Following a successful Coast to Coast bike ride last year, Elsevier Exeter are organising Second Annual Ride Across Devon on Friday 21 July!

We are looking for lots of adventurous bike riders to take part, with the ride totally 126.4km, or 78.5 miles, according to according to and this year the ride will be fundraising for the Victorian walled garden at Nethercott House.

Details of the ride

The plan is to start from the car park at Barnstaple Rail Station, following the Tarka Trail out through Instow, Bideford and Torrington, to the top of the trail at Meeth. Riders can then either follow a road route through Hatherleigh or an exciting byway trip, including an offroad section and river crossing (weather permitting), to a lunch stop at Farms For City Children’s Devon Farm, Nethercott House.

From there the route will head across mid-Devon, taking in Winkleigh, Eggesford, Chawleigh, Thelbridge, Black Dog, Kennerleigh, Sandford, Newton St Cyres and Upton Pyne, before joining the top of the Exe Estuary Trail in Exeter and heading for the seaside again at Exmouth and a well-deserved drink in the garden of The Grove.

Coast to Coast staged map


To enter, sign up for just £35.00 (which cover the costs for the day), and we are then asking you to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship which will go towards the redevelopment of our Victorian walled garden for the benefit of the visiting children and local community. You can sign up directly via JustGiving here.

Don’t forget to ‘like’ the event Facebook page here, where we’ll be posting information and updates in the run-up to the event.

For more information email Andy Healey at Elsevier ( or Rebecca Pearce at Farms for City Children on (