Social Ride Out – Exmoor/Lynmouth

Earlier Start – 09:00 meet for 09:30 departure

Ride Out to:Exmoor and the Blue Ball Inn
The ride out is open to all Members, Associates and Pillions.  Preparing for your test? You are warmly welcomed but before attending your first ride out, please seek clearance by your Observer.
Date:Sunday 5 September 2021
Meet:  Top of Town car park, Dorchester
Briefing and Departure:Assemble 09:00 for a 09:30 departure.
Destination:A fast transit to Honiton with a stop for coffee, followed by a scenic and twisty ride up through Tiverton along the A396, then onto Simonsbath, through Lynmouth and onto the Blue Ball Inn for lunch.  After lunch, west along the famous A39 through Porlock and onto Dunster, before heading south through Luckwell bridge and heading towards Taunton along the impressive B3223 for a stop for refreshments followed by a direct ride home. This is a long ride (187 miles), along some fantastic roads with amazing sights and views along the North Devon/North Somerset coast and the across Exmoor. Riders can return independently as required.
Timings:10:30 Arrive Starbucks on A30 near Honiton;
11:15 Depart (EX14 9QQ)
11:45 Arrive Collumpton (Fuel Stop) (EX15 1BQ)
13:15 Arrive Blue Ball Inn (Countisbury Hill) for Lunch;
14:30 Depart (EX35 6NE)
15:30 Arrive Taunton (Fuel and quick drink) (TA1 2LR)
As Required: Return home independently
Distance:40 miles out to Honiton; 57 miles to Blue Ball Inn; 44 Miles to Taunton; 45 Miles return to Dorchester Total mileage 187 miles.
Routes:A mix of A and B class roads.  Further route details provided on the day.
Ride LeaderJim Leese