Taunton Flyer

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Th is year's Taunton Flyer Sportive (the 8th edition) will be taking place from Smeatharpe Airfield near Honiton. The event supports SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity and is themed around the wartime airfields of East Devon and Somerset, with routes that pass RAF Exeter (Exeter Airport), RAF DunkeswellRAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), RAF CulmheadRAF Merryfield, and RAF Westonzoyland. This popular early season sportive, offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat 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 (37 miles), the Dakota (63 miles) or the Wellington (101 miles). All routes are fully signed and supported with quality feed stations, outriders, mechanics and medics. The sportive includes electronic chip timing providing you with an official completion time, plus a finishers medal.  


  • Fully marked course
  • Well stocked feedstations
  • Quality cotton T-shirt
  • Professional chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Event number boards
  • 3 route options
  • GPX files & detailed route descriptions
  • Free event photos
  • Full public liability insurance
  • Professional First Aid
  • Bike & rider recovery service


Taunton Flyer May 2022

  • 01/05/2022, 08:00

    Wellington Route: 101 miles

    163 km - lanes & minor roads
    Regular Price
  • 01/05/2022, 08:00

    Dakota Route: 63 miles

    100 km - lanes & minor roads
    Regular Price
  • 01/05/2022, 08:00

    Spitfire: 37 miles

    60 km - lanes & minor roads
    Regular Price