- Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 12:22
The second edition of the Moor 2 Sea Sportive will take place on Saturday 7th September 2013 and offers you a choice of three routes, all starting and finishing at Exeter Racecourse. The 'Inspire' route covers 37 miles (60 km) and has approximately 3,000 ft of climb. The 'Challenge' route covers 67 miles (108 km) and has approximately 7,400 ft of climb, and the 'Extreme' route covers 112 miles (180 km) and has over 11,000 ft of climb, including gradients up to 25%. Full details of these routes can be found under their respective 'Routes' pages. Both the 'Challenge' and 'Extreme' routes include a 'King of the Mountains' style hill stage which, this year, will be set at Haytor, using the same climb where John Tiernan-Locke secured his victory in the 2011 Tour of Britian, and where the Devon stage of the Tour will finish just two weeks later (September 20th).
Entry fees for the Moor 2 Sea Sportive is £35.
To book your place please use our Secure Online Booking Service, accessed through the "Online Registration" links. This year our Online Payment Service is being provided by British Cycling. Upon successful completion of the registration process you will receive a confirmation email and your name will be added to the 'Entry List' page of our website. We will send out your 'Registration Pack' to the address you provide at the time of registration. Packs will be posted on the 26th August 2013. The 'Registration Pack' will include your 'Rider Number', 'Timing Chip', 'Route Card' and 'Rider Manual'. It is your responsibility to check the contents of the pack are complete and ensure that you bring it with you when you attend the event. Please take time to read the information provided before you attend, it will ensure you get the most out of your time with us! There will be no 'signing on' process necessary at the Event HQ. However, there will be a 'Welcome Desk' should you have any last minute questions.
Terms & Conditions
All entrants must agree to the Moor 2 Sea 'Terms and Conditions' at the time of 'Registration' This is a mandatory part of the online booking process. You can view and download our 'Terms & Conditions' document using the appropriate links on our website.
In accordance with the British Cycling Rules for Non-Competitive On-Road Events, anyone under the age of 18 years entering this event must be a regular and competent cyclist and are required to download and complete the "Parental Consent Form". Registration will not be confirmed until this form has been received by Just Events Ltd. The minimum age for the 'Extreme' route is 16 years. Minimum age for the 'Challenge' route is 13 years when accompanied by a responsible adult entrant and 16 years where unaccompanied.
Event Opening Times
The 'Moor 2 Sea' Event HQ at Exeter Racecourse will open from 06:00 hrs. Breakfast will be available between 06:00 hrs and 09:00 hrs. The 'Extreme' route riders will be dispatched first, starting at 07:00 hrs 'Challenge' route riders will be dispatched from 07:30 hrs, and 'Inspire' route riders from 08:00 hrs. All riders will be dispatched in groups of 100 at five minute intervals. The Event HQ will remain open for your friends and family throughout the day. Suitable meals and refreshments will be available to participants on their return. We expect all riders to have completed their chosen route by 18:00 hrs and the Event HQ will close at 20:00 hrs.
The Finish Control will close at 18:00 hours. In order to ensure entrants for the 'Extreme' route are back at the Finish Control before it closes, a cut off point will be invoked. Any rider who fails to clear the first Feed Station by 11:00 hrs will be diverted on to the 'challenge' route. It is a condition of entry for the 'Extreme' route that a rider so affected will accept this ruling without question if it has to be imposed.
Not a Race
Please note that the 'Moor 2 Sea' is a Sportive as defined by the British Cycling Regulations. It is not a Race. Results will only be published in alphabetical order, not finish times.
Event Timing Services
You will receive an electronic timing chip as part of your 'Registration Pack'. The timing chip provides a degree of safety, letting us know when you have departed from the Event HQ and when you have safely returned. We will also use the timing chip to record your time through designated checkpoints along the route (splits), and record your completion time. Medals will be awarded to those riders who complete their chosen route within the qualifying times. Please see the 'Medal Times' page for details of qualifying times. The 'Moor 2 Sea' Sportive also includes a 'King of the Mountains' style hill climb at Haytor. Riders who complete this climb in the qualifying time will receive our prestigious 'KoM' Medal Pin.
General Route Information
The 'Moor 2 Sea' routes will be clearly signed and you will be supplied with a route card. GPX files are available for those who use GPS computers and there will also be a number of marshals at key locations to help keep you on course. However, whilst we will make every effort to ensure that the routes are adequately signed, the onus of remaining on course still rests with you. When participating, you will be expected to ride safely, in accordance with law and as recommended by the Highway Code. We expect you to be courteous and show respect to other road users and to your fellow participants. It is vital to the continuation of our sport that we all play our part in positively representing cycling to the wider public.
Health & Safety Risk Assessment
This event is held on public highways and you will be participating entirely at your own risk. Just Events Ltd have completed the British Cycling Approved Risk Assessment Forms. These forms will be available for inspection at the Event HQ or can be downloaded from our website. By registering to enter this event you accept that no liability whatsoever can be attached to Just Events Ltd or any other officials of the event for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you in or by reason of the event however caused. Just Events Ltd are providing you with a cycle challenge and rider support. All aspects of road and cycle safety rest with the individual participants. You should treat each and every perceived hazard in exactly the same way that you would if you were out cycling on your own. If you do not believe that it is safe for you to continue then you must stop. If you observe anything which you consider to be a hazard to other road users please report it to an official as soon as it is practicable to do so.
All entrants MUST wear cycle helmets. This is a mandatory requirement for all Sportive events registered with the British Cycling Federaion.
Dartmoor is very exposed and even in September you could encounter some inclement weather conditions. We recommend taking a lightweight waterproof if there is the slightest chance of rain. In order that you can be seen if the rain or Dartmoor mist descends then fit at least a rear light.
We will supply water and energy drinks, bananas and other energy foods at the feeding stations. In addition to this, you should be equipped with two water bottle cages with large water bottles and some additional energy foods to use between the start and first feed station should you require them. High Carbohydrate foods will be available for purchase at the Event HQ. This will include breakfast between 06:00 hrs and 09:00 hrs and Pasta Meals at the finish, served between 12:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs.
All riders should aim to be self sufficient in case of any mechanical problems on the day. We would recommend that you carry two spare inner tubes, tyre levers, pump and a puncture repair kit. It is not uncommon for riders to suffer punctures during sportive events. Ideally you should also carry a lightweight folding multi tool, available through any good cycle store. We will have marshals at key locations and mechanical support vehicles patrolling the course should you encounter a problem that you are unable to resolve yourself. There will also be mechanical assistance available at the Event HQ and feed stations if necessary.
Rider Recovery Service
Should you find yourself in the situation where you feel unable or consider that it would be unsafe for you to complete the challenge, there will be a 'Rider Recovery Service' (Bus of Shame) operating from Ashburton Feed Zone, to take you back to Exeter Racecourse.