The Dartmoor Devil @ 8


109km cycling event starting from Bovey Tracey. Controls at Chagford, Princetown and Bovey Tracey., plus 1 information control.

THE DEVIL WILL NOT BE RUNNING IN 2020. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2021. A scenic ride that criss-crosses Dartmoor, with big views and big hills. Soup control in Chagford, café control at Princetown plus a cake checkpoint.

Test yourself on one of the classic gold Grimpeur rides. Starting with free pre-ride coffee in Bovey Tracey, the ‘gateway to Dartmoor’, and climbing onto the high moor via pretty villages, narrow lanes, steep hills and a soup stop. The Devil finishes back in Bovey Tracey after visiting Widecombe and tackling the lovely-but-a-bit-evil alternative to the famous Widecombe Hill, via Bonehill Rocks. The soup and roll are included, but bring some change for the control at Fox Tor Café and the cake checkpoint (donations in aid of Devon Air Ambulance). Cycling Weekly recently included the Dartmoor Devil in its list of top ten audaxes to challenge yourself with. Although a tough ride, the atmosphere is relaxed and Halloween related fancy-dress is welcome. Places are only available at the start if the event is not full. Entries on the line are charged at £12 (plus £3 insurance for non AUK/CTC members). There are two start options: the Dartmoor Devils @8 and @9. Choose your preferred event and if it is full you will be moved to the other start.

Event Date and Location

100 km (109 km) in 8h43
08:00 to finish by 16:43
Starting from:
Bovey Tracey

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PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

12.5-25 km/h
South Devon CTC
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Organiser Information

David Twigger
01626 364416

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Download routesheet (.pdf) updated 24 10 2019
Download GPS (.gpx) updated 24 10 2019


Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start

Start Location

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Route Map

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