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Useful links for planning rides

Devon bicycle transport

Some of us are doing the Devon coast to coast later in the year and we were struggling to organise the one-way aspect of the journey ie. getting the bikes and us to the start, while leaving the cars at the finish.

This company can transport a lot of bikes and people in one direction (they do walkers as well), so if you're planning a ride in Devon or anywhere around the South West, they are worth a call.

Cycle routes in the UK


Charity acting as a helpful catalyst for alternative transport to the car. Fundraising to support the opening of new cycle routes and maintainence of existing ones.

Source of loads of information about national and local cycle routes in the UK, publishing booklets and guides off and online. Including information on walking and public transport routes. Sustrans

Touring organisation and planning

This site covers in depth the planning of touring rides right up to very long distance epics. There are particularly useful checklists and its obvious the writers have actually done what they are talking about.

This is basically a mind-dump of all their experience and includes a wealth of information to make it easier for you. The site covers gear, tips, country-specific information and loads more and is worth a visit whatever you are planning.