YHA Weekend - Salcombe Sept 2012

Salcombe in September.
Tuesday-Wednesday 4th/5th September A two day ride down to Salcombe and back by C T C Torbay's Tuesday Group Lead by Rob Swayne 15 members of the group set off at 9.15 to cycle along the coast to Dartmouth for their first stop and then what best described as a rather tortures route using minor roads to Kingsbridge for the lunch stop. Continuing on minor lanes, some involving steep hills going both up and down to reach Salcombe by early afternoon before cycling the cliff road to reach our destination at the Youth Hostel at Overbecks.
An evening meal had been arranged for all of us followed by a mile walk along the coastal path out to Bolt Head, returning in the dark.
Next morning the crossing of the estuary by way of the small passenger ferry, it took three trips to get us and our bikes over to East Portlemouth.
Using an off road cycle path to climb the hill out of the village for a few miles of flat riding then down to Torcross for the morning coffee stop. Minor lanes through Stokenham and Moreleigh took the ride to Harbertonford for a lunch stop then onto Totnes where the members split up to go their separate ways for home.


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