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Taunton Flyer Sportive

3 races scheduled · 500 participants · Sat 1st May 2021 · Honiton
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About this event

Enjoy this themed ride through the Devon countryside as riders take on one of three distances. With 37 mile, 63 mile, and 101 mile options, theres something for new and experienced riders alike.

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Your organiser

Just Events Limited is a family run business that specialise in the Organisation & Management of Active Outdoor Sporting Events in the South West of England. Our Portfolio of events include Sportives, Cyclocross, Triathlon, Duathlon, Running, Training Camps, and Bespoke Cycling Holidays in the UK and overseas. In addition to our own events we also provide Operational Support & Event Management Services to other Event Organisers and Charities.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun Apr 25 2021

What's included:

  • Ride Pack (Posted out pre-event)
  • Event HQ (toilets, free parking, food)
  • RFID Chip Timing
  • Live Online Results
  • Finishers Medal
  • Signed & Marshalled Routes
  • GPX / TCX Route files
  • Quality Feed Stations
  • Event Photography Service
  • Mechanical Support
  • Rider Recovery Service
  • Professional First Aid Cover
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Route description
Route description

Spitfire

The 37 mile Spitfire distance takes riders up 2500ft of climbing. Perfect for new sportive riders, the route starts from the RAF Upottery Airfield (Smeatharpe) and will take riders past the Heritage Centre and RAF Culmhead (Now a Business Centre) before descending from the Blackdown Hills to Taunton.

Here you split from the longer Wellington Route to head back into the Blackdown Hills through Corfe and Hemyock to reach Dunkeswell Airfield. From here riders will have a nice flat ride to the finish back at Smeatharpe Airfield.

Dakota

The 63 mile Dakota distance takes riders up 4000ft of climbing. This middle distance is the most popular route among riders, and starts from Smeatharpe Airfield, past the Heritage Centre and RAF Culmhead (Now a Business Centre) before decending from the Blackdown Hills to Taunton Racecourse. Here, riders split from the longer Wellington Route to head back into the Blackdown Hills through Corfe and Hemyock to reach Dunkeswell Airfield.

From here riders will descend to the village of Feniton where they will loop around through beautiful country lanes into Cullompton. From here riders will head back through the Culm Valley to make the final climb into the Blackdown Hills, finishing back at Smeatharpe Airfield.

Wellington

The 101 mile Wellington distance takes riders up 5500ft of climbing. The toughest of the three distances, this course starts from Smeatharpe Airfield, and takes riders past the Heritage Centre and RAF Culmhead (Now a Business Centre) before descending on to the Somerset Levels.

Here, riders will pass RNAS Merryfield (Ilton) and RAF Westonzoyland before returning to the Blackdown Hills, climbing up from Hemyock to reach Dunkeswell Airfield. Next, riders will descend to the village of Feniton where they will loop around through beautiful country lanes into Cullompton.

From here riders will head back through the Culm Valley to make your final climb into the Blackdown Hills to return to Smeatharpe Airfield.

Tim M.
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4.7
Did the Dakota in 2019
Great day on the bike. Advise attention at the briefing before departure. Got off course twice, though one of those was entirely poor observation on my part.
Adrian s
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4.3
Did the Dakota in 2019
Need a marshal at the spit on the second feed station many riders nearly messed up. Could not see the feed station from the junction
Glynn
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4.3
Did the Dakota in 2019
Great day a pity tje garmin route wasnt correct , as wife got seperated on her own, but overall really enjoyed it
4.4
3 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

08:00 All distances start

Age Requirements

  • 11 and older to enter the Spitfire
  • 12 and older to enter the Dakota
  • 15 and older to enter the Wellington
Volunteers

If you have any questions about the event or would like to volunteer then please do get in touch with the race organiser -

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How to get there

Smeatharpe Village Hall, Honiton, Smeatharpe, Honiton EX14 9RD, UK

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Parking

There will be free parking at the event site.

Frequently asked questions
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Is there somewhere to park at the Taunton Flyer Sportive?
Yes, there will be free parking at the event site.
FAQ
Will there be feed stations at the Taunton Flyer Sportive?
Yes, there will be feed stations situated throughout each route.
FAQ
Are there age requirements to enter the Taunton Flyer Sportive?
Yes, riders must be 11 and older to enter the Spitfire, 12 and older to enter the Dakota, and 15 and older to enter the Wellington.
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