Road Cycling Events in UK

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MAR30
Enduraprep KOMBrecon (B Block), Pontypridd CF37 1DL, UK

King of the Mountains is back for round two!

A mountainous out and back route that takes in some of the best climbs in South Wales. Not once, but twice! 2600M of ascent in 120KM.

The route takes in three mountains that feature in the UKs top 100 climbs. Courtesy of Cannonball Timing Services, you will be able to collect a timing split for one of the longest climbs and for the whole course. we aim at least match and if not better our efforts to keep riders fully stocked up on this brutal course.

$31
120km
Enduraprep KOM
MAR30
Moffat Toffee14-16 Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels TD1 2JW, UK

204km cycling event starting from Galashiels. Controls at Eskdalemuir.Old School Cafe, Langholm and Moffat, plus 2 information controls.

Route taking in some of the finest Scottish Borders scenery with hall HQ start including showers/changing facilities. Good cafe stops at Eskdalemuir,Langholm and Moffat.Finishers medal included in entry fee.

Free food/drinks at start/finish HQ.

£10
204km
Moffat Toffee
MAR30
Daffodils SportiveRiverside Mews, Millgate, Thirsk YO7 1AE, UK

Three stunning routes all leave Thirsk and head straight out onto quiet country lanes, with small villages and some beautiful North Yorkshire scenery. The routes are not super challenging, but as always we've found some really interesting roads around Farndale, famous for its daffodils, and there will be roads not even the most regular rider know well. The long route offers the most serious challenge, and Blakey Bank will not disappoint those looking for a test!

£20 - £27.50
125km • 142km • 57km
Daffodils Sportive
MAR30
Wiggle Spring Saddle Sportive2 Rowley Mile Stands, Newmarket CB8 0TF, UK

The heritage of the humble saddle is strong around the Newmarket area albeit with a different type of riding as this sportive leads out from The Adnams July Course of Newmarket Racecourses. Much like a horse racing course, the route is filled with flat and consistent terrain, leaving no excuse for stragglers to be behind by the first hurdle.

£3 - £40
Standard • Epic • Short
Wiggle Spring Saddle Sportive
MAR30
Registration Perks
Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive5 Nun St, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6NS, UK

Come and join the former Welsh Rugby Union Legend and now 2 time Ironman Wales finisher Shane Williams MBE on his ride to raise awareness and funds for the Velindre Cancer Charity. The Tour De Shane takes in some of the most beautiful little villages and roads that Pembrokeshire has to offer. The county that boasts the fact that its the only Coastal National Park in the UK and many of the iconic coastal sites will be visited and passed as you take on the TDS.

There are 2 distances of 50 miles and 70 miles making this ideal for an early season ride, whether your goal for the year is IronMan, a 100 mile sportive or a one-off personal fitness challenge and a chance to support a great charity.

2 reviews
Details

Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive

5 Nun St, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6NS, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Come and join the former Welsh Rugby Union Legend and now 2 time Ironman Wales finisher Shane Williams MBE on his ride to raise awareness and funds for the Velindre Cancer Charity. The Tour De Shane takes in some of the most beautiful little villages and roads that Pembrokeshire has to offer. The county that boasts the fact that its the only Coastal National Park in the UK and many of the iconic coastal sites will be visited and passed as you take on the TDS.

There are 2 distances of 50 miles and 70 miles making this ideal for an early season ride, whether your goal for the year is IronMan, a 100 mile sportive or a one-off personal fitness challenge and a chance to support a great charity.

Reviews
  • Did the The 70 Mile in 2018

    Worth travelling for this one! A good chunk of the route is coastal which means fab sea views but also some tough climbs as you drop into and climb out of coastal towns but well worth all the early season pain.
  • Did the The 50 Mile Route in 2018

    Having crashed my MTB and fractured my pelvis in November 2017, this was my first race. The trick is to miss the last feed station in Broad Haven! I am so glad that I pushed myself for a good cause and am now looking to do one a month including one big one to raise money for cancer. Many thanks to the organizers to encourage me to get back on my bike.
£30 - £35
The 70 Mile • The 50 Mile
Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive
APR6
1485 Tri Club Audax6 St Catherines Ave, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 0LX, UK

100km cycling event starting from Market Bosworth, Sports Club. Controls at Stonehurst Farm Museam Mountsorrel. Cafe, plus 3 information controls.

Start at the MK Bosworth Sports Ground opposite the Marina.heading towards Mountsorrel then towards Staunton Harold & calke. From there towards Hicks Lodge then Neatherseal, Orton on the Hill & back to MK Bosworth

This Ride goes through Charnwood Forest and parts of the National Forest. It would be fair to say its Undulating at times but takes in a very nice area of North west Leicestershire and South Derbyshire

£8
100km
1485 Tri Club Audax
APR7
Chirk 2004 Park Ln, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RE, UK

200km cycling event starting from Poynton, S of Stockport. Controls at Poole, Chirk and Cheshire Ice Cream Farm.

£6
200km
Chirk 200
APR7
Essex Roads Spring Lambs Sportive11A Ingrave Rd, Brentwood CM15 8AP, UK

A 150k sportive covering the best of this wonderful county of Essex. It's one of the first challenges of the season and one of the few sportives in the South East. We will also be running a less challenging 100k ride for those that either have less time or don't fancy the 150 just yet. Brentwood Leisure Centre will be our HQ, start and finish. The rides follow a loop within the county boundaries of Essex, taking in some lovely towns and villages along the way.

