North Devon Surf and Cycle Bus - get on board with all your kit!
North Devon surfers and cyclists now have an accessible, affordable method of travel with the North Devon Surf and Cycle Bus Service.
The downstairs of the double-decker bus has been converted to racking that is suitable for storing surf boards and bicycles with the upstairs providing seating for up to 47 passengers.
The Surf Cycle bus operates 7 days a week from Friday 1st June until Sunday 30th September.
The timetable has altered slightly compared to last year, with an increase in frequency between Woolacombe and Croyde going via Braunton. The bus will meet 3 train arrivals and departures per day, allowing for people travelling from further afield and without a car to visit North Devon.
The fare table has been adjusted to meet the increase in operational cost but ticket prices are still cheaper than using a car and parking fees put together, and of course by using the bus you are helping preserving our beautiful environment. Last year 7500 people used the service and this must equal to a fair number of individual car trips!
Another change to the service, and due to the low number of passengers going to or from Ilfracombe last year, the decision was made to not serve the town this season.
To view the new timetable and fare structure please visit the North Devon Plus website.
Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon, to create traffic-free, scenic routes. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.
Click on the Barnstaple Cycle map for your free downloadable copy.
Ride The Ruby Way
Ride the Ruby Country is a project being run in Ruby Country to promote tourism and sustainability, linking in to new recreational routes and activities being developed and promoted throughout this part of rural North West Devon. Visit the website http://www.ridetherubycountry.co.uk to download cycle routes and find information on accommodation and attractions in the area.