Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain

Some of the biggest names in cycling will be competing in this year’s Tour of Britain, and if you’re planning to watch them in action in Devon on Monday 6 September you can take your pick of 115 miles along the route.

Devon County Council will host Stage Two of the 17th edition of the race on Monday 6 September, with a stella field of riders including Mark Cavendish and Wout Van Aert...

New cycle camera trial underway

New cycle camera trial underway

A new cycle camera trial is being carried out by Devon County Council to help improve safety for cyclists.

The County Council has enlisted the help of Ride On, the bike recycling charity in Exeter, as well the Exeter Cycle Campaign, Met Office, RD&E Hospital and Exeter Science Park to try out the helmet-mounted video cameras to capture footage of dangerous driving.


Devon exploring temporary measures for walkers and cyclists

A series of temporary measures to support social distancing for walkers and cyclists is being explored by Devon County Council.

It follows the Government’s announcement of a £250 million emergency active travel fund – as the first stage of a £2 billion national investment in walking and cycling.

Although Devon County Council is still awaiting details of the funding, it is...

Police encourage mutual respect between motorists and cyclists

On Tuesday 11th July 2017, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance roads policing teams simultaneously launched Operation Close Pass.

Operation Close Pass is an initiative intended to improve the safety of cyclists on the road by educating drivers on how to overtake them safely. It aims to raise awareness amongst motorists and cyclists alike on how to behave...

Exclusive: 6 in 10 drivers in Plymouth think cyclists are the most irritating road users!

A new road rage survey from the car leasing company, Lease Car , has revealed that 6 in 10 drivers in Plymouth think cyclists are the most irritating road users!

The top 5 most irritating road users in Plymouth (Exclusive stats)

  • Cyclists 60.00%
  • Farm Machinery 29.00%
  • White Van Drivers 22.60%
  • Caravans 22.60%
  • School Run Mums 19.
  • ...

New Government strategy launched to encourage travelling by bike or on foot

A blueprint to encourage more walking and cycling was launched by the Government on Sunday 27 March.

The new strategy has a clear ambition that by 2040 getting around by bike or on foot will be the natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey.

It includes ambitions to double cycling, reverse the decline in walking, reduce the rate of cyclists killed or...

Cycle with 'Moor' care on Dartmoor

Cyclists are being asked to take “Moor care” when out and about in Dartmoor National Park this summer with the launch of a cyclists code of conduct.

The National Park has seen a steady increase in the popularity of cycling, both “off road” along moorland bridleways and designated trails, as well as a boom in road cycling across Dartmoor.

The leaflet provides guidance on cycling...

Getting waterfront into gear for cyclists

Families will soon be able to enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements being made along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route.

Work on the route, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard, began on Monday 15 September.

A new contraflow cycle lane will run...

Work set to begin on Ham and West Park road safety schemes

New 20mph speed limits are being introduced in Ham and West Park to improve road safety and encourage more walking and cycling.

The speed limits form part of two ‘Safer and Sustainable Travel’ schemes, which aim to improve local travel in ways that benefit whole communities and make them safer and healthier places to live.

Ham and West Park are busy areas, with around 4,000...

New police appeal to trace last movements of woman and son who died at Haytor

A group of cyclists could hold vital information for detectives trying to establish the last movements of Katherine Hooper and her son Joshua.

Katherine Hooper, 24, and her five-year-old son Joshua died after falling from rocks on Friday 12 July. Police discovered the body of her two-year-old son Sam at her home in Dukes Close, Paignton later that day.

A murder investigation...