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Event Series Event Series: Led Bike Ride: South Brent to Slapton

Led Bike Ride: South Brent to Slapton – D-Day 80th Anniversary Ride

13 June @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST

Thursdays 13 & 27 June; 4 & 11 July 2024; 10am-3pm:  Led Bike Rides: South Brent to Slapton – D-Day 80th Anniversary Ride (approx. 30miles return).

The starting point is at Bishopsmead, South Brent. We leave South Brent on the quiet road to Avonwick then pick up the new Primrose Trail towards Diptford. We climb out of Diptford and have a rest at the top of the hill. We then stay on a B road to Morleigh and then take the busy road for half a mile before turning Left for Slapton. We will stay on this 5 mile lane until we get into Slapton Village. We then head along the beach road for Torcross stopping to see the War memorial, WW2 tank and Billy Can Cafe.

Our return is along the same route which is approximately 15 miles. D-Day 80th Anniversary Ride from Soth Brent towards Slapton looking at the American Training area for the Normandy Invasion of WW2. We cycle mainly country lanes across the South Hams to an area of historical and AONB with quaint villages and scenery.

The preferred route is 90% on country lanes and a distance of about 30 miles. These roads can be busy and riders will have to pull in where necessary to allow traffic to overtake.

We will stop for a packed lunch at Slapton and visit a cafe. We will look at the war memorial, the American Sherman Tank, the beach, Slapton Ley and Slapton community park. We expect to stop for 15 mins on the way there and further rest stops on the way back.

Bring a packed lunch and money for cake and coffee when needed, plus helmet, spare inner tube, mobile phone etc. Suitable for Road bike, eBike; Mountain Bike, Hybrid (road tyres). We never leave anyone behind.


Organised by British Cycling and led by experienced ride leaders, these rides are a great way to explore new places and to meet new people who enjoy cycling. They are suitable for all levels of experience, so whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist, you can find a ride that is right for you.

To sign up for a ride, or for map and more info; and for rides further afield in the area, go to www.letsride.co.uk/ and enter ‘South Brent’ in the search box.


NB. This is not an SSB event, but SSB supports Cycling and Active Travel


13 June
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bishopsmead, South Brent
South Brent,DevonTQ10 9DJUnited Kingdom
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