600k - 02 July 2022 starting at 0600 (Exeter)

The Exe-Buzzard is a basic ('X'-rated) event from Exeter in Devon to Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, and back. The route is straightforward and includes some A and B roads.  (The Buzzard from Leighton Buzzard is not running this year, but is still available as a permanent).
Fosse way

Controls are:-

  • Exeter (start)
  • Wells
  • Cirencester
  • Brackley
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Pangbourne
  • Chandler's Ford
  • Salisbury
  • Sherborne
  • Exeter (finish)

The event will have a postal finish, meaning you must get proof of passage and post your card to the organiser within three days. It is intended for experienced randonneurs. 

After Pangbourne, along the A4, (around the 360k mark) there are a few hotels and motels suitable for tired randonneurs.

This event is now part of the Exeter Wheelers' SR series.

Exe-Buzzard gps here updated 21-09-2021  (note this is just a gpx track. It will not provide reliable turn-by-turn routing unless you run it through one of the online routing apps. Even then you should check the route through Wells as the way past the cathedral involves crossing a footway)

Exe-Buzzard routesheet here. updated 07.06.2019

Map of the route here updated 16.11.20

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. See the entry form for details.

Entry form (AUK website)