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Rockets Jan Fondo

January 06 2019
Plymouth, South West, UK

Sunday 7th January 2018 is the date for the inaugural Jan Fondo, it’s like a Gran Fondo but a little less Grand, it’s also in January.

If you’ve ridden some of our events before, maybe Hell of the West or Trans Kernow then you’ll know we like to focus on fun. Our events are not races in disguise, they’re about creating good memories, pushing yourself a bit but mainly they’re just a good excuse to get out of the house and ride your bike!

Jan Fondo is exactly that, it’s a ride from Rockets & Rascals in the heart of the Barbican to Okehampton on the other side of Dartmoor. Total ride should be about 70 miles.

We’re not going to be putting up signs on lamp posts, in fact we’re not putting up any signs or even telling you which route to take. Some riders will head directly there and back, others will try to accrue as many miles as their legs will carry them. We’re also not going to tell you what bike to ride, it’s not a sportive, you can ride a mountain bike off road, you can ride your gravel bike up the Drake’s trail or you can put your skin suit on and ride a TT bike.

We want you to run whatever bike you have, get out and have an adventure, take some cool photos and share your stories back at Rockets & Rascals afterwards.

It’s also a great way to burn off some Christmas chub.

Riding on Dartmoor in January can be bitterly hard so please do not enter this event unless you are comfortable with riding 70miles, i.e you have done it LOTS of times before.

If you make your day over 100miles you get an extra mug of beer. 

Rockets Jan Fondo

Routes: 70 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Start Times / Itinerary

imings will be as follows:

Mountain bikes & Gravel bikes set off at 0800

Road Bikes set off at 0830


Entry is £15

What's Included?

Your very own Jan Fondo riders board and entry to the first ever event
A feed station at Okey with something to warm your cockles
A finishers mug back at Rockets & Rascals to be filled with Rockets coffee or Sharps Wolf Rock beer.
Our Rockets van is there as back up in case it all goes wrong.

Feed station at Okehampton will be open from 11 until 13:00 so you need to plan your route accordingly. Riders arriving at 13:00 that look beaten may be encouraged to get a lift home. 

Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Rockets & Rascals, 7 Parade, The Barbican, Plymouth. PL1 3HQ
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Jan 06 2019 - EVENT: Rockets Jan Fondo