The Challenge Route of the Moor to Sea Sportive has always proved to be the most popular option of the three routes. Starting from Haldon Forest Park (where there is ample parking, a cafe & toilets) this route covers a distance of 70 miles and has nearly 6,000 feet of climbing. It includes the iconic climbs of Haytor and Ide that have both featured as KoM segments in the Tour of Britain. It also includes Widecombe Hill which is listed along with Haytor in Simon Warren's 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs.
Whilst we will not be running the Moor to Sea Sportive as an event for 2020, you can still ride the routes at a date and time that suits you. Simply sign up to take part and we will send you all the information you need. Once you have completed the route, send us proof and we will send you your finishers medal. All Challenge route finishers will receive one of our Silver Medals.
If you complete our Haytor STRAVA challenge within the designated time limit for your gender we will also send you one of our prestigious KoM / QoM badges.
- Event Venue: Haldon Forest Bike Park
- Event Date: Any date that suits you!
- Event Open Times: n/a
- Route Start Time: n/a
- Age Limit: 12 years | 15 years (unaccompanied)
- Distance: 70 miles | 113 km
- Elevation Gain: 5,7000 ft | 1750 m
- Entry Limit: unlimited
- Feed Stations: Recommended cafe stops
- Refreshments: NO
- Entry Fee: £10:00 (incl. processing & Postage)
KoM & QoM Segment
The Extreme & Challenge routes include a King & Queen of the Mountains hill climb segment at Haytor (24 miles from the start), sponsored by Primal Europe. The Segment starts on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey and ascends 1,200 ft over a distance of 3.6 miles to the summit. The average gradient is 6% with a maximum gradient of 14%. All who complete this hill climb segment within the qualifying time for their gender will receive one of our prestigious KoM or QoM Pin Badges. Additionally, you will be eligible to purchase one of our coveted KoM or QoM Primal Helix 2 cycle jerseys.
Qualifying times are set at 26 minutes for men and 32 minutes for women. These times are calculated against the official Moor 2 Sea Sportive Haytor segment on STRAVA, with those qualifying being placed within the top 40% of all-time achievements for their gender.
Haytor has been used many times in the Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain and is features in Britain's 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs.