Hammer Martello Gran Fondo

Cyclosportive Cyclosportive
Date 13 Oct 2019 08:30
Length 160 & 110 km
HQ Pavilion in the Park Okehampton College Mill Road Okehampton Devon EX20 1GE map
Start date has passed
08:30MARTELLO 160 KM
£32.99 raising money for the RNRM Charity
08:45CHIODO 110 KM
£32.99 raising money for the RNRM Charity

Incredible season finale gran fondo with an Italian flair inspired by the Giro di Lombardia - the race of the falling leaves. 

Entries are open to individuals and teams (everybody gets an idividual result and gold/silver/bronze standard, all team members will also receive the combined team time and combined team standard of gold/silver or bronze).

Starting from the historic town of Okehampton, nestled below the northern peaks of Dartmoor, the Hammer Martello takes in a stunning tour of the super fast and extremely quiet roads of NW Devon and NE Cornwall. It is also the final of our European Trophy Series run in conjunction with Sportive Cycling Magazine. 

The Martello has a distinctly classic feel and with a route profiles similar to the last one day monumment race of the season - La Giro di Lombardia - we have created our very own race of the falling leaves! 

These routes will probably give you your highest avaerage speeds of any SW sportive this year!

HQ - Pavilion in the Park, Okehampton College, Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1GE

Which Hammer will you choose?

Martello - 160 km / 2,200 m

Chiodo - 110 km / 1,400 m

Goody bag for all entrants

Free Parking


Event liability insurance

Changing rooms


Secure bag storage

Indoor bike storage before and after the event

separate start group for each distance

colour coded bike number plaques - lime green for 160 km, sky blue for 110 km, so you know who's in your group

rider briefing

support vehicles

Feed stations to keep you fully fuelled! 

broom wagon

Cafe with special post Hammer menu

route signing

GPX files


Team Challenge for all clubs (see 'village' section)

Timing - gold, silver, bronze standards by age group, gender and for individuals and uniquely for clubs/teams as well (so if in a team you get a solo and team result. If not in a team, you simply receive a solo result)  

160 km riders start as a group at 08:30 following briefing

110 km riders start as a group at 08:45 

Online entries close on Wednesday 9th October and are limited to just 200, so please enter early to avoid disappointment and give yourself a goal!. It will be possible to enter at the event HQ on both the saturday and sunday morning, assuming places remain. (Cash only and subject to an additonal £10 fee)

Entries will open in mid April.

Should you have any queries, please call Andrew Thompson on 07801930443, or email andrew.thompson@hammersport.co.uk


We look forward to seeing you there