ROAD SPORTIVE: 110 miles/177 km, 64 miles/103 km, 35 miles/57 km

Moor to Sea

September 29, 2024
from 7:30 am

Which race? See below..


Moor to Sea Sportive has run since 2012 and it’s back for 2024. We’ve moved it to Sunday and a slightly later date to ensure quieter roads.

There’s a choice of three routes: The Inspire (short) route is 36 miles (57 km) with approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) of ascent. The Challenge (medium) distance route covers  64 miles (103 km) with approximately 5,700 ft (1,700 m) of ascent. Or there’s the Extreme (long) route which covers 110 miles (177 km) with around 10,000 ft (3,000 m) of ascent including gradients up to 20%. Be warned, all three routes finish with quite a tough climb. If the pros were racing it, it would be a ‘puncheur’s’ course for the likes of Julian Allaphillippe or Philippe Gilbert in his pomp.

We award gold, silver & bronze medals based on finishing times. Check the 2023 Medal times here

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 with medal times.
  • Quality event t-shirts
  • Professional event photographs*
  • 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

* photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark & prints are available for an additional charge


Extreme Route

1 lap of 110 miles / 177 K
Total Ascent: 9700 ft / 3000 M
AGE 15+
Start Time: from 7.30 am

Challenge Route

1 lap of 64 miles / 103 K
Total Ascent: 5700 ft / 1750 M
AGE 12+
Start Time: from 7.30 am

Inspire Route

1 lap of 36 miles / 57 K
Total Ascent: 1085 ft / 330 M
AGE 11+
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.

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.




Exeter Race Course, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

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

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