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Road Cycling Events in the UK

Road Cycling is growing in the UK, with over 2,200 registered cycling clubs and 125,000 members of British Cycling. Sportives (mass participation cycling events) are most popular, as well as independent and charity bike rides.
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  • APR19
    Brighton Marathon Weekend
    Brighton, England, United Kingdom

    2020 Brighton Marathon Reopening - Register Your Interest! Entries reopen soon for the unforgettable 2020 Brighton Marathon. Dont miss out on your chance to...

    Free
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • 10k
    • Road Cycling
  • AUG16
    Prudential RideLondon 100
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Prudential RideLondon: an annual festival of cycling - A true legacy of the 2012 Games

    Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013,...

    Free - £79
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT6
    Ware’s Essex
    Ware, East of England, United Kingdom

    Wares Cambridge has been one of the most talked about Sportives of recent years, weve decided to apply some of that magic to Essex. Wares Essex? will take...

    £15 - £25
    • Road Cycling
  • NOV17
    Essex Season Ender
    Ilford, London, United Kingdom

    We have the ride for you! The Essex Season Ender takes place on Sunday the 17th of November 2019, covering roads that can be thoroughly enjoyed at any time...

    £20 - £25
    • Road Cycling
  • MAY9
    Dulux London Revolution Cycle
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Join us for the greatest 2-day cycling weekend in the UK!

    An iconic and diverse route, full route signage and support, a colourful family-friendly...

    £54 - £209
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP29
    Surrey Legs of Steel
    East Horsley, South East, United Kingdom

    The Surrey Legs of Steel sportive is back for another year! Hosted by Ful-On Tri, it will be held at the gorgeous Devere East Horsley Estate. You can either...

    £34
    • Road Cycling
  • APR26
    The Quattro Cyclosportive
    Great Billing, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    The Quattro is back. Explore 4 counties on some great roads exploring 4 different counties. Camping / caravanning available onsite with restaurants and...

    £27
    • Road Cycling
  • MAY17
    Squires and Spires Cyclosportive
    Naseby, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    The Squires and Spires Cyclosportive takes place through the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and passes through many beautiful villages which are...

    £27
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP21
    Land’s End 100 Sportive
    Marazion, South West, United Kingdom

    The Lands End 100 includes some of the most picturesque parts of Cornwall.

    The stunning location, quiet roads and breathtaking views make this one of...

    £32 - £37
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP22
    Compact 50 - Late
    Cobham, South East, United Kingdom

    This event has been run different times of the year but has been most successful when run the day before the day before The Spring Onion, as part of a...

    £22.50
    • Road Cycling
  • AUG30
    Great North Bike Ride
    Seahouses, North East, United Kingdom

    One day, 2,000 cyclists, 60 miles

    Join us and help make a real difference to children and young adults suffering from a rare and aggressive form of...

    • Road Cycling
  • SEP22
    North Derbyshire Challenge
    Derby, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    `` EVENT POSTPONED ``

    Welcome to "The North Derbyshire Challenge" sportive offers four distances covering North Derbyshire and the Peak...

    £25 - £35
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT6
    The Autumn Epic
    Knighton, Wales, United Kingdom

    The classic sportive around the high Radnorshire hills including the spectacular Elan Valley and the notorious Glascwm challenge climb.

    The Epic has...

    • Road Cycling
  • OCT5
    Autumn South Salopian
    Belbroughton, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    There are no expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie bags, no numbers, no gold standard times, no broom wagons and no pretending at the finish to...

    £9
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP21
    Brewin Dolphin Peaks Tour Sportive
    Bakewell, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    The Brewin Dolphin Peaks Tour takes in the very best of the Peak District and it's breathtaking...

    £3 - £40
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT5
    Ring of Steel (City)
    Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    104km cycling event starting from Dore, Sheffield. Controls at Wentworth: Obtain stamp or sticker and Dinnington: Obtain stamp or sticker, plus 4...

    £5
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP29
    Ride It – Evans Cycles North Wales Road
    Mold, Wales, United Kingdom

    Set within the Clwydian Mountain Range, this ride is as tough as it is beautiful. The Northern counterpart to our South Wales Event, this ride is equally...

    £7.50 - £25
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT19
    Cobbler Classic
    Brackley, South East, United Kingdom

    Taking its name from the shoe-making history of its Northamptonshire surroundings, the Sigma Sports Cobbler Classic Sportive will take you through some of...

    £3 - £40
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP29
    Gran Fondo Scotland - Autumn Classic
    Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Looking for a challenging sportive with elements of the true Italian style Gran Fondos on quiet roads to round up your season?

    We have 2...

