The Good Ride - Atlantic Way, Cornwall
Cycle from Bristol to Newquay in Cornwall along The Atlantic Way; 180-miles of great company, epic landscapes and rugged coastlines, plus watch a curated version of Adventure Uncovered Film Festival on a cycle-powered cinema under the stars!
25th Sep 2022 – 28th Sep 2022
4 days, 3 nights (or book any of 1-3 days)
Up to 30
Start from Bristol, arrive at Newquay, Cornwall
£295 full-trip [£250 Early Bird], or £75/day-trip (Days 1 & 4 only)
The Atlantic Way includes 4 days cycling from Bristol to Newquay, Cornwall, a 180 miles (averaging 45 miles a day). The trip takes places over four days and three nights, join us as we roll south (then west, then south again) taking in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Home to apple orchards, cider farms, cheddar cheese, Cheddar Gorge, cream teas, rolling waves, rugged coves, Glastonbury, nestled fishing villages, hazy-sea-sprayed-evening-beaches, pasties, pasties, pasties, hedge-lined lanes, Korev larger, renewable energy and sustainability inspired communities... not to mention van-life.
Who doesn't love it?
We've managed to secure exclusive hire of three incredible cliff-top hostels to roll into each evening, with ample space to share stories, cook together 'supper club style', show films and engage in creative conversations. Oh and on arrival into Bedruthan, there's an outdoor, adventurous film festival (included in your ticket, weather permitting!).
The vibe will be similar to our Ride the Change - Cycle to COP26 except for this time we’re all staying together in beautiful YHAs (exclusively hired for us) so your accommodation and food is SORTED.
We’ll carry the bags (and all your festival gear) as usual.
What's included in the cycle?
The Atlantic Way Ride:
- Mechanical support and insurance
- Support vehicle(s) to carry all riders’ festival luggage to Goodfest site
- Tasty breakfasts and lunches included (all plant-powered), plus water refills
- Adventure films
- Positive festival warm-up vibes, plus short talks and surprises along the way!
- First aid trained, fully guided cycling (1:10 ratio), estimated 3x guides (30 people)
Full Price: £295 (Early Bird £250)
Day Price: £75 (limited availability)
How do I get back?
Mainline trains (GWR) depart from Newquay (a few miles away), or Bodmin Parkway (a little further) - go here to search for trains.
- Cheese demonstration at the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
- Cidertasting at Torre Farm Orchards
- A tour and tasting of Quince's Honey Farm
- Speke's Mill Mouth Waterfall
- Hartland Lunch in the Cracking Crab, Polzeath's finest nosh
- A spooky tour of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
- Cream teas, pasties, pasties, pasties
- Vitamin Sea swims
- Seaweed forages
- Morning yoga sessions
- Korev Shandies :)
To view the route and see what's included and not included in the trip, download our tour pack with all the details.
It just so happens that our friends in Cornwall are putting on the fantastic GoodFest the day after we arrive (September 29-30).
Sustainability conversations on the beach?
If you want to stick about an extra couple of days, GoodFest have kindly offered a 15% discount to all cyclistas..
Choose to ride the full Atlantic Way from Bristol to Bedruthan, Cornwall over 3 nights/4 days, or join us along the way for one day!
Simply visit our booking page and follow the instructions - if you do wish to attend Goodfest and want to buy a ticket, use code CYCLE to get a 15% discount off the price, as thanks from the organisers for travelling as sustainably as possible to the event!
1. Full-Trip - Bristol + Overnight YHA accommodation + Delicious Food (including breakfast & lunch)
2. Day-Rides (first and last days available only) - Guided Cycle to Goodfest on Day 1 only from Bristol +/or Day 4 only from Boscastle (including breakfast & lunch)
Day 1: Minehead, Somerset
Day 2: Elmscott, Devon
Day 3: Boscastle, Cornwall
Day 4: Arrive at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall! (accommodation from the 28th not included, cycling participants will need to sort their own accommodation if they decide to stay on).
*Or get in touch with us directly if you have any specific questions before booking.
Tell me more about the Festival...
Goodfest is a Festival of creative conversations exploring how to inspire change through purposeful ideas and actions. The 2-day event will be held at Bedruthan Hotel, perched on the hill overlooking Mawgan Porth on the stunning North Coast of Cornwall.
Mawgan Porth is a little-known but never forgotten village on the rugged coastline of North Cornwall. With spectacular scenery and a phenomenal beachfront, there is no surprise in learning that those who have discovered the raw beauty of Mawgan Porth are reluctant to share!
Midway between Padstow and Newquay, Mawgan Porth is linked to each town via the incomparably gorgeous South West Footpath, connecting visitors to viewpoint hot spots and breathtaking must-sees such as Park Head. It boasts a wide and sandy, west-facing dog friendly beach that gathers impressive Atlantic swells. The surrounding locale includes; the picturesque village of St Mawgan, a tiny untouched cornish ville set in a deep and pretty valley; Trevarrian a traveller's haven, with rental homes and a popular pub, and Trenance, offering the best views of the beach and coastal vista.
About Brake the Cycle
Since 2012 we’ve been running cycle trips from single-day adventures to three-week epics.
We add our sustainability-infused twist on many a cycling classic. Our authentic, holistic and accessible trips are for people who are looking to explore new places and passions, challenge their bodies while expanding their minds, and doing it all in a like-minded, supportive group.
What our eco-inspired cycle trips offer:
Public cycling tours
Other Collabs: Ride the Change - Cycle to COP26 (175+ riders); Love Trails Festival (25 riders); Brixton Yoga Countryside Retreats, Essex (various sizes).
In 2020 Brake the Cycle officially merged with Adventure Uncovered
Download the Good Ride tour pack and get more info on the amazing route we take, plus stopovers, what to pack, how to get there, and compare with other trips and more!
Thank you for downloading the tour pack!
Meet your guides!
Since joining her first Brake the Cycle trip, Shalyn has been hooked on adventuring by bike. Having now converted countless friends and family (and sometimes even strangers) to the joys of biking, Shalyn joins us to lead rides and share her infectious enthusiasm for exploring by bike, opportunistic yoga, sharing good food and camping under the stars. It's also quite possible that Shalyn holds the record for the most puncture-repairs in a calendar year - so we're glad to be in experienced hands.