ROAD SPORTIVE: 200 miles, 149 miles, 94 miles, 72 miles

Dartmoor Legend Ultra

August 2, 2025
from 4:00 am

Which race? See below..


Currently it looks like the Legend may take a break in 2024 but we hope to return the following year.

Are you ready to take on the toughest one day ultra cycling challenge in the *UK? It’s tougher than the Yorkshire Beast, tougher than the long Dragon Ride & much tougher than the Majorca 312!

Princetown is renowned for taking prisoners but the Dartmoor Legend takes none! This epic route is against a pace clock. You will pass through Princetown three times, on each occasion, any rider who falls behind the minimum pace to finish by midnight will be required to retire from the event. Our GPS trackers, now offered to all distances, mean friends & relatives will be able to ‘dot watch’ and see your progress online during the event.

By popular demand we’ve added shorter options too. New for 2024 is our 149 mile Fondo option. It’s a tough challenge but a bit more achievable and with a more civilised 7.30am start time than the full Legend.  The 74 mile Leggero and the 92 mile Mezzofondo also return. They are still tough challenges & include many of Dartmoor’s most iconic climbs.

All participants must register online in advance of the event. There will be no entry-on-the-day. The Event HQ opens the day before for participants to register & collect their Ride Packs. Or we have emergency registration which opens at 3.30a

The Dartmoor Legend will start from Princetown, the very heart of Dartmoor National Park. All participants must start between 04:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs on Saturday 8th July 2023 and are required to finish by midnight. The time limit of 20 hrs (from 4 am) is based on an average of 10mph including all stops & breaks!

*Based on speaking to finishers of these events who also rode the Dartmoor Legend.

What you get

  • GPS Tracker for all distances
  • RFID timing
  • Signed Route
  • GPX / TCX Route files
  • 5 x Feed Stations
  • Finishers Medal
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Special commemorative jersey (additional charge)
  • Camping & bed space (additional charge)
  • Bottle of Legend beer from our sponsor Dartmoor Brewery
  • Mechanical Support
  • Rider Recovery Service
  • Professional First Aid Cover
  • Energy Drinks, Bars & Gels
  • Proper food (sweet & savoury)
  • Free event Photographs
  • Public Liability Insurance


Legend 200 miles

SAT 2 AUG 2025
Start time: 04:00
Distance: 200 miles | 323 km
Elevation: 18,000 ft | 5,500 m
Time Limit: 20 hours
Age Limit: 17 years
Start Venue: Princetown CC
Charity: SSAFA

Fondo 149 miles

SAT 2 AUG 2025
Start time: 07:30-09.00
Distance: 149 miles | 323 km
Elevation: 13,000 ft | 4,500 m
Time Limit: 15 hours
Age Limit: 17 years
Start Venue: Princetown CC
Charity: SSAFA

Mezzofondo 92 Miles

SAT 2 AUG 2025
Start time: 07:30 – 09:00
Distance: 92 miles | 148 km
Elevation: 9,000 ft | 2,743 m
Time Limit: 10 hours
Age Limit: 15 years
Start Venue: Princetown CC
Charity: SSAFA


Leggero 74 miles

SAT 2 AUG 2025
Start time: 07:30 – 09:00
Distance: 74 miles | 120 km
Elevation: 7,214 ft | 1,676 m
Time Limit: 10 hours
Age Limit: 15 years
Start Venue: Princetown CC
Charity: SSAFA


Parking & Accommodation

There are limited places for camper vans, small tents & for bed spaces in HQ. See

Huccaby Campsite
amazing location right by the River Dart suitable for tents & camper vans.

Cator Hill View
Another great location high on the Moor

If none of these suit you, visit VisitDartmoor – Official Tourism Website for Dartmoor for more accommodation options as well as information on places to eat etc.


The route is fully marked with arrows. However we recommend you download the route to your Garmin or other similar device as a back up.

For the full list of Cycling Events we organise see


Cycling Jersey Sizing

Here are the sizes for our Primal Cycling Jerseys

Mens Sizes

Size Chart applies to jerseys, bibs, shorts, wind vest and rhapsody hoodies. All measurements are listed in centimetres.
XS66-74cm84-86cmUp to 163cm
2X107-117cm117-125cm188cm and Over
3X117-129cm125-132cm188cm and Over

Womens Sizes

Size Chart applies to jerseys, bibs and shorts. All measurements are listed in centimetres.
XS61-64cm86-89cmUp to 157cm81-84cm

How environmentally friendly are you?

We're doing our best to minimise our environmental impact. Here are a few of our initiatives. Trees Not Tees For all the events where we include a t-shirt, we're now offering the option to plant a tree instead. We've partnered with to make this happen. Avoiding Single Use Plastics We use paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. Medals now optional We know quite a lot of competitors are not interested in finishers medals so they are now optional. We make a £2 charity donation for every medal not selected. Swim hats on request We still supply swim hats for our open water swim events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all our pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage. Zip Ties & waste We only use reusable zip ties. We minimise single use plastics & sort rubbish for recycling after our events. Food is not wasted For events, such as our cycling sportives, where we're know for our excellent feed stations, all left over food goes to the local foodbank. Reducing Car use In Devon where most of our events take place this is easier said than done. However at our Burrator 10K running race we offer a £5 discount to anyone who commits to walking or cycling to the event. We'll be looking to add this to other events in the future. To read more about our sustainability policies read our article

Do you allow ebikes at your road sportives?

Yes we do. However we cannot guarantee charging on course so make sure your battery life is sufficient for the distance you have chosen.

What is better about a road bike?

Road bikes, as the name suggests, are designed for use on the road. They typically have a more aggressive, more aerodynamic position, dropped handlebars and smooth relatively narrow tyres. A gravel bike fitted with slick (ie smooth tyres) will be almost as good. A chunkier full-suspension mountain bike with knobbly tyres will slow you down considerably.

Do I need a specific type of bike?

No any roadworthy bike will do including ebikes & tandems. We recommend using a road bike for our road sportives.

Can I use Tri bars (aerobars)

No these are not permitted as they can be dangerous if your riding in bunch or small group.

Will there be timing chips?

Yes, timing chips are mounted on the back of your race numbers. These need to be attached, using the zip ties we provide, to the front of your bike. Please ensure, as far as you can, that the number is not covered up by cables, bags or anything else.

Are there any age restrictions on your sportives?

Yes there are. You need to be 15 or over to take part in any of the sportives unaccompanied. Age guidelines for the various events & distances are on the individual event pages.

Do I need to be a member of a club to enter?

No, all our events are open to all whether you're a member of a club or not.

Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?

Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds as we start to incur costs as soon as we announce an event. However we now offer free name changes up to 7 days before an event with our booking software Eventrac and the chance to transfer yourself to a different event. Just scroll to the bottom of your email receipt and click the link which says  'online receipt'. You will then see options to transfer your entry to another event or another competitor. For all deferrals you must contact us a minimum of 7 days before the event and transfers are subject to an admin fee of £8 plus any difference in price. We've now enabled Refund Protect on all our events. That means for just 10 percent of your entry fee you can now insure against not being able to attend due to illness, injury, bereavement etc! Read what's covered when you sign up.




Princetown Community Centre, Tavistock Road, Princetown, PL20 6QE

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"What an amazing day. On behalf of myself and my friend Becky, thank you so much. Unforgettable."
Gareth Wood

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