Chase Distillery is based on a beautiful farm in the Herefordshire countryside and produces one of the best well-known Gins and Vodka in the UK. The Chase Distillery Sportive has two distances of 55km (34 miles) and 90km (56 miles) to appeal to all abilities. There will be plenty of opportunities to taste the notoriously good Chase Gin and Vodka and eat some local awesome food!
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We are proud to present this sportive with two excellent routes, covering the stunning Cheshire area.
Every entry goes into a draw to win a Cycle Retreats Luxury Holiday!
This stunning sportif offers three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leaving Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road, the route climbs steadily into the Black Mountains. Panoramic views of the Wye Valley unfold to your right and nothing more than sheep and skylarks will disturb the peace and quiet as you continue climbing to reach Gospel Pass, Wales highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy the long descent through a wooded valley past Llanthony Priory.
The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Peak District from one of the best breweries in the UK based in one of the most picturesque villages in the UK. If you fancy a challenge there are two distances of 30 and 60 miles!
This sportive was our first and weve branched out a lot since then, but this ride will always be special to us. This year weve done a lot of work tweaking the route. This ride reflects that and its 7th birthday should make for the most enjoyable Hertfordshire 100 yet.
One day, 2,000 cyclists, 60 miles
Join us on Sunday 25th August 2019 and help make a real difference to children and young adults suffering from a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
From Seahouses to Tynemouth, cycle 60 miles along the beautiful North Northumberland coastline and raise money to support the Chris Lucas Trust. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Seahouses is the ideal location to start exploring this magnificent part of England. And Tynemouth Priory and Castle is a magnificent end to the ride along the scenic coastline.
Cycling event experts Let's Go Velo are bringing this challenging cycle event to Dartmoor, starting at Dartmoor Brewery HQ.
Choose from two exhilarating routes - the Half Pint (25 miles) or the Full Pint (50 miles), each of which starts at Dartmoor Brewery in Princetown, taking in stunning Dartmoor scenery, and ending at the Prince of Wales in Princetown.
There will be a warm welcome at the Prince of Wales at the finish, and a bottle of our famous Jail Ale for every competitor to take away and enjoy later!
Take on the Great South West Sportive this year and enjoy the beautiful scenery, twisting descents and challenging climbs through iconic Devon and Cornwall countryside!
This cross-county sportive caters for all, with fully supported and signed routes, our event has been designed and planned by cyclists for cyclists.
The Lands End 100 returns for its 8th year in 2018. The routes include some of the most picturesque parts of Cornwall.
The stunning location, quiet roads and breathtaking views make this one of the most scenic rides in the country as the wrap-around coast means that riders will never be far from the sea. They say location is everything, and the Lands End 100 has it all, cycling around the South West peninsula is an unforgettable experience.
A choice of three distances are available; 100 miles, 100km and 75km. All routes will start and finish at Marazion and will all go to Lands End with the long route also making its way around The Lizard peninsula.
Welcome to "The North Derbyshire Challenge" sportive offers four distances covering North Derbyshire and the Peak District and will prove a memorable ride with gorgeous scenery and some challenging hills. This year, we've included some challenging but not insurmountable hills including Two Dales, Beeley Moor and that one that takes you by surpruse with 5km to go!
By entering either of our events, you will have the chance to ride on some of Britain and Central Scotland's most stunning and iconic roads with 2 distances to choose from in each event. "The Medio Fondo" in our events ranges between 86km-88km. The summer edition takes in 2386ft of elevation gain and our autumn edition takes in 2913ft of elevation gain. Then for the enthusiasts, we have "The Gran Fondo's" ranging between 120km and 127km in length and truly epic elevation gains of 4065ft (summer edition) and 5026ft (autumn classic). Both inspired by our original vision statement.
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 place on Sunday the 6th of October.
Weve designed this route so that youll be able to take advantage of some of the great roads that the 2013 TDF took in and experience some beautifully tarmaced surfaces. Whatever the weather throws at us, this route is made for the beginning of Autumn, keeping your motivation high for the coming months.
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 of year. Weve worked hard to take this route through some beautiful countryside that can be enjoyed by all, at the same time minimising junctions and crossings so that all you fast people can get a real rhythm going.
