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The Dartmoor Classic

22/06/2014 - Newton Abbot, Devon - Sportive

Rating: 97.5% based on 8 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.1% based on 284 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 93.333%

RalphElmes wrote:

A thoroughly good day out on the bikes with friendly riders and officials

Rated Event: 95.556%

sambutler wrote:

great event , excellent marshals , great finishing trophy and gifts.

the only slight downside was the lack of food at the finish , 4/5 snack vans to cater for 2800 people caused long ques

Rated Event: 93.333%

christhorne wrote:

another great dartmoor classic
only one point to add- coming out of Moretonhampstead, going downhill, the road bends fairly sharply to the left- there is a road that goes straight ahead at this point (which is, technically, a right turn so you would cross the onvcoming traffic to take this). At speed, it would be worryingly easy to think that this might be the route and, thinking you were going straight on, it would be possible to cross the road in fronot of oncoming traffic before realising what you'd done. I wonder if someone posted here to signal the left hand bend would be helpful?
Thanks again to all the organisers

Rated Event: 94.444%

JezDennis wrote:

Great day, well organised and will be back for more punishment next year

Rated Event: 96.667%

NickFarrant wrote:

Very well organised, friendly & encouraging marshalls. Chalenging route, excelent event village & facillities.

Rated Event: 95.556%

davidstone2 wrote:

5th time riding this sportive gets better every year route is perfec chalnging without being stupidly hard for the sake of it although the hills seem bigger every year or maybe i,m just a year older!well done will be back next year

Rated Event: 100.000%

ChristopherJuckes wrote:

not happy paying £20 for camping. I parked my camper van in car park near main field. Guys next to me not paid and said they parked in same place last year and din't even know you had to pay. I used no facilities other than those in my van and saw no sign of a campsite. So I basically paid £20 to park for 8 hours as I arrived at 10pm. Not happy about that.

Rated Event: 96.667%

RichardHales wrote:

first time on this event, excellent throughout, even with June weather! highly recommended

Rated Event: 97.778%

GrahamSmith wrote:

Absolutely brilliant event extremely well organised and run with very helpful and friendly people, a lovely route not too hard but not too easy either a challenge for all abilities. I shall be back next year.

Rated Event: 98.889%

PaulFardon wrote:

A brilliant Sportive event. This is my second Dartmoor Classic and I'm already looking forward to next years event.

Rated Event: 84.444%

timgould wrote:

enjoyed it but above comments need to be looked at

Rated Event: 95.556%

fliscotton wrote:

Many thanks for a fantastic day. There was an excellent mix of terrain. It was really well organised. The marshalls were brilliant with their encouragement!

Rated Event: 86.667%

RobertHolland wrote:

I didnt use the feed station - carried my own supplies.
Had to park a long way from the start

Rated Event: 100.000%

brianvincent wrote:

First sportive for me and i enjoyed the whole experience

Rated Event: 94.444%

ChrisStoppard wrote:

Throughly enjoyed it and will be back next year! do you e-mail us about it in advance?

Rated Event: 93.333%

PeterKensington wrote:

Thoroughly enjoyed the day, despite only reaching Princetown. Am inspired to start training for next year, when I aim to be much fitter.
Some excellent banter with other riders, marshalls and the general public.
The marshalls deserve special mention for the fantastic job that they did; it must have been an extremely long day for them but their dedication, guidance and advice was hugely appreciated.
Well done to all of the organisers; it must be a massive undertaking but the popularity of the event does indicate how successful it is.
Thank you to you all.

Rated Event: 96.667%

GrahamPotter wrote:

Excellent, best sportive I have ever done of 18 to date (despite puncture before the start & another one hour in). As a slower rider who usually gets tailed off in the smaller events it was great to ride with lots of others of a similar standard, due to the size of the field. Where did they get those flapjacks from!? (Address please, georgeous). Despite the numbers at the feedstation the organisation was so good bottle filling and restocking on food was a doddle. the ride back from Princetown must rate as one of the best ever, nice climbs, fantastic descents excellent views, I didn't feel tired and got a surprising time at the finish. Ii'll be back

Rated Event: 100.000%


Very professionally run with very freindly and knowlegable staff. If only they could organise the weather as well!

Rated Event: 97.778%

JonathanCrawford wrote:

superbly organised event and a great route

Rated Event: 93.333%

Keith wrote:

Fantastic event as usual despite hold ups. Depart village gets better each year. Only other niggle would be car parking. Podium photos are not yet online as advised in your email yesterday?

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