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Taunton Flyer Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Taunton – Saturday, 10 May 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

302544

Start Date:

Sat, 10th May 2014

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BL
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Cheques payable to:

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Event Overview

The Taunton Flyer is a fabulous new 100k sportive for your 2014 season. Departing from Taunton Racecourse, the Taunton Flyer takes you South with a gentle spin into Corfe before testing the legs on a 1000 ft climb up into the Blackdown Hills. From here you will descend through the stunning Culm Valley down to Broadclyst (Feed Zone). Suitablty refreshed, you will then return to Taunton Racecourse via Exeter Airport and the historic wartime airfields of RAF Dunkerswell, RAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), and RAF Culmhead. This is a great early season sportive, with lots of nice flat open roads combined with a couple of testing climbs into the Blackdown Hills.

For those looking for something a little easier, there is the half distance (54 km / 34 miles) 'Spitfire' route which follows the longer 'Dakota' route South to Hemyock and then cuts back across to the old RAF Dunkerswell airfield to rejoin with the 'Dakota' (100 k) route back to Taunton Racecourse.

This sportive will be chip timed and has Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal standards for both age and gender categories. Medals will be awarded to all finishers.

The Taunton Flyer also has a special 'VINTAGE CLASS' for anyone who would like to participate using a vintage bicycle. There will be some great prizes to be won for those who enter into the theme of this event by participating with wartime period bicycles and attire (1939-1945).

The inaugural Taunton Flyer Sportive will take place on Saturday 10th May 2014 and will be limited to 500 places. Entries open on December 2nd and it is anticipated that this will be a popular event so eary registration is recommended.

WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE:

  • Online entry and secure credit card payment through British Cycling
  • Regular email newsletter
  • Riders pack posted out prior to the event. No need to register on the day of the ride
  • Free car parking at Taunton Racecourse
  • Electronic timing with disposable chip that you don't need to return after the ride
  • Well signed and marshalled Routes
  • Mechanical support
  • Rider Recovery Service for you and your bike should you have to retire from the ride
  • First aid cover.
  • Well stocked Feed Zones with water, High 5 energy drink, energy bars & Gels, plus a selection of sweet and savoury foods
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medal standards for age and gender category
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Live, online results.
  • and a fantastic days cycling through Somerset & Devon :)

The Taunton Flyer will be supporting SSAFA as it's nominated charity.

Info for Riders

The Taunton Flyer is a fabulous new sportive for your 2014 season. The inaugural event takes place on Saturday 10th May 2014. There are a choice of two routes, the Dakota (100k) which will start at 08:00 hrs, or the Spitfire (54k) starting at 09:00 hrs. This event is chip timed and includes Gold. Silver, and Bronze Medal Standards for both Age and Gender Categories. Medals will be awarded to all those who finish their chosen route. The Taunton Flyer also includes a special 'VINTAGE CLASS' for anyone who would like to participate using a vintage bicycle. There will be some great prizes to be won for those who enter into the theme of this event by participating with wartime period bicycles and attire (1939-1945). Online Entry opens December 2nd and places are limited to 500 so early registration is essential if you want to avoid disappointment. The Taunton Flyer will be supporting SSAFA as it's nominated charity.


The Rides

Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Ride length
10/05/14 08:00 Dakota (100k) Route - 100 km 2 115 1 laps / 100km / 62 miles
10/05/14 09:00 Spitfire (54k) Route - 54 km 1 38 1 laps / 54km / 34 miles

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Enter a Ride

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Ride Dakota (100k) Route
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 10/05/14 08:00 1 laps / 100km / 63m 115 500
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
2
Ride Dakota (100k) Route
Sat 10/05/14 - 08:00
1 laps / 100km / 63 miles
British Cycling Grading: 115
Est. Field Size: 500
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
1
Ride Spitfire (54k) Route
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 10/05/14 09:00 1 laps / 54km / 34m 38 100
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£30.00)
1
Ride Spitfire (54k) Route
Sat 10/05/14 - 09:00
1 laps / 54km / 34 miles
British Cycling Grading: 38
Est. Field Size: 100
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£30.00)

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