Intrepid Riders Brave the Elements for Dartmoor's Coastal Cruise Sportive


Event: 9 October 2011
Location: Plympton, Plymouth, Devon
Report: Event Organiser

With over 100 riders pre-entered......the rain came, the fog was patchy, and the wind blew....that was even before over 60 of the toughest riders decided to battle the elements and take on the Coastal Cruise.

The event HQ was Dartmoor Zoological Park, where the riders signed on under the watchful eyes of the meerkats!

Big Peaks from Ashburton brought along a selection of bikes and accessories, and new helmet provider were on hand to show you what's new to the market. (all riders can now return to the zoo within the next 4 weeks, using their bike numbers to get 25% of entrance fee).

The riders started off at 0830-0930 to take on the 80 miles of challenging hills and coastal roads. The course took the riders from Sparkwell, though Meavy and up on first feed station at Princetown where riders were able to refuel thanks to sports nutrition.

After Princetown the riders were taken along to Dartmeet, Buckfastleigh, Totnes, before visiting our main feed station at Strete Village Hall.

From here riders completed the loop back though Kingsbridge, Modbury, Yealmpton and back to the zoo. All riders were welcomed back with goodie bags and a medal.

This sportive couldn't have happened without the great support and team work provided by:

RUTrainingToday CC (marshals & Feed stations, broom wagon)

NEG rider Graham

Alex from Mount Batten Centre - Social Event Saturday

Dartmoor Zoo

The riders for turning up despite the bad weather

Timing can be found here.