RIDE MANUAL 2024

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Congratulations! Once you have entered online you will receive confirmation of your entry via email.
Closer to the event start date, you will receive a copy of the 2024 Participants Ride Manual. This contains all the guide and safety information that you will need in order to take part. Click on the image to see a copy of the 2024 Ride Manual.
For hints and information from other participants join the chat in the Dartmoor Classic Facebook group or Instagram.

The Dartmoor Classic
Cycle Sportive

Event Guide

The Dartmoor Classic Sportive is an annual cycling challenge, organised and run by Mid-Devon Cycling Club. Established in 2007, the Dartmoor Classic aims to bring a pro tour cycling experience to the amateur cycling comminity. The event is registered with British Cycling, the sport's governing body and with a sell-out field of 4,000 riders is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious open-road Sportives in the UK, attracting cyclists from around the world!

There are three route options to choose from; the Piccolo which is 39 miles, the Medio which is 68 miles or the Grande which is 109 miles. Both the Medio and Grande routes include Gold, Silver & Bronze medal standards based on age and gender categories plus a closed-road, timed hill-climb segment with prizes.

The shorter Piccolo route is intended to be a less competitive and a less daunting option. Rider numbers are restricted to 500 and there are no medal times to worry about. Piccolo riders still enjoy the full Dartmoor Classic experience with everyone receiving a Finishers Medal.

What routes are there ?

Grande
109m
175km
Challenge yourself with the longest and hardest route of the Dartmoor Classic Sportive taking in the toughest climbs.
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Medio
68m
110km
Climbing most of the tough hills on Dartmoor, the Medio is definitely not a soft option.
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Piccolo
39m
62km
Commit yourself to ride 39 miles of Dartmoor, a great first time sportive adventure.
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Rider Support

The routes are clearly signed and marshalled at junctions. You can fuel up at the famously well stocked feed stations. Our dedicated control room is just a phone call away, with professional mechanics, paramedics and support vans available to support you if required.

We also have 'Ride Ambassadors' from the Mid-Devon Cycling Club who will be riding the routes with you, offering help, advice and support.

Online Entry Process

Before you enter, please check your diary and make sure you are available to participate.

Visit our terms & conditions page. Make sure you are eligible to ride and that you understand and consent to these terms.

If you are under the age of 18 years you must get a parent or guardian to complete the registration on your behalf. We require their consent in order for you to participate.

Next, choose an appropriate route for your age and ability. You can find more information about each route here:

Grande Route Details
Medio Route Details
Piccolo Route Details

Once you have done this you are ready to enter.

How to Enter

Use the "Sign-up" or "Enter Now" buttons on our website to access the secure online entry system.
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If you have entered before, log in using your email address and password. If you are registering for another person, log in or create the account using your own details and select the 'booking for someone else' option.

Complete the online booking form and make payment to secure your place.

It is your responsibility to make sure that your entry data is kept up-to-date at all times. Make a note of your login details (email address and password) so that you can self-manage your entry details.

The Dartmoor Classic is a popular event and spaces fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

What is included in my entry?

Finishers Medal
Feedstation (famous for its great food)
Energy Drinks and Gels
Technical Support
Professional Medical Support
Rider Support Vehicles en-route
Electronic Timing
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Dartmoor Classic 2024 Sportive Partners

We would like to thank our partners who help make this event one of the best in the UK

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"No lows, just highs, brilliant event, so well organised, a tough ride for everyone but so many smiles at the end. Congrats to MDCC and Ken Robertson for keeping us training for this every year x"

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Tony Chown
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"1st DC for me.(Piccolo) It was well organized and the Marshalls were brilliant.Great event can't wait til next year. ”

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David Black
Happy cyclists at the Princetown Feed Station on the Dartmoor Classic route
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“Fantastic event as always, big thanks to all the people who volunteer their time, provide support and make this such a memorable day. First time doing the Grande......less wind next time.e please”

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Daniel Wallis
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