$29
100km • 150km
Essex Roads Spring Lambs Sportive
APR7
Registration Perks
King Edward 100Newark Showground, Sheldon Suite, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY, UK

Sportive HQs cycling events are becoming legendary, riders that know our events understand why they sell out so quick, dont miss out on the latest instalment, the King Edward 100!

The King Edward 100 named after the King Edward the Elder, who established the Saxon Manor house in Newark, in the 11th Century, later to become the site of Newark Castle is a classic choice of routes for another of Sportive HQs great value sportives. With fantastic HQ location less than 5 minutes from the A1 its easy to get to from many directions!

Having some of the quietest roads we have ever seen, we wanted to share with you some fantastic riding along these lanes around North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. A few hills early on in the ride followed by some long straight flats into some of the most scenic villages Ancaster, Folkingham and Heckington to name but a few. On the longer routes you dont have to confirm your distance until after the feed station, so see how you feel on the day, no pressure.

5 reviews
Details

King Edward 100

Newark Showground, Sheldon Suite, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY, UKView event
5 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Sportive HQs cycling events are becoming legendary, riders that know our events understand why they sell out so quick, dont miss out on the latest instalment, the King Edward 100!

The King Edward 100 named after the King Edward the Elder, who established the Saxon Manor house in Newark, in the 11th Century, later to become the site of Newark Castle is a classic choice of routes for another of Sportive HQs great value sportives. With fantastic HQ location less than 5 minutes from the A1 its easy to get to from many directions!

Having some of the quietest roads we have ever seen, we wanted to share with you some fantastic riding along these lanes around North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. A few hills early on in the ride followed by some long straight flats into some of the most scenic villages Ancaster, Folkingham and Heckington to name but a few. On the longer routes you dont have to confirm your distance until after the feed station, so see how you feel on the day, no pressure.

Reviews
  • Did the 100 Mile in 2018

    101 miles in the sun Perfect!
  • Did the 100 Mile in 2018

    Very well organised would recommend this sportive for your first one
£7.50 - £30
102 Mile • 59 Mile • 23 Mile
King Edward 100
APR7
Registration Perks
Bostin’ Chase SportiveHarper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8NB, UK

All of the Cycling routes begin and finish at Harper Adams University near Newport, Shropshire. It is a wonderful venue with excellent facilities and plenty of parking in a safe secure location allowing you to ride with peace of mind.

All the routes head South, out of the University campus, passing through the quiet villages of Edgmond, riding past the beautiful St Peters Church, and forward through wonderful open countryside towards the first short sharp testing climb of the day, just outside of Lilleshall, and then onwards to climb the highest point on the Bronze route, just before Sheriffhales. From there the route continues down country lanes passing through farmland near to the Morrey Meadows National Nature Reserve towards Wheaton Aston then on towards Penkridge for the first feed station of the day. After refreshment the Gold and Silver routes continue East whilst those riding the Bronze route head North and begin their trip back to the University but do not fear for you will take a different return route to the one you came on! Passing through more charming villages, along country lanes and interesting places, such as the delightful Norbury Junction canal basin, before arriving at the finish line after riding a Bostin Chase 70K/40 miles Bronze route.

£5 - £35
Gold Route • Silver Route • Bronze Route
Bostin’ Chase Sportive
APR13
Amesbury Amble155 Bushey Rd, London SW20 0JN, UK

311km cycling event starting from Raynes Park. Controls at Lasham, Amesbury, Whitchurch and Bracknell, plus 3 information controls.

Ride out to Wiltshire and back in a day! Start and arrive at a scout hall. Entry fee includes brekky and dinner. Fri & Sat overnight accommodation available (bring your own mat and sleeping bag please).

What more could a randonneur possibly ask for?

£10
311km
Amesbury Amble
APR13
Plains 3004 Park Ln, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RE, UK

310km cycling event starting from Poynton, S of Stockport. Controls at Whitchurch, Ford, Newtown, Ford and Radway Green.

we cross the Cheshire & North Shrops Plains, turn at Newtown in Wales, using quieter main roads at night, then lanes. Car park start, caf and service station controls. Post cards after finishing

£5
310km
Plains 300

What you need to know about road cycling

Discover UK and International Road Cycling events. Featuring Sportives, Gran Fondos and Charity Bike Rides in our 2018 Cycling Calendar. Cycling is a hugely popular sport but can sometimes seem a closely guarded secret, there’s a lot of jargon and kit but once you pop, you absolutely can’t stop. It’s a great weekend activity, go with friends and cruise round city parks or country lanes, you’ll be addicted in no time.

Different road cycling event types

We sort our cycling events by Short (0-50km), Medium (50-100km), Long (100-200km) and Ultra (200km+). Most of these are Sportives. Here are some cycling event names defined:

  • Gran Fondo — a mass participation cycling event at least 120km long. A large event with closed roads, usually chip timed. People travel all over Europe to compete in these events.
  • Century — a cycle of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a club sponsored event. A large event with closed roads, people can get there PBs here. Usually chip timed.
  • Sportives — most of the cycling events on our site are sportives, these are the most popular endurance cycling events. They’re held all over the world and rarely exclude traffic. They’re more relaxed and whilst people do go for PBs it’s a much more convivial atmosphere than the more formal Gran Fondo races.

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