2012 Sportives (updated)

South West Tour Ride 2010A quick search on the internet shows that there are a total of 24 Sportives taking place in the South West during 2012 – all within 100 miles of Plymouth. And, yes, it is possible to participate in one sportive in this region per month from February to October! That is if you can afford it!

Having said that, there are several free ones this year, namely the Tour of Exmoor, the Tour of Dartmoor and the Exmouth Exodus.

Feel free to comment at the foot of this post but if you want to organise a group, please go to the Forum (where you will now find a Sportive forum) and create a new topic for the sportive you’re interested in or comment on one that has already been started. You’re bound to find someone willing to join you!

Oh, and if you find any that I haven’t listed below, please let me know!


Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February – Ride to the Pies

Start / Finish – Blandford Forum, Dorset

Saturday – MTB Sportive:

Distance / Entry fee –    TBA / £20

Sunday – Road Sportive:

Distance / Entry Fee –    57 miles / £27             79 miles / £27

Ride to the Pies website 


 Sunday 18th March – Endura Lionheart

Start / Finish – Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £28            100 miles / £28

Endura Lionheart website


 Sunday 1st April – The South Hams Hammer

Start / Finish – Kingsbridge, Devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 130 km / £25

South Hams Hammer website


Sunday 22nd April – The Exmoor Beauty

Start / Finish – Minehead, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £27

The Exmoor Beauty website


Sunday 29th April – The Cornwall Tor

Start / Finish – Bodmin, Cornwall

Distance / Entry Fee – 45 miles / £20            76 miles / £27            100 miles / £29

The Cornwall Tor website


Sunday May 6th – The Somerset Hills Gran Fondo

Start / Finish – Cheddar, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 124 km / £15           180 km / £19

The Somerset hills Gran Fondo website


Sunday 13th May – The Jurassic Beast

Start / Finish – Bovington, Dorset

Distance / Entry Fee – 42 miles / £16            66 miles / £24            101 miles / £26

The Jurassic Beast website


Sunday 20th May – The Black Rat Challenge

Start / Finish – Portishead, Bristol

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £25            100 miles / £25

The Black Rat Challenge website


Saturday 2nd June – Tour of Wessex (Day 1)

Start / Finish – Somerton, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 23 miles / £18            73 miles / £28            105 miles / £33            320 miles / £95

The Tour of Wessex website


Saturday 2nd June – Tour of Wessex (Day 2)

Start / Finish – Somerton, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 117 miles / £33

The Tour of Wessex website


Saturday 2nd June – Tour of Wessex (Day 3)

Start / Finish – Somerton, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 106 miles / £33

The Tour of Wessex website


Sunday 24th June – The Dartmoor Classic

Start / Finish – Kingsteignton, Devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 65 miles / sold out            106 miles / sold out

The Dartmoor Classic website


Sunday 24th June – The FORCE Cycle Century Challenge

Start / Finish – Topsham Rugby Club, Exeter

Distance / Entry Fee – 22 miles / £26            100 miles / £26

The FORCE Cycle Century Challenge website


Sunday 1st July – Tour of Exmoor

Start / Finish – Dulverton, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 56 miles / Free!!            80 miles / Free !!            97 miles / Free!!

The Tour of Exmoor website


Sunday 8th July – The Jurassic Classic

Start / Finish – Exmouth, Devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £28            100 miles / £28

The Jurassic Classic website


Sunday 15th July – The Great Weston Ride

Start / Finish – Bristol

Distance / Entry Fee – 56 miles / £23

The Great Weston Ride website


Sunday 22nd July – Two Moors 100 Sportif

Start / Finish – Bideford, devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £29            100 miles / £29

The Two Moors 100 Sportif website


Saturday 4th August – The Exmouth Exodus VII

Start – Bristol

Finish – Exmouth

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 miles / Free

The Exmouth Exodus website


Saturday 8th September – Moor 2 Sea

Start / Finish – Exeter Racecourse, Devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 67 miles / £29            112 miles – £29

The Moor 2 Sea website


Sunday 9th September – Black Rat Challenge

Start / Finish – Braunton, Devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £25            100 miles / £25

The Black Rat Challenge website


Saturday 15th September – Festival of Sport

Start / Finish – Marazion, Cornwall

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £35            150 km / £39

The Festival of Sport website


Sunday 16th September – The Cheddar Cyclosportive

Start / Finish – Cheddar, Somerset

Distance / Entry Fee – 100 km / £23            160 km / £23

The Cheddar Cyclosportive website


Sunday 30th September – Tour of Dartmoor

Start / Finish – Ashburton, Devon

Distance / Entry Fee – 85 miles / Free!!            103 miles / Free!!

The Tour of Dartmoor website


Sunday 14th October – Lands End 100

Start / Finish – St.Ives Leisure Centre, Cornwall

Distance / Entry Fee – 41 miles / £15            64 miles / £15            106 miles / £20

The Lands End 100 website


Sunday 28th October – The Exmoor Beast

Start / Finish – Minehead, Somerset

Distance/ Entry Fee – 100 km / £27            100 miles / £27

The Exmoor Beast website

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