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The Smuggler Sportive 2019

Cycle Sportive , Barnstaple – Sunday, 02 Jun 2019

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Now in its 6th year, Bike Shed is proud to present 'The Smuggler Sportive'. A challenging cycle sportive that has been dubbed the most picturesque sportive in the UK. 

The 80-mile route will challenge riders to ascend in excess of 8000ft. Don't expect average speeds of over 20mph on this one!

The sportive, which will start and finish at Bike Shed in Barnstaple, North Devon, explores the region's finest roads and tackles historic coastal routes exploited by smugglers of old. 

The route will navigate stunning and famous toll roads, climbing the iconic Porlock Toll; a beautiful snaking alpine style climb on the North Devon coast, and the breathtaking Lee Bay toll road that skirts high above the jagged coastline, passing a spot known as 'Smugglers Leap' where a historic smugglers battle took place. 

Riders will be treated to jaw-dropping views, challenging climbs, epic descents, quiet roads and the finest North Devon food and hospitality to fill your tummies and fuel your engine.

Additionally, challenge yourself further by tackling the optional booty-climbs, and you'll earn yourself some golden loot to be exchanged for beer and coffee at HQ.

Event Details

Event URN:

439120

Start Date:

Sun, 2nd Jun 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bike Shed , The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LS

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Fri, 31st May 2019

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Joshua Croxton
info@thesmugglersportive.co.uk

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Come and join us in what we are confident will be one of the most unique rides you'll ever do - a sportive like no other. There will be routes on offer catering for all levels of cyclist. With 80, 50 or 40 mile options to choose from.

Enjoy a free breakfast before you depart, and a free beer upon your return to Smuggler HQ, where there will be a carnival-like atmosphere for you to enjoy!

The unique addition of the optional 'Booty Climbs' means you have the chance to use your legs to earn some extra free beer, to be spent at Smuggler HQ upon your return!

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

4
80 mile Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 02/06/19 08:00 129km / 80 miles 349 ---
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/06/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 349
129km / 80 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
3
50 mile Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 02/06/19 09:00 80km / 50 miles 135 ---
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/06/19 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 135
80km / 50 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
2
40 mile Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 02/06/19 09:30 64km / 40 miles 77 ---
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/06/19 – 09:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 77
64km / 40 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)

Event Summary

Event Overview

Now in its 6th year, Bike Shed is proud to present 'The Smuggler Sportive'. A challenging cycle sportive that has been dubbed the most picturesque sportive in the UK. 

The 80-mile route will challenge riders to ascend in excess of 8000ft. Don't expect average speeds of over 20mph on this one!

The sportive, which will start and finish at Bike Shed in Barnstaple, North Devon, explores the region's finest roads and tackles historic coastal routes exploited by smugglers of old. 

The route will navigate stunning and famous toll roads, climbing the iconic Porlock Toll; a beautiful snaking alpine style climb on the North Devon coast, and the breathtaking Lee Bay toll road that skirts high above the jagged coastline, passing a spot known as 'Smugglers Leap' where a historic smugglers battle took place. 

Riders will be treated to jaw-dropping views, challenging climbs, epic descents, quiet roads and the finest North Devon food and hospitality to fill your tummies and fuel your engine.

Additionally, challenge yourself further by tackling the optional booty-climbs, and you'll earn yourself some golden loot to be exchanged for beer and coffee at HQ.

Event Details

Event URN:

439120

Start Date:

Sun, 2nd Jun 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bike Shed , The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LS

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Fri, 31st May 2019

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Joshua Croxton
info@thesmugglersportive.co.uk

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Come and join us in what we are confident will be one of the most unique rides you'll ever do - a sportive like no other. There will be routes on offer catering for all levels of cyclist. With 80, 50 or 40 mile options to choose from.

Enjoy a free breakfast before you depart, and a free beer upon your return to Smuggler HQ, where there will be a carnival-like atmosphere for you to enjoy!

The unique addition of the optional 'Booty Climbs' means you have the chance to use your legs to earn some extra free beer, to be spent at Smuggler HQ upon your return!

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

4
80 mile Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 02/06/19 08:00 129km / 80 miles 349 ---
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/06/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 349
129km / 80 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
3
50 mile Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 02/06/19 09:00 80km / 50 miles 135 ---
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/06/19 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 135
80km / 50 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
2
40 mile Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 02/06/19 09:30 64km / 40 miles 77 ---
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/06/19 – 09:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 77
64km / 40 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)

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