What time do I need to arrive? +

Please arrive at Newton Abbot Racecourse for 7.30am, the cycle challenge will begin at 8.30am.

What do I need to bring with me? +

All participants must bring their own bike, fitted with front and rear lights, and a helmet. Participants who arrive without a helmet or fitted lights will not be able to take part in the event.

Where can I park? +

Free parking will be available for participants at Newton Abbot Racecourse, but due to limited spaces no parking will be available for spectators. There will also be a designated drop zone for anyone being dropped off and collected from the Racecourse and we ask that all participants car share where possible.

What should I wear? +

Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat shoes. It is advisable to bring a waterproof layer and avoid loose fitting clothing.

How long will I have to complete the route? +

You will have until 1pm to complete the route, allowing four and a half hours. We expect participants cycling at an average speed to have completed the route within two hours.

What sort of terrain will I be cycling on? +

The route is a combination of tarmacked roads and flat, surfaced cycle paths with only gentle inclines and descents. Riders MUST be confident cycling on roads with traffic.

What happens if my bike breaks down? +

A mobile mechanic will be based at the Racecourse and able to respond to anyone with technical problems. All participants will be provided with a telephone number prior to the event that can be used to contact the mobile mechanic. We will also have a team available to collect anyone who is unable to complete the course.

What facilities will be there be at Newton Abbot Racecourse? +

A drop zone for anyone being dropped off and picked up from the event, a mobile mechanic, toilets, refreshments, free parking (for participants only) and a welcoming smile from the Rowcroft team.

What facilities will there be on the route? +

There will be designated water and toilet stops on the route.

Can supporters come and watch me? +

Supporters can watch along the route but unfortunately will not be able to access the Racecourse, which is for participants only. This is due to limited space and parking.

Have a question that’s not answered on this page?
Email [email protected] or speak to a member of our Events Team by calling 01803 217641.

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