The first ever Spooky Cycle charity event will be taking place on the Tarka Trail this October.

Hosted by Calvert Trust Exmoor and Isca Barum Insurance Brokers, the Halloween special on Saturday, October 27 will start and finish at Barnstaple Rugby Club.

It is open to all levels of cyclists, with families and company teams encouraged to ride together.

There is a choice of two routes - route one heads south to Puffing Billy in Great Torrington and back and is 30 miles in total; route two heads north towards Chivenor and back and is nine miles.

Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes in each category and best decorated ‘lids’.

Helmets are compulsory on the night and all bikes must also have lights – there is a prize for best lights too.

In line with Calvert Trust Exmoor’s ethos, the Spooky Cycle is very much geared to all ages and abilities, and open to families, company teams and individuals, including those with disabilities.

Plus there will be plenty going on at the rugby club on the night and all are welcome to go along.

To find out more information about Spooky Cycle 2018, visit or call Jane Byrne on 01598 763221.