In its first year, the temptingly titled West Coast Fish and Chip Ride takes you from city to sea, exhibiting some of the best of Bowland en route. With one or two tough climbs to test you, and perhaps more pertinently work up an appetite, we will make sure that you are well rewarded for your efforts once you reach the coast! A tasty and well-earned portion of fish and chips right on Lytham Green awaits the riders who tackle this brand new sportive. Theres nothing quite like lunch by the sea!
Road Cycling Events in Blackpool, North West
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride is a non competitive bike ride which covers a range of distances from 5 miles to 100 miles, for all the family and abilities depending on the chosen route. Many riders start outside the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool, which offers a unique opportunity to ride approximately 2.5 miles through the Tunnel under the river Mersey, traffic free (courtesy of Merseytravel). Depending on the route chosen, riders can also start from a lively event site at the Countess of Chester Health Park.
The Tour de Furness charity cycle event is organised by the Rotary Club of Furness to raise money for St Marys Hospice as well as others. The idea of the event is to get cyclists of all abilities joining in to have fun and raise money for charities of their choice.
Our aim is for you to ENJOY this event, to have a great day out, to soak up the delights of the Furness area. At the same time through the Rotary Club of Furness, you will be helping to raise money to support St. Marys Hospice, Rotary charities or a charity of your choice.
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 superb sights and scenery as the Cumbria sportive rolls through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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 complete the challenging 1002km route. 11750m of climb.
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What you need to know about Road Cycling Events
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.