The Taunton Flyer 'Dakota' route starts and finishes at Taunton Racecourse. It covers a total distance of approximately 70 miles (114 km) with 4000 ft (1200 m) of climbing. This route will take you up into the Blackdown hills where you will pass the historic wartime airfields of Culmhead, Upottery (Smeatharpe), and Dunkeswell before heading down through the stunning Culm Valley to Willand and your first Feed Station. You will then follow beautiful quiet country lanes through Clyst Hydon, Talaton and Escot to bring you out to the old A30 at Firmile. From here you will head back up into the Blackdown Hills via the challenging slopes of Greenhill Way! You will then pass RAF Dunkeswell once more and descend to Hemyock for your second Feed Station. Finally you will climb back into the Blackdown Hills before descending down through Corfe to Taunton Racecourse. 

Electronic Routes are available on 'Ride with GPS' and STRAVA. These website provide 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.

Dakota Route Snapshot:

  •  Event Venue: Taunton Racecourse TA3 7BL
  •  Event Date: Sunday 21st July 2019
  •  Event Open Times: 07:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs
  •  Route Start Time: 08:15 hrs
  •  Age Limit: 13 years
  • Distance: 70 miles | 114 km
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft | 1200 meters
  • Entry Limit: 400
  • Feed Stations: 32 & 59 miles
  •  Refreshments: YES (Event HQ)
  • Medal Standards: YES
  •   Entry Fee: £30 to £40 (+ Processing Fee)

   U18 S V40 V50 V60
GOLD 4:30:00 4:28:00 4:30:00 4:35:00 4:54:00
SILVER 5:04:00 5:00:00 5:04:00 5:11:00 5:23:00
BRONZE 7:24:00 7:18:00 7:24:00 7:27:00 7:40:00

   U18 S V40 V50 V60
GOLD 5:04:00 4:57:00 4:58:00 5:18:00 5:30:00
SILVER 6:00:00 5:39:00 5:40:00 6:08:00 6:28:00
BRONZE 7:50:00 7:40:00 7:45:00 6:28:00 8:50:00