The Haldon Heroic CX Sportive 2021
NEXT EVENT: Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Haldon Heroic course has been specifically designed as a Sportive for the Cyclocross & Gravel Bike rider. However it is equally suitable for XC and MTB Bikes. The Haldon Heroic offers you a choice of three routes. The CX-Medio (38 miles) , the CX-Mega (53 miles) and the CX-Micro ( 3 miles per lap - traffic free circuit)
The Haldon Heroic routes use a mixture of Public Rights of Way: Devon Country Lanes, Green Lanes, Bridelways, and Open Common.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Unfortunatelly the Forestry England has made the decision that they will not be issuing any Event Permits to use land owned or controlled by them until the end of September. Small group activities (up to 6 people) will be considered but larger events are not allowed. Here at Just Events Ltd we have made the decision that we will still go ahead with this event! We have pulled out all the stops and devised new routes for you that use public rights of way, Green Lanes, Bridleways, and quiet Country Lanes. Approximately 29 miles of the CX-Mega route are off-road and approximately 20 miles of the CX-Medio route are off road. Unfortunately we have not been able to link in a suitable CX-Micro route. So, instead we will replace the CX-Micro route with a 3 mile / lap - traffic free - cyclocross circuit at Exeter Racecourse! Great opportunity for the kids to hone their cycling skills.
PRE-ENTRY ONLY: Unfortunatelly, due to the COVID-19 restrictions we will not be able to accept any entries on the day. All participants must be pre-registered and your Ride Pack will be posted out to you along with your pre-allocated start time.
- Discipline: CX / Gravel Ride
- Distance: 53 miles | 38 miles | 3 miles - laps
- Event Date: Saturday 22nd May 2021
- Location: Haldon Forest & Teignbridge
- Entry Limit: 300
- Age Limit: N/A
- Start Venue: Exeter Racecourse
- CX-Micro Route: £15
- CX-Medio Route: £39.00
- CX-Mega Route: £39.00
- Entry on-the-day: NOT PERMITTED
Includes all Booking Fees. Fees increase over time.
- COVID-19 Safety Measures
- British Cycling Registered & Approved
- 3 Route Options
- GPX / TCX Route files
- Feed Stations
- Finishers Medal
- Secure Online Entry
- Event HQ (toilets, parking, food)
- Mechanical Support
- Rider Recovery Service
- British Cycling Insured
- Ride Pack (Posted)
- Signed & Marshalled Routes
- Professional First Aid Cover
- Energy Drinks, Bars & Gels
- Event Photography Service
- Post Ride Massage Service
- Bike Wash Facilities
The Haldon Heroic is a CX Sportive / Gravel Ride that is sanctioned and insured through British Cycling. All routes are fully signed and marshalled. We provide downloadable electronic routes compatible with most devides or you can follow the route on your mobile phone using the free RWGPS app
This year all participants MUST be pre-registered. We are unable to accept any entry-on-the-day - regardless of the circumstances. All participants will be sent a Ride Pack, one week in advance of the event. This will contain all you need for the event day and will also give you your Rider Number and Start Time. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we will not have any start-line briefings and there will be no 'start waves'. We will have a contactless - 'park and ride' system to help maintain social distancing.
There is a Feed Station on both the CX-Mega & CX-Medio routes that will operate on a 'takeaway service' - You will be able to stop and pick up ride refreshments but you will not be able to wait around or rest as we are required to prevent gatherings over 15 in number. The Feed Station is ajacent to a park where you can sit and relax or you can head off and choose your own spot for any rest period you require. There will be a catering van & coffee van at Exeter Racecourse for any post ride refreshments you may require.
There will be professional photographers out on the course, taking action photos as a memento of your day with us (photos are optional and not included as part of your entry fee).
There will also be a professional Sports Massage Therapist available at the HQ (optional service - not included as part of your entry fee) and a Bike Wash Bay (free to use - included with entry fee).
All finishers will receive our unique Haldon Heroic Medal.