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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Westbury to Devizes Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||28.55 (45.95)|
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|Steep hills to start past the white horse and then up to West Lavington. Not many cycle paths mainly A and B roads. Nice easy run into Devizes follow the A361 out, traffic a bit heavy during rush hour. Some good long stretches to gain some speed on the A361 not many places for traffic to pass and many HGV vehicles. Some nice long stretching hills just to keep the pulse racing. Then a quick stretch of dual carriage way on A350 some pavements and attempts at cycle paths.|
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|White Horse, Devizes, Lots of pretty villages and countryside!
|Near By Cycle Shops|
|posted by:Jerry||Rating :||difficult :|
|I'm 52, and have just invested in a nice bike to take up cycling again after a lay-off of about 35 years! I live in Dilton Marsh and have been doing a 6 mile loop a couple of times a week to ease me into it, but I thought I'd give the 'Westbury to Devizes Loop' a try today, as I was feeling particularly energetic this morning! |
It took me exactly 3 hours from Dilton Marsh, which equates pretty well with your estimate of 2:48 from Westbury. Unfortunately, I overestimated my body's capacity to handle to trip, and my knees were a problem after Seend, and I was pretty much peddling with one leg after Semington.
One area on which I have to disagree with the guide is the 'nice easy ride into Devizes', which is actually the longest hill of the whole trip! Other than that, a really enjoyable ride. I've given it a 7 for difficulty, as there are plenty of hills, though other than the one mentioned they're not too long, fortunately. Didn't notice the pavements and cycle paths you mentioned... where were they? (I was probably concentrating on my knees at the time!)