112 miles/180 K, 70 miles/113 K, 34 miles/54 K

Moor to Sea

September 4, 2022
from 8:00 am

Which race? See below..


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
  • 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


Extreme Route

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

Challenge Route

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

Inspire Route

1 lap of 34 miles / 54 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.


Moor to Sea Routes 2022



Exeter Race Course

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


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 apart from electric bikes or tandems. We recommend using a road bike.

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, 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 except to people who volunteer to help marshal at one of our events. However we now offer free name changes with our new 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 a charge of £8 (£5 for under 16s) provided you contact us a minimum of 7 days before the date of the event.

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