Road Cycling events in Exeter

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Discover UK and International Road Cycling events. Featuring Sportives, Gran Fondos and Charity Bike Rides in our 2018 Cycling Calendar. Cycling is a hugely popular sport but can sometimes seem a closely guarded secret, there’s a lot of jargon and kit but once you pop, you absolutely can’t stop. It’s a great weekend activity, go with friends and cruise round city parks or country lanes, you’ll be addicted in no time.

Different road cycling event types

We sort our cycling events by Short (0-50km), Medium (50-100km), Long (100-200km) and Ultra (200km+). Most of these are Sportives. Here are some cycling event names defined:

  • Gran Fondo — a mass participation cycling event at least 120km long. A large event with closed roads, usually chip timed. People travel all over Europe to compete in these events.
  • Century — a cycle of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a club sponsored event. A large event with closed roads, people can get there PBs here. Usually chip timed.
  • Sportives — most of the cycling events on our site are sportives, these are the most popular endurance cycling events. They’re held all over the world and rarely exclude traffic. They’re more relaxed and whilst people do go for PBs it’s a much more convivial atmosphere than the more formal Gran Fondo races.

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The Moor 2 Sea Sportive, now in its 7th year, offers you a choice of three routes. The Inspire (37 miles / 60 km) route is designed specifically for those new to Sportive events and endurance cycling. The Challenge (65 miles / 105 km) route is our most popular distance and the Extreme (112 miles / 180 km) route, with gradients upto 25%, promises to test the legs of the most experienced of endurance athletes. Both the Challenge and Extreme routes include a special KoM / QoM Segment on Dartmoor's infamous Haytor Hill, sponsored by Primal Europe. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded to all who finish their route within the designated time limits.

Just Events Limited are proud to be supporting SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. SSAFA provide life long support for the armed forces personnel and their families. They have been providing vital support to our military personnel and their families for over 130 years, making SSAFA the UK's longest standing Armed Forces Charity. Just Events Limited donates 1.00 from every entry fee from the Moor to Sea Sportive to the Devon branch of SSAFA. The same level of support is also given to SSAFA Somerset via the Taunton Flyer Sportive and SSAFA Cornwall through the Land's End 100 Sportive. There is an option for you to make your own personal donation at the time of registration.

Moor to Sea Sportive

Exeter, GB
3 races
£35£40
Moor to Sea Sportive

Incredible season finale gran fondo with an Italian flair inspired by the Giro di Lombardia the race of the falling leaves.

Entries are open to individuals and teams (everybody gets an idividual result and gold/silver/bronze standard, all team members will also receive the combined team time and combined team standard of gold/silver or bronze).

Starting from the historic town of Okehampton, nestled below the northern peaks of Dartmoor, the Hammer Martello takes in a stunning tour of the super fast and extremely quiet roads of NW Devon and NE Cornwall.

The Martello has a distinctly classic feel and with a route profiles similar to the last one day monumment race of the season La Giro di Lombardia we have created our very own race of the falling leaves!

These routes will probably give you your highest avaerage speeds of any SW sportive this year!

Hammer Martello Gran Fondo

Okehampton, Devon, GB
Hammer Martello Gran Fondo

Put your summer training to the test in the Wiggle Exmouth Ex-terminator in what is, as the name suggests, an event that is difficult to beat with its numerous tough climbs. Reflective of a true Devon sportive, with a tough, undulating hilly landscape the hard work will be worth it with unspoilt sea views, patchwork field views and quiet back roads reflective of the region.

Starting from Bicton College youll head towards the coast first of all as you reach the up-and-down gradients around Budleigh. Continuing to follow the stunning coastline, take in the sea views as you ride past Sidmouth and touch the tip of the stunning Salcombe Regis.

Just as you think the gradient is settling down when youre heading out towards Seaton, itll slowly start to ramp up once more until you reach a momentary climbing peak, rolling along the top of a plateau, before plunging into another series of hilly drops and climbs.

Crossing over the A303, youll head in-land. Eventually, youll reach the last climb of note before reaching Tiverton from which point its relatively plain sailing all the way back to ride HQ for a finishers medal, t-shirt and PowerBar recovery product. If this ride hasnt terminated you, were sure youll be saying Ill be back for more.

Wiggle Exmouth Ex-terminator Sportive

East Budleigh, Devon, GB
3 races
£3£45
Wiggle Exmouth Ex-terminator Sportive

100km cycling event starting from Cranbrook, Exeter. Controls at Bampton and Norton Fitzwarren, plus 1 information control.

From Cranbrook, nr Exeter follows the Exe valley to Bampton (where we stop for breakfast), then the rolling B-road to Norton Fitzwarren before returning home via the lanes.

Breakfast in Bampton

Cranbrook, Devon, GB
Breakfast in Bampton

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