Several Honiton spinners took part in The Moor2Sea Sportive on Saturday 2nd September, starting at Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Forest, Devon. There were three routes. The Inspire was 37 miles (60 km) with 2,600 ft (750 m) of ascent. The Challenge covered 65 miles (105 km) and had approximately 5,700 ft (1,700 m) of ascent. The Extreme route covered 112 miles (180 km) and had almost 10,000 ft (3,000 m) of ascent. The Maximum gradiant was 26%.
Congratulations to Ellie Dominey, who was 3 rd female on this tough event and did a Gold Standard ride in 4h 11 mins – 64 miles and 5700ft climb including many of Dartmoor’s finest hills. She also took QOM for the Haytor climb in 20min 4secs.
Even better, by one place, was Alister Trendall who came 2 nd in the Extreme ride – 110 miles and 10,000ft of climb, going round at 17mph in 6hrs, 32mins.
Congratulations too, to Angie Triner who chose this as her first Sportive – nothing like plunging in at the deep end. Angie has been improving all season and had the stamina to get up Haytor and the nasty climb near the finish.
Not to be outdone by his other-half, Steve Triner tackled the Extreme and also had a great ride, coming in 11 th overall in 7hrs 10mins.