Dont be deceived by the picturesque Warwickshire scenery on view in the Wiggle Tempest the countryside climbs will creep up on you soon enough as you cross the River Avon and pass through a number of quaint and pretty old typically English villages.
Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, we cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, our finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement. Our last day in Paris allows us to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city!
Join riders on this epic 3-day journey and ride from London to Paris. The distance is 500K with the total number of 350 riders and 5 speed groups. Additionally, there is fully supported group riding. This event has rolling road closures and pro level event support.
Suitable for all levels from pros to new cyclists.
Sportives don't get much more stunning than this ride through the Mendips Hills. Consistently voted as one of the best locations for cycling in the UK, the route dips into Cheddar Gorge which possesses a beauty, and a climb, that will take your breath away.
Now a non-operational facility, the secret nuclear bunker at Kelvedon was designed to protect all sorts of important folk during the Cold War. Now open to the public, we think its the perfect (and most interesting) venue to hold a RIDE IT sportive. Situated just down the road from Epping Forest, this ride will feature routes that take in quiet lanes and gently rolling terrain around the Essex countryside. This is one of our flatter rides that will allow you to clock up some miles whilst enjoying some beautiful English scenery at one of the best times of year for road cycling.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the BHF Sponsored Bike Ride at Goodwood Motor Circuit, as well as the 100th Anniversary of Goodwood opening its doors after the war, even more, a reason to join in the celebrations and support our life-saving research.
Join us on a 2.4-mile tarmac surface round the famous motor circuit. Riders can complete as many laps as they wish, the most completed is up to 50 (120 miles!). Please note this event is not wheelchair accessible except for limited spectator viewing.
The Great Shakespeare Ride really does offer something for cyclists of all abilities. The challenging 100 mile Sportive will take you to your limit, while the 100 km Challenge is a tough undulating route, but definitely achievable. The Friendly 5O km, returning for this year, is the perfect course for those new to cycling a beautiful, flatter route along quiet roads with lots of support from start to finish.
Back fo another ride in glorious Scotland. We are based at Lanark Racecourse, which is now disused but was once the site of Britain's oldest horse race.
Lanark is just south of Glasgow and it's not long until you are into the typically beautiful countryside with rolling hills and a scenic vista. Due to the remoteness of some of the roads we are running slightly different route distances to our usual events with Fun, Medium and Long routes only. Our other Scottish events sell out way in advance so make sure you sign up nice and early to get your place.
The East Riding 100 is a brand new event for 2019 allowing riders to explore a new area, the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Wolds and enjoy some fantastic views. Our HQ at Bishop Burton College makes for a fantastic venue where we have access to plenty of parking, accommodation on site, if you would like to stay the night before or after the ride from just 33 for the night.
The HQ has a wide open space where we can enjoy the party atmosphere at the end with a bar selling local ales, a gin and prossecco bar, great music and various choices of food to enjoy at the end.
Ride the world famous TT mountain course on closed roads over the stunning mountain section.
Now in its second year, this fabulous charity cycling sportive will take you from the outskirts of historic York on a circular route through the Vale of York and into the Yorkshire Wolds. Enjoy some lovely scenery as you cycle along mainly quiet roads and pass through picturesque villages, with amazing views from the top of the Wolds.
An early summer sportive test lays in wait in the Sigma Sports Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive, which criss-crosses the Medieval drovers trails the area is famous for, passes through numerous Saxon villages, and offers magnificent views across the Dorset Downs, all in a days riding.
The Coast to Coast Cycle is a classic journey spanning the width of the United Kingdom. Over four days youll cycle 140 miles through the challenging yet scenic countryside of Northern England. This is a fantastic trip that starts in Whitehaven on the West Coast of England and ends in Tynemouth on the East Coast. Our Coast to Coast Cycle is a fully supported trip so you can fully concentrate on the cycling and the beautiful scenery whilst being guided by knowledgeable, supportive and experienced leaders.
Pedalling through the majestic lakes and valleys of the Lake District National Park
Exploring the bustling market town of Keswick
The rolling hills of the North Pennines
Climbing the iconic Hartside Pass for a coffee at the top
Finishing in the bright lights of Newcastle
Setting off from Whitby the roads are superb, and as we descend to Sandsend and ride along the sea front, the views are amazing. The most picturesque start to any sportive! But dont relax, well shortly be climbing Lythe bank,with its long drags to the top. From Lythe we disappear into the North Yorkshire Moors and their spell-binding scenery, quiet roads, stunning little villages, tough climbs and exhilarating descents, before returning to Whitby to celebrate our part in the famous Whitby Regatta, now in its 177th year and one of the oldest such events in the World. 32 miles, 58 miles, 79 miles.
