Got the bug for cycling, but want to find out where else you can cycle? Visit Cycle Devon for route advice and downloadable cycle maps. You can also find out about local cycle clubs in the area or forthcoming cycle events or new route developments.
Want to feel more confident cycling? Devon County Council offers FREE cycle training for children and adults.
Want to learn more about fixing your own bike? Check out our excellent neighbours Ride On - Cycling for All - a local charity offering refurbished bikes at affordable prices, plus bike maintenance workshops and Bring Your Own Bike DIY sessions.
For tailored cycling holidays, we'd recommend these local companies:
- The Bike Bus - Choose from a challenging multi-day cycling tour around Dartmooor to a weekend exploring the blissfully quiet cycle ways of South West Britain. The Bike Bus also offer an up-lift service at local mountain biking spots and a bike hire delivery service to your holiday accommodation.
- The Chain Gang Cycling Holidays and Tours - offering both self guided and guided cycling holidays in France, Italy and the UK.
We only hire boats, we don't sell them! But these local companies do:
- AS Watersports - independent canoe, kayak and watersports equipment shop just across the river from us on Piazza Terracina
- Kayaks & Paddles - large canoe and kayak store in Plymouth
You can find out more about paddling in the local area with your own boat from the Exeter Canoe Loops map.
If you’re interested in guided canoe or kayak trips, or British Canoe Union courses, the following organisations run regular courses:
There are also local clubs to help you get out on the water more:
The Friends of Exeter Ship Canal is a local group for anyone who values and wants to protect Exeter's historic waterway. Join them and help to look after Britain's oldest pound-lock canal!
We actively support the #PlasticFreeExeter campaign - find out more about how you can get involved to reduce plastic in your life and the local environment. We regularly support litter pick events along the river and canal to reduce the impact our customers have on our local area.
Local tourist information / accommodation:
- Visit Devon - tourist information for the whole county
- Visit Exeter - official tourism site for Exeter
- Helpful Holidays - offering self catering cottages across the West Country
- Leadstone Camping - traditional uncommercialised campsite in an outstanding setting near Dawlish Warren beach
- Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park by Haven, at Sandy Bay near Exmouth
We're thrilled to be featured in this blog by Parkdean - the UK Holiday Park company - who have recommended us for things to do in the South West.
And we were profiled by Cycling Industry News as their bike shop of the month in December 2020!