events are open to all ages and abilities, they vary in terms of difficulty.
Cycling UK members are automatically insured for the events and rides. The
Audax type events will require a £3 temp membership levy to cover
insurance if you do not have CUK or AUK membership, and some of the less
formal events may just require you to complete a guest form.
Most events now supply a GPX route for those people who like to use navigation devices, Garmin/ Wahoo etc. Route sheets and mapping information are also provided. The events a level of self-support so will not have marshals or direction arrows like Sportives do.
Devon Delight 100Km:
Devon Delight is a 100Km
leisure ride, run at a fairly easy pace under the regulations of
Audax United Kingdom. Similar to a Sportive but withe out timings and
standards, the idea is to complete within a certain time limit.
Riders have to compl;ete a set route, and go through certain check point which may be manned , or just information gathering. the Delight is popular, running for well over 25 years and with a Devon cream tea at the finish made and served by our team of volunteers,
<<CLICK HERE>> for more details and the Devon Delight web pages.
is something a bit different! The idea is to complete this 145Km Randonee
overnight, visiting the haunted sites of the moors as you go. Another ride
under Audax UK regs. you
need to finish back at Bovey Tracey within a set time limit, where you are
treated to a slap-up fried breakfast.
<<CLICK HERE>> for full details of the Ghost.
Devon Dirt is South
Devon CTC's annual off-road event. A mixture of lanes, bridleways, green
roads and tracks make up around a 50Km course based at Ashburton.
There is no time limit for the event, the aim being purely to arrive at the finish having completed the course safely with yourself and your bicycle still intact!
Refreshments are provided part way around the course, and at the finish, and there is usually a bit of mechanical support available.
<<CLICK HERE>> for the Devon Dirt website.
one of the top 10 Audax events in the UK by Cycling Weekly the Dartmoor
Devil has it's name from the Devilish hills that have to be climbe
to get to the finish of this 100Km ride, including the famous Widecombe
Hill near the finish.
<<CLICK HERE>> for the Dartmoor Devil web pages.
Shore to Moor ( previously Torplex 200 ) event is a 200Km randonee,
usually run on the same day as the Devon Delight, and follows a similar
route as far as the Stoke Canon control. the route then heads into middle
Devon, and over to West Devon around Lydfor and Brentor, before a Moorland
ascent past the Warren House Inn, and then a downhill finish to Newton
<<CLICK HERE>> for the Shore to Moor details..