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Taunton Flyer Sportive

04/08/2018 - Taunton Racecourse - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 90.3% based on 65 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 86.667%

janesmith wrote:

a really great sportive that led me to e mail the organiser saying thank you

Rated Event: 95.556%

DerekJackson wrote:

my first sportive, great fun, well organised, will be back next year, please no wind next time.

Rated Event: 100.000%

PaulClarke wrote:

A fantastic 1st sportive hope to be back next year to try the Dakota. Well done to all concerned ,( organisers & support crews ).Also well done to all who took part weather you completed your chosen route or did what you could manage.

Best wishes Paul

Rated Event: 94.444%

MartinWilliams wrote:

First event I have done, very friendly and open to all abilities - look forward to next year!!

Rated Event: 96.667%

PaulHatrey wrote:

a great day out and the facilities were brilliant and after event facilities were great too. hope to do it again next year

Rated Event: 93.333%

MaryHatherley wrote:

Good route well organised sportive. Did not see any outriders although I am sure that they were there.

Rated Event: 98.889%

DanielHawthorne wrote:

I was delighted with the organisation, quality of t-shirt and medal.

Rated Event: 91.111%

MarkFinch wrote:

The route of this course is fantastic and the second half is lovely and flat so you can really get the hammer down

Rated Event: 90.000%

PhilBailey wrote:

Great ride despite the weather but could have done without the Cullompton-Exeter stretch. It's a horrible road and terible road surface with too much traffic. Far better to have diverted through the adjacent villages

Rated Event: 92.222%

RebeccaWheeler wrote:

Great event - perfect for my first sportive.

Rated Event: 81.111%

TaraRobertson wrote:

Despite the wind and rain it was a really good ride. Looking forward to the 100 mile route next year!

Rated Event: 93.333%

RobSmith wrote:

A really well thought out first event in the area,.very slick organisation and friendly fellow riders. completely different atmosphere to some of those website supported events.
Will be returning next year.

Cornish Campsite 1 mile away was perfect for the weekend, friendly warden and excellent facilities.

Rated Event: 63.333%

GreshnaDibble1 wrote:

The ride was enjoyable and well marked the classication timings were a bit harsh for the dakota and the opposite on the spitfire. The end was a bit of mish mash as you get back and then had to find your way into the hall minus your bike to collect your medal. Other rides you are met by someone presenting medals which has a better feel. I did feel I could have gone in not having done the ride and claimed a medal. The route itself was on fairly fast moving roads with a good deal of other traffic and negotiating cullompton on a saturday I also saw no put riders or support staff but I enjoyed the ride and will be looking forward to the pruposed 100 miler next year.

Rated Event: 96.667%

NigelTomlinson wrote:

Only comment that we had was that we would have liked to see some foc drinks and food at the racecourse (start and finish).
However, winning the first prize in the raffle outweighed this for me personally.

Rated Event: 85.556%

JadeRogers wrote:

Despite the weather I really enjoyed it, and am looking forward to entering next years event, especially if there is a 100 mile route available!
If I may make a couple suggestions:
Would be great to have the distance and date printed on the t-shirts (really like the design for this year, and the womens fit ones are a big plus too - means i can wear it other than just as sleepwear!)
Designate a spectator spot / cheering zones!
Great ride, many thanks!

Rated Event: 74.444%


Good well run event. Will be back next year to improve on my PB.

Rated Event: 63.333%

AndyMcPherson wrote:

I can't really comment on the event as I only completed 19 miles of it, due to an accident.

Rated Event: 91.111%

RoniMcGowan wrote:

My first sportive - the shorter spitfire route was the perfect introduction

Rated Event: 87.778%

RodneyScott wrote:

Hi overall a great experience for me, it was my first sportive. I couldn't score out of ten the support/ out riders as we didne't see/ require them.

Would be better to have more than one portaloo in the car park.

I scored the route 8/10 as the only bit we found dull as it's an awful road anyway is the cullumpton-clyst. There are some much prettier and quieter roads which run along side the one we went on. It was busy and the surface was not good. But better than going up dunkeswell which we do weekly... If it is the same course next year I will be there again. But would be nice to be on a quieter road.

Thanks Stewart you and your team did really well. Thank you

Rated Event: 82.222%

MarkStephenson1 wrote:

Really enjoyed the day despite wind and rain. Good course with mix of hills and faster sections.

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