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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Sandygate Inn, Kingsteignton|
|Distance : miles (km)||41.34 (66.53)|
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|This route starts and finishes at the Sandygate Inn, Kingsteignton. From the Inn go north along Sandygate Lane, before turning left onto John Acres Lane (the road surface here is quite broken and pot-holed). At the bottom turn right onto the B3193 towards Chudleigh. Just before the A38 overbridge turn left to follow the B3193 up the Teign valley road. Stay on this road until reaching the B3212. Turn right and follow this road up (roughly a 2 mile climb) through Longdown and down into Pocombe Bridge. Turn right towards Ide (use caution on this junction). Before the A30 overbridge turn left (follow brown road signs) before coming into Exeter near the large Sainsburys in Alphington Road. Cross this road using the subways (all marked cycle route)and go along Church Road before turning left at Bridge Motorcycles towards Marsh Barton Estate. Cross the road and go through a gate onto the cycle-path, following this and going under the road bridge. Turn left and re-join the industrial estate, before turning right in Grace Road and going over the railway bridge. Cross over the canal bridge (narrow) and turn right joining the dedicated cycle-path. Follow this path going past the Double Locks Pub (maybe stop for a quick drink!) until reaching Bridge Road. Cross using the crossing and continue along the canal side cycle-path & foot path to arrive at the Turf Locks Pub (another excuse to stop). Go to the right of the canal lock gate and go through a metal gate and join the footpath alongside the river. This part is NOT a tarmac path and is quite bumpy and could be muddy if it's raining. At the end of this path you have to cross the main railway line using a foot crossing. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If in a group someone should act as a lookout as the trains travel fast on this stretch of line! Once safely across follow the path and turn left onto Church Lane. Follow this lane before entering Starcross using the cycle-path on the left. Next to the railway station there are public toilets. Cross the A379 at the crossing and follow the blue cycle-route signs through Starcross before turning right to follow the cycle-path alongside the A379 towards Cockwood. Cross the A379, using the crossing and turn left to go around the small harbour towards Dawlish Warren. Follow the road around to the right and join the cycle-path on the left. Keep on this path and enter Dawlish Warren. Here you can find a few small shops, pubs, a pharmacy, but opening times are a bit seasonal. Turn left to enter the car park and turn immediately right to re-enter the cycle-path along the back of the car-park. Follow this up the hill before re-joining the A379 (left turn) by Marine Garage in Dawlish. Follow the cycle-path until it re-joins the road and go down the hill into Dawlish town centre (more shops, fish & chips Braking Wind Cycles). Go up the hill (reasonably steep and quite narrow) passing the Natwest bank (cash machine)on the right, following the A379. At the top of the hill, bare left down a footpath to join Old Teighmouth Road. Follow this until re-joining the A379 at Holcombe. This section has some climbing and descending before reaching the top of the hill that leads down into Teignmouth. This decent can be quite fast (30+ mph!), but at the bottom there is a sharp right turn so use caution. after going around this bend turn left at the roundabout and follow the one-way system onto the The Den (sea front road). I chose to go though the town rather than keeping to the A379 through Teignmouth. There are plenty of places to eat and/or drink in Teignmouth or you could even stop for a game of adventure golf on The Den. Re-join the A381 and proceed along Bitton Park Road, passing a Tesco Express on your right. At the traffic lights bare left to cross Shaldon Bridge. At the end of the bridge cross the road and join a footpath alongside the River Teign, before turning right onto Ringmore Road. Stay on this road (Shaldon Road) through Combeinteignhead, Netherton and Haccombe before climbing up the hill to Milber. Go past the Centrax engineering works on your left and go down the hill. watch for vehicles appearing out of driveways down thia hill. At the bottom bare left onto a cycle-pathe and use the subways to cross under Penn Inn roundabout, emerging by the Penn Inn pub (on your right) and follow the shared footpath/cycle way up the hill to Brunel Road. At the traffic lights turn right and follow the road before turning left at a mini-roundabout. Follow the road around to the right and bare left onto the Town Quay near Newton Abbot railway station. turn left and go under the railway bridge and follow the cycle-path to the right. At the end of this path turn right into Salisbury Road and immediately right again onto a cycle-path alongside The Avenue in Newton Abbot. Use caution along this path as vehicles can emerge from various garage businesses. At the end cross over the road at the crossing and turn right along Kingsteignton Road. Go past Newton Abbot Race Course, Tesco's and the Premier Inn & Beefeater before turning left at the next roundabout. Go past Lidl and turn left at The Fountain roundabout entering Gestridge Road. Follow this road (Hot Pursuit Cycles on your right)and cross the traffic light into Exeter Road. At the Five Lanes junction, go straight ahead to enter a cycle-path & footpath, following this path down to finish back at the Sandygate Inn.
The route is reasonably easy although there are a few steep or long climbs for novice riders. It took me about 4 hours riding a hybrid, including stopping for lunch in Teignmouth.
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Dorset Cyclists Network|
|Okehampton Cycle Club|