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The Mortehoe area is popular with cyclists. Particularly with hill-loving cyclists, though there plenty of undemanding routes such as Mortehoe-Ilfracombe cycle path (map below). National Cycle Route 27 passes right outside The Crescent. You can park bikes at back of house.

National Cycle Route 27.
Web: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transport/cycling/cycling_publications.htm
National Cycle Route 27 of the National Cycle Network is open and signed from Ilfracombe to Plymouth and is known as the Devon Coast to Coast cycle route. map.

Challacombe Hill, Woolacombe.
3 minutes' ride from The Buttery and Cromlech House. Ranked climbbybike.com's #4 of 'most difficult climbs in United Kingdom'

BiketrailCycle hire
Tel: 01271 372586
Mobile: 077-88133738
Email: mail@biketrail.co.uk
Web: http://www.biketrail.co.uk/
Map & directions
Bike hire on Tarka Trail next to the charming Fremington Quay Cafe.
'Biketrail Cycle shop and Cycle hire, The Tarka Trail, Exmoor & North Devon No1 Cycle hire. All types of Cycles, Hired, sold, brought, serviced and repaired.
Mobile Cycle repairs. Cycle Sales, Cycle hire, Luggage & passenger Transport.
Serving The Tarka Trail, Exmoor, North Devon, The Southwest Coast path, The Devon Coast to Coast, The Two Moors Way, The West Country Way and Cycle Routes Across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire Sports
Tel: 01271 324202
Email: enquiry@tarkabikes.co.uk
Web: http://www.tarkabikes.co.uk/
Map & directions
Address: Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, The Railway Station, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2AU
Bike hire.
http://www.ideasforthekids.co.uk 05/2010 says: "Sports ... The original Cycle Hire operator with 17 years experience. Tarka Trail Cycle hire is situated at Barnstaple Railway Station. Set up in 1990, they were the first business to provide a cycle hire service along the old disused railway after it was re-opened as a traffic free pedestrian and cyclist right of way."