28 new bike parking spaces ready-to-use in Exmouth

Exmouth's residents and visitors who get around the town on two wheels now have 28 more spaces to park their bikes.

The sites can be found by the RNLI Lifeboat Station on the seafront and in two locations in Phear Park.

By adding these new bike parking spaces, East Devon District Council (EDDC) aims to encourage active travel amongst residents, benefitting their health,...

Overwhelming support for new walking and cycling route proposals

Almost 90% of people who responded to a recent public consultation on plans for a multiuse path between Sidbury and Sidford have backed the idea.

The proposed walking and cycling route would extend from Sidford along the western side of the A375, crossing Ottery Lane with a new cycle/pedestrian crossing, and then connecting to Hillside, near Sidbury.

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Walking and cycling improvement plans backed by councillors

Councillors have approved plans which set out priorities for developing cycling and walking improvements in a number of areas of the county.

Devon County Council’s Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday 10 January) backed the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) which outline cycling and walking improvements for Exeter, Teignbridge, and Barnstaple, Bideford and Northam over...

A generous gift results in the 6,000th bike donated to Exeter Cycling charity

Exeter-based charity ‘Ride On Cycling for All’, is delighted to be gifted a Voodoo Mountain bike making it the 6000th bike donated since the charity was formed.

Located on Exeter Quay, ‘Ride On’ was established in 2011 by bike ability instructor, Martyn Laxton. Working at a school in Teignmouth at the time he was concerned that many of the pupils either didn't have bikes, or they...

Diabetes charity looking for people in Devon to get on their bike this autumn

People from Devon are being asked to saddle up for a cycling challenge that will raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this autumn.

The UK Wide Cycle Ride runs throughout the 31 days of October. It is a perfect opportunity to take your fitness up a gear, while raising money for Diabetes UK’s work in funding life-saving research and making sure everyone living with the condition gets the...

Upgrade for path in Torrington

Cyclists and walkers can now benefit from improvements to a path on the Commons in Torrington that runs alongside the River Torridge.

Work has been completed to clean and fix the surface of part of Rolle Road between the old creamery site in Taddiport and the Tarka Trail at the Puffing Billy. Using recycled road planings, Devon County Council has filled in some of the worst parts of...

Funding awarded to support walking and cycling routes

Walking and cycling schemes in the county have received a £2.1 million cash injection after Devon County Council secured Active Travel Funding from central government .

A number of priority active travel projects in Exeter, Newton Abbot, North Devon and Torridge will be supported with the funding to enable and encourage more people to walk and cycle.

The schemes to benefit...

Tidal and Trail reopens ahead of Easter Holidays in Devon 

The newly named Tidal and Trail (T&T), is reopening ahead of the Easter holidays, offering hundreds of adults and children unique access to the beautiful Tarka Trail cycle route in North Devon. T&T, originally known as Bideford Bicycle Hire, was acquired by leading education platform Inspiring Learning, to enhance its outdoor learning facilities in the area, providing direct access to...

Plans to complete missing link of trail to go before councillors

Ambitious plans to connect Seaton and Colyford with a multi-use trail are due to be recommended for approval when they go before Devon County Council’s Cabinet next week (Wednesday 8 March).

The proposals aim to complete a missing link of the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2 in East Devon which currently diverts onto a section of road that is unsuitable for families and...

New East Devon walking and cycle trail would create "considerable benefits"

A new walking and cycle trail on the former railway line between Feniton and Sidmouth would create “considerable benefits” for the local area, a councillor claims.

Independent county and district councillor Jess Bailey says the ‘Otter Trail’ project, which would run via Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John broadly following the old line, would create a “safe off-road area for very young...