Bodmin Moor 100

Cycle Sportive , Bodmin – Sunday, 13 Jul 2014

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Start Date:

Sun, 13th Jul 2014

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Dragon Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1DE
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Event Overview

Welcome to the Bodmin Moor 100 Sportive.  Organised by the Tempus Leisure Events Team we are proud to continue the tradition of offering spectacular yet challenging Cycling Sportives in Cornwall.

Tempus Leisure, itself a Charitable Trust, is proud to announce Cornwall Blind Association as Charity Partner for the Land’s End 100. It is a charity set up over 157 years ago and is the only local charity which exists to improve the lives of visually impaired people in Cornwall. Please donate using the following link:

Now in its seventh year this event has become well known as one of the most challenging sportives in the Country.  This year’s event still offers riders the spectacle of the North Cornwall Coast and the short, mid and long distance routes will follow the same roads to the first feed station.

Short Route

Mid Route

Long Route

We have changed the route slightly from last year and all riders will travel into the depths of Bodmin Moor.  Watch out for the Beast of Bodmin Moor.  The Beast is a black panther-like creature that is believed to inhabit the Moor. There have been about 60 sightings recorded in since 1983

Short distance riders will now return to the event HQ via Bodmin Moor but watch out for Shell Wood climb. This is a killer - steep and long. Whilst the 46 mile Short Distance riders are on their way back to HQ the Mid and Long Distance riders will leave the feed station and again make their way back to the Atlantic Coast. Here riders will visit Tintagel the legendary birthplace of King Arthur before tackling the long descent into Boscastle. This is where the devastating floods took place in 2004. The ascent out of Boscastle will test the legs before reaching the Mid and Long Distance split points at 43 miles

The 72 mile Mid Route riders turn right and Long Route riders turn left. Don’t make a mistake here. Staying with the Mid Route you will cross the A39 Atlantic Highway so be careful here. Now you’ll be in Bodmin Moor country and will pass through Otterham, Warbstow, Hallworthy and Trevivian before skirting the World War Two aerodrome. Here the route makes its way back to Camelford for a much needed feed station stop. Enjoy the return leg back to the HQ. You too will have to tackle Shell Wood.

Those riders taking on the 97 mile Long Route deserve a medal. Having turned left at the split point we intend to take you to High Cliff before dropping down to the Coast at Crackington Haven. High Cliff is aptly named as these are the Highest Cliffs in Cornwall. Hold onto the brakes for the descent into Crackington. At 50 miles you’re about half way and Milook will be on the horizon. This is probably one of the most testing climbs in Cornwall – it is STEEP. Compacts are recommended unless you want to walk. After Milook you will only have seven miles to go before you reach the second feed station in Bude. Fuel up here as there is still 48 miles to the finish. The return leg across Bodmin Moor will give you a rest from all that climbing and if you’ve got enough gas in the tank it will be fast. Make your way to Week St Mary before joining the mid route riders at Warbstow. 

The Event HQ is based at the Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin and there will be ample car parking on site. Getting to the event is quick and easy. For those travelling from outside of Cornwall, we are just 60 miles fromExeteron the A30 and 32 miles fromPlymouthon the A38.

The Rider Briefing Manual is available on the event website. Please read the manual as it contains essential information for your ride.

Registration will take place at the Dragon Centre on the day of the event from 6am to 7.30am.

A route specific Safety Briefing will be given on the start line.  The first briefing for the long distance riders will take place at 7.50am. It is essential that all riders attend

Start Times: The long route riders will start between 8am and 8.10am – mid route 8.10am to 8.20am and short route 8.20 to 8.30am.

Info for Riders

The Bodmin Moor 100 offers the sportive rider a stunning and arduous challenge. With three routes of 97, 72 and 46 miles that takes in the Atlantic coastal roads and undulating Bodmin Moor – this event is not for the feint hearted. Tempus Leisure is the organiser of the Bodmin Moor 100. Tempus Leisure is a registered charity that manages and operates the majority of the Leisure facilities in Cornwall. The outdoor events team is experienced in developing events utilising the Cornish landscape and this sportive is probably one of the most challenges events that the charity organises. Tempus Leisure is also proud to announce that the Cornwall Blind Association (CBA) is the Charity Partner for the Bodmin 100. The CBA was set up 157 years ago and is the only local charity which exists to improve the lives of visually impaired people in Cornwall. If you would like to donate to this deserving charity please use the donate link listed on the About page

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
13/07/14 08:00 Bodmin Moor 100 (Long Route) 06 hr / 156km / 97 miles
13/07/14 08:15 Bodmin Moor 100 (Medium Route) 05 hr / 116km / 72 miles
13/07/14 08:30 Bodmin Moor 100 (Short Route) 04 hr / 74km / 46 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride Bodmin Moor 100 (Long Route)
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 13/07/14 08:00 0 laps / 156km / 97m 150
Ride Bodmin Moor 100 (Long Route)
Sun 13/07/14 - 08:00
156km / 97 miles
Est. Field Size: 150
Ride Bodmin Moor 100 (Medium Route)
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 13/07/14 08:15 0 laps / 116km / 72m 300
Ride Bodmin Moor 100 (Medium Route)
Sun 13/07/14 - 08:15
116km / 72 miles
Est. Field Size: 300
Ride Bodmin Moor 100 (Short Route)
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 13/07/14 08:30 0 laps / 74km / 46m 300
Ride Bodmin Moor 100 (Short Route)
Sun 13/07/14 - 08:30
74km / 46 miles
Est. Field Size: 300

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