Posted Friday 28th September 2012 –
With entries due to close on Monday 22nd October, and well over 1000 places already beng taken, the organisers of the Exmoor Beast now believe their parking allocation at Butlins will be tested to the limit with record number of riders expected to take part this year.
“Since we moved to Minehead we’ve averaged about 1,400 riders each time and just about fitted everyone’s vehicles in. But, we’re already a couple of hundred ahead of where we were this time last year.” said Marcus Di Vincenzo of the event’s management company M.I.G.
“If things continue at this rate, we will have to look at arranging additional off-site space outside the holiday camp and it would therefore really help arrangements if people didn’t leave it to the very last minute to sign up.” added the event’s administrator, Emma Bennett.
Now established as the U.K’s. biggest end of season sportive, the Exmoor Beast takes place on Sunday 28th October and offers all finishers a commemorative engraved tankard, free beer token, for it to be filled, and an indoor finish, a unique to a British sportive.
The outlook for the month’s end is looking good, with typically autumnal weather, dry and bright periods interspersed with occasional showers and temperatures close to the seasonal average.
Full event details and entry options can be found at –