Next Event: Sunday 2nd July 2017
Registration: Entries Open 08:00 hrs 5th November 2016.
The Dartmoor Classic Sportive is a non-commercial cycling challenge, organised and run by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club. The organising committee are all club volunteers who share a passionate for cycling and embrace the vision to stage the best possible Sportive experience in the UK. The inaugural event took place from Abbrook Park Sportis & Social Club in May 2007. Since then, the event has gone from strength to strength. By 2013 the Dartmoor Classic had outgrown its original home and was moved to its current location at Newton Abbot Racecourse. Now, with a sell out field of 4,000, the Dartmoor Classic is widely recognised as the most prestigious open-road Sportive in the UK, attracting cyclists from around the world.
The Dartmoor Classic offers you choice of three routes:
Every cyclist participating in the Dartmoor Classic can be confident that they will be fully supported from start to finish.
Prior to commencing their ride, each participant is issued with a unique 'Rider Number' and 'Disposable Timing Chip'. These are used to identify the cyclists participating in the event and to record when they start and finish. There are also timing check points along the routes that are used to monitor the riders progress.
All routes are clearly signed and marshaled. Route maps are given to every participant and electronic routes are available to download in a variety of formats for those with GPS enabled bike computers.
At our Welcome Village we have mechanics available to help should you find you have a problem with your bike when you arrive. There are also cycling retail stands where you will be able to purchase essential kit items should you find that you have forgotten to pack them.
Once you have commenced your ride, we will have mechanics, medics, and support crews patrolling the course. You will also have our emergency contact number (on the rear of your rider number) and you can use this to contact us for assistance should the need arise.
Each route has well stocked feed stations offering drinks and a wide range of quality foods and specialist energy products.
There are also professional sports photographers out on the course who will take your photo as a memento of your day with us (photos are optional and not included as part of your entry fee).
When you finish your ride you will collect a print-out of your completion time from the timing desk. You will then be able to take this into the Reception Hall to collect your 'Goody Bag' and Event Mementos. Those who complete their chosen route within the designated times for their age and gender category will be awarded the appropriate Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal.
Our Welcome Village offers live music, entertainment, food, drink, and a range of retail stands for the enjoyment of you and your family. This is open on the Saturday afternoon, during registration, and on the Sunday of the event.