The Exmoor beast event has been rated as one of the hardest and in the top echelon of sportives thanks to its demanding loop and terrain. Still 1,500 riders take part in either the 100k or the extreme 100 mile beast. The events run by former Royal Marine training instructors and will again be brutal. The event in 2013 will be on the 20th of October so wet weathers almost a guaranteed done deal, I have raced on the road but never done a sportive.. So im jumping in with what looks like two wet feet and will ride the 100 miler.
River crossings are all part of the beast..
join in? http://www.exmoorbeast.org/