We’re super excited to announce the entry for The Smuggler Sportive 2020 is now live, we would like this year to be bigger and better than before and it would be amazing if you could join us in North Devon for another successful year of The Smuggler Sportive!




Need a New Year’s resolution? Look no further! The Smuggler Sportive has been said to be one of the most picturesque sportives in the UK. Not to mention the free breakie and beer, plus the option to earn more of the sweet amber nectar with the ever-popular Booty Climbs!

This is what the Smugglers of 2019 had to say:

Neil Parker
It was my first-time riding with you guys, great event, excellent marshalls and brilliant feed stations (really needed the 2nd one), Thank you to everyone involved. No wind for next year though please!! 😁. We will definitely be back.

Heather Cooper
I thought the smuggler was a brilliant event. It was so well run and very friendly. The route was clearly signposted, the feed stations were the best I’ve experienced and a half of ale at the end was a welcome homecoming. It was a tough ride but beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks

Steve Baker
As usual a challenging route (50 for me) well organised, well marshalled and feed stations that were just excellent, especially valley of the rocks one, more like a 5-star Buffett! What a well-supported event with riders from all over. Only one downer: can you do something about that bloody headwind! 😊 cheers guys for putting in the effort, it is appreciated.

Andrew Pearson
It was my first organised cycle event and despite the weather I absolutely loved it. The organisation was brilliant, clear signs and marshals in all the crucial places. The food stops were great especially the fantastic flapjacks and Nutella rolls!! Well done everyone that had a hand in the organisation. All being well I will be back next year. Let’s hope the weather is kinder!

Keith White
Just a quick note to say one big thank you for Sunday, it was an awesome ride and well organised. Although I have competed all my life, this was my first sportive, and what an introduction to the world of sportives. From start to finish all of you were extremely friendly and helpful and let me assure you I will be back next year. Once again thank you for a great day.

We hope to see you at the start line in June!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Bike Shed team.