Now in its 6th year, Bike Shed is proud to present 'The Smuggler Sportive'. A challenging cycle sportive that has been dubbed the most rewarding and picturesque sportive in the UK. 

The 80-mile route will challenge riders to ascend in excess of 8000ft, but you'll be rewarded at the top of every climb. 

The sportive, which will start and finish at Bike Shed in Barnstaple, North Devon, explores the region's finest roads and tackles historic coastal routes exploited by smugglers of old.

Riders will be treated to jaw-dropping views, challenging climbs, epic descents and stunning roads as they navigate the meticulously planned route, climbing the iconic Porlock Toll; a beautiful snaking alpine style climb, and the breathtaking Lee Bay toll road that skirts high above the jagged coastline, passing a spot known as 'Smugglers Leap' where a historic smugglers battle took place.

Among other things, your entry fee will get you breakfast prior to your departure, feed stations along the way, and a free beer (or hot drink) upon your return to HQ! To spice up proceedings, we've added some optional 'booty-climbs' along the way that if tackled, will earn you some golden loot to be spent on free drinks back at HQ. Additionally, there will be a couple of marked Strava segments where the fastest on the day will win some extra goodies!

At a Glance
  • 02 Jun 2019 8:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • The Smuggler SportiveThe Smuggler SportiveBarnstaple, Devon, UK
  • Up to 127 km (79 miles)
  • From 30.00 GBP
  • 2000 Riders

Extra Information

Bike Shed is proud to be raising money for FORCE Cancer Charity. FORCE has provided years of professional support and the best possible treatment for patients with the life-threatening illness across Devon. The money you raise will be put to great use in continuing its crucial services.

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