When - Saturday, May 4 2013

Epic (95 miles) – £30

Standard (55 miles) – £30

Highlights – The remote, isolated wilderness of Dartmoor

The Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive is a great way to kick off your Bank Holiday weekend. The ride starts from Exeter racecourse with its stunning views across Haldon Forest and Dartmoor National Park.

Straight from the start this event is beautiful! As you leave the venue you’ll head straight out into Haldon Forest and down to the river Teign. You’ll be able to soak up the awesome river views whilst your legs warm up before you climb slowly towards Moretonhampstead. This is the last bit of civilisation you’ll see for a while as you enter Dartmoor National Park. From here it’s just remote, endless, and stunning views across the moors as you ride down quiet roads.

Once in the Moors there are any number of interesting sights, from the ancient bridge at Post Bridge, to the Bleak and eerie HM Prison at Princetown. As you approach the far side of the National Park you head south for a short while and you can briefly welcome flatter terrain.

Here the course splits and the Epic riders head out for a hillier loop. Once through the little town of Buckfastleigh prepare yourself for some serious climbing! As the Epic loop weaves through and crosses the river Dart a couple of times, then hits a 25% climb out of Poundsgate.

It does level off again, but only once you’ve hit an elevation of 1,500ft. With the toughest part of the course done. The route rejoins the standard route and then encounters another couple of 20% climbs before the final climb back up through Haldon forest to the Racecourse.

All riders will receive a quality goody bag and a well deserved medal. Post-event refreshments and massages will also be waiting, as will endless stories of finishing a tough and stunning sportive are swapped.

Finish four or more of events from the 2013 Cycling Weekly Sportive Series and receive a personalised trophy from Cycling Weekly to recognise your achievement.

When: Saturday, May 4 2013

Location: Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XS

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Registration: 7.30am

Start time: 8am – 9.30am

What else is included?

  • Finishing medal
  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical Support
  • Full Route Marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Web results service
  • Emergency support
  • On site catering
  • Massages

Event photos will be taken by SportivePhoto


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Finish four or more of our events from the Cycling Weekly sportive series and receive a personalised trophy to recognise your achievement.

Other events in the Cycling Weekly Sportive Series

Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive: More info>>

South Downs Spring Sportive: More info>>

Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive: More info>>

Ripon Revolution Sportive: More info>>

Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive: More info>>

Box Hill Original: More info>>

Sponsors and links

Official Title Sponsor





Boardman Bikes

Official Insurance Sponsor





Cycleguard

Official nutrition partner





Gatorade

  • David Elliott

    My first Cycling Weekly Sportive, incredibly well organised, and all credit to the team at the event including the safety marshal’s on the course, making it an ultra safe ride on a high demanding circuit. I will return, thank you all. After Lincoln GP this week, I will be down on ‘The Downs’ and looking forward to doing it with you all once again. Just hope the 2 lovely friendly Physio’s will be there once again to sort my legs out at the end, an absolute necessity. Once again, Many thanks to you all,

    Dave

  • Ben Jones

    Had a fantastic weekend doing the standard Dartmoor demon.
    As usual by cycling weekly it was well organised!
    Only thing i was slightly disapointed in was along the route it was littered with garatorade cartons! there is no need for this as i noticed the majority of you had pockets on the back of your jerseys,saddle bags or bags on your backs! I had 3 of these cartons and didn’t drop one!
    Once again though thanks to cycling weekly for making it a great day!!
    Ben