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Taunton Flyer

Event summary

Pedal for victory and support the armed forces in your choice of three stunning routes for the Taunton Flyer. With a mixture of open, flowing, flat road and part of the route through the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this event will treat you to some stunning views.

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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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How to enter

What's included:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed
  • Category prizes
  • Mechanical Support
  • British Cycling insured
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Bike wash bay
  • Energy drinks, bars & gels
  • Medical cover
  • Rider recovery service
Spitfire Route
8:00am Mon 2nd May 2022

Bike 37mi

Dakota Route
8:00am Mon 2nd May 2022

Bike 63mi

Wellington Route
8:00am Mon 2nd May 2022

Bike 101km

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What are the age requirements for the Taunton Flyer?
You must be aged 11 or over to compete in the Spitfire route, 12 or over to compete in the Dakota route and 15 or over to compete in the Wellington route. All riders under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.… read more
FAQ
Are there cut-off times fo the Taunton Flyer?
Yes. For the Spitfire and Dakota routes, you will need to finish by 16:00. For the Wellington route, you will need to reach 64 miles by 14:00.… read more
FAQ
Will there be feed stations on the Taunton Flyer courses?
Yes. The feed stations will be at 25 miles for the Spitfire, 26 and 57 miles for the Dakota and 38 and 65 for the Wellington. … read more
Road Cycling Event Types
Road Cycling Event Types
Running in London Parks
Running in London Parks
Route description
Route description

All routes will start in Smeatharpe at RAF Upottery Airfield and take riders past the Heritage Centre and RAF Culmhead before descending from the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards Tauton Racecourse. This will be where the routes spit in different directions.

Spitfire 37 miles

From the Blackdown hills, you'll ride through Corfe and Hemyock to reach Dunkeswell Airfield. The remainder of the route will be rice and flat towards the finish back at Smeatharpe.

There will be a feed station at 25 miles.

Dakota 63 miles

From the Blacdown hills, you'll ride through Corfe and Hemyock to reach Dunkeswell Airfield where you'll descend to the village of Feniton where you'll loop through the beautiful country lanes into Cullompton. Then you'll make your final climb into the Blackdown Hills through the Culm Valley to finish back in Smeatharpe.

There will be feed stations at 26 and 57 miles.

Wellington 101 miles

Following from where the route splits you will ride past RNAS Merryfield and RAF Westonzoyland and climb the Blackdown Hills towards Dunkeswell Airfield. Then you'll loop through the beautiful country lanes into Cullompton and make your final climb into the Blackdown Hills through the Culm Valley to finish back in Smeatharpe.

There will be feed stations at 38 and 65 miles.

Logistics and schedule

08:00 Spitfire starts

08:00 Dakota starts

08:00 Wellington starts

On Site Facilities

There will be a race HQ where you'll find toilets, bike wash bay and catering vans for any post race refreshments.

Cut-off Times

There will be cut off times for these distances.

  • Spitfire cut-off to finish the 37 mile route is 16:00
  • Dakota cut-off to finish the 63 mile route is 16:00
  • Wellington cut-off at 64 miles of the 101 mile route is 14:00

Optional Extras

At race HQ you can also find a professional Sports Massage Therapist and can book a massage for a charge (this is not part of your entry fee). There will be professional photographers taking pictures on this course, you can purchase a memento of your day as an optional extra.

Age Requirements

You must be aged 15 or over to take part in the Wellington route. You must be aged 12 or over to take part in the Dakota route. You must be aged 11 or over to take part in the Spitfire route. All those under 15 must be accompanied on the route by a rider.

How to get there

Smeatharpe, Honiton EX14, UK

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Parking

There will be parking at this event.

By Car

Please follow directions To Smeatharpe Airfield.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What are the age requirements for the Taunton Flyer?
You must be aged 11 or over to compete in the Spitfire route, 12 or over to compete in the Dakota route and 15 or over to compete in the Wellington route. All riders under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
FAQ
Are there cut-off times fo the Taunton Flyer?
Yes. For the Spitfire and Dakota routes, you will need to finish by 16:00. For the Wellington route, you will need to reach 64 miles by 14:00.
FAQ
Will there be feed stations on the Taunton Flyer courses?
Yes. The feed stations will be at 25 miles for the Spitfire, 26 and 57 miles for the Dakota and 38 and 65 for the Wellington.
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Spitfire Route
8:00am Mon 2nd May 2022
Dakota Route
8:00am Mon 2nd May 2022
Wellington Route
8:00am Mon 2nd May 2022

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