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The Taunton Flyer 'Wellington' route starts and finishes at Taunton Racecourse. It covers a total distance of approximately 111 miles (178 km) with 5400 ft (1650 m) of climbing. This route is the toughest of the three options and will start by taking you out on a pretty flat loop through the Somerset Levels, past RNAS Merryfield (Ilton) and RAF Westonzoyland. The route then joins the shorter routes, heading up into the Blackdown Hills where you will pass the wartime airfields of Culmhead, Upottery (Smeatharpe), and Dunkeswell before descending down through the stunning Culm Valley to Willand. From here the route will take you through beautiful quiet country lanes to Fairmile before taking on the challenging climb of Greenway Lane. You the pass Dunkeswell Airfield once more before descending to Hemyock. Finally you will climb back up into the Blackdown Hills for the final time, before descending through Corfe and back to Taunton Racecourse. There will be three Feed Stations at North Currey (36 miles), Willand (72 miles), and Hemyock (98 miles).

There is a cut-off time of 13:45 hrs at Hemyock (64 miles). All riders who fail to meet this cut-off time will be diverted onto the shorter route. This is to ensure all riders are able to make it back to the finish by 17:30 hrs. To achieve this time you will need to average a minimum of 12 mph.

Electronic Routes are available on 'Ride with GPS'. This website provides GPS Download options for all the common Bike Computers. Please note we do not offer technical support for installing and using GPS routes with Bike Computers. Refer to the respective website help pages or Instruction Manual for your specific device.

Wellington Route Snapshot:

  •  Event Venue: Taunton Racecourse TA3 7BL
  •  Event Date: Saturday 4th August 2018
  •  Event Open Times: 07:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs
  •  Route Start Time: 08:00 hrs
  •  Age Limit: 15 years
  • Distance: 111 miles | 178 km
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft | 1650 meters
  • Entry Limit: 500
  • Feed Stations: 36, 72, 98 miles
  •  Refreshments: YES (Event HQ)
  • Medal Standards: YES

MEN'S MEDAL TIMES
   U18 S V40 V50 V60
GOLD 7:05:00 6:47:00 7:05:00 7:13:00 7:22:00
SILVER 7:31:00 7:22:00 7:31:00 7:36:00 7:41:00
BRONZE 9:14:00 9:00:00 9:14:00 9:30:00 9:40:00

WOMEN'S MEDAL TIMES
   U18 S V40 V50 V60
GOLD 7:13:00 7:05:00 7:13:00 7:22:00 7:31:00
SILVER 7:41:00 7:31:00 7:41:00 7:50:00 8:01:00
BRONZE 9:35:00 9:30:00 9:35:00 9:40:00 9:45:00