Enjoying Exmouth's cycle track

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

Axe Valley Pedallers

Axe Valley Pedallers

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Three different distances to cycle, and lots of fun and food (and ice-cream) was the flavour of the recent 'away-day' for the Axe Valley Pedallers!

Three different distances to cycle, and lots of fun and food (and ice-cream) was the flavour of the recent 'away-day' for the Axe Valley Pedallers! A fantastic turnout of 25 Pedallers of all abilities and ages, ranging from 13 months to, well, considerably older, enjoyed a delightful and sociable day out to Exmouth in the Sunday sunshine. Those pedallers wanting a faster pace and longer ride set off from Seaton at 8.45am, meeting up with the second group near Otterton Mill - a return ride of approximately 48 miles.The second group started at Otterton at 10am, a leisurely return ride of about 30 miles. The two groups then cycled through the delightful Devon countryside over Woodbury Common and down to Lympstone to meet the third group comprising children, babies being pulled and carried, and those wanting a shorter and slower ride, arriving at Lympstone at 11am to join the larger group for the last leg into Exmouth.We all then enjoyed the wonderful and scenic views of the Exe estuary from the newly opened, traffic-free cycle path, pausing for a delicious ice-cream on the way. Socialising and having fun together being a high priority in the club, we were then treated by Madal's (Alistair Cope's) mother and friend, (the Lovely Lizzie and St Peter) to a delicious two course lunch with tea and coffee in the sunshine - marquee, beautifully laid tables, flower arrangements, lovely gardens - what a treat! Meandering our way back, we were able to appreciate the glorious countryside in the sunshine, having had a hugely enjoyable day together.


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