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The New Forest Sportive to a Devon rider is viewed as pancake flat. An opportunity to crank up the average mph. Also a rare opportunity to do long miles on the fixie Having easily completed the 60 mile route on a fixie in 2012, we decided to go for the 100 miles on a fixie for 2013. We actually did some training as we knew we would need extra flexibility, extra ability to over come lactic acid and extra hard arses.  We…

Deli style cafe

Used as a lunch stop on the Tour of Britain 2013 finish on Haytor, Ullacombe Farm Cafe offered a great refuge from the crowds. There was plenty of space outside to park the bikes and sit to enjoy a group meal. The food and coffee on offer is great quality farm/deli style. Ullacombe Farm Cafe

The cycle race saw 114 of the world’s elite riders from 21 different countries complete the 85 mile stage which started at Sidmouth, travelled through Exeter, Chudleigh, and Moretonhampstead, before the riders tackled a gruelling hill climb finish at Haytor. The largest ever crowd to a Devon Stage saw history in the making as the route from Sidmouth to Haytor provided the first ever summit finish in the modern era of the race, which was won by young Great Britain…

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