Your chance to ride the best sections of the 2019 UCI World Championships Mens Elite Road Race ahead of the actual race in September 2019. You will ride out through Wharfedale and take on the big climbs of Kidstones, Buttertubs pass and Grinton Moor. Then experience one of the flatter fast sections heading towards Masham before taking a scenic route back to the start point in Ilkley.
The route misses out some of the urban sections of the actual race route and also the finishing circuit in Harrogate as it is not rideable under usual traffic regulations.
One Saturday each month from March to September we are hosting a fully supported challenge ride. The routes are incredibly varied with each one having its own very distinct character to show off the wide variety of terrain and scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines.
The rides are an exclusive individual guided and supported experience similar to a sportive ride in that there is a set route, but are not timed. What you get over and above a typical sportive is a pre-ride bike check, a support vehicle and team mechanic, the benefit of riding in a small group with your own dedicated ride leader and a top caf stop. The rides are a great way of exploring new territory in the safe hands of YVT and will be of interest to local riders as well as visitors to the area. We guarantee to give you an epic day out that will stay long in your memory! If you are concerned about running out of energy on the ride, there are up to 4 spaces available in the support vehicle, so you can hop on board if necessary.
The Saddleback Sodbury Sportive is must do sportive for all levels of cyclists. Some wonderful countryside, quiet lanes and beautiful views are there to be enjoyed.
A choice of 3 distances (100 miles, 60 miles or 30 miles) will take riders along well signed (over 700 signs) and marshalled routes. Mechanical support at the start and along the route will be provided as well as a broom wagon to collect struggling riders.
Feed Stations along the route promise to refresh riders with a generous selection of homemade food combining the essential with some treats for those with a little more time to spare. Feed Stations will also have a track pump and inner tubes in case you need to get your tyre back to full pressure or top up on spare tubes.
Returning to Chipping Sodbury there will be free hot food, massages from the experts at the Toll House Clinic and time to relax with a drink from the bar
201km cycling event starting from Padiham, Lancashire. Controls at Slaidburn, Tan Hill Inn and Gargrave.
A 200 km Audax, long-distance cycling event from Lancashire to the Yorkshire Dales and back again - in a day! Uses commercial controls throughout.
Starting from the quaint town of Liphook, we're ideally situated for a stunning day of road cycling. Riders will experience the best of the Hampshire countryside before striking south and heading for the Downs. The Long route climbs up over the stunning expanses of road across the Downs, before looping back to the event centre with a final climb, just to make sure you arrive feeling like youve had a good workout. This ride should offer something for everyone, with 4 different routes that all deliver on quality; pretty villages, quiet roads and far-reaching open countryside make this a great summer challenge.
Our original sportive event, Staffordshire Cycling has had a home in and around Stafford since its inception over half a decade ago. So were excited to be heading somewhere totally new, as we relocate to Newcastle Under Lyme for the next 2 years. Being in a new venue means were able to take you to a few places that RideStaffs sportives havent been in the past, its also inspired us to offer you a the longest sportive route in the history of RideStaffs, with the long route topping 78miles, 10 more than our previous longest ride.
This route explores the best cycling Yorkshire has to offer including many of the roads used for the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart linked together via quiet scenic lanes. The route is a real mix of Yorkshire cycling routes, taking in quiet undulating roads to long slogs up to the high, exposed moors that deliver dramatic views across stunning landscapes.
Our London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide. With a limited number of spaces available dont miss out register today!
Events are at held at the world famous Castle Combe race circuit and provide safe, traffic free racing. Events are at held at the world famous Castle Combe race circuit and provide safe, traffic free racing.
The five-race series on the super-smooth surface will again be sponsored by Kinetic-One. DB Max Precision Timing will provide the results and the lap splits for every competitor. Competitors go off at 30 second intervals at each event throughout the year.
