Exmoor Beast entries close on Monday (Oct 22)

Entry to the Exmoor Beast will close at midnight on Monday (October 22).

This year’s edition of the Exmoor Beast will take place on Sunday October 28 and the sportive’s organisers are predicting the biggest field of riders in the event’s history, with entries 17 per cent up on 2011.

The Beast has earned a reputation as one of the country’s toughest sportives, taking in a succession of steep climbs in Exmoor National Park, with riders able to choose between 100km and 100-mile routes.

The event’s end-of-season slot in the sportive calendar often sees riders face challenging weather conditions but the forecast is for clear weather for this weekend.

“We’re in the process of securing additional hard-standing parking, so there shouldn’t be any problems, even if things did get a little damp on the day, although that’s not forecast,” said event organiser Marcus Di Vincenzo.

“The outlook for the month’s end is looking good. Across the county there are some indications that there could be some long spells of dry settled weather. Temperatures are also likely to remain normal, but perhaps rising above average during settled periods.”

Entry costs £27 and includes a commemorative engraved tankard for all finishers and a free beer token. Enter online at


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