Great South West Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Plymouth – Sunday, 14 Oct 2018

Cycle Sportive
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Registered Sportive

Event Summary

Event Overview

An end of season classic is born, a cross county sportive passing the regions finest landmarks with stunning coastal roads, challenging Dartmoor ascents and the most beautiful views of the South West.

The perfect way to end your season, a unique tour setting off from Plymouth and crossing the iconic Tamar Suspension Bridge into Cornwall, speed through the peaceful and rolling countryside of the Rame Peninsula and take in the beach and ocean views at Whitsand Bay as you head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Gunnislake.  Cross back into Devon taking in an ‘alpine like’ climb through the woods, and drift back down into the ancient town of Tavistock before leading up one of the top 100 climbs the UK to the highest village on Dartmoor and home to the notorious Victorian prison in Princetown, for deserved refreshments (don’t worry it’s not in the prison). 

For those wishing to get a further taste of Dartmoor, the Extreme route takes you through the idyllic Postbridge, skims the top of Haytor (twice the finish of a ‘Tour of Britain’ stage) and pass through the quaint village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, but you won’t have time for a cream tea!​

Both routes will finish their ride with an exhilarating descent leading off Dartmoor and back to our host village in Central Park, Plymouth and finish with a complimentary drink from Dartmoor Brewery.​

Both routes are challenging, but for most riders it is an opportunity to break new personal barriers with exceptional ascents, rolling descents and a choice of either the standard 70+ miles or break the century with the extreme 100+ miles of pure cycling adrenaline.

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Event Details

Event URN:

428028

Start Date:

Sun, 14th Oct 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Plymouth Argyle, Central Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ
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Cheques payable to:

Online Entry Only

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Harry Edwards
07849675578
info@eventwest.co.uk

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

We look forward to welcoming you to the first Great South West Sportive, and we are confident this will be one of the most beautiful and unique sportive you will have ever ridden. Starting from the home of Plymouth Argyle Football Club you will have a choice of two beautiful and challenging routes of 73 or 103 miles.  You will have a chance to enjoy some hot food and coffee in the retail village and park onsite for free and when you return you will have a first class goodie bag including a medal, T shirt and a bottle of ‘Jail Ale’ from Dartmoor Brewery.  Full event details can be found on our website www.greatsouthwestsportive.co.uk

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

Extreme Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 14/10/18 07:00 166km / 103 miles 1000
Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Sun 14/10/18 – 07:00
Est. Field Size: 1000
166km / 103 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Standard Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 14/10/18 07:30 117km / 73 miles 1500
Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Sun 14/10/18 – 07:30
Est. Field Size: 1500
117km / 73 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)

Event Summary

Event Overview

An end of season classic is born, a cross county sportive passing the regions finest landmarks with stunning coastal roads, challenging Dartmoor ascents and the most beautiful views of the South West.

The perfect way to end your season, a unique tour setting off from Plymouth and crossing the iconic Tamar Suspension Bridge into Cornwall, speed through the peaceful and rolling countryside of the Rame Peninsula and take in the beach and ocean views at Whitsand Bay as you head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Gunnislake.  Cross back into Devon taking in an ‘alpine like’ climb through the woods, and drift back down into the ancient town of Tavistock before leading up one of the top 100 climbs the UK to the highest village on Dartmoor and home to the notorious Victorian prison in Princetown, for deserved refreshments (don’t worry it’s not in the prison). 

For those wishing to get a further taste of Dartmoor, the Extreme route takes you through the idyllic Postbridge, skims the top of Haytor (twice the finish of a ‘Tour of Britain’ stage) and pass through the quaint village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, but you won’t have time for a cream tea!​

Both routes will finish their ride with an exhilarating descent leading off Dartmoor and back to our host village in Central Park, Plymouth and finish with a complimentary drink from Dartmoor Brewery.​

Both routes are challenging, but for most riders it is an opportunity to break new personal barriers with exceptional ascents, rolling descents and a choice of either the standard 70+ miles or break the century with the extreme 100+ miles of pure cycling adrenaline.

Visit us on Facebook  |  Check out our Twitter | Our Terms and Conditions

Event Details

Event URN:

428028

Start Date:

Sun, 14th Oct 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Plymouth Argyle, Central Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ
View map

Cheques payable to:

Online Entry Only

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Harry Edwards
07849675578
info@eventwest.co.uk

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

We look forward to welcoming you to the first Great South West Sportive, and we are confident this will be one of the most beautiful and unique sportive you will have ever ridden. Starting from the home of Plymouth Argyle Football Club you will have a choice of two beautiful and challenging routes of 73 or 103 miles.  You will have a chance to enjoy some hot food and coffee in the retail village and park onsite for free and when you return you will have a first class goodie bag including a medal, T shirt and a bottle of ‘Jail Ale’ from Dartmoor Brewery.  Full event details can be found on our website www.greatsouthwestsportive.co.uk

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

Extreme Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 14/10/18 07:00 166km / 103 miles 1000
Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Sun 14/10/18 – 07:00
Est. Field Size: 1000
166km / 103 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Standard Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 14/10/18 07:30 117km / 73 miles 1500
Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Sun 14/10/18 – 07:30
Est. Field Size: 1500
117km / 73 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£40.00 + £1.00 Application fee)
Cycle Sportive
Entry powered by British Cycling
Registered Sportive

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