The MagnifiCat sportive has gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge. Forging the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs on the South Downs as one, this event is one of a carefully picked few that many cyclists aim to tick off the to do list.
Welcome to the awesome Tour de Mon - the cycle sportive which takes you around the beautiful island of Anglesey.
The Tour de Mon will take you to the most beautiful and iconic locations on the wonderful island of Anglesey. Boasting possibly the most beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK, Anglesey is one of Britains best kept secrets and we want to share it with you.
The Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds, plus the magnificent Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are just some of the highlights youll see on the York 100 charity cycling sportive. You can experience some of the best cycling terrain in England on this bike ride raising funds for vital medical research to help sick and disabled babies and children.
If you are relatively new to cycling you may want to try our Classic 68 mile route which will provide you with a great ride and a fantastic challenge. Or if youre an experienced cyclist or sportive rider the Champion route at 100 miles is the perfect distance to push yourself to the limit.
Join the Action Medical Research team on this charity cycling event and enjoy a great day in the saddle with first class support throughout the day.
A 100K or 50K cycle sportive to raise funds for Youth Action Wiltshire taking riders on a scenic route around Salisbury Plain and the beautiful Avon Valley before returning to Devizes.
The Lockerbie Action Group is preparing for the annual Lockerbie Loop. This is a fantastic family day out and a cycling experience not to be missed!
This hugely popular event is suitable for all abilities and all routes are fully marshalled. The event starts at 9.30am at Somerton House Hotel in Lockerbie and all routes include rest stops and refreshments.
Welcome to the Tour de Broads cycle sportive. It is the regions biggest locally run and organized cycling event.
Our Summer event is part two of the Tour de Broads series that starts and finishes the cycling season. We again aim to make your day out an experience to remember with a festival atmosphere in the event villages. We have two venues, updated routes to take in more Broads and more Broads villages.
This is one of our hardest rides and weve cut down the distances to reflect it. This is no easy spin, but riders will certainly see some of the highlights of this incredible national park.
Taking in many of Eastern Perthshires quiet and scenic roads to create the Cateran Sportive. With redesigned routes, the 80 miler has plenty of challenges and the 40 miler lets riders relax a bit more and set their own challenge.
The V12 Sportive is a new and exciting open road cycling event starting and finishing on the iconic Barry Island resort, South Wales. There are two distances to conquer with some demanding climbs (it is South Wales after all).
The 100m GF route will take you east from Barry, along the coast to Newport and then over Caerphilly Mountain. You will then head towards the valleys where you will get to ride over one of the nations favourite ups The Bwlch. Youre then heading back to the coast where you will loop around to finish on the prom where you will be awarded your medal.
Cycling from Lands End to John OGroats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of. Starting at Lands End on the south-westerly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and the Highlands to the North Coast and John OGroats.
In all we will cover roughly 1000 miles, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles. This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!
As stunning as it is challenging, the Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior sportive bridges the gap between England and Wales and gives you the best views, climbs and cycling roads of the border towns and villages of both states.
Starting out from Chepstow Racecourse, youll head for one of the main attractions straight away as youll tackle the hills of the Wye Valley first of all. Following the River Wye all the way, darting left and right as do the roads youre sure to enjoy the ride alongside the water. Sit up and absorb the stunning cliff faces and river below before criss-crossing once more and heading into England.
Once on the English part of the course, youll enter the Forest of Dean soon after leaving Wales. One or two small climbs wait in the Forests sheltered and remote roads, but they shouldnt make you too uncomfortable to enjoy the tranquillity and wilderness along the wooded roads.
Heading up through Ruspidge, youll bear left at Nailbridge and head west once more. Around Upper Lydbrook, youll meet the River Wye again and pass over it, although much closer inland compared to before. The winding country lanes continue, as the undulating terrain around the Welsh and English border will keep pushing you along on up-and-down sections.
Crossing the River Wye yet again, youre back on Welsh soil and on the home straight, although theres still time for a sizeable loop to harness the unique rolling hills in the area. The last couple of hills might smart with tired legs, but youd expect nothing less on such a comprehensive border-crossing tour of the valleys.
The Bealach is the UKs biggest road climb with an ascent of 626m from sea level in just 10km. It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and hills. The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as a gem in Scotlands crown of natural wonders. The idea of a sportive belongs to local cycling legend Clifford Davidson.