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Taunton Flyer Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Taunton – Saturday, 09 May 2015

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Event Summary

Event Overview

The second edition of the Taunton Flyer will take place on Saturday 9th May 2015. 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).

Entries open on Saturday 29th November 2014 and following last years huge sucess, 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 system
  • 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
  • Online results.
  • and a fantastic days cycling through Somerset & Devon :)

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

Event Details

Event URN:

356304

Start Date:

Sat, 9th May 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Taunton Racecourse, Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BL

View map

Cheques payable to:

Just Events Ltd

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

The second edition of the hugely popular Taunton Flyer Sportive will take place on Saturday 9th May 2015. 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 November 29th and places are limited to 1000 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

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Dakota (100k) Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 09/05/15 08:00 1 laps / 100km / 62 miles 115 500
Entry: Online: (£35.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 09/05/15 – 08:00
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British Cycling Grading: 115 | Est. Field Size: 500
1 laps / 100km / 62 miles
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Spitfire (54k) Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 09/05/15 09:00 1 laps / 54km / 34 miles 38 100
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 09/05/15 – 09:00
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British Cycling Grading: 38 | Est. Field Size: 100
1 laps / 54km / 34 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

The second edition of the Taunton Flyer will take place on Saturday 9th May 2015. 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).

Entries open on Saturday 29th November 2014 and following last years huge sucess, 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 system
  • 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
  • Online results.
  • and a fantastic days cycling through Somerset & Devon :)

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

Event Details

Event URN:

356304

Start Date:

Sat, 9th May 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Taunton Racecourse, Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BL

View map

Cheques payable to:

Just Events Ltd

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

The second edition of the hugely popular Taunton Flyer Sportive will take place on Saturday 9th May 2015. 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 November 29th and places are limited to 1000 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

2
Dakota (100k) Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 09/05/15 08:00 1 laps / 100km / 62 miles 115 500
Entry: Online: (£35.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 09/05/15 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 115 | Est. Field Size: 500
1 laps / 100km / 62 miles
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Spitfire (54k) Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 09/05/15 09:00 1 laps / 54km / 34 miles 38 100
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 09/05/15 – 09:00
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British Cycling Grading: 38 | Est. Field Size: 100
1 laps / 54km / 34 miles

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