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Take on the Great South West Sportive this year and enjoy the beautiful scenery, twisting descents and challenging climbs through iconic Devon and Cornwall countryside!

This cross-county sportive caters for all, with fully supported and signed routes, our event has been designed and planned by cyclists for cyclists.

How to enter the Great South West Sportive

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Great South West Sportive routes



52 miles

2 feed stations + 1 water station

5,000 ft of climbing


75 miles

3 feed stations + 1 water station

7,600 ft of climbing


104 miles

4 feed stations + 1 water station

11,000 ft of climbing


All three routes will pass through key stages including The Tamar Bridge crossing, a long climb from Horsebridge as you re-enter Devon and the famous Strava ‘Top 100’ climb of Rundlestone, known locally as Pork Hill. You can re-fuel at our well stocked and strategically placed food stations along the way, each offering sweet and savoury goodies.

The Extreme route takes on an additional 29 miles of picturesque Dartmoor, passing through the famous village of Widecombe in the Moor and down through the deep valley, crossing The River Dart at Dartmeet (and back up again!).

Event Details

What’s Included
Finisher Medal

Goodie Bag


Posted Race Pack

Facilities and Free Parking at Home Park

Mechanical Support

Medical Support

Route Map and GPS files

Full Route Marking

Marshalled Routes

Feed Stations

Energy Food and Drink

Electronic Chip Timing

Web and SMS Results

Age and Gender Category Results

Finisher Bottle of Jail Ale and a Packet of Burts Crisps

On Site Catering

Recovery Pick Up

Event Photography

Complimentary Post Ride Massage

Retail Village

Monthly Race Number Prize Draw
Raceday Logistics

Plenty of parking and facilities will be available at our Race Village hosted by Plymouth Argyle at their ground Home Park. We are delighted to announce that Dartmoor Brewery will be hosting our main food station at their premises in Princetown, and a free beer will be waiting for you at the finish!


Our accommodation partner Crowne Plaza Plymouth are offering all our cyclists an exclusive 20% discount off the best flexible rate of the day, which includes breakfast. To book a room with the discounted rate automatically applied, please visit:

At the Great South West Sportive, there are various opportunities for volunteers to get involved in different locations across Devon and Cornwall. All volunteers will be fully briefed beforehand. If you’re interested in volunteering for our event, please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I need to train for the Great South West Sportive?
You should allow at least 8 weeks if you are new to cycling and want to have a good experience on the Great South West Sportive. More experienced cyclist could get away with only 4 weeks of preparation. Please visit for a training plans.
Can I cycle for charity on the Great South West Sportive?
Yes! You can cycle for any charity of your choice, however, there are local charities that support the Great South West Sportive.
Is there parking around the Great South West Sportive?
Yes, and the parking is free.

Great South West Sportive weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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