Must-See Stops

Just south of Dulverton lies the village of Brushford, known for its tranquil landscapes and rich history. Exmoor National Park is positioned prominently within this hamlet, famous for its wild deer, sweeping coastline, and idyllic surroundings. If you’re looking for a ride that will take your breath away, this one is it. Follow us on a journey as we crest over The River Exe, taking in all the dramatic sights along the way. Fire up your Thirsty Biker apps because this ride will be one for the ages. In episode 33 of the Thirsty Biker Chronicles, we’re taking a tour around Brushford, Somerset (UK).

bikers inside Cafe 53

First up on our list of can’t-miss places is Woody Bay Railway Station in Barnstaple, which showcases stunning views of Exmoor National Park. Enjoy some classic English tea and a sponge cake or two while you take a ride on a steam train through the countryside. Taking you through Exmoor to Barnstaple and Lynton to Lynmouth, you’ll catch a glimpse of iconic English views while coasting through. Next is the Log Cabin Diner in Moortown Barton, South Molton, known for its delectable breakfast dishes and mouthwatering diner food. You’ll find everything from sandwiches to absinthe at the Log Cabin Diner.

Once you’re fueled up and ready to take on the day, don’t miss out on a visit to Total Triumph in Taunton, the area’s top-selling motorcycle dealer. Take a test drive of new and used models, from adventurers to roadsters, modern classics to speed racers. No trip to Taunton is complete without seeing what’s in stock at Total Triumph. The thrill of shopping here will invoke an appetite, which is why a stop at Café 53 in Alphin Brook is a must. Enjoy quintessential British bites and mingle with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. This place sure has a knack for attracting riders from all over. Finally, when you’re ready to wrap it up, head to Union Road Moto Velo in Crediton for motorcycle-friendly accommodations. Find your next two-wheel companion, gear, and more all in one place with a passion for riding at its core.

The Ride

ride map

Famous for its picturesque coastal views and rolling hills, Brushford and the surrounding areas are perfect for exploration. While taking in all the beauty surrounding you, you’ll be in for a nice ride, with well-kept roads and many small villages dotting your path. Although this area is known for its scenic appearance, novice riders are advised to travel with care. Tight turns and narrow expanses of roadway greet you on this journey, some of which may be difficult to navigate if you’re a new rider. This ride is brilliant, offering just the right amount of spectacular scenery, blended with loads of motorcycle passion winding its way around all the stops. If you’re ready to let it all go and just focus on the journey, a ride through Brushford will get you there. So, open up your Thirsty Biker apps and prepare to take in the breathtaking English countryside.

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