Dartmoor Sportive

Sun 27th May 2018 • by Beyond Events
Okehampton, Devon, GB

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What you need to know

IMPORTANT UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED

The Beyond Dartmoor sportive is about more than the usual suspects and of course our route will still pass them, Burrator dam, Haytor rocks ,etc. (Route specific).

But we have tried to find a route that's about visiting places on Dartmoor you wouldn't normally see we have open spaces, great riding lanes, superb climbs and stunning views, not only the special place that is Dartmoor but beautiful rivers, stunning woodland and quaint villages and all seen from the saddle.

Both routes will Start and Finish at the home of the Okehampton show, Stoneypark, which is on the western edge of Okehampton.

Dartmoor is another place that should be on your Sportive to do list, it's an undulating ride but flat is boring right?! The organisers have tried to include many of the must do's around Dartmoor but with 2 feeds along the route, you will have plenty of energy to complete the ride, take your time, enjoy it.

Dartmoor is stunning and is a challenge in itself so our event has no long route, mainly down to the time of the year and the number of daylight hours, we want everyone to finish, and just enjoy the ride.

Distances in this event

  1. Medium 125 Km

    Bike 125km
    7:30am Sun 27th May 2018
    £35
    Event passed
  2. Short 96 Km

    Bike 96km
    7:30am Sun 27th May 2018
    £25
    Event passed

Route info

Course Maps
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Overview
MEDIUM 125 KM (78 MILES)

The longer ride will take you marginally over 125km, so not only can you ride Dartmoor but you also get to hit a riding milestone.

The ride itself is a Beautiful ride around and through Dartmoor national park, with its stunning scenery and wide open spaces, the route will follow portions of the 2016 Tour of Britain which will include the ride up and past Haytor rocks, but we visit many stunning places around Dartmoor.

 

What’s Included

REGISTRATION

The event parking will open at 0700 to allow riders to park and prepare, it is on site and close to registration. Please do not arrive before this time, as there will be no access.

Registration will open at 0730 and closes at 0900. On arrival report to registration with your ID so you can collect your bike number.

EVENT INCLUDES

  •  Facilities and parking £2.00
  •  Event medal
  •  Mechanical support
  •  Medical support
  •  Fully marked route
  •  Rider public liability insurance
  •  Feed Stations
  •  Pick-up vehicles
  •  Catering
  •  Web results service
  •  Retail Opportunities
Course Details

 

COURSE SIGNAGE

Once you set off from the event centre the route will be marked with the use of arrow signs and marker ribbons. Arrows signs will be approx. every 500 metres of the route.so quite simply you follow these signs.

COURSE ARROWS

The orange signs with white arrows marked on them will direct cyclists in the direction they should take to complete your chosen route.

It is important you take extra care when you see these signs to ensure you follow your chosen course.

There are additional direction triangles used along the route Additional course directional arrows

SPLIT POINTS

Course split points will be used to highlight where the route splits for the shorter distances. An orange and white ‘course split ahead’ sign will warn cyclists that the route will split.

EXTREME CAUTION SIGNS

Orange extreme caution signs will be used where appropriate to mark potential hazards such as steep downhill stretches, road crossings. and. When you see these signs, you should reduce your speed and cycle with extra caution.

Although the route is clearly marked, you should study your map long before starting to familiarise yourself with your route. You should refer to your map frequently during your ride to confirm your location. If you accidentally stray from the route you should backtrack to the last point where you knew you were on
the route.

SIGNAGE TAMPERING

On occasions, the public will tamper with signs, it is, therefore, each competitor’s own responsibility to study the route and know roughly where you should be riding please cycle appropriately on the public paths, tracks, roads etc, until you can locate another arrow (Or look at the map you are given at registration).

Riders are welcome to change to shorter routes, as they are completing the event, simply follow the signs for one of the shorter routes at the course split points and inform us of your route change at the finish.

Raceday Logistics

ROUTE & START TIMES
When ready join the group of riders waiting to start. The start marshals will start riders in wave groups If you are doing the Long routes please try and start before 0800, this will give you the
best chance to avoid the cut-offs. Listen to all the instructions and route information the start marshals give, it will come in handy.

MEDIUM START TIME: 0730 – 0830
Distance: 125.4 km – 78 Miles

Travel

Parking at this venue is £2.00 per car. Please share the car where possible.

Kit List

Once you have registered you can get yourself and your kit ready to ride. Please remember to take the following items with you.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO BRING

DON’T FORGET YOUR HELMET! EVERY RIDER MUST WEAR A HELMET — NO HELMET = NO RIDE

The other items you should consider carrying, it will make dealing with any issues much easier, a waterproof jacket, a mobile phone (waterproofed), at least 500ml of water, a small tool kit and spare inner tube, at least one energy bar or gel and a printed map of the route (Available at registration).

FAQs

FOOD AND DRINK
Ensure you have eaten enough food and have hydrated effectively for the event if you need to HYDRATE OR FEED during the event, it’s simply too late, the feed stations are for top up only Free water, energy drinks and various snacks are available at the feed stations on the route.

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