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2015-04-14 00:00:00 GMT+00:00
(14th April 2015 at Midnight)
About the Route
Hi, Responding to comments that the event does not match its title, organisers of The Exmoor Beauty have moved swiftly to implement riders' suggestions. "We've had quite a few observations that the route for our Spring promotion is too demanding for an early season sportive and too much like October's - ultra challenging - Exmoor Beast. Therefore, we've taken on board some of the more sensible ideas, put forward by participants, and come up with what we believe will now be a true 'Beauty' of a ride. " says Marcus Di Vincenzo, the Managing Director at MIG Events Ltd.
The most significant change will be the omission of Dunkery Beacon. Those who feared 'The Giant of Exmoor, which tops out at over 1700 feet, need no longer have concerns about defeating the National Park's monster peak. The net result of the route's modification is that the total amount of climbing has been reduced, by a thousand feet to a very manageable 5717 ft.
West Country veteran cyclist and regular sportive rider Ron Keegan commented "I strongly believe that the relatively slow take up of places so far is due to rider perception that the route was more than a tad on the tough side for many at this time of year. However, I fully expect the changes just been introduced, to encourage those who may have been dithering about entering to now have a go at 'The Beauty'. I've studied the new route and, although it's a little choppy in places, it now looks like a very doable and enjoyable 64 mile bike ride."
With a feed station situated at Exford, a little before mid distance, the event can effectively be split into two stages for those wishing to take more than a pit stop.
Entries will close at midnight on Tuesday 14th April, just five days before the event, which is again based at Tiverton High School. For full details, click on www.exmoorbeauty.org
All our best wishes for now and looking forward to welcoming you to the start line, on April 19th, Marcus and The Beauty Team.