Wellington Route Information Page


Wellington Route

The Taunton Flyer 'Wellington' route starts and finishes at Taunton Racecourse. It covers a total distance of approximately 111 miles (178 km) with 5400 ft (1650 m) of climbing. This route is the toughest of the three options and will start by taking you out on a pretty flat loop through the Somerset Levels, past RNAS Merryfield (Ilton) and RAF Westonzoyland. The route then joins the shorter routes, heading up into the Blackdown Hills where you will pass the wartime airfields of Culmhead, Upottery (Smeatharpe), and Dunkeswell before descending down through the stunning Culm Valley to Willand. From here the route will take you through beautiful quiet country lanes to Fairmile before taking on the challenging climb of Greenway Lane. You the pass Dunkeswell Airfield once more before descending to Hemyock. Finally you will climb back up into the Blackdown Hills for the final time, before descending through Corfe and back to Taunton Racecourse. There will be three Feed Stations at North Currey (36 miles), Willand (72 miles), and Hemyock (98 miles).

There is a cut-off time of 13:20 hrs at Hemyock (64 miles). All riders who fail to meet this cut-off time will be diverted onto the shorter route. This is to ensure all riders are able to make it back to the finish by 17:00 hrs. To achieve this time you will need to average a minimum of 13 mph and stop for no more than 10 minutes at each feed station.

Wellington route:

  • Distance: 111 miles | 178 km
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft | 1,650 m
  • Event HQ: Taunton Racecourse TA3 7BL
  • Event Date: Saturday 1st May 2021
  • Event Open Times: 07:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs
  • Route Start Time: 08:00 hrs
  • Age Limit: 15 years
  • Cut Off Time: 64 miles | 13:20 hrs
  • Minimum pace: 13 mph
  • Entry Limit: 200
  • Feed Stations: YES (36, 72 98 miles)
  • Refreshments: YES (Event HQ)
  • Entry Fee: £35 - £42 (including processing fee)

   U18 S V40 V50 V60
GOLD 7:06:00 7:00:00 7:02:00 7:09:00 7:25:00
SILVER 8:05:00 7:55:00 8:00:00 8:05:00 8:27:00
BRONZE 9:50:00 9:45:00 9:50:00 10:05:00 10:45:00

   U18 S V40 V50 V60
GOLD Finish 07:48:00 07:50:00 07:55:00 08:34:00
SILVER - 08:26:00 08:27:00 08:51:00 09:46:00
BRONZE - Finish Finish Finish Finish

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