Road Cycling Events in Leeds

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JUN1
Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor

Our road cycling tours are for keen road cyclists of all abilities and we offer circular routes staying in different locations each evening as well as tours and day events based in our home town of Ilkley.

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 lunch.

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Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor

11 Regent St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our road cycling tours are for keen road cyclists of all abilities and we offer circular routes staying in different locations each evening as well as tours and day events based in our home town of Ilkley.

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 lunch.

£50
Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor
JUN16
The Good Companions

200km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at FULWOOD, GLASSON DOCK, WHALLEY and HOLLINGWORTH LAKE, plus 1 information control.

Join the riders of the 3 Coasts 600 as they are on their last legs on the last leg of their ride.

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The Good Companions

West Cottage, Raw End Rd, Warley, Halifax HX2 7SR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

200km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at FULWOOD, GLASSON DOCK, WHALLEY and HOLLINGWORTH LAKE, plus 1 information control.

Join the riders of the 3 Coasts 600 as they are on their last legs on the last leg of their ride.

£5
The Good Companions
JUN15
The 3 Coasts 600

607km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at Castleford, Pocklington, Bridlington, Malton, Castleford, Mytholmroyd, Fulwood, Glasson Dock, Whalley and Hollingworth Lake, plus 5 information controls.

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The 3 Coasts 600

3 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

607km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at Castleford, Pocklington, Bridlington, Malton, Castleford, Mytholmroyd, Fulwood, Glasson Dock, Whalley and Hollingworth Lake, plus 5 information controls.

£10
The 3 Coasts 600
JUN15
The East & West Coasts 600

605km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at Castleford, Pocklington, Bridlington, Malton, Castleford, Mytholmroyd, Fulwood, Glasson Dock and Whalley, plus 5 information controls.

Stage 1 (383 km): to Bridlington, then back to base for food and sleep. Stage 2 (224 km): to Blackpool & Glasson Dock, but more time in the Fylde means less climbing and only 2 Coasts.

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The East & West Coasts 600

3 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

605km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at Castleford, Pocklington, Bridlington, Malton, Castleford, Mytholmroyd, Fulwood, Glasson Dock and Whalley, plus 5 information controls.

Stage 1 (383 km): to Bridlington, then back to base for food and sleep. Stage 2 (224 km): to Blackpool & Glasson Dock, but more time in the Fylde means less climbing and only 2 Coasts.

£10
The East & West Coasts 600
JUN20
Ripon Tour Sportive

Again this year, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories with 1,000s of cycling fans and ride on the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.

From the climbs, still covered in riders names, to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.

For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you cant get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a must do event for any serious cycling fan.

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Ripon Tour Sportive

Obelisk, Ripon HG4 1BN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Again this year, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories with 1,000s of cycling fans and ride on the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.

From the climbs, still covered in riders names, to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.

For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you cant get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a must do event for any serious cycling fan.

£20 - £27.50
Ripon Tour Sportive
AUG10
Challenge Ride 4: Kidstones, Buttertubs Pass, Grinton Moor

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.

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Challenge Ride 4: Kidstones, Buttertubs Pass, Grinton Moor

Weston Moor Rd, Otley LS21, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£50
Challenge Ride 4: Kidstones, Buttertubs Pass, Grinton Moor
JUN22
Summer Dart to York 200KM cycle

Audax UK Events are open to all cyclists. They are organised by cycling clubs, CTC local groups or individuals, to AUK regulations, which are based on those devised by Audax Club Parisien. For details of the conduct of events see the Ride Regulations pages.

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Summer Dart to York 200KM cycle

Lendal Bridge, York YO1 6BE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Audax UK Events are open to all cyclists. They are organised by cycling clubs, CTC local groups or individuals, to AUK regulations, which are based on those devised by Audax Club Parisien. For details of the conduct of events see the Ride Regulations pages.

£5
Summer Dart to York 200KM cycle
AUG10
UCI World Championships Trip - Weekend 5

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.

Nought Bank

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UCI World Championships Trip - Weekend 5

64 Wheatley Ln, Ilkley LS29 8PW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

Nought Bank

£50
UCI World Championships Trip - Weekend 5
JUN30
Ripon Tour Sportive

Yorkshire, for all of its natural beauty, is best explored by bicycle. A Tour de France Grand Depart and a subsequently founded Tour de Yorkshire pay dividends to that sentiment, proving that the rustic landscape is a perfect test for road cycling with its challenging climbs, equally rewarding descents and magnificent scenery.

We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years old only have to pay a small fee to cover the entry process. All under 16 riders must be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.

