Conditions really were cold and grey this morning, with temperatures around 3 degrees, and John and George were down with flu, but we had set our target for the new Café at Bovey Tracey so that is where we headed.
We just about survived the cold through Ashburton and Bickington, and by the time we reached Bovey the sunshine was breaking through the cloud.
Café 3 Sixty is a new café that caters primarily for cyclists. It is so large and spacious that you can take your bikes inside and tether them to the purpose-built indoor racks. There is also a cycle repair shop in the building. We were very grateful for the toasty warm stove while we waited for our coffees and cakes to be brought to us. It’s amazing how popular the café has become during the two months it has been open.
Next stop was Bovey Park, where Dillan investigated the outdoor exercise machines that were dotted around the lawns near the river. We then rode through Brimley and on up to Ilsington where Sue and Jude entertained us at their home for half an hour.
It was still cold as we left but the sun was making everything look perfect, so our ride back to Buckfastleigh via Bickington was very enjoyable.
Jude and Dillan enjoying excellent coffees by the fire in Café 3 Sixty, Bovey Tracey
Café 3 Sixty
Dillan investigates the exercise machines in the park at Bovey Tracey
Dillan pushes himself to the limit on one of the outdoor exercise machines in Bovey park