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Dartmoor Classic 2024

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100 Mile Bike Ride - The Dartmoor Classic
Grande Route

At over 100 miles, the Grande route is the longest and toughest route option for the Dartmoor Classic Sportive. The route starts with a 2.3 mile neutralised segment from Newton Abbot racecourse to Clay Pits Way. Here you will see the 'Timing Towers' and your official ride time will begin.

Nine miles on from the Timing Towers you will enter a closed-road Hill Climb section. Here you will have the opportunity to test your climbing strength against your fellow Grande participants with prizes to be won for the fastest male & female in each age category.

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Grande Route - Quick summary

Distance: 109 miles / 175 km
Elevation Gain: 9200ft / 2800m
Max Gradient: 20%
Event HQ: Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF
Event Date: Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd June2024
Event Open Times: Sat 12:30 - 17:30 Sun 06:00 - 17:00
Route START TIME: 7am - 8am
Minimum Age: 15 years
Cut-off Time: At 34.2 miles by 11am
Minimum Ave Pace: 13 mph
Feed Stations: YES (34, 50, 73 miles)
Entry Fee: £60 (includes processing fees) On the day entry £70

Grande Route Feed Stations

There is one central feed station and one Drink Stop on this course. You pass through the central feed station (Princetown) twice, once at 34 miles and again at 73 miles. There is also a drink stop at Lydford, 50 miles into the route.

Return to Cycling Event HQ


After completing 106 miles of the course you will once again see the Timing Towers where your official ride time will stop. You will then have the opportunity to properly warm down as you follow the remaining 2.6 miles of the route back the Newton Abbot racecourse where you will receive your medal and goodies.
Dartmoor Classic female cyclist at Princetown Feed Station

Grande Route Medal Times

The Grande route includes Gold, Silver & Bronze medal standards for both age and gender categories, these are shown in the tables below. To participate in the Grande route you must be able to maintain an average pace of no less than 13 miles per hour (including any stop time). There is a cut-off point at Rundlestone (34.2 miles). If you do not reach this point before 11:00 hrs you will be diverted onto the shorter Medio route.

Grande Men's Medal Times

Age Range
U18
18 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 to 69
70+
GOLD
07:08
06:55
07:08
07:21
07:51
08:45
SILVER
07:51
07:36
07:51
08:08
08:45
09:53
BRONZE
08:45
08:25
08:45
09:05
09:53
Finish
Age Range
U18
18 to 39
40 to 49
GOLD
07:08
06:55
07:08
SILVER
07:51
07:36
07:51
BRONZE
08:45
08:25
08:45
Age Range
50 to 59
60 to 69
70+
GOLD
07:21
07:51
08:45
SILVER
08:08
08:45
09:53
BRONZE
09:05
09:53
Finish

Grande Women's Medal Times

Age Range
U18
18 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 to 69
70+
GOLD
Finish
07:11
08:25
09:28
10:49
Finish
SILVER
-
08:25
09:05
10:20
Finish
-
BRONZE
-
09:53
10:49
Finish
-
-
Age Range
U18
18 to 39
40 to 49
GOLD
Finish
07:11
08:25
SILVER
-
08:25
09:05
BRONZE
-
09:53
10:49
Age Range
50 to 59
60 to 69
70+
GOLD
09:28
10:49
Finish
SILVER
10:20
Finish
-
BRONZE
Finish
-
-

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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Dartmoor Classic 2024 Sportive Partners

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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 marshal supporting riders of the Dartmoor Classic cycle sportive
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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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