The Sigma Sports Ripon Revolution will send you riding through the famous landscapes Yorkshire that were part of this years Tour de Yorkshire route. As you set off from Ripon, youll see for yourself how the hills and pastoral roads made for a great bike race.

The first few miles start on an increasing hill incline, as well give you chance to warm up your legs before taking on the highest peak of the day fairly soon after rolling over the start line. This ascent is part of a four-strong line-up of climbs that follow one another, passing Masham then the Leighton Reservoir, eventually reaching High Ash Moor at the top to take in the breathtaking views across the surrounding area.

Youll be able to rack up some speed on the descent down to Lofthouse, which starts off steep and levels out, following the River Nidd to pass the naturally attractive Gouthwaite Reservoir before the next big uphill test, taking on the challenging climb of Greenhow Hill, just after passing through Pateley.

Once more, your efforts will be rewarded with a long and sprawling descent, offering some recovery time before its time to tackle the last two major climbs of the day, going over Round Hill and Brimham Rocks.

The hard work done, the remainder of the miles left until you reach ride HQ mostly lean downhill, so theres no reason not to empty the tank on your final push to earn a well-deserved finishers medal.

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Ripon Tour Sportive

Boroughbridge Rd, Ripon HG4, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Yorkshire, for all of its natural beauty, is best explored by bicycle. A Tour de France Grand Depart and a subsequently founded Tour de Yorkshire pay dividends to that sentiment, proving that the rustic landscape is a perfect test for road cycling with its challenging climbs, equally rewarding descents and magnificent scenery.

We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years old only have to pay a small fee to cover the entry process. All under 16 riders must be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.

The Sigma Sports Ripon Revolution will send you riding through the famous landscapes Yorkshire that were part of this years Tour de Yorkshire route. As you set off from Ripon, youll see for yourself how the hills and pastoral roads made for a great bike race.

The first few miles start on an increasing hill incline, as well give you chance to warm up your legs before taking on the highest peak of the day fairly soon after rolling over the start line. This ascent is part of a four-strong line-up of climbs that follow one another, passing Masham then the Leighton Reservoir, eventually reaching High Ash Moor at the top to take in the breathtaking views across the surrounding area.

Youll be able to rack up some speed on the descent down to Lofthouse, which starts off steep and levels out, following the River Nidd to pass the naturally attractive Gouthwaite Reservoir before the next big uphill test, taking on the challenging climb of Greenhow Hill, just after passing through Pateley.

Once more, your efforts will be rewarded with a long and sprawling descent, offering some recovery time before its time to tackle the last two major climbs of the day, going over Round Hill and Brimham Rocks.

The hard work done, the remainder of the miles left until you reach ride HQ mostly lean downhill, so theres no reason not to empty the tank on your final push to earn a well-deserved finishers medal.

£20
Ripon Tour Sportive
JUN9
Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride

If you have joined us before, you will know that our emphasis is on having fun and a grand day out in the fresh airand, in the process, raising vital funds for disadvantaged children in Yorkshire.

Come and join us and you will be made very welcome whether you are on your own or riding with a group of friends and whether you are a regular rider, or a bit rusty! We have designed our two routes so there is something for everyone.

We cant guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee you fresh air, a friendly welcome and a fine route. Come and join us well look forward to seeing you.

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Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride

14 Silver St, Masham, Ripon HG4 4DX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

If you have joined us before, you will know that our emphasis is on having fun and a grand day out in the fresh airand, in the process, raising vital funds for disadvantaged children in Yorkshire.

Come and join us and you will be made very welcome whether you are on your own or riding with a group of friends and whether you are a regular rider, or a bit rusty! We have designed our two routes so there is something for everyone.

We cant guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee you fresh air, a friendly welcome and a fine route. Come and join us well look forward to seeing you.

£45 - £95
Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride
JUN1
Registration Perks
The Flat 100

One of the biggest Sportive's in the region and always a sell out so don't leave it too long in booking the classic event. Formerly called Flat n Fast 100, now the Flat 100 is just that a flat 100 mile course (with options for 65 and 25 mile still flat)

Join over the 1000 riders in nine if the most popular rides in the UK!

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The Flat 100

Trinity Academy Bus Park, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 5BU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

One of the biggest Sportive's in the region and always a sell out so don't leave it too long in booking the classic event. Formerly called Flat n Fast 100, now the Flat 100 is just that a flat 100 mile course (with options for 65 and 25 mile still flat)

Join over the 1000 riders in nine if the most popular rides in the UK!

