Tarka Trail


Ride to work

Cyclist on Tarka Trail in Barnstaple

This week is ride to work week. This is an incentive to help people get fit, reduce road congestion and help the environment.

The Love to Ride website offers the chance to create a profile and monitor your progress to count how many miles you have covered.


The Tarka Trail is perfect for those wanting to try cycling to work for the first time as it passes most major towns in the North Devon region without having to use the busy main roads that may put some new or returning cyclists off.

What’s it all about?

Riding to work, or part of the way, has significant benefits that will make you happier, healthier and wealthier.

More people riding to work reduces:

illness and sick leave – cycle commuters are fitter and healthier, taking half the sick leave of their non-cycling colleagues
stress and anxiety – people who ride to work regularly report improved mental health
the cost of commuting – the average UK worker spends £146 monthly, or £135,000 over their working life
the cost of public health – the NHS could save billions through reduced obesity, diabetes and heart disease
congestion and pollution, which contributes to 40,000 premature deaths annually in the UK

Commuting by bike has many benefits for individuals, organisations and society – plus it’s great fun! Join us to reboot your commute and discover the joys and benefits of commuting by bike!

You can sign up here

Ride to work