Key Info:

  • Event Date: Saturday 4th August 2018
  • Event Start Time: From 08:00 hrs
  • Sport Category: Road Cycling
  • Event Type: Sportive
  • Location: Somerset & Devon
  • Event Venue: Taunton Racecourse TA3 7BL
  • Entry Limit: 1000
  • Distance: 34 miles | 74 miles | 114 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)
The earlier you enter the more you save.
Prices include all card processing fees


  • Secure online entry system
  • Registration Pack (Posted out to you)
  • Well signed and marshalled routes
  • Route Map & GPS Files
  • Electronic chip timing (Disposable)
  • Personal results printout at finish line
  • 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: Saturday 4th August 2018

The Taunton Flyer sportive, now in its fifth year, takes place from Taunton Racecourse on Saturday 4th August 2018.

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. We also have a full scale replica Spitfire Aircraft (the only one in the world!) on display at the event HQ. Guided tours of the cockpit will be available and there will be a draw prize in support of SSAFA for the privilege to sit in the aircraft and fire up its Merlin Meteor Engine.

This spectacular early season sportive, offers some nice, flat, open, flowing roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills.

The Taunton Flyer offers you a choice of three routes:

  • The Spitfire (55 km / 34 miles)
  • The Dakota (119 km / 74 miles)
  • The Wellington (184 km / 114 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.