Exmoor

8th May 2021

Long Route

Distance : 166km

Elevation : 4038m

Difficulty :

Medium Route

Distance : 111km

Elevation : 2552m

Difficulty :

8th May 2021 : £39

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8th May 2021
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Ride Introduction

Tackle one of the hardest one day sportives in the UK on this 100 mile route with over 4,000m of elevation in beautiful Exmoor. The perfect goal to keep you motivated through the winter. The ride starts and ends in Umberleigh before rolling over the moor and tackling the steep climbs along the coast. These climbs come thick and fast all day with plenty of 10% plus sections before heading back over the moor again. At the finish, relax with some food, music and a pint. Make a weekend of it to discover this stunning region.  

Ride Highlights

Ride Highlights

  • From the Moors to the Coast: Both the medium and long routes go over the moors to the coast by Porlock and come back over the moors to the finish.

  • Classic Climbs: A super punchy route includes Porlock, Valley of the Rocks, Coombe Martin climb & many (many) more!

  • Stunning Devon Countryside: Starting on the banks of the River Taw, this route takes in some of the most spectacular parts of one of the UK's most beautiful counties.

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Long Route166km4038m 5/5
Medium Route111km2552m 4/5

What's Included

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops every 40km

After Party

Beer & food and music at the end

Mechanic

Support at start & on route

Timing Chips

Timing chips & KOMs

Sign-Posted Route

Fully sign posted route

Ride Marshalls

Marshalls supporting you on ride

Top 100 Climb: Porlock - 4km at 10%
Two great passes across the moor
Ride through the Valley of the Rocks

UK's Hardest Hundred: Exmoor

Tackle one of the hardest one day sportives in the UK on this 100 mile route with over 4,000m of elevation in beautiful Exmoor. The perfect goal to keep you motivated through the winter. The ride starts and ends in Umberleigh before rolling over the moor and tackling the steep climbs along the coast. These climbs come thick and fast all day with plenty of 10% plus sections before heading back over the moor again. At the finish, relax with some food, music and a pint. Make a weekend of it to discover this stunning region.  

Ride Details

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Cut off 7pm

Location : Umberleigh

What’s Included

  • GPX Files & Sign Posted Route
  • Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support
  • Ride marshalls on the route to support you
  • Post ride beers & food

Route Notes

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One of the hardest 100 mile routes in the country with a beautiful mix of riding on the moors & along the coast. Starting in Umberleigh, we have a rolling 18km before riding onto the moor on an exposed road that could be tough if there is any wind. After Exford, we head over three short climbs including Drapers Way before descending into Porlock & the first feed. Straight out of town is the most famous climb of the day, 4km at over 9%. The road then stays close to the coast with punchy climbs in and out of Lynton as we roll through the Valley of the Rocks. The climbs keep coming in and out of Coombe Martin for the second feed before climbing over the moor all the way to Simonsbath with stunning wide views. This part is exposed again just in case you needed more of a challenge. The last 30km are the easiest part of the route but there are still a couple of lumps to get over before finishing with a well earned pint back in Umberleigh.

Key Climbs

DistanceElevationAvg GradientSegment
Molton to Moor4.5km290m6.4%
Porlock3.9km366m9.3%
Lynmouth Ramp0.4km70m19%
Jose's Lane3.2km260m8.2%
Coombe Climb5.6km268m4.8%
Hillsford Bridge7.5km238m3.0%

Feed Stops

LocationFacilities
1 Porlock (53km)Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.
2 Coombe Martin (98km)Mechanic, pasta, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.
3 Simonsbath (136km)Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.

Starting in Umberleigh, we have a rolling 18km before riding onto the moor on an exposed road that could be tough if there is any wind. After Exford, we head over three short climbs including Drapers Way before descending into Porlock & the first feed. Straight out of town is the most famous climb of the day, 4km at over 9%. The road then stays close to the coast with punchy climbs in and out of Lynton before before climbing over the moor all the way to Simonsbath with stunning wide views. This part is exposed again just in case you needed more of a challenge. The last 30km are the easiest part of the route but there are still a couple of lumps to get over before finishing with a well earned pint back in Umberleigh.

Key Climbs

DistanceElevationAvg GradientSegment
Molton to Moor4.5km290m6.4%
Porlock3.9km366m9.3%
Hillsford Bridge7.5km238m3.0%

Feed Stops

LocationFacilities
1 Porlock (53km)Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.
2 Simonsbath (80km)Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols  before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food

  • Introduction
  • Ride Details
  • Route Notes
  • Key Climbs
  • Feed Stops
  • Ride Rules