Key Info:

  • Event Date: Sunday 21st July 2019
  • Event Start Time: From 08:00 hrs
  • Sport Category: Road Cycling
  • Event Type: Sportive (Open Road)
  • Location: Somerset & Devon
  • Event Venue: Taunton Racecourse TA3 7BL
  • Entry Limit: 1000
  • Distance: 36 miles | 70 miles | 111 miles
  • Age Restriction: 13 years
  • Supported Charity: SSAFA

Entry Fees:

  • Wellington Entry £30 - £40
  • Dakota Entry £30 - £40
  • Spitfire Entry ££25 - £35
  • Event Day Entry +£5
Incremental entry fees (price range shown + Eventrac Processing Fees)
The earlier you enter the more you save.


  • Secure online entry system
  • Registration Pack
  • Well signed and marshalled routes
  • Route Map & GPS Files
  • Electronic chip timing (Disposable)
  • Personal results live online
  • Age & Gender Categories
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals
  • Event HQ with toilets & catering
  • Free car parking at Taunton Racecourse
  • Well stocked Feed Stations (Sweet & Savoury)
  • High 5 Energy Drinks, Gels, and Bars
  • Toilets at all Feed Stations
  • Mechanical Support
  • Recovery Service (for rider and/or bike)
  • First aid cover with professional medics
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Event Photography service
  • Post-Ride Massage Service
  • Donation to SSAFA
  • Great Ride through Somerset & Devon!

Event Partners:

Taunton Flyer Sportive: Sunday 21st July 2019

The Taunton Flyer sportive, now in its 6th year, takes place from Taunton Racecourse on Sunday 21st July 2019.

The Taunton Flyer is themed around the wartime airfields of East Devon and Somerset, with routes that pass RAF Exeter (Exeter Airport), RAF Dunkeswell, RAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), RAF Culmhead, RAF Merryfield, and RAF Westonzoyland

This popular sportive, offers a mixture of nice, flowing, flat, open roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills (an area of outstanding natural beauty).

The Taunton Flyer offers you a choice of three routes:

  • The Spitfire (58 km / 36 miles)
  • The Dakota (114 km / 70 miles)
  • The Wellington (178 km / 111 miles)

All routes are well signed and fully supported. We have well stocked feed stations with a wide selection of sweet & savory foods, plus hot and cold drinks.

The sportive includes electronic chip timing (with split points) providing you with an official completion time, plus Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded to all finishers according to the medal standards for each age and gender category.