Monday 5th February, 2017 – Ann and Geoff anniversary ride along cycle trail from Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey (possible summer outing for ladies group?)

In an attempt to celebrate our wedding anniversary,  Geoff and I booked our hybrids onto the 9.15 am train to Newton Abbot (£8.20 return each).  On arrival – coffee time, of course.  We chose Coffee 1 in the main shopping street but there are lots of other choices.

Then straight onto the newish and completely flat cycle trail to Bovey Tracey.  The trail is about 7 miles and a mixture of trail and ‘no traffic’ lanes through very pretty countryside.  (I am posting some of the pics I took following Geoff so that you can get a proper flavour of this ride, in case you would like to try it).

Once in  Bovey we cycled down to the river to try the newly opened cycle cafe 3 Sixty – which was an absolute delight in every sense.  And you can take your bicycles in with you and just hang them on the rail provided before going over to sit by the wood burner should you need to warm up.

After a good look round Bovey (and the craft fair), for a bit of variety, Geoff and I came back over the hill via Brimley and Liverton arriving back in Newton Abbot in time to pop our bikes on the 2.50 train  back to Liskeard (no need to book for this one).

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