THE ROUTE! Day Three

Day three, Friday 14th June, sees me leave Dorchester and head 60 miles to Exmouth

Many thanks to one of my good friends and favourite cycling buddy, Sarah Hill for organising accommodation for day three, I will be staying with Andrew Grist a friend of her Sister

Sarah Hill is a fellow fundraiser for the MS Trust and a very keen cyclist, we first met a few years ago cycling to Paris, we have shared many miles together since and always share many laughs, Sarah hopes to join me on the Cornwall leg of my challenge, which I very much look forward to

Todays ride is very hilly and sees an elevation of 5,166feet!! and can be followed at this link


At approximately 30 miles I will head to the large seaside town, fishing harbour and civil parish of Seaton

A great place to enjoy both lunch and the Jurassic coast line

It faces onto Lyme Bay and is historically part of Axmouth  (to the east) and Beer (to the west). A sea wall provides access to the mostly shingle beach stretching for about a mile, and a small harbour located mainly in the Axmouth area. I guess it would only be right for me to sit and enjoy some shell fish have a beer while looking out towards Beer!

15 miles further along the route I will head for Sidmouth, the gateway to the Jurasssic Coast World Heritage Site.

The gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

At Sidmouth I look forward to jumping off my bike, stripping off my cycle shoes and dunking my feet in the sea while enjoying the views of the famous Jurassic coast line

I end my day at the village of Lympstone, it is known  for Peter’s Tower, an Italianate riverfront brick clock tower built around 1885 by W.H. Peters as a memorial to his wife


Lympstone and Peters Tower


Here is the detail of the route for day 3


Leaving Georgies house in Dorchester I proceed onto Back Lane,

Right onto Greenford Lane 0.2

Right onto Shatcombe Lane 1.4

Left 4.0 Continue on Spyway Road 4.1

Continue 5.9

Continue on Spyway Road 6.0

Right 6.5 Continue on Higher Street 8.9

Left onto Village Road 9.0

Left onto St Andrew’s Road 9.2

Continue on St Andrews Road 9.3

Continue on Sea Road North 9.7

Left onto A3510.1

Continue on Sea Road South10.1

Right onto Crown Roundabout 10.8

Right onto West Bay Road 10.9

Left onto Skilling Hill Road 11.1

Continue on Broad Lane 11.6

Continue on Higher Eype Road 12.0

Continue on Eype Down Road 12.4

Left onto West Road 13.1

Continue on Main Street 13.6

Right onto North Road 14.1


Continue on North Road 14.7

Left onto Carters Lane 14.7

Right onto Star Lane 15.4

Continue on Ryall Road 15.5

Continue 16.7

Continue on Becklands Lane 17.2

Continue 17.4

Continue on Becklands Lane 17.4

Continue on Wootton Lane 18.4

Continue on Meerhay Lane 19.1

Left onto Monkton Wyld Lane 19.5

Right onto Scott’s Lane 21.6

Left onto Crewkerne Road 21.6

Right onto A35 22.4

Continue on Trinity Hill Road 22.5

Continue 25.6 Right onto A3052 26.2

Left 26.8 Continue on Stepps Road 27.5

Continue on Stepps Lane2 8.7

Continue on Chapel Street 29.5

Left onto Church Street 29.7

Continue on Axmouth Road 29.8

Continue on Axmouth Bridge 30.5

Continue on Harbour Road 30.6

Left 30.9 Continue on Harbour Road 30.9

Left onto Marine Place 31.0

Continue 31.1 Continue on Castle Hill 31.1

Continue 31.3 Continue on Beer Road 31.3

Continue on New Road 32.3

Continue on Causeway 32.8

Continue on Townsend 32.8

Continue on Quarry Lane 33.0 Continue 33.9

Continue on Street 35.2

Continue on Northern Lane 37.1

Continue on Mire Lane 37.8

Left onto A3052 38.0 Continue 38.1

Continue on Salcombe Hill Road 39.5

Left onto Sid Road 40.2

Continue on Salcombe Road 40.3

Left onto High Street 40.4

Continue on Fore Street 40.6

Right onto The Esplanade 40.8

Continue on Peak Hill Road 41.0

Continue on Pinn Lane 42.7

Left onto Ottery Street 43.4

Right onto Fore Street 44.2

Continue44.5 Continue on Fore Street 44.7

Continue on Sleap Hill 44.8 Continue45.0

Continue on Yettington Road 45.7

Continue on Chapel Lane 45.8

Continue 45.8 Left onto B3180 47.7

Continue on Hulham Road 49.1

Continue on Hulhum Road 49.8

Right onto Exe View Road 49.9

Left onto Wotton Lane 49.9

Continue on Longmeadow Road 50.6

Continue on Church Road 50.9

Continue on The Strand 51.2

Left 51.3 Arrive at Finish51.3


Lots of hills and rugged coast line for day three

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