Mountain Bike Enthusiasts from across the South West will converge on the picturesque Exmoor town of Dulverton on the 6th of May 2018, for the third annual ‘Eat Dirt on Exmoor’ event.
Hosted by local charity Calvert Trust Exmoor, working in conjunction with British Cycling, the “Eat Dirt on Exmoor” event offers cyclists the opportunity to enjoy 22 miles of beautiful Exmoor scenery, much of which is not normally open to the general public.
The route starts and ends in the picturesque Exmoor Town of Dulverton and follows the route of the river Barle up to Tarr Steps. From there the route climbs up onto the moor, with far reaching views in all directions, before heading south east to the river Exe and then back into Dulverton for the finish line.
Rob Lott, Head of Communications at Calvert Trust Exmoor said; “We’re delighted to be running this fantastic event again for the third year. Last year 282 riders took part, enjoying a fantastic ride and raising over £5,650; enabling us to help more people with disabilities to access cycling and other adventurous activities. We are extremely grateful to the wonderful people and businesses of Dulverton and the surrounding area; without their support in allowing us to use their land, volunteering to be marshals, running refreshment stations, and helping set up the route, this event just wouldn’t be possible. “
Registration for the event is just £21 per rider, with £20 of that fee going directly to Calvert Trust Exmoor to help them support people with disabilities to enjoy accessible adventure act
The riders really enjoyed the 2017 event; “Rock solid ride out! Many thanks to all who helped. Great loop with nice challenging hills, I’m glad to have ridden all of them! Thanks to the land owners and villagers too. Loved the Bluebells!” (Dave Hewlett)