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Taunton Flyer

10/05/2014 - Taunton Racecourse - Sportive

Rating: 88.2% based on 31 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 83.3%

MichaelOverd wrote:

I really enjoyed the Sportive but what I have noticed is that many of our Sportive's are made to be to hard with some very big hills. I suffer with a chronic back condition and some of the hills on our rides are just to long and steep. It would be great if there could be more rides with approximately 1500 ft of climbing over a distance of say 35 miles.

Rated Event: 66.7%

JulieBrownlie wrote:

Looking at the results and medal categories there is a big difference in the percentage of men and women achieving each standard. A case for relaxation of the standards for women maybe? I was also surprised to see that it is necessary to cycle faster in the longer event to get the same standard!

Rated Event: 91.1%

CrispinMaunder wrote:

A great event really enjoyed apart from very steep hill after Honiton. Hope you do it again next year as I will definitely be entering

Rated Event: 82.2%

MichaelHarris wrote:

Friendly, helpful people especially at feed point. Beautiful scenery, pity about wind on the day.

Rated Event: 85.6%

AlanLedger wrote:

All good.
Nice medal!

Rated Event: 95.6%

AdrianBell wrote:

Excellent event, look forward to next year

Rated Event: 86.7%

janesmith wrote:

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

Rated Event: 95.6%

DerekJackson wrote:

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

Rated Event: 100.0%

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: 94.4%

MartinWilliams wrote:

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

Rated Event: 96.7%

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: 93.3%

MaryHatherley wrote:

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

Rated Event: 98.9%

DanielHawthorne wrote:

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

Rated Event: 91.1%

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: 90.0%

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: 92.2%

RebeccaWheeler wrote:

Great event - perfect for my first sportive.

Rated Event: 81.1%

TaraRobertson wrote:

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

Rated Event: 93.3%

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: 63.3%

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: 96.7%

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.

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