600k - 8th July 2017 starting at 0700 (Leighton Buzzard) or 0600 (Exeter)
The Buzzard is a basic ('X'-rated) event from Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire to Exeter in Devon, and back. The route is straightforward and includes some A and B roads. There are two starts, from LB and from Exeter.
- Leighton Buzzard (start)
- Chandler's Ford
- Exeter (alt start/finish)
- Leighton Buzzard (finish)
It will probably have a postal finish, meaning you must get proof of passage and post your card to the organiser within five days. It is intended for experienced randonneurs.
Between Exeter and Wells (313km to 406km) there are several hotels and motels of the Travel lodge variety and suitable for tired randonneurs. Similarly there are various options for accommodation near Pangbourne for the Exeter starters.
♦ Note that this event is not part of the Exeter Wheelers' SR series.
gps file here updated 01-07-2016
Buzzard routesheet here. updated 01.08.2017
Exe-Buzzard routesheet here. updated 01.08.2017
PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. See the entry form for details.