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Taunton Flyer

Smeatharpe Airfield, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9RF

EX14 9RD Slough Lane, Honiton, United Kingdom

Sun 30th April 2023

Starting at 08:00

3 races

£40.00 - £45.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

This event operates a full Covid-19 plan & risk assessments

C-19 PLAN
Sportiva Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

This year's Taunton Flyer Sportive (the 9th edition) will be taking place from Smeatharpe Airfield near Honiton. The event supports SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity and is themed around the wartime airfields of East Devon and Somerset, with routes that pass RAF Exeter (Exeter Airport), RAF Dunkeswell, RAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), RAF Culmhead, RAF Merryfield, and RAF Westonzoyland. This popular early season sportive, offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills (an area of outstanding natural beauty). The Taunton Flyer offers you a choice of three routes, the Spitfire (37 miles), the Dakota (63 miles) or the Wellington (101 miles). All routes are fully signed and supported with quality feed stations, outriders, mechanics and medics. The sportive includes electronic chip timing providing you with an official completion time, plus a finishers medal.  

WHAT YOU GET

- Fully marked course
- Well stocked feedstations
- Quality cotton T-shirt
- Professional chip timing
- Goody bag
- Event number boards
- 3 route options
- GPX files & detailed route descriptions
- Free event photos
- Full public liability insurance
- Professional First Aid
- Bike & rider recovery service

 

Races

  • Dakota Route: 63 Miles

    £42.50

    Sun 30th April 2023

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Spitfire: 37 Miles

    £40.00

    Sun 30th April 2023

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Wellington Route: 101 Miles

    £45.00

    Sun 30th April 2023

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Dakota Route: 63 Miles

    £42.50

    Sun 30th April 2023

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Spitfire: 37 Miles

    £40.00

    Sun 30th April 2023

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Wellington Route: 101 Miles

    £45.00

    Sun 30th April 2023

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Quality Feed stations
RFID chip timing
Medals for all finishers
Gold, Silver & Bronze standards
Event t-shirt for all
Live online results
Free event photos
Mechanical support & broom wagon
Rider Recovery Service
Public Liability Insurance
Professional First Aid Cover
HQ with toilets, parking & food

Parking

There is plenty of parking at Smeatharpe airfield included with your entry fee.

Course Details

The route is fully marked with arrows. However we also recommend you download the route to your Garmin or other similar device as a back up.

See the routes

Subject to change until 04/04/2022

the routes

FAQS

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 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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Location

Smeatharpe Airfield, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9RF

30 Apr 2023

£40.00 - £45.00

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