Just Events Ltd
Taunton Racecourse, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BL
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we were unable to stage the Taunton Flyer sportive so so have now made it available as a challenge ride that you can do on a date and at a pace that suits you. We have moved the start location to Hemyock where there is parking, public toilets, shops, cafes, pubs & restaurants. Ride your chosen route at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery. This year we will award the medals based on the route you ride: Gold for the Wellington route, Silver for the Dakota route and Bronze for the short route. There will bne no time pressure, all finishers will receive their medal. We will still publish 'ride times' if you record them via a fitness app such as STRAVA. Once we have received proof that you have completed the ride we will post you your medal and a High-5 Energy Pack.
The Taunton Flyer 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. The routes offer 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 (36 miles), the Dakota (70 miles) or the Wellington (111 miles).
Once you have registered we will send you a ride manual with all the details you need to complete the ride.