016 starting in Sidmouth on East Devon’s Jurassic Coast, the modified stage will cover 113-kilometres or 70 miles of gruelling Devon countryside, finishing with a climb at Haytor, a repeat of 2013’s summit finish. It will take in a number of communities en route, including Ottery St Mary, Tiverton, Crediton, Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey.

Many of you will remember the successful day we had riding the 2013 stage from Sidmouth to Dartmoor, the new route for 2016 will be sure to pose a host of new challenges for everyone. With plenty of climbing and fast descents on narrow roads, this club event promises to be a great day out and one not to miss.

  • The modified route will leave Sidmouth and follow the TOB route to Ottery St Mary. In Ottery St Mary we will take the B3177 road to Honiton joining the old A30 and pick up the road signs leading to Awiliscombe.
  • Recommence TOB route from Awilscombe to Crediton via Willand, Halberton, Tiverton, Bickleigh, and Cadbury Hill.
  • Crediton to Tedburn St Mary via Venny Valley.
  • Tedburn St Mary to Whiddon Down on the old A30 but with detour avoiding Crockernwell.
  • Whiddon Down through to Mortonhampstead and onto Bovey Tracey via main road.
  • Haytor for those who would like the challenge.

For club members who would like to complete the full 150-kilometres or 93 miles stage six Tour Of Britain 2016 route to download the map visit

Arrangements have been made for a café stop at Nessie’s Bistro in East Street Crediton EX17 3AX (this is situated on the left going through the main street in Crediton)

Telephone 01363 773570   It would be fully appreciated to use these facilities as they have opened to accommodate the club. All expenses for this stop will be down to club members.

The coach, support vehicles and the end of ride cake and drink stop will be provided by the club. Please arrive at 7.30am to load your bike and get onto the coach as the aim is to leave Abbrook Sports & Social Club at 8.00 am prompt to take the participants and their bikes to Sidmouth Coach Car Park. If you wish to bring a blanket to wrap your bike in this can be collected on your return to Abbrook. Please note nothing can be left in the coach. On arrival at Sidmouth we will meet on the seafront for a group photo. We will then cycle back to the top of Haytor, after which we will cycle back down to Café Sixty Four in Fore Street Bovey Tracey where there will be a drink and cake for everyone.

There will be 5 ride options available:

(A and B ) Riders: (Route Master —————-) – Following the Devon stage of the ToB (93 miles)

(C and D1) Riders: (Ride Master Craig Maberly & Tim Hingston) – Following the Devon stage of the ToB (93 miles)

(D Group) Riders: (Route Master Ken Robertson) – Following a modified route from Sidmouth to Haytor

(E Group) Riders: (Route Master Caroline Twigger) – Following a modified route from Sidmouth to Haytor

(Social Group) Riders: (Route Master Shani and Pete Adams) – Following a modified route from Sidmouth to Haytor

If you would like to join us, please email by Friday 23rd September 2016 so that we have enough space for all those wanting to take part.

The Sportive Team