Two distances The measured distances of the courses are 104 miles (167km) and 66 miles (107km) This is not a race it is a timed ride.
These courses are fully signed and you are supported with feed stations a sweeper van and mechanic. Should problems arise simply phone control using the number given at the start. If there is no mobile phone signal then simply wait and the sweeper van will pick you up. People ride these courses on mountain bikes, hybrids, touring bikes and road race bikes. You do not need a special bike it just needs to be in good repair and serviced before you start.
100 km course is suitable for almost any rider that has ridden a few kilometres a week. There are a couple of challenging hills but nothing steep. It can be completed really quickly or, if you want, take a picnic and take your time. Depending on your level this ride takes between 3.5 to 8 hours.
160 km course is suitable for riders who regularly ride significant distances. If you ride at a steady rate you can complete the ride without any problem. You don't have to be fast but you do need some stamina. There are some steep hills at the Dartmoor end of the course, three at 13% and one at 17%. Depending on your level this ride takes between 5.5 and 10 hours.
With online entry you can register and then either pay by credit card or send me a cheque in the post.
To enter by post : Download your entry form here: Entry form
If you still cannot enter on line or download the form then use Contact to email or phone us. We will then get an entry form to you.
Optional charity sponsorship.
Sponsorship forms are available for download. You can nominate a charity of your choice to receive 50 % of the money you raise. The other 50% will go to charities and good causes nominated by the Rotary Club of Bideford Bridge.
Start at 08:00 am in Bideford but you must finish before 6:00 pm, riders will be started in batches every 2/3 minutes to avoid congestion. The fastest time is expected to be 5 hours 15 minutes with the majority of riders taking between 7 and 8 hours.
There will be changing facilities at the start, and toilets at the start/finish and all feed stations.