Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that hasn't been covered, just email us on info@exmoorbeast.org and we'll do our best to help.

Bike Preparation

Please ensure your bike is in good serviceable condition.

Check you brakes, if you have disc brakes check the fluid levels, if you have brake blocks check their wear.

Check that all nuts and bolts are tightened.

Take spare tubes and a small tool kit.

Check your tyres especially the tyre walls as some riders last year had big blow outs which can be both dangerous and very disappointing half way into the ride.

Make sure you have lights for your bike.

Nutrition

Think about your nutrition and have something for back up with you in case you need a boost of energy.

Clothing

Be prepared for bad, cold and wet weather.

What kind of shape do I need to be in to meet the challenge?

DO NOT underestimate the steep climbs you will encounter and the possible weather conditions that you may have to contend with during the challenge.

We welcome all levels of ability and encourage you to set your own target for the ride. When you arrive at the start, you should have already done enough preparation to allow you to complete the ride without being distressed. As a general guide you should already be comfortable with covering 80% of the distance of the Exmoor route. It is also vitally important to understand that Exmoors terrain is very demanding for cyclists, particularly if the weather provides additional demands, so be prepared and bring both sun cream and waterproofs with you. The Exmoor Beast is not a race so remember to always ride at the pace you are comfortable with and enjoy the experience. Its a long way so do not push too hard at the start and try to stay with a group who are above your ability.

Unless you are a top cyclist, air on the side of caution so you can complete the event to Tame the Beast and not be a Victim!

How many riders can take part?

We have restricted the participation to 1,500 which will position the Exmoor Beast in the top echelon of U.K. sportives.

What if I have a problem while I'm with you?

Our philosophy is that people come first, so if you run into problems you are never far away from one of our four safety wagons patrolling the route during the event.

What kind of accommodation can I expect?

More information about Tiverton and links to accommodation can be found at www.discovertiverton.co.uk or Bed & Breakfast at Twitchen Farm

What are the feed stations like?

We will ensure that if it's wet and cold, the 2 feed stations will reflect the needs to that of the weatherand of course vice versa if it's hot.

How far in advance do I need to book?

Team slots and individual places are limited and we expect to be over-subscribed, so, to avoid disappointment, we are encouraging participants to book as early as possible.

How do I sign up?

Signing up is easy! Sign up on-line on our entry page. You can book your place with a full payment of just £29. Alternatively, you can mail your entry fee, together with an entry form (one can be downloaded from here.), to us at MIG Security Ltd trading as Exmoor Beast, Marsh Gatehouse, Alpinbrook Road, Marshbarton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8TH
Upon receipt of your fee, we will send out your confirmation and all the pre event information you need.

Online entries close at Midnight 12th October 2014.

If I have to pull out of the event can I have a refund?

If you cancel 60 days prior to the event you will receive a refund minus a £5 administration fee.

Who is organizing this event?

MIG Events, the country's leading event and logistics experts. MIG was established by Marcus Di-Vincenzo, a distinguished ex-Royal Marine, and now works on behalf of some of the UK’s most prestigious blue chip companies and high net worth individuals. The MIG team is made up of very experienced former Royal Marine Physical Training Instructors.

Over 60 specialist staff will be employed on the event, ranging from route safety staff to caterers, medics and mechanics.

Registration

All your numbers and timing chips are to be collected from the Registration Venue.