Road sportive: 112 miles/180 km, 70 miles/113 km, 34 miles/54 km

Moor to Sea

September 4, 2022
from 8:00 am

Which race? See below..

Overview

Moor to Sea Sportive has run since 2012 and it’s back for 2022. We’ve moved it to Sunday to ensure quieter roads.

There’s a choice of three routes: The Inspire (short) route is 34 miles (54 km) with approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) of ascent. The Challenge (medium) distance route covers  70 miles (113 km) with approximately 5,700 ft (1,700 m) of ascent. Or there’s the Extreme (long) route which covers 112 miles (180 km) with almost 10,000 ft (3,000 m) of ascent including gradients up to 20%. Full details of the routes can be found further down this page.

The Extreme & Challenge routes also include a KoM / QoM Segment Challenge on the iconic Haytor Hill Climb.

 

What you get

  • Professional chip timing
  • Finishers medals for all
  • Quality event t-shirts
  • 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

RACE STATS

Extreme Route

DISTANCE
1 lap of 112 miles / 180 K
Total Ascent: 9700 ft / 3000 M
AGE 15+
Start Time: from 8.00 am

Challenge Route

DISTANCE
1 lap of 70 miles / 113 K
Total Ascent: 5700 ft / 1750 M
AGE 15+
Start Time: from 8.00 am

Inspire Route

DISTANCE
1 lap of 34 miles / 54 K
Total Ascent: 1085 ft / 330 M
AGE 12+
Start Time: from 8.00 am

EVENT INFORMATION

Parking

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

Directions

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.)

Navigation

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.

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

Exeter Race Course, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

Event Gallery

Great ride, thanks for all the hard work put into it 😀
Karen Wills

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