50 miles/81 K, 34 miles/54 K, 15 miles/24 K

Haldon Heroic

April 10, 2022
from 8:00 am

Which race? See below..


The Haldon Heroic is a Gravel Ride / CX sportive organised by Sportiva Events Ltd, in association with Just Events Ltd. All routes are fully signed and marshalled. We provide downloadable electronic routes compatible with most devices or you can follow the route on your mobile phone using the free RWGPS app

There will be a professional photographer out on the course, taking action photos as a memento of your day with us. All photos are free. There will also be a professional Sports Massage Therapist available at the HQ (optional service – not included as part of your entry fee) and a Bike Wash Bay (free to use – included with entry fee).

All finishers will receive our unique Haldon Heroic Medal.

What you get

  • Professional chip timing
  • Free event photographs
  • Full Covid-19 plan & risk assessments
  • Signed & marshalled routes
  • GPX files & detailed route descriptions
  • Event HQ (toilets, free parking, food)
  • Feed stations
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional First Aid
  • Bike & rider recovery service
  • Post ride massage service
  • Bike wash facilities



1 lap of 50 miles / 81 K
Total Ascent: 3800 ft / 1,160 M
AGE 15+
Start Time: from 8.00 am


1 lap of 34 miles / 54 K
Total Ascent: 2660 ft / 811 M
AGE 15+
Start Time: from 8.00 am


1 lap of 15 miles / 24 K
Total Ascent: 1085 ft / 330 M
AGE 12+
Start Time: from 8.00 am



There’s plenty of free parking at the Racecourse included with your entry.


By Car: Exeter Racecourse is situated just 5 miles on from the end of the M5 southbound, along the A38 (Exeter to Plymouth). The racecourse is situated at the top of Haldon Hill and is clearly signposted from all directions. Once you have arrived, you will find ample free parking just a short walk from the main entrance. (Use EX6 7XS as the sat nav friendly postcode with which to find us.)


This route is fully marked with arrows. That said we strongly recommend you also download the route to your Garmin or other device. This will keep you on course if some of the arrows get tampered with.

Read our article Read our Navigating with GPX article for more information.


Haldon Heroic Routes



Exeter Race Course, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

Event Gallery


What a fantastic event, brilliant organisation and superb challenging course, had a bit everything. We will be back next year
Jake Goddard


Are your gravel events fully marked?

The Haldon Heroic is fully marked. The Devon Grit is self nav. See our article on why the Devon Grit is self-nav.

Do I need a gravel bike for your gravel events?

Definitely not. A mountain bike or a CX (cyclo-cross) bike will be almost as quick. The only thing we stipulate is that you use tyres that are at least 35mm wide & we recommend 38mm as a sensible minimum.

Will there be timing chips?

Yes, timing chips are mounted on the back of your race numbers. These need to be attached, 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.

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