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UK's Hardest Hundred: Exmoor Epic
Umberleigh, DevonUmberleigh, North Devon
Sun 11th September 2022
Starting at 08:00
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.
LONG ROUTE: 166KM, 4038M
MEDIUM ROUTE: 111KM, 2552M
LONG ROUTE DIFFICULTY 5/5
MEDIUM ROUTE DIFFICULTY 3.5/5
Molton to Moor – 4.5km, 6.4% average gradient
Porlock Toll Road – 6.65km, 5.5%
Lynmouth Ramp – 0.4km, 19%
Jose’s Lane – 3.2km, 8.2%
Coombe Climb – 5.6km, 4.8%
Hillsford Bridge – 7.5km, 3.0%
Get to the finish and collect your well earned UK's Hardest Hundred Medal
We have feed stops approx every 30 to 40kms with fruit, cakes, water, hydration tabs & sports bars / gels.
FULLY MARKED ROUTE & TIMING CHIPS
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.
RACE VILLAGE AT THE FINISH
After an epic ride, grab a coffee, cake & more from the food trucks at the end. Free parking for the day & toilets & also included in your entry.
- 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 Toll Road, 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.
Long Route: 166km, 4038m
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.
Medium Route: 111km, 2552m
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.
Is the route marked?
Yes, the route is fully marked. We also suggest bringing a bike GPS to follow as well, we will send you a GPX file with the route one week before the ride.
How do I find out my start time?
Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
Where is the Start / Finish?
The ride starts and finishes in the beautiful Umberleigh. There is free parking onsite as well as a toilets & refreshments.
What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?
It is important you prepare properly ensuring your bike is in good condition & physically ready for the challenge. If you have an accident or mechanical, we have support at the feeds and sweep van at the back.
What shall I pack with me for the ride?
You need to have two water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, cake, fruit & bars.
Do I get a medal at the finish?
Yes, when you finish the ride you will go through the finish line and get your hard earned UK’s Hardest Hundred medal.
on the day
Start Time: From 7.30am
Finish Time: Ride Village closes at 6pm
Long Route Cut Off: Must be through route split (72.5km) by 12.30pm
Start / Finish Location: Umberleigh
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