A stunning long-distance bike route along the south coast of England from Dover in the east to St. Austell in the west. Visit the Jurassic Coast, Brighton and Devon by bike and enjoy sea air, amazing views and a trip that you’ll never forget.
Route 2 is a long-distance cycle route which, when complete, will link Dover in Kent with St. Austell in Cornwall via the south coast of England. The route is currently 361 miles long. The only major gaps in this route are between Dawlish and Totnes, and Plymouth and St Austell.
Along the way, you’ll see the Jurassic Coast, the 95-mile stretch between Exmouth in east Devon and Studland Bay in Dorset. It’s called the Jurassic Coast due to the layers of sedimentary rock which contain an amazing richness of fossils and form a near-complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
It has been recognised as a site of outstanding international importance for earth sciences and was designated as England’s first natural World Heritage Site in 2001.
Along Route 2 you’ll pass through some of southern England’s most interesting cities including Bournemouth, Poole, Brighton and Exeter. Exeter is a small but vibrant city with a rich history, magnificent cathedral, imposing Roman wall and beautiful quayside. Brighton is known for its Grade II-listed pier, burgeoning arts and culture scene and its bohemian vibe.
Devon County Council has completed the last link between Exmouth and Dawlish Warren with the opening of a new bridge over the railway at Powderham. Constructed to span the main railway line to Plymouth, the bridge is in a Special Area of Conservation and next to an internationally important bird reserve.
Route in Devon
(Dorset) - Axminster - Seaton - Sidmouth - Budleigh Salterton - Exmouth - Exeter - Dawlish
Totnes - South Brent - Ivybridge - Plympton - Plymouth
Open Street Map
Wikipedia National Cycle Route 2 (or NCR 2) is a route of the National Cycle Network, running from Dover to St Austell. When complete, the route will be 581 km (361 miles) long.