    £35
    • Road Cycling
  • JUN21
    Les Trois Frontières (Sportive)
    Bridport, South West, United Kingdom

    Les trois frontires (The three counties) is a remapped and reworking of the Bridport Dagger sportive. This Sportive will now touch, Devon, Dorset and...

    • Road Cycling
  • SEP22
    Yorkshire Sportive
    England, England, United Kingdom

    In September the worlds best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling...

    £57.50 - £67.50
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP28
    White Horse Sportive
    Nunthorpe, North East, United Kingdom

    The White Horse is a fine way to end your Sportive Season. As we twist through the empty lanes with only cyclists in sight well be lost in what a wonderful...

    £20 - £25
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP29
    Forest of Bowland
    Milnthorpe, North West, United Kingdom

    The Forest of Bowland Sportive is a tough early-season test for the legs with over 8,000ft of climbing to tackle but you will be given just reward with...

    £3 - £40
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP29
    Trent Valley 100
    Gainsborough, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    The Trent Valley 100 is one awesome way to finish your sportive season, cleverly designed routes and a great HQ give us a great atmosphere. We have brought...

    £17.50 - £30
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP22
    Jon Egging Trust Ride (JET Ride)
    Cranwell Village, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    In the heartland of the Royal Air Force, RAF College Cranwell provides the imposing start and finish line for fantastic day of cycling through the quiet...

    £28
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT5
    Box Hill Original Sportive
    Cranleigh, South East, United Kingdom

    Set around one of the most popular cycling climbs in the South East, the Sigma Sports Box Hill Original is the sportive that should be on every riders...

    £3 - £40
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT5
    Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride
    Stretford, North West, United Kingdom

    One of the UK's most iconic cycling events is back. Cycle through the night aiming for a finish line under the Blackpool Illuminations - left on just...

    • Road Cycling
  • NOV9
    Cycling Down Dementia South East
    Lingfield, South East, United Kingdom

    Dont turn to the turbo this winter before youve had the chance to get some final outdoor miles in at this late-season sportive and a chance to make a...

    £3 - £40
    • Road Cycling
    • Running
  • OCT6
    Granite Challenge
    Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    The cycle starts in the cathedral town of Downpatrick, cycling via Tyrella towards Dundrum, along the coast road through the seaside town of Newcastle...

    £20 - £21
    • Road Cycling
  • MAY1
    Tour De Yorkshire - All Things Ride
    Harrogate, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    In celebration of the Tour de Yorkshire 2020, we have a created some fabulous travel packages which allows you to experience this event.

    After the...

    £200
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP26
    2019 UCI Road Cycling World Championships - All Things Ride
    Harrogate, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    In celebration of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, All Things Ride, have put together some exceptional packages.

    In celebration of the 2019 UCI...

    £200
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP28
    Ride the Trafalgar Way - Audax
    Falmouth, South West, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Ride the Trafalgar Way... a legendary route, steeped in history. AUDAX - for the randonneur in you. The UKs newest Brevets de Randonneurs...

    £25 - £28
    • Road Cycling
  • JUL3
    Mille Pennines
    Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

    A 1002k Audax cycling event through the Pennine chain, starting and finishing in Bispham, Lancashire. Those taking part will have a maximum of 75hours to...

    £57.40 - £59.40
    • Road Cycling
  • OCT5
    Richard Ellis Memorial 100
    Churchend, East of England, United Kingdom

    103km cycling event starting from Churchend, Dunmow, Essex. Controls at Hawstead, plus 1 information...

    £10
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP22
    The Isle of Man CC
    Douglas, Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man CC (Cycle Challenge) is a cycle sportive which started in 2012 and is held on the world-famous Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. Now its your...

    £35 - £55
    • Road Cycling
  • MAY10
    Fred Whitton Challenge
    Grasmere, North West, United Kingdom

    The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particularly difficult. Riders rank it alongside...

    • Road Cycling
  • SEP22
    The Howler
    Haddenham, South East, United Kingdom

    Back this year with both 90 and 125 km routes taking riders across the stunning countryside of Aylesbury Vale onto the Chiltern Hills and back again via...

    £15 - £20
    • Road Cycling
  • SEP29
    Ipswich Cycle Swarm
    Ipswich, East of England, United Kingdom

    The 5th Ipswich Cycle Swarm is on Sunday 29th. Choose from 25, 50 or 100 mile routes that start and finish at Christchurch Park.

    All riders are...

    £15
    • Road Cycling
  • NOV2
    Cycling Down Dementia Norfolk
    Pudding Norton, East of England, United Kingdom

    This is a classic Autumn sportive and an opportunity to get some pre-winter miles in as you ride a network of mainly fast, quiet country lanes that...

    £3 - £40
    • Road Cycling
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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.