(Saturday) 7:00 am
Haldon Heroic CX Sportive
Event website: Haldon Heroic CX Sportive
Summary: The Haldon Heroic CX Sportive, organised and run in association with Colin Lewis Cycles, will take place from Exeter Racecourse on Saturday 2nd April 2016. Places are limited to 300 and this unique event is expected to sell out quickly so early registration is recommended.
The Haldon Heroic is an enduro style event over mixed terrain, with the course specifically designed as a Sportive for the cyclo-cross rider. The Haldon Heroic offers you a choice of four routes. The CX-Micro (15 miles), the CX-Mini (17 miles), the CX-Medio (36 miles), and the CX-Mega (50 miles).
The Haldon Heroic CX comprises five competitive off-road forest stages linked by a 27 mile mixed terrain, non-competitive Sportive course. Each of the five competitive stages are timed and prizes are awarded to the stage winners. There will also be some great ‘Spot Prizes’ to be won, just for completing these stages. The ‘Sportive’ course is not timed, leaving you to enjoy the ride at your own pace. The route is a mixture of Devon Country Lanes, Green Lanes, Bridleways, Farm Tracks, and Open Common.
The CX Mega uses all five stages and the full Sportive course, giving a tough challenge for any cyclo-cross or XC Rider. The CX-Medio uses two of the timed stages and the full Sportive course. The CX-Mini uses the same 2 stages as the CX-Medio route but only does half of the Sportive course. The CX-Micro is an afternoon only course and uses the last three timed stages and the quiet roads around Haldon Forest to link the stages together. The combination of these four routes ensures that there is something available for everyone to enjoy.
Fees: CX-Micro £15 (£20 OTD), CX-Mini £25 (£30), CX-Medio £34 (£39), CX-Mega £34 (£39)
Entry: Online via the Active Network website or on the day (subject to availability)