Dartmoor Demon Sportive
Exeter Racecourse, Saturday 3rd May 2014. The Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive is a great way to kick off your Bank holiday weekend. Starting from Exeter racecourse with its stunning views across Haldon Forest and Dartmoor National Park. Highlights – The remote, isolated and wilderness of the Moors.
Price (per rider): £35.00
Price (per rider): £35.00
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Dartmoor Demon Sportive – Epic (£35, 95 miles), Standard (£35, 55 miles)
The Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive is a great way to kick off your Bank holiday weekend. Starting from Exeter racecourse with its stunning views across Haldon Forest and Dartmoor National Park.
Straight from the start this event is beautiful! As you leave the venue you’ll head straight out into Haldon Forest and down to the river Teign. You’ll be able to soak up the awesome river views whilst your legs warm up before you climb slowly towards Moretonhampstead. This is the last bit of civilisation you’ll see for a while as you enter Dartmoor National Park. From here it’s just remote, endless, and stunning views across the moors as you ride down quiet roads. Once in the Moors there’s any number of interesting sights, from the ancient bridge at Post Bridge, to the Bleak and eerie HM Prison at Princetown. As you approach the far side of the National park you head south for a short while and you can briefly welcome flatter terrain. Here the Course splits and the Epic riders head out for a hillier loop. Once through the little town of Buckfastleigh prepare yourself for some serious climbing! As the Epic loop weaves through and crosses the river Dart a couple of times, then hits a 25% climb out of Poundsgate. It does level off again, but only once you’ve hit an elevation of 1500ft. With the toughest part of the course done! The route rejoins the standard route and then encounters another couple of 20% climbs before the final climb back up through Haldon forest to the Racecourse.
All riders will receive a quality goody bag and a well deserved medal! Post event refreshments and massages will also be waiting, as endless stories of finishing a tough stunning sportive are swapped.
Location: Exeter Racecourse, EX6 7XS
Start time: 8am - 9.30am
What else is included?
- Finishing medal
- Event centre facilities and parking
- Mechanical Support
- Full Route Marking
- Rider public liability insurance
- Free energy drink + energy snacks
- Electronic chip timing
- Bike wash facilities
- Web results service
- Emergency support
- On site catering
Watch last years sportive video
Maps & Route info
Finish 4 or more of our events within the Cycling Weekly sportive series and receive a trophy to recognise your achievement.
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