The epic Devon Grit is the perfect event for riders looking for a challenge. With 4 distances on offer, and tough routes on all, don't underestimate this ride. Come for some lovely scenery, an event t-shirt, and a fulfilling race.
Sportiva Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 28th Aug 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more
How to enter the Devon Grit
Devon Grit routes
Each of the 4 routes will take riders around some of the best sections of Woodbury Common, with highlights including Woodbury Caste, sea views from the top of Beacon Hill, and Mutter Moor.
Devon Grit Extreme
This mammoth 100km route with 1500m of ascent is tough for everyone.
Devon Grit Full
This is a tough 176km circuit requiring excellent fitness (or an ebike!) with 1270mof ascent.
Devon Grit Standard
Quite a demanding 58km ride requiring reasonable fitness (or an ebike!) with 1070m of ascent. Anyone aged under 15 must be accompanied by responsible adult.
Devon Grit Mini
A shorter 36km loop with 530m of ascent that's ideal for families or novices. Anyone aged under 15 must be accompanied by responsible adult.
There are feed stations on each course, with the exact number depending on your route. Each feed stations will have water, gels and energy bars.
Race number boards
Full Covid-19 plan & risk assessments
Feed stations with water, gels & bars
Bike & rider recovery service
West Coast Caterers at finish proving hot food & drinks
08:00 Extreme Race Starts
09:00 Full Race Starts
09:30 Standard Race Starts
10:00 Mini Race Starts
Exact race start times will be communicated to you approximately 2 weeks before the race date.
Roadworthy gravel, cyclocross, or mountain bike
Spare tube(s), pump, levers
Suitable clothes and shoes
Food and fluids to get you around your route
Clothes to change into
The routes are designed to be ridden on a gravel bike but a cyclocross bike or a lightweight XC mountain bike will be almost as quick.
E-mountain bikes are also welcome.
*The ride is not suitable for road bikes & we recommend a minimum tyre width of 35mm.
Spectators are welcome! However it is asked that you remain in your social bubbles or maintain social distancing of 2m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag?
No, there will be no bag drop at the Devon Grit.
Where can I find my results?
While the Devon Grit is not a race, times will be available on the event website on the evening of the race at this link sportivaevents.co.uk/results.
How will I know the route?
This event is self-navigating. This is to prevent tampering with race signs. Please familiarise yourself with the route, and download the route to a device you can ride with. Almost all keen cyclists now have a Garmin or similar device suitable for navigating a route.
Are there age requirements to participate?
Yes, you must be 18 and over to enter the Extreme, 15 to enter the Full, 11+ (or 15 unaccompanied) to enter the Standard, and 9+ (or 15 unaccompanied) to enter the Mini.
Organisers of triathlons, duathlons, bike & running events & open water swims in Devon & the South West. We focus on creating events to suit a wide range of ages and abilities from complete novices to elite. Our events include the Torbay Triathlons, the Dartmouth Triathlon, the Dartington Duathlon & Devon Dirt.
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