START/FINISH: Putts Corner, Gittisham EX10 0QQ, 50.759291, -3.211578
DISTANCE: 21.2 miles/34.2km
TERRAIN: Dirt bridleways, country lanes and tarmac cycle path along the Byes; climbs are few but tend to be steep.
NAVIGATION: Easy. With good signposting throughout, as well as some NCN Route 2 and 248 waymarks, this ride poses few navigational challenges. Just be careful not to turn off the main path through Mutter’s Moor, and at the Bulverton Hill junction don’t take the right turn down the slope but take the diagonal path due east that climbs initially. OS Landranger 192 covers this area.
Eat & Drink
Clock Tower Café, Connaught Gardens, Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RZ, 01395 515319, www.clocktowercafesidmouth.co.uk
The Bowd Inn, Bowd, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0ND, 01395 513328, www.thebowdinn.co.uk
Blue Ball Inn, Steven’s Cross, Sidford, EX10 9QL, 01395 514062, www.blueballinnsidford.co.uk
Camp: Coombe View Farm, Branscombe, Seaton, Devon EX12 3BT, 01297 680218, www.branscombe-camping.co.uk
Bivvy: near Conger Pool, Sandy Cove
The Dairy Shop, 5 Church Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LY, 01395 513018
Cycle Service Shop and Café, The Old Post Office, Vicarage Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8TP 01395 513331, www.cycleservice.co.uk