Event: 23 June 2013
Location: The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon
Latest news from Mid Devon Cycling Club, organisers of the Dartmoor Classic, who are very excited about their new website. Plus they've got news of a new women's only variant and two further local events of interest to sportive riders.
Last week saw the launch of a brand new Dartmoor Classic Website. Our new site brings you a host of new benefits that will create a 'Dartmoor Classic Community' with lots of interactivity taking place throughout the year - pre and post event. Here is a quick summary of some of the features:
This will replace the Dartmoor Classic Times. We will have all the latest news and developments about the Dartmoor Classic Sportive and other information relevant to our Sportive community.
This section provides you will all the general information about the Dartmoor classic event. You should be able to find the answer for most of your questions here - From 'Cancellation & Transfers Policy & Processes' through to 'Directions to the HQ' - Its all here for you.
This provides all the information specific to the three route options - entry fees, start times, key features, routes, GPX route downloads, medal standards, and links to book for the route. Routes have now been named - Grande is the old 104 mile route - Medio is the old 64 mile route and Debutante is the brand new women only 54 km route. The Grande & Medio are fully sold out but the Debutante still has places. However, these places will initially only be available to women who live in our catchment area (Teignbridge & Torbay areas) - Later - If any places remain unsold - we will open this up for those outside of our area.
Sponsors & Partners
This is where you will find information about all the supported charities, event sponsors, and Partners - without whom it would be impossible to deliver the standard of event that is the Dartmoor Classic - Britain's favorite Sportive!
In this section we will be providing you with lots of advice on things such as nutrition, training, bike choice, bike fit, equipment, clothing, etc. This advice will be from our key sponsors & partners - experts in their fields.
One of the key benefits of our new website is that it is built around a training & coaching platform. You can now purchase 12 week training plans that have been custom designed by Koolstof Sports Coaching, specific for the Dartmoor Classic. Plans have been designed around your personal objectives. You simply choose the plan that fits your goal - From a Bronze Medal in the Debutante through to a Gold Medal in the Grande - There is a training plan specific for you. As a special introductory offer you can get 33% discount of all training plans purchased through our website.
Once you have a plan you will be able to make use of the training diary features that allow you to upload information from your training sessions and monitor your progress like a professional.
We will be setting regular challenges for you to take part in - with some great prizes being offered to those who participate. These challenges have leaderboards so you can monitor your achievements against your fellow Dartmoor Classic participants. To start us off, we have launched the March Mile Muncher (M3) - This is a challenge to cycle a minimum of 300 miles during March. There will be a prize draw open to everyone who completes the challenge. We may also have a few spot prizes up for grabs for things like the most miles on a single ride, or the most miles overall - We will keep you posted of what goodies are on offer.
We now have a Dartmoor Classic Forum. at the moment there are three group[s - one for each of the three routes - This will allow you to chat with fellow cyclists who are looking forward to completing the same challenge as you. If you have an idea of a different group / forum let us know - If we think it is a good idea we will add it for you.
You can upload and share all your cycling photos - add photos from past Dartmoor Classic Events etc. We have added an archive of photos from past events - courtesy of SportivePhoto.com
The archive section contains all the old records and documents from past Dartmoor Classics - from 2007 to 2012.
When you join the site as a member you will be able to fully interact with all of the sites features and you will be able to look up fellow cyclists in your area that you can chat with or get together for some training rides.
We look forward to seeing you on our new website soon :)
We have a new wonen only route - maximum of 200 participants. This route has the benefit of including some fantastic new traffic free cycle routes that will not be open to the public until just before the event. This route has been launched in support of British Cycling Breeze Rides and is a perfect stepping stone between the Breeze Rides for Women and the Dartmoor Classic. The initiative is being supported by Teignbridge & Torbay Councils so we are giving priority to local women from these catchment areas. It is part of the Mid Devon Cycling Clubs commitment to be an all inclusive cycling club, supporting riders of all abilities and especially encouraging women to take up the sport and leisure pursuit of cycling. Enter here.
Organiser's of the Exmoor Beauty have strong links with the Dartmoor Classic & MDCC - This event is a great pre classic ride and is still open for bookings. The event is on 21 April and now starts closer to us - in Tiverton. http://www.exmoorbeauty.org
Dartington Duathlon - Sunday 24th March 2013
For those of you that enjoy running as well as cycling - For those training for Triathlons or those who would like to try their hand at a multi-sport event - A new Sprint Distance Duathlon has been launched at Dartington Hall. This is a 5 km run | 20 km cycle | 2.5 km run. These short distances are perfect for anyone new to multi-sport or anyone who just fancies having a go. Again, the organizers of this event have strong links with the Dartmoor Classic and MDCC so it is an event we can be confident in recommending to you. Entries are limited to 200 and they are selling out fast so if you fancy having a go we recommend you book up soon www.dartingtonduathlon.co.uk.