Devon Dirt Challenge Ride

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Devon Dirt Challenge Ride

The Devon Dirt Challenge Ride is the only off-road route in the Challenge Ride Series and takes place in early April. 

It is a mixture of off-road tracks and country lanes involving 1570 m of climbing. The first loop of 17 miles takes you to the south of Ashburton with the second loop going via Bovey Tracey to Manaton and returning back through Haytor Vale. A good moorland challenge with some big climbs, spectacular scenery and wonderful descents. Expect mud! Unless there's been a heatwave, of course. 

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Riders in the Devon Dirt
Riders in the Devon Dirt
Level of ride 
Type of bike 
Mountain bike


All routes are followed at a rider’s own risk. These routes are intended to be general guides: please observe all road signs, waymarks and other specific on-route instructions. Neither Cycling UK nor individual route authors can be held responsible for any errors or consequences that arise from using this route information.

Essentially: go out, be sensible, have fun.