THE
SOUTWEST
500

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IN A NUTSHELL:

Keep the sea to the right and land to the left on this counter-clockwise adventure around the coast of Devon and Cornwall. Fantastic riding throughout.

PILLIONS £60 additional fee.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Lizard Peninsula

  • Land's End

  • Dartmoor National Park

  • Exmoor National Park

  • Tintagel

  • St. Ives

  • Polperro

  • All on Tarmac

  • Ride your own bike

  • Fully guided

  • Three days of riding

  • Camping

  • £240 per rider 

  • Plenty of icecream stops

  • A true backroad adventure

  • Three dates: one for all riders, one for ladies only, and one for beginner adventurers.
     

WHAT IS IT?
The clue now is in the name; a nigh on 500 mile run along the coast of Devon and Cornwall, taking in some of the highlights of the South West, including Hartland Quay, Cape Cornwall, the Lizard Peninsula, Tintagel - home of King Arthur, Polperro and the stunning roads over Exmoor and Dartmoor.

FORMAT

On the lunchtime of the first day we'll meet at Riders of Bridgwater before embarking on a coastline hugging ride all the the way through to the Barnstaple area of North Devon. Along the way we'll ride the rollercoaster A39 through Minehead, Porlock and Lynton, stopping off at Valley of the Rocks before making camp that evening, ready for the next day's ride into Cornwall and along the coast, all the way to Land's End. 

Another night under canvas before the direction turns 180 degrees, this time riding the southern coastline down to the Lizard Peninsula, before ferry hopping across the narrow rivers and inlets of the south coast, through Polperro and out to our last camping spot just south of Dartmouth.

Journey's end comes at Union Road Moto Velo in Crediton the next day - Sunday - with coffee and cake before heading off our separate ways.

This is a relaxed leisure ride, with manageable days of around 150 miles, plenty of stops for refreshments and photos, with places to get food on the evening.

PLEASE NOTE: The route does include some twisty single track roads and narrow Tarmac lanes with tight corners. The route is novice friendly, but could be challenging in places. For the FIRST TIME ADVENTURERS tour, some of the more challenging hairpins will be avoid.

 

HOW MUCH?

The cost per person is £240 with a pillion an additional £60. Places secured with a £50 deposit.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Included in the price is three days of guided riding, three nights camping and ferry tickets for the short river ferries along the way.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

The price doesn't include your fuel, food and spending money.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You'll need a well serviced and road worthy bike. Any bike will do, but bear in mind the pace of the main group will be in line with legal speed limits so if you come on your nifty fifty you might be a bit off the cruising pace, so anything that can sustain at least 50mph is advised. 

You'll also need basic camping gear - tent, sleeping bag, pillow and mat - and some waterproofs, just in case. For peace of mind, it's advised that you have full breakdown cover for your bike just in case you do have problems that are beyond simple roadside repair.  

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To secure your place choose which of the three runs you want to do and 

WANT TO USE ONE OF THE SPEED SHOP BIKES?

For an additional fee of £240 you can use one of the Speed Shop bikes, choosing from Royal Enfield Himalayan, Interceptor or Continental, KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G310 GS or Honda CB500X Rally Raid. Includes fully comprehensive insurance subject to £500 excess. Supplied fully fueled with customer to return fully fueled. Would need to be collected and delivered back to the Speed Shop.

 

FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE JUST MESSAGE ME USING THE CONTACT BOX BELOW.


DATES:

26th - 29th May - OPEN TO ALL (any riders with moderate ability on bikes capable of maintaining national speed limit)
14th - 17th June - LADIES ONLY (ladies on any machine)
26th - 29th July FIRST TIME ADVENTURERS (for those on 125cc machines or above; learners welcome, designed to give confidence to first time motorcycle travellers with tips and help along the way)

 

 

TO BOOK PLEASE JUST USE THE BOOKING FORM BELOW
 

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