November 20, 2017

Totnes Vire – 2 Day Stage Race

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Totnes – Vire is a 2 day stage race that dates back to 1974 and celebrates the twinning of the two towns. It’s one of the longest established races in the UK calendar and a history can be found here Totnes Vire History

The classic terrain of the South Hams has led to some immense battles with previous riders winners include Darrel Webster, Mark Bell, Peter Longbottom, Jon Locke and our own Mike Parker.

Details of the 2018 event coming soon – 2017 race details as below:

On the 22nd and 23rd April the Mid Devon CC will organise the 44th edition of the Totnes – Vire We are keen that the National B event maintains its position as a quality race and remains aspirational for South West riders.With a growing National series calendar and with the UCI level Cicle Classic taking place on the same date, we will extend the invitation to regional clubs to participate in the 2017 event. We believe that with the right mix of regional and national level competitors the event will achieve its goal and provide a platform for South West riders to excel.

The scene is set for some exciting racing and with a Time Trial stage taking in the Torquay coastline, a circuit race at the Torbay velopark and a challenging road race stage on the rolling roads around Okehampton it’s sure to be a classic promotion

Here are the details of the race programme: –

Sat 22nd April Stage 1 – Time Trial Torquay starts at 10.00. It is a solo 2.75 mile Time Trial on the the Ilsham Peninsular at the northern end of Torbay. The finish on Daddyhole Plain with a demanding if short climb to this headland.

Stage 1

Team presentation at 1430

Sat 22nd Stage 2 Criterium  Paignton starts at 15.15 at the Torbay Velopark closed circuit facility . Over 1 hour plus 3 laps.

Sun 23rd April Stage 3  Road Race  Okehampton starts at 10.30. The final stage a testing road race over rolling roads to the West of Devon

Stage 3

To find out more about the event please contact mdccnewsletter@mdcc.org.uk

For teams wishing to stay overnight in the locality we have negotiated a discounted rate at Beverley Holiday Park Paignton, two nights for £99 for a four berth caravan (other sizes are available) inc all facilities. The link is here and you’ll need to quote VIRE as the discount code http://www.beverley-holidays.co.uk/create-your-holiday

The event listing and entry system is here

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158023/Totnes-Vire-2-day-Stage-Race

The Ride Manual can be downloaded from here

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