About The Smuggler

Bike Shed presents a sportive exploring some of North Devon's most breathtaking roads, tackling historic coastal routes exploited by smugglers of old. The rides take in stunning alpine style climbs, jaw dropping views, quiet roads and the finest North Devon food to fill your tummies and fuel your engine.

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Fun for the whole family

The Smuggler offers a fun day out on the bike for the whole family, with routes to satisfy closet leg shavers to first timers. All routes explore quiet tranquil roads, allowing riders to enjoy North Devon's spectacular scenery and will be impeccably signed offering well stocked feed stations on route.

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Raising Money for Charity

Bike Shed is proud to be raising money for FORCE Cancer Charity and NORTH DEVON HOSPICE. Combined these charities have provided over 55 years of professional support and the best possible treatment for patients with life threatening illness across North Devon. The money you raise will be put to great use in continuing these crucial services.

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"The Smuggler takes to the roads for the 3rd year, I personally can't wait, and The Bike Shed really look forward to welcoming everyone to North Devon again."

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Event Partners

Bike Shed - Devon
FORCE Cancer Charity
British Cycling

Bike It Barnstaple
Country Life Brewery

North Devon Hospice
Taw Velo Cycling Club


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