Totnes Vire as a race, dates back to 1974 and celebrates the twinning of the two towns. It’s one of the longest established races in the UK calendar and a history can be found here: Totnes Vire History
This classic race has led to some immense battles in the past with previous winners including; Darrel Webster, Mark Bell, Peter Longbottom, Jon Locke, Matt Holmes, Rory Townsend and our own Mike Parker.
In 2023, the Mid Devon CC will organise the 49th edition of the Totnes Vire and it returns as a 3 stage, 2 day race.
To honour the 3 greats of the club that we have lost over the past year we have decided to name each stage in memory of them.
Saturday 25th May 2024
Ken Robertson Ruby Country TT. 9 miles approx
A testing drag up to Brandis Corner incorporates one of Kens favourite parts of Devon. This will soften the legs for the road race in the afternoon.
Roy Hopkins Dartmoor View Road Race. 68miles approx
Roy loved a hard day out and with some epic views over the North moor, this is a challenging course. Two laps of the main circuit and two laps of the finishing circuit finishing at Hatherleigh.
Sunday 26th May 2024
Stage 3 “Oddicombe“ Hill Climb – 2.5 mins – 0.6 mile
We are reprising this famous stage from our 1980’s classic events. A real leg burner and the road will be closed – enjoy 🙂
Stage 4 Colin Lewis Velopark Criterium – 1 Hour 30 Mins. 42 miles approx
Colin lived in Paignton for many years and ran his successful business from here. The third stage will see the final GC battle, with plenty of bonus seconds available to fight for.