Sat 2 Aug 2025 Yelverton, Devon, UK

Dartmoor Legend Sportives | Mezzofondo

The Mezzofondo features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!

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  • Sat 2 Aug 2025
Princetown Community Centre, Yelverton




Age 15 & over

  • 92 miles road cycling + 9000 ft ascent


Are you ready to take on one of the toughest single-day cycling challenges in the UK? Tougher than the Yorkshire Beast, tougher than the long Dragon Ride and much tougher than the Majorca 312!

Princetown is renowned for taking prisoners but the Dartmoor Legend takes none! This epic route is against a pace clock. You will pass through Princetown three times, on each occasion, any rider who falls behind the minimum pace to finish by midnight will be required to retire from the event. GPS trackers mean friends and relatives will be able to ‘dot watch’ and see your progress online during the event. The full distance is a full 200-mile ultra with 18,000ft of climbing.

By popular demand a shorter Dartmoor Legend Leggero and Mezzofondo route have been added which still include many of Dartmoor’s most iconic climbs.

This event is part of Dartmoor Legend Sportives.

  • Average fitness
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

The Dartmoor Legend will start from Princetown, the very heart of Dartmoor National Park. All participants must start between 04:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs and are required to finish by midnight. The time limit of 20 hrs (from 4am) is based on an average of 10mph including all stops and breaks!

  • Camping
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Princetown Community Centre
Tavistock Road
PL20 6QE


  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Navigation required
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

  • Plastic-free event
  • Recycling
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Race photo
  • Technical t-shirt
  • T-shirt


  • RFID timing
  • Signed route
  • GPX / TCX Route files
  • 5 x feed stations
  • Finishers medal
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Bottle of Legend beer from Dartmoor Brewery
  • Mechanical support
  • Rider recovery service
  • Professional First Aid cover
  • Energy drinks, bars and gels
  • Proper food (sweet and savoury)
  • Free event photographs
  • Massage service
  • Public liability insurance

Not Included - additional charge

  • Special commemorative jersey
  • Camping and bed space

  • Age 15 & over
  • 200 places
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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2025 fees to be confirmed

Entry fees

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