£17.50 - £30
The Flat 100
JUL7
Bowland

200km cycling event starting from Denshaw, Saddleworth. Controls at Settle: Free control Stamp or Receipt and Slaidburn: Stamp from riverside cafe or receipt, plus 3 information controls.

A scenic tour over the Pennines to Settle, return over the Bowland Fells with great views of the Three Peaks and then Pendle Hill.

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Bowland

Brimmy Croft Ln, Oldham OL3 5SF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

200km cycling event starting from Denshaw, Saddleworth. Controls at Settle: Free control Stamp or Receipt and Slaidburn: Stamp from riverside cafe or receipt, plus 3 information controls.

A scenic tour over the Pennines to Settle, return over the Bowland Fells with great views of the Three Peaks and then Pendle Hill.

£8
Bowland
AUG4
Yorkshire 100

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.

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Yorkshire 100

York Sport Centre, University of York, James Way, Heslington, York YO10 5NA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£36
Yorkshire 100
AUG18
York 100

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.

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York 100

Sports and Fitness Centre, Heslington, York YO10 5NA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£38
York 100
AUG11
Tan Hill 200

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.

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Tan Hill 200

2 Hall St, Burnley BB11 1QJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£7.50
Tan Hill 200
AUG11
Sigma Yorkshire Tour Sportive

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.

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Sigma Yorkshire Tour Sportive

5A Station Rd, Thirsk YO7 1PZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£3 - £40
Sigma Yorkshire Tour Sportive
SEP8
Heart of York Bike Ride

Cycle from the city of York, through the scenic moors and countryside of North Yorkshire. Choose your challenge from 26 and 41-mile routes and join the fight for every heartbeat. Both routes start from the historic city of York and take in some of North Yorkshire's breathtaking countryside.

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Heart of York Bike Ride

75 Haxby Rd, York YO32 4AB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Cycle from the city of York, through the scenic moors and countryside of North Yorkshire. Choose your challenge from 26 and 41-mile routes and join the fight for every heartbeat. Both routes start from the historic city of York and take in some of North Yorkshire's breathtaking countryside.

£15 - £60
Heart of York Bike Ride
SEP22
Yorkshire Sportive

In September 2019 the worlds best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar. The Championships will include a range of mens and womens races, across age groups from junior to elite, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire and each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate.

It will be the first time that Britain has hosted the UCI Road World Championships since 1982 and Yorkshire is aiming to deliver the most inclusive, innovative and inspiring Road World Championships in the history of the UCI.

The racing will commence on the Saturday 21st September with a ground-breaking para-cycling event running alongside the Championships which will act as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The showcase will feature every Paralympic road racing discipline and take place in front of one of the largest crowds ever assembled for an elite para-cycling event.

These UCI Road World Championships will build even further on the countys growing global reputation for the sport after hosting the grandest of Grand Departs for the 2014 Tour de France and the annual legacy race the Tour de Yorkshire which has continued to grow each year, with record breaking spectator numbers.

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Yorkshire Sportive

Yorkshire and the Humber, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

In September 2019 the worlds best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar. The Championships will include a range of mens and womens races, across age groups from junior to elite, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire and each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate.

It will be the first time that Britain has hosted the UCI Road World Championships since 1982 and Yorkshire is aiming to deliver the most inclusive, innovative and inspiring Road World Championships in the history of the UCI.

The racing will commence on the Saturday 21st September with a ground-breaking para-cycling event running alongside the Championships which will act as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The showcase will feature every Paralympic road racing discipline and take place in front of one of the largest crowds ever assembled for an elite para-cycling event.

These UCI Road World Championships will build even further on the countys growing global reputation for the sport after hosting the grandest of Grand Departs for the 2014 Tour de France and the annual legacy race the Tour de Yorkshire which has continued to grow each year, with record breaking spectator numbers.

£57.50 - £67.50
Yorkshire Sportive
JUN8
Registration Perks
York Omnium

A cycling spectacle that balances sportsmanship with spectatorship. Fun to ride, fantastic to watch.

Set on a 1km closed cycle circuit, it involves an afternoon of racing across three formats, each designed to identify the most all-rounded road cyclist. The competition is surrounded by a festival of food, drink, pop-up shops and entertainment.

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York Omnium

York Sport Village, York YO10 5FG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A cycling spectacle that balances sportsmanship with spectatorship. Fun to ride, fantastic to watch.

Set on a 1km closed cycle circuit, it involves an afternoon of racing across three formats, each designed to identify the most all-rounded road cyclist. The competition is surrounded by a festival of food, drink, pop-up shops and entertainment.

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York Omnium

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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.

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