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Road Cycling Events

Road Cycling is growing in popularity in the UK, with over 2,200 registered cycling clubs and 125,000 registered members of British Cycling. In the UK, people have been inspired to take up the sport by high profile cyclists achieving great things, from the sprints of Mark Cavendish, to the Olympic heroics of Bradley Wiggins, to the recent Tour de France triumphs of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas. There a range of events on offer, including numerous charity and community bike rides, which allow cyclists of any ability to get involved. Sportives (mass participation cycling events) are the most popular format, and can range from sprint distances to long-distance formats. Another option is doing an Audax event, which are long-distance cycling events within a limited time-frame. Cycling is known for its friendly community, and they are always encouraging new people to get involved with the support, whether that's providing advice for kit, organising training clubs, or supporting you through your first event.

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  • 4JUN

    Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival

    Road Cycling Peterborough
    100.0 mi • 70.0 mi • 50.0 mi • 31.1 mi • 16.4 mi
    £20 – £95C-19 Plan
    (9)
  • 2JUL

    The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

    Multi-Sport Hever Castle
    140.6 mi • 111.8 mi • 76.9 mi • 75.6 mi • 70.2 mi • 55.9 mi • 50.0 mi • 38.5 mi • 37.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 15.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 7.4 mi
    £30 – £338C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 11SEP

    Brighton Marathon Weekend

    Multi-Sport Brighton
    31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 6.2 mi
    £25 – £35
    (34)
  • 15MAY

    Etape Caledonia

    Road Cycling Pitlochry
    85.0 mi • 40.0 mi
    Free – £40C-19 Plan
    (68)
  • 28MAR

    Mad March Hare

    Road Cycling Birmingham
    62.1 mi
    £40C-19 Plan
  • 28AUG

    Great North Bike Ride

    Road Cycling Seahouses
    60.0 mi
    £35 – £60C-19 Plan
  • 18SEP

    BHF London to Brighton Cycle

    Road Cycling London
    55.0 mi
    £55C-19 Plan
    (3)
  • 14MAY

    Dulux London Revolution Cycle

    Road Cycling London
    155.0 mi • 82.0 mi • 73.0 mi
    £64 – £199C-19 Plan
  • 5JUN

    Dragon Ride

    Road Cycling Port Talbot
    186.4 mi • 138.6 mi • 95.1 mi • 61.3 mi
    C-19 Plan
    (2)
  • 28MAY

    Ride the Night London

    Road Cycling Windsor
    62.1 mi • 31.1 mi
    £45C-19 Plan
  • 3JUL

    London to Brighton Bike Ride

    Road Cycling London
    62.1 mi
    £45C-19 Plan
  • 21AUG

    Tour De Môn

    Road Cycling Holyhead
    107.0 mi • 77.0 mi • 46.0 mi • 3.5 mi
    £23.99 – £41.99C-19 Plan
    (3)
  • 28MAR

    Cotswold Cross Endurance Sportive

    Road Cycling Seven Springs
    46.6 mi • 34.2 mi • 21.7 mi
    £25C-19 Plan
  • 23APR2022

    Etape Loch Ness

    Road Cycling Inverness
    65.9 mi
  • 28AUG

    Devon Grit

    Road Cycling East Budleigh
    62.1 mi • 47.2 mi • 36.0 mi • 22.4 mi
    £15 – £29C-19 Plan
  • 9APR

    Beyond Somerset Sportive (Saturday or Sunday)

    Road Cycling Glastonbury
    100.7 mi • 68.4 mi • 39.1 mi
    C-19 Plan
  • 30APR

    Beyond Cotswold Sportive

    Road Cycling Cheltenham
    62.1 mi • 39.8 mi
    £38.50C-19 Plan
  • 21MAY

    Beyond Lincolnshire Sportive

    Road Cycling Lincolnshire
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi • 32.9 mi
    £36 – £38.50C-19 Plan
  • 5JUN

    Beyond Wessex Sportive

    Road Cycling Bridport
    62.8 mi • 32.9 mi
    £35C-19 Plan
  • 19JUN

    Beyond Sussex Sportive

    Road Cycling West Sussex
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi • 38.5 mi
    £27.50 – £37.50C-19 Plan
  • 9JUL

    Beyond Wales Sportive

    Road Cycling Brecon
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi • 32.9 mi
    £37.50C-19 Plan
  • 16JUL

    Beyond French Revolution

    Road Cycling Dover
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi
    £37.50
  • 17APR

    The KM Big West Kent Bike Ride

    Road Cycling Gravesend
    62.1 mi • 31.1 mi
    £40C-19 Plan
  • 10SEP

    Beyond Yorkshire Sportive

    Road Cycling Wetherby
    99.4 mi • 62.8 mi • 33.6 mi
    £37.50
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About Road Cycling in the UK

Road Cycling is hugely popular in the UK, and has been growing as a sport since the success of London 2012. There are now over 4,000 cycling events each year, with 300,000 participants and 125,000 registered members of British Cycling. Cycling events in the UK range from sportives (mass participation cycling races) to long-distance Audax rides to fun charity bike rides. Events can take place in the city streets, or often make the most of the stunning British countryside.

How to get into road cycling in the UK

With so many different road cycling events in the UK, it has never been easier to get into the sport. Check out our list of local events to find your first race, whether you want a long endurance race, short fast sprint, or a charitable fun ride. Another great option is getting involved with one of the UK's 2,200 cycling clubs, where you will find welcoming communities to help you with advice, kit, and training. If you are just starting out in road cycling and don't want to buy a bike just yet, there are plenty of options to hire bikes for cycling events.

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