The Haldon Heroic 2019 CX Sportive is one of Devon’s top cycling sportives for 2019.
Now in its fifth year, this popular cycling event in Devon is well placed on the 2019 sportive calendar and will take place on Saturday March 30th from Exeter Racecourse.
As sponsorship partners for this enduro style event, Aske Bikes take a keen interest in route planning to ensure that participation can be enjoyed at any level, including the most gruelling for those seeking extreme challenge. Places for this prestigious event are limited to 300 across its three forest routes.
The Haldon Heroic 2019 Courses
Specifically designed as a sportive for the cyclocross or gravel bike rider, the Haldon Heroic is also suitable for XC and MTB bikes. The Heroic offers a mixed terrain course over a choice of three routes. Each of these routes uses a combination of seven timed forest trails and the sportive course. Each trail takes the rider through a mixture of Devon country lanes, green lanes, bridleways, farm tracks and open common land and offers riders different degrees of challenge.
* The Haldon Heroic CX-Micro
The CX-Micro is an afternoon ride of 16 miles and uses four of the forest trails, linked by some of the quiet lanes around Haldon.
* The Haldon Heroic CX-Medio
The CX-Medio combines four forest trails and the sportive course into a 35-mile route and offers a medium level of challenge.
* The Haldon Heroic CX-Mega
The CX-Mega is a 51-mile route, which uses all seven forest trails and the sportive route and promises a gruelling ride to all who tackle it.
All Haldon Heroic routes will be clearly signed and marshalled and electronic routes are available for download in a variety of formats for those with GPS enabled bike computers.
Haldon Heroic Prizes
The sportive course itself is not timed, allowing riders to enjoy the ride at their own pace. However, for those with competition in mind, each of the seven Haldon Heroic forest trails is individually timed with prizes being awarded to stage winners. Spot prizes will also be available for stage completion. All finishers will receive a Commemorative Haldon Heroic mug.
Haldon Heroic Event Support
Each Haldon Heroic rider is completely supported from the start of the event right through to the finish. Unique rider numbers offer identification for timed stages and official photographs and include an event support number, which can be used to ask for assistance at any time during the ride. Professional medical and mechanical staff will be available and there will also be pick-ups provided for riders who feel unable to finish the course. Feed zones will be located at the control gates of each stage and refreshments will also be available at Exeter Racecourse. Official photographers will be positioned around the course and action photographs will be available as optional extras.
Entries for the Haldon Heroic 2019 are now open.