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Exmoor Beauty

21/04/2013 - Tiverton - Sportive

Rating: 88.5% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 96.7%

RPG wrote:

Overall a good day out. I started at 9.15 which meant a very pleasant roll out of Tiverton before catching up with groups of riders. Great atmosphere with no one seeming to be in a desperate rush, which is a nice change from some events. Signage was clear and apart from one sketchy descent the route was great - no stupid climbs and all the harder stuff over by 40 miles. As others have commented the run in was a good way to finish with the option to push really hard in a TT style or to take it easy and recover. Living nearby the venue change is great and very accessible. A final comment - I've never seen so many women in a sportive, which is fantastic.

Rated Event: 96.7%

charlesacford wrote:

Very well organised and a great route.
I made sure i registered on the Sat and started later on the Sun morning and avoided the madding crowd. Was all very straight forward.
Definitely not an easy ride for beginners though. Saying that, the last 20mi were on the main road and much easier so very well thought out.
If you class some descents as dangerous then you need to get a decent set of brakes. I found that hey were all fine. One bit of road was particularly pot holed and stoney but not a problem if you rode accordingly.
Overall a really good day and would recommend it.

Rated Event: 56.7%

KeithBurley wrote:

There were very few toilets at the start of the day and this caused a great deal of discomfort.

As we were queing up to start cars were been sent through the waiting cyclists which is just down to bad organisation.

Some of the descents were dangerous, almost mountain bike level diret tracks full of large stones and uneven surfaces.

the signage was a little haphazard as well with one sharp left turn at the bottom of another descent only spotable at the very last minute, many people went past and had to come back, whereas if there was another sign 50 mts further up people could have slowed down.

In contrast there were some fantastic climbs and descents and the final 10 miles were dream like!

Rated Event: 92.2%

JohnRoux wrote:

To say this was an easy warm up ride was not my impression but now I know the route and can train accordingly I would do it again
MIg events did a professional job

Rated Event: 95.6%

gareth wrote:

A really great day on the bike. Organisation was smooth and efficient. The route was very well marked out with excellent signage (v. important). The organisers were very helpful and sorted out a timing chip issue with speed and a smile. Good early season sportive to break the legs in. Beautiful landscape to reward your climb onto Exmoor.
Highly recomended sportive.

Rated Event: 93.3%


Tough first 40 miles but you are so rewarded with the last 20 to the finish. Couple of real nasty climbs. Two extremely tricky descents one with any amount of rocks and potholes, I was lucky not to puncture. Not a nice road to cycle.
Good event good location though perhaps a little more though to parking/arriving. Enjoyed this one would recommend. Thanks to all involved

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