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The Dartmoor Classic Sportive

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The Dartmoor Classic Sportive, organised and run by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club, is widely recognised as the most prestigious open-road cycling event in the UK. Established in 2007, the Dartmoor Classic has grown in popularity, attracting cyclists from around the world. The Dartmoor Classic offers you a choice of three routes. The Grande (107 miles / 173 km), the Medio (67 miles / 109 km) or the Piccolo (38 miles / 61 km).

Review summary

5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Lucky Luxton M
"Loved it! Savage hills, an epic bike ride! Nice to see bits of Dartmoor I have..."


Ian S
"The third year I have done it and it doesn't get any easy but the reason I keep..."


Edward M
"Absolutely amazing Sportive. Bucket list type race - stunning route over the..."
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How to enter the The Dartmoor Classic Sportive

  1. Grande

    Bike 107mi
    Event passed
  2. Medio

    Bike 720mi
    Event passed
  3. Piccolo

    Bike 38mi
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The Dartmoor Classic Sportive routes

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Welcome Village with live music & entertainment
  • Electronic chip timing (Disposable)
  • Well signed and marshalled routes
  • Mechanical Support
  • Recovery Service (for competitor and/or bike)
  • First aid cover with professional medics
  • Well stocked Feed Stations (Sweet & Savoury)
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals
  • High Quality Goody-Bag
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Event Photography service
  • Post-Ride Massage Service

The Dartmoor Classic Sportive weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Welcome to the Mid Devon Cycling Club, one of the South West UK’s largest and most active cycling clubs. Formed in 1930, the club has a rich history and a reputation for producing some of the country’s leading riders including Tour de France riders Colin Lewis and Jeremy Hunt, Yanto Barker and Jonathan Tiernan-Locke. The Mid Devon CC regularly promote events throughout the spectrum of cycling disciplines.



The Dartmoor Classic Sportive reviews (5)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Grande in 2019

    Loved it! Savage hills, an epic bike ride! Nice to see bits of Dartmoor I have never seen before and revisit some of the most beautiful parts of the country again!
  • Did the Grande in 2019

    The third year I have done it and it doesn't get any easy but the reason I keep coming back is the first class organisation, from the feed stations to the marshals it's all really professional
  • Did the Grande in 2019

    Absolutely amazing Sportive. Bucket list type race - stunning route over the moors and genuinely faultless organisation. The feed station was the best equipped feed station of any race / event I’ve ever done. Cliff products galore as well as locally made cakes, brownies, sandwiches etc etc.. the only variable for this race is the unpredictable Devon weather but the more adverse it is the more epic the adventure is.
  • Did the Piccolo in 2019

    Best sportive I've ever done - brilliantly organised, great feed stations and atmosphere. Pity some riders don't seem to know they should shout out before they overtake. Include in safety briefing before ride??
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    Vivienne W

    Did the Piccolo in 2019

    This is the very first cycling event (Picolo)I have participated in., (I’m almost 60). I had a brilliant time today, I was especially impressed with the amount of support available. The marshals did a fantastic job, so a big “Thank You” to all of them. Beautiful scenery, some challenges, fab food stop. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Respect to the riders who completed the Medio and Grande.
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