If you’re a cycling fan then the West Country has a beautiful and diverse natural environment with stunning coasts, charming rural countryside and wild moorland to explore on two wheels. One of the most outstanding areas of the region is Dartmoor, a National Park covering 368 square miles of unspoilt moorland and home to the Dartmoor Classic, one of the toughest cycle races in Britain.
The race is held every year, and competitors can choose between a 35, 67 and 107 mile course. The Dartmoor Classic features a stunning route through some charming South Devon hamlets lined with thatched villages and meandering high banked lanes. If you’ve got time to stop for a breather in the middle of the race, you’ll be able to see cascading boulder-strewn rivers and gorges, and the dramatic beauty of Dartmoor’s granite Tors.
The Dartmoor Classic Grande Depart will leave Newton Abbot Racecourse via the main entrance and turning RIGHT towards Kingsteignton. The Dartmoor Classic is a non-commercial Sportive cycling challenge promoted by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club
The Dartmoor Classic Sportive, organised and run by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club, is widely recognised as the most prestigious open-road cycling event in the UK.
Established in 2007, the Dartmoor Classic has grown in popularity, attracting cyclists from around the world.
All spaces are now sold out but you still have the option of subscribing to our “Reserve list”. If a space becomes available to will let you know.
5th – 13th August 2017
Paignton Regatta is a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun, mainly taking place on and around Paignton Green.
To mark the 170th year of Paignton Regatta there is a whole host of events happening on Paignton Sea Front.
(awaiting further details)
More information can be located at www.paigntonregatta.org or facebook: www.facebook.com/paignton.regatta
Torbay Royal Regatta 2017
The Torbay Royal Regatta runs from Saturday 19th to Tuesday 22nd August followed by the Torbay Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit races on Wednesday 23rd.
It promises to be another great occasion with a Laser Traveller event already signed up as part of the Dinghy fleet
Help us to build on the success of the last two years by making a note in your diary now and spreading the word amongst your friends in other clubs and classes.
Funfair August 23rd – 28th:
Arrival of Rowlands Funfair to Torre Abbey Meadows
Pub and Club Rowing August 24th:
Pub and Club Rowing Regatta Races at 3.00pm., from the Harbourside.Come and see the crews in action.
Sailing August 20th – 23rd:
Racing will take place over four days for all yachts, sports boats, dinghy and junior classes between Saturday 20th to Tuesday 23rd August.
Torbay Regatta 10k 6.00pm.
Fireworks 9.30pm at Corbyn Head.
Water Ski Display 7.00pm.
Best vantage points: Princess Pier and seafront.
Sailing Race 10.30am.
Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit Race for all classes on Wednesday 26th August.
To see a full list of Regatta events visit the Torbay Royal Regatta website.
Tour Of Britain ~ Haytor
The 2017 Tour of Britain will take place from 3-10 September. The route for next year’s race will be announced early in 2017, please check back then for full details of where you’ll be able to see the world’s best cyclists racing through Britain.
Thank you for supporting the Tour of Britain Devon Stage 2016. It was another successful year and, despite the weather, you came out in your thousands.
If you, like us, enjoy cycling all year round then don’t put your bike away. Devon has a superb network of cycle routes that are ready for you to explore what ever the time of year.
For keen cyclists who want a challenge, download GPX and KML files for some of the previous Devon stages.
For inspiration about routes to suit every level of cycling experience and ability, visit Explore Devon.
For further cycle routes and maps, visit Travel Devon.
Don’t forget, if you try any of the routes make sure you send a message or photo to @SWTourofBritain using the hashtag #WeAreDevon.