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The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, plays host to thousands of visitors, all of whom come for different reasons. With a variety of sporting events taking place throughout the year, it’s no surprise that many come to this spectacular setting to watch or take part in the sports they love.

From Hockey to Bowls

When it comes to sports events, Torquay and Paignton have well-facilitated venues that accommodate events on both land and sea. The regatta season is the high point of the maritime calendar, but there are plenty of events on land too. Every year Paignton hosts the Easter Hockey Festival where thousands of players descend to Goodrington to take part, and the popular English Riviera Dance Festival takes place at Paignton’s Palace Theatre. Torquay is the venue for the annual English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament., while June’s Torbay Half Marathon is a much more gruelling event that sees competitors race between Torquay and Paignton along the iconic seafront.

Football

Torquay United Football Club, a Football League 2 team, play their home matches at Plainmoor and the Devon Sharks, Torquay’s rugby league team, compete in the South Devon League.

For fun that the whole family can get involved in, check out the Babbacombe Festival. There you’ll find bowls matches, a display from the local cricket team and a traditional tug of war – all capped off with award-winning fish and chips from Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Restaurant.

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  1. Sky Ride Local - Weekly Free led bike rides

    Sky Ride Local - Weekly Free led bike rides

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Clennon Valley, Paignton

    Discover the beauty of Torbay on our weekly FREE Sunday bike rides led by British Cycling qualified ride leaders. Quiet scenic routes at a steady pace. Fun and social.

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2015To11 Oct 2015
  2. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham


    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2015To6 May 2015
  3. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2015

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2015

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    7 May 2015To7 May 2015
  4. Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Race

    Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Race

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    Torquay

    Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Race
    (skiffs)
    •8 kilometre offshore course
    •Prizes for winning crews
    •Rowed under the guidance of the British Rowing Water Safety Code

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2015To9 May 2015
  5. Push the Boat Out

    Push the Boat Out

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    These days are a truly unique experience for those of all ages and abilities interested in getting into watersports.
    If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet, there will be number of family friendly shore-based activities including a BBQ lunch

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2015To9 May 2015
  6. Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)

    Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)

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    Sporting

    Location

    Paignton

    Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)
    Organised by Paignton Sailing Club
    Originally called The Spring Regatta, where dinghies from Torbay would come and race in one central location.

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2015To10 May 2015
  7. Open Day - Paignton Sailing Club

    Open Day - Paignton Sailing Club

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    Open Day - Paignton Sailing Club
    Paignton Sailing Club has fleets of Fireballs, Lasers, Toppers, Albacores, Laser 2000, RS600 and Blaze plus a variety of craft in the handicap fleet. Each year the Club runs a couple of weekend open events

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2015To16 May 2015
  8. South Devon College 10K & Fun Run

    South Devon College 10K & Fun Run

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Paignton

    The South Devon 10k is a stunning route, involving quiet country lanes, footpaths and bridleways taking in views of the River Dart and Mill Pond at Stoke Gabriel. It is organised in co-operation with South Devon Athletic Club under UKA Rules.
    There

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2015To16 May 2015
  9. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2015

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2015

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2015To19 May 2015
  10. Devon County Show 2015

    Devon County Show 2015

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    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Exeter

    Devon County Show is a giant celebration of country life full of country and farming competitions, local food & drink, traditional entertainment and masses of crafts.

    Dates

    From:
    21 May 2015To23 May 2015
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