The Dartmoor Suite has unique access to our very own British Cycling and ABCC qualified cycling coach. Mike has professional experience is experienced in working with cyclists of all levels, and if you are serious about cycling he can provide you with several a range of opportunities to make the most of your stay.
Superb as a cycling destination in its own right, Dartmoor is one of the few places in the UK where you can train effectively for big climbing events such as l’Etape du Tour and La Maratona d’les Dolomites. There is seemingly no flat ground in Devon and it’s steepest and highest on Dartmoor. This and the miles of speed restricted, low-traffic, good quality roads, the incredible scenery and your superb recovery accommodation make it a perfect training ground.
Guided rides. Three of the top ten in Simon Warren’s “100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills”, including the Tour of Britain stage finish on Haytor, are within 4 miles of The Dartmoor Suite. Using local knowledge is the best way of linking the finest views and climbs, coming up with the most appropriate routes and revealing some of the hidden gems that are scattered all over Dartmoor.
- The charge for a 1.5 hour Guided Ride is £30
- The charge for a 3 hour Guided Ride is £50
This cost can be shared amongst your group, and Mike will take out up to 4 riders at a time.
Supported rides. A level above guided rides is the full support option. We’ll guide you but also supply a ‘team car’, carrying spares, extra clothing, and providing specialist food and drink. Get the full pro treatment!
- The charge for a 1.5 hour Supported Ride is £80
- The charge for a 3 hour Supported ride is: £150
This cost can be shared amongst your group as before.
Training advice. Mike has many years experience as a professional cycling coach and knows what you need to do to get the most from your riding and training. Whether you have a specific event in mind or just want to improve your form, Mike can give you pointers and a guide on how to plan your own training,
Please be aware that Dartmoor cycling is tough. Whichever direction you take you will be riding up 20%-25% grades. You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to take on any of the Guided or Supported rides - these are not for beginners or children and all riding is done at your own risk.
The dartmoor suite costs £100 per night. CAll or email for availability & bookings;
T: (44) 01364 631639