Bike-friendly bridleways and quiet country roads circle Seaton like veins leading in and out of a town that has truly taken cycling into its heart. The seafront roundabout – nicknamed the ‘Pedal-about’ – is surrounded by brightly painted retired bicycles, and Seaton has a velo café, the Broom Wagon.
The Axe Valley Pedallers are based here, and weekly rides take place for roadies and mountain bikers each Thursday evening (leaving the Kings Arms from 6.30pm) and on many weekends. All fitness and skill levels are catered for, and new riders are welcome.
Seaton features on several national cycling trails, including Sustrans’ epic coast- hugging Route 2, from Dover to Cornwall. The still-in-development Route 33 – known as the ‘Stop Line Way‘, because it traces a historic wartime defence line – begins in Bristol and finishes in Seaton. The town appears on the South Devon Cycle Map .
Mountain bikers can explore bridleways and off-road tracks, including trails at nearby Morganhayes.