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The Dartmoor Classic

24/06/2012 - Dartmoor National Park - Sportive

Rating: 95.3% based on 246 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 94.3% based on 38 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 88.889%

jeremybutcher wrote:

fantastic, loved it. it was my first cycling event, i rode a hybrid bike and managed the 100m when i saw all those awesome bikes i was inspired to treat myself to a road bike. i just can't wait to get out on it at the mo. would love to take part in the classic 2013. thanks for all your efforts. jerry

Rated Event: 100.000%

AndyAlcock wrote:

Fantastic event ............very well organised and a terrific course - tough but very enjoyable. Many thanks!

Rated Event: 95.556%

SueCockle wrote:

Fantastic event, but boy was I glad to get to Princetown and have the wind with me for the rest of the course.
I would suggest that one or 2 signs after you turn left off the main road to Kingsteignton wouldn't go amiss, the rider in front of me wondered if he was on the right route as did I, until I told him that I recalled some house that we passed from the route out.

Rated Event: 100.000%

DonaldChambers wrote:

i've ridden audax rides in the past but to experience the Dartmoor Classic took it to another level. The amount of attention to detail was incredible. A fantastic event allround.

Rated Event: 95.556%

DougDuncan wrote:

An excellent event, extemely well organised.

Rated Event: 95.556%

SarahGrylls wrote:

I thought it was brilliant. My only hesitiation is that 34 miles was quite along way tot he first stop but then I could have stopped before

Rated Event: 100.000%

DarrenFisher wrote:

One of the best sportives I have ridden. Challenging climbs, outstanding scenery, perfect food stops and very well organised.

Rated Event: 93.333%

duncanleitch wrote:

fantastic event, 2nd time i have ridden it, gutted you changed the medal times, last year it took me 8 hrs 18 mins ( 2 minutes inside a bronze). This year 7 hrs 18 mins ( 6 mins outside a silver) if i had got this time last year i would have had a silver....why were the times changed?

Rated Event: 92.222%

ianreuby wrote:

great run event right up there those guys in the west county both Exmoor and Dartmoor know how to put on a sportive having ridden both little if anything to choose between them both have excellent bike riding Dartmoor one to tick off on thelist of sportives to do

Rated Event: 95.556%

RupertPullan wrote:

Great and really well organised - thanks

Rated Event: 100.000%

MichelleMurray wrote:

This is definately the best organised sportive we have done, last year we did the Dragon ride and what an embarrasment that should be to the organisers,
The Dartmoor Classice is definately the best the UK has to offer, It was our 3 year taking part and evrey year am sure the hill get steeper, many thanks to all involved

Rated Event: 100.000%

jimscott wrote:

3rd time I've done the Classic and every year it has been a very well organised and professionally operated event. This year, despite the weather and the last minute course change from a tree being blown down, was excellent.

Rated Event: 94.444%

DavidParlby wrote:

Great event.

Rated Event: 98.889%

SeanSeabrook wrote:

Excellent organisation. Plenty of marshalls. Great support on the day.

Rated Event: 95.556%

ianmurrells wrote:

my 1st sportive that proved a real challenge! cycling towards princetown for the second time i wondered if i would ever complete the ride. at the feedstation i heard someone mention a bronze medal so i thought lets go for it. another 30 miles or so i reached the finish and scraped a bronze medal time. i was knackered yet elated. a great course and very well managed. i wil back next year looking for a silver medal. thankyou to all concerned with the running of the event.

Rated Event: 100.000%

RobinFevin wrote:

Great event as always

Rated Event: 88.889%

andrewgreig wrote:

i had a great time. i will do it again next year . andy greig

Rated Event: 96.667%

StephenRiglar wrote:

An excellant event, superbly organised, on quiet enjoyable roads and with the best marshalls of many events that I have ridden, if only MDCC could control the weather, overall outstanding.

Rated Event: 85.556%

CordeliaPreece wrote:

the long trip to the first feed station was all uphill and i had to save my drink, luckily it was not a very hot day, otherwise my water would have run out well before the 32mile first stop

Rated Event: 95.556%

MikeLemin wrote:

I have completed all of the dartmoor classics todate (100 mile route) and without exception they have been a good example of how an event should be run. The route is usually 'tough but fair', the organisation slick. The only reason that I haven't marked it up as a 100 percent is that I believe that you can always continue to make small improvements through further fine tuning. Full and well deserved credit to the MDCC and marshalls.

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