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Next trip: July 2018 (Fully booked) Capacity: 10 women Start: Plymouth Finish: Bovey Tracy Cost: £200 per person
Filthy Foxes Trans Dartmoor is NOT -
An 'as the crow flies, tick Dartmoor off the list' experience.
An anti-social, way marked, fend for yourself sportive.
Filthy Foxes Trans Dartmoor is -
The most fun way to cross the moor, in a deliberately wiggly/waggly way.
Fully guided in small ability led groups with tech support, hot flasks and biccies to hand.
The best tracks, in the best direction, adapted for the group's needs and abilities
A deliberately generous amount of time to allow for the 'can we do that again?' factor, avoiding the fatigue-induced wobbles, and fitting in post-ride Prosecco.
2 and a half days of wild mountain biking, led by an experienced instructor
Small groups (6-8 per instructor)
Overnight bunkhouse accommodation
Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Mid ride wilderness coffees
Mobile mechanical support from Complete Cycle Works
All of your kit taken ahead for you
Overnight stops in towns with a choice of pubs and cafes for dinner (evening meal not included)
What sort of bike will I need? A mountain bike. It doesn't need to be an expensive one, but it does need to be up to riding on rocky tracks and up and down long hills. It's a good idea to get it serviced before the weekend to make sure it is bomb proof. How experienced do I need to be? Although some experience of mountain biking is essential, you don't need to be a mountain bike ninja to compete the route. A good level of fitness will be much more useful than being able to do a tail whip. There will be plenty of technical riding to challenge yourself on, but your instructor will coach you through these sections. What does 'a good level of fitness' mean? You'll be covering 30-50km each day, and Dartmoor is not flat, so the more prepared you can be, the better. We won't be riding flat out though - the idea is to ride at a social pace, that suits the whole group, and allow ourselves time to mess about on the fun tracks along the way. What will I need to carry with me? All of your overnight kit will be taken ahead for you, so you only need to carry your kit for a day of riding. We suggest a hydration pack, so that you have room for plenty of water, a couple of inner tubes for you bike, a waterproof, and any tools you normally carry. You're instructor will have tools and a first aid kit, so you don't need to carry too much. What if my bike breaks along the way? Your instructor will be able to fix any common mechanical issue that arise. In the case of catastrophic bike failure, we'll get the group to the nearest road, to meet our mobile mechanic for the weekend (Tom from Complete Cycle Works). Tom will be carrying a stock of spare parts, so even if something really unexpected breaks, we reckon we'll be able to get you back up and riding pretty quickly. While Tom fixes things, the rest of us can enjoy a cuppa and a little rest. What if my body breaks along the way? In the unlikely event that your instructor can't find a quick route to the overnight stop, Tom will magically appear to throw you in the back of the van and get you safely to the bunkhouse/pub. The start and finish locations are not the same - how do I get back when we've finished the route? You'll need to arrange your own transport at the end of the route. Persuading someone to drop you off in Plymouth on the Friday, and collect you from Bovey Tracey on Sunday afternoon would be a great solution. Alternatively, there is a train station at Newton Abbott, which is a 10km pedal from Bovey Tracey. None of my friends are into this kind of thing, can I come on my own? Yes! We always have a mix of people who come on their own, and people who come with friends. By the end of the weekend, you'll have met a whole bunch of like minded people.