Road sportive: 200 miles, 323 km

Dartmoor Legend Ultra Sportive

July 9, 2022
from 4:00 am

Which race? See below..

Overview

Are you ready to  take on the toughest cycling challenge in the South West? 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 mean friends & relatives will be able to ‘dot watch’ and see your progress online during the event. The full distance is a full 200 mile ULTRA with 18,000 ft of climbing.

By popular demand we’ve now added a shorter Dartmoor Legend Leggero route. It’s 92 miles but still includes 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. Entries are limited to 200 places per event. One month prior to the ULTRA Sportive you will receive a detailed Ride Manual with all the information you will need for taking part in the event. The Event HQ opens the day before for participants to register & collect their Ride Packs.

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 9th July 2022 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!

What you get

  • GeoTracking (200 mile only)
  • 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)
  • Quality Goody Bag
  • Mechanical Support
  • Rider Recovery Service
  • Professional First Aid Cover
  • Energy Drinks, Bars & Gels
  • Proper food (sweet & savoury)
  • Free event Photographs
  • Massage Service
  • Public Liability Insurance

RACE STATS

Ultra 200 miles

SAT 9 JULY 2022
Start time: 04:00
Distance: 200 miles | 323 km
Elevation: 18,000 ft | 5,500 m
Time Limit: 20 hours
Entry Limit: 200
Age Limit: 17 years
Start Venue: Princetown CC
Charity: SSAFA

Leggero 74 miles

SAT 9 JULY 2022
Start time: 09:00
Distance: 74 miles | 120 km
Elevation: 5,700 ft | 1,750 m
Time Limit: 10 hours
Entry Limit: 200
Age Limit: 15 years
Start Venue: Princetown CC
Charity: SSAFA

EVENT INFORMATION

Parking & Accommodation

There are limited places for camper vans, small tents & for bed spaces in HQ. See sportivaevents.clubtrac.co.uk/shops/dartmoor-legend-shop-186

Huccaby Campsite
amazing location right by the River Dart suitable for tents & camper vans.
https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=9342

Cator Hill View
Another great location high on the Moor
https://www.dartmoor-camping.com/InfoLocations

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.

Navigation

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 sportivaevents.co.uk/cycling-events.

FAQs

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.
SizeWaistChestHeight
XS66-74cm84-86cmUp to 163cm
SM74-81cm89-96cm163-173cm
MD81-89cm96-104cm168-179cm
LG89-96cm104-109cm173-183cm
XL96-107cm109-117cm178-193cm
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.
SizeWaistHipsHeightChest
XXS<61cm<86cm<157cm<81cm
XS61-64cm86-89cmUp to 157cm81-84cm
SM64-69cm89-94cm156-165cm84-89cm
MD69-74cm94-99cm162-172cm89-94cm
LG74-81cm99-107cm170-180cm94-102cm
XL81-89cm107-115cm178-185cm102-109cm
2X89-94cm115-120cm180-188cm109-115cm
3X94-99cm117-122cm180-188cm114-119cm
4X96-101cm119-124cm180-188cm114-119cm
5X101cm+122cm+180cm+122cm+

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 Treesnottees.com to make this happen. Avoiding Single Use Plastics For 2022 we have sourced new paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. They look and feel exactly the same as conventional plastic coated, or PLA coated cups - The key difference is that these cups are actually optimised to be recycled back into high grade paper using conventional paper recycling equipment [Paper mills do not need to change or invest in new machinery]. This supports a circular economy where the valuable cup paper fibre can be recycled many times. We are also looking at going fully cup less on some of our longer events - watch this space.. Our cycling events are already largely cup less. Zip Ties & waste We use reusable zip ties where ever possible. We minimise our use of disposable plastic and sort rubbish from our events into the relevant categories for recycling. 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 where feasible.    

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. 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. We are also happy to transfer your entry to a different event for an admin charge of £8 (£5 for under 16s) provided you contact us a minimum of 7 days before the date of the event. You will also need to pay any difference in price between the events.

ROUTE MAPS

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

LOCATION

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

Event Gallery

Excellently tough route - relatively flat run-in to Dartmoor then some really tough climbs. Feed stops with quiche, pasta and baps were the best I've experienced of any sportive. Thanks for putting up such a well organised event (From the Moor to Sea that uses quite a few of the same roads)
Ade King

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