*New date: 10 October 2021 (postponed from 25 April)*

Three stunning routes in the South Hams – Can you handle the HAMMER?

135 km ‘Jack Hammer’ / 2,600 m climbing, 105 km ‘Steam Hammer’ / 1,900 m and 65 km ‘Trip Hammer’ / 1,065 m. With solo and team timing standards!

The most spectacular, challenging and rewarding early season sportive in the UK! Starting from the beautiful resort town of Salcombe, the Hammer takes in a stunning tour of the breathtaking South Hams. An incredible event in its own right, it is a perfect springboard to European hilly and mountain sportives as well as a logical stepping stone for UK events like the Dartmoor Classic.

With Spring being the one day ‘classics’ season, we’ve added a distinctly continental flavour to the feed stations, which in addition to the usual energy products, drinks, and fruit, will also offer Belgian Liege waffles. If they don’t keep you going,nothing will!

Entries are open to individuals and teams (everybody gets an individual result and gold/silver/bronze standard, all team members will also receive the combined team time and combined team standard of gold/silver or bronze).

As previewed by RoadCyclingUK –  http://roadcyclinguk.com/sportive/hammer-sportive-preview-ride-report.html

HQ – Salcombe Rugby Club, TQ8 8AX

Which Hammer will you choose?

  • Jack Hammer – 135 km / 2,600m (£29.99)
  • Steam Hammer – 105km / 1,900m (£29.99)
  • Trip Hammer – 65 km / 1,060m (£25.99)


  • Finisher’s gift
  • showers
  • massage
  • liability insurance
  • pre-ordered meal after event  – full details available soon!
  • separate start groups for each distance
  • colour coded bike number plaques – lime green for 135 km, sky blue for 105 km and white for 65 km, so you know who’s in your group
  • rider briefing
  • support vehicles
  • broom wagon
  • route signing
  • feed stations (3 for 135 and 105 km; 2 for 65 km)
  • GPX files – please click on the gpx icon in each of the route detail tabs shown at the top of the page to link to Strava for detailed route info and to download the gpx files in the right format for your device
  • Photographs
  • Timing – gold, silver, bronze standards for both solo riders and teams of 4 (by age group and gender)
  • Riders will start in groups (by distance) following a briefing from 08:30

Please be aware spaces are limited and the event has been full over the last couple of years. It will however be possible to enter at the event HQ on the Sunday morning with cash only and subject to higher entry fees of £39.99 for the 105 and 135 km and £35.99 for the 65 km (cash only). Please be aware entries are limited and the event sold out in 2017, so don’t leave your entry until the last minute, or you may be disappointed!

(As with most events, the online entry system imposes a small admin fee to process your entry).

Should you have any queries, please call Andrew Thompson on 07801930443, or email [email protected] If you wish to make contact on the eve of the event, then please call or text Andrew on the number above, as he’ll be on the road all day signing the route.

Entry on the line is possible at event HQ on the Sunday morning from 07:45 (subject to the additional fees stated above)

All entrants will receive an email the Thursday before the event with full details for the day and links to the final gpx files. Please ensure you save this document in your phone!

At a Glance
  • 10 Oct 2021 8:30am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Hammer Sportive 2021Hammer Sportive 2021Salcombe, Devon, UK
  • Up to 135 km (84 miles)
  • From 25.99 GBP
  • 200 Riders