Taunton Flyer

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This popular early season sportive returns for another year of supreme cycling and support for the armed forces. Offering a mix of quick open roads and testing hills, the Taunton Flyer has what it takes to become a firm favourite in your road cycling calendar.
Participants
Spitfire Route, Dakota Route and Wellington Route
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Calendar
Sun, 30 Apr 2023
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LocationPin
Smeatharpe, United Kingdom
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4.7
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Where and when
Location
Smeatharpe, Honiton EX14, UK
Start times
Sun, 30 Apr 2023
Spitfire Route:
8:20am |
Dakota Route:
8:10am |
Wellington Route:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Taunton Flyer
Spitfire Route
Distance
37mi
£40.00
Dakota Route
Distance
63mi
£42.50
Wellington Route
Distance
101km
£45.00
Route information
All routes will start at the Smeatharpe Airfield and take riders past the Heritage Centre and RAF Culmhead before descending from the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards Taunton Racecourse. This will be where the routes split 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.
All routes are fully signed and supported with quality feed station, outriders, mechanics and medics.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • T-shirts for all finisher
  • Chip-timed
  • Quality feed stations
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze standards
  • Live online results
  • Free event photos
  • Mechanical support & broom wagon
  • Rider Recovery Service
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional First Aid Cover
  • HQ with toilets, parking & food
Train
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.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration opens
08:00 Wellington starts
08:10 Dakota starts
08:20 Spitfire starts
16:00 Cut-off for Dakota and Spitfire
17:00 Cut-off for Wellington
On Site Facilities
There will be a race HQ where you'll find toilets, parking 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
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.
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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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FAQs
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.
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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.
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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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Reviews
4.7
4 reviews
alan
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
A brilliant ride despite the weather. A well sign posted course and great food stops. Good start and finish area
glenn
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
Great route, great organisation. This is an ideal event for anyone wanting a 100 miler 🤙🏼
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