Road Cycling Events in Leicester

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APR28
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Cycle Derby Sportive – Spring Classic

Three distances are on offer, all of which take in Derbyshire and Leicestershire's fantastic scenery, on mainly quiet roads heading out as far as Cannock Chase on the 160km route, whilst the 80km and 40km routes take in country lanes around Tutbury, Needwood Thurvaston and Dalbury.

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Cycle Derby Sportive – Spring Classic

Unnamed Road, Derby DE22 3BG, UKView event
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About the event
From the organiser

Three distances are on offer, all of which take in Derbyshire and Leicestershire's fantastic scenery, on mainly quiet roads heading out as far as Cannock Chase on the 160km route, whilst the 80km and 40km routes take in country lanes around Tutbury, Needwood Thurvaston and Dalbury.

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  • Did the event in 2017

    Very pleasant, well organised sportive. Excellent value for money.  Lovely place to start as well.    Would have liked to have had some flapjack at the end for those of us who don't stop at the feed stations, I missed out and I heard it was ace!   Also, a couple more waymarkers after the feed stations would have been useful.  As so many people stopped to eat, those of us who didn't had a couple of 'is this the right way?' moments as there was no-one around and suddenly no waymarkers!
£25 - £35
Cycle Derby Sportive – Spring Classic
JUN23
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Cycle for Cransley

With four exhilarating and picturesque routes through the rolling Northampton countryside, this incredible cycling challenge offers something for all ages and abilities.

Theres a 10-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile and (new for 2019) a fantastic 63-mile (100km) fondo to choose from! All rides will begin from the Kettering Rugby Club.

Thanks to generous support from our Headline sponsors KLM Taxis and Tollers Solicitors, the event will be bigger and better than ever before.

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Cycle for Cransley

Kettering Rugby Football Club, Waverley Rd, Kettering NN15 6NT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

With four exhilarating and picturesque routes through the rolling Northampton countryside, this incredible cycling challenge offers something for all ages and abilities.

Theres a 10-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile and (new for 2019) a fantastic 63-mile (100km) fondo to choose from! All rides will begin from the Kettering Rugby Club.

Thanks to generous support from our Headline sponsors KLM Taxis and Tollers Solicitors, the event will be bigger and better than ever before.

£5 - £20
Cycle for Cransley
SEP22
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North Derbyshire Challenge

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!

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North Derbyshire Challenge

Unnamed Road, Derby DE22 4NH, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

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!

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Fantastic 100+ mile ride in the Peak District and high Praks . 9500 ft climbing made for a tough day in the saddle but well worth the effort for a stunning bike ride.
    Very well signed route with feed stations at good intervals.
    I would recommend this there are various lengths to try but why not go for the big one!
£25 - £35
North Derbyshire Challenge
MAY25
Welland Valley Sportive
Thorpe Langton, England, United Kingdom

This is the sixth Macmillan Harborough Sportive, (now renamed 'Welland Valley Sportive'), organised again this year by Welland Valley Cycling Club with the assistance of many volunteers. Our aim is twofold: first to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and second, to encourage cycling for all abilities and ages. All proceeds to Macmillan.

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Welland Valley Sportive

Grange Farm, Welham Rd, Thorpe Langton, Market Harborough LE16 7TU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is the sixth Macmillan Harborough Sportive, (now renamed 'Welland Valley Sportive'), organised again this year by Welland Valley Cycling Club with the assistance of many volunteers. Our aim is twofold: first to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and second, to encourage cycling for all abilities and ages. All proceeds to Macmillan.

£15 - £25
Welland Valley Sportive
APR27
Rutland CiCLE Tour

Something for riders of all levels of fitness and experience: a 58 mile route ideal for those newish to cycling and cyclo-sportives, but still hard enough to provide a personal challenge; the toughest challenges come from the 105 and 79 mile rides, which feature the most picturesque lanes and villages the area has to offer. Taking in not only Rutland but neighbouring Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the long route has almost 5000 feet of climbing.

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Rutland CiCLE Tour

21 Normanton Rd, Edith Weston, Oakham LE15 8HD, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Something for riders of all levels of fitness and experience: a 58 mile route ideal for those newish to cycling and cyclo-sportives, but still hard enough to provide a personal challenge; the toughest challenges come from the 105 and 79 mile rides, which feature the most picturesque lanes and villages the area has to offer. Taking in not only Rutland but neighbouring Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the long route has almost 5000 feet of climbing.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    Another quality event from ITP. A nice rolling route with some challenging climbs around the scenic Rutland water. Having done the ITP Lincoln GP sportives the last 2 years I'd hoped for an equally well organised event and wasn't disappointed. Straightforward registration, good food stops and well marshalled. Suspect I will do this one again in the future!
  • Did the event in 2017

    It is only recently that I’ve completed my second long cycling event. I entered the Rutland Sportive as a build up to the Ironman. The course is 105 miles long but you have to cycle 2 miles to get to the start from the official car park, so I’m rounding that up to 109 (that’s crazy maths). I selected that one as the route looked very hilly and would be good training for the Ironman course. I’d competed in other events around Rutland so I knew that it would be lumpy, the locals refer to the hilly countryside in that area as the Rutland ripple. I figured doing some hill work over a long distance couldn’t be a bad thing.Aiming to avoid a bonk I decided to test my nutrition strategy. I’d just been on holiday and read a book by Vassos Alexander, radio sports presenter and self-confessed running addict. He mentioned making his own super food cake which had worked successfully for him over various long distance races, so I decided to follow suit. I’m not sure what his exact recipe was as it wasn’t in the book, but I ploughed on regardless by buying the essential ingredients of bananas, blueberries, eggs, peanut butter and avocado. I then made up the rest myself to add extra flavour. I was quite surprised when I made it that it actually tasted good so decided to take it along on the Sportive. It worked like a dream. I ate a couple of mouthfuls every 30 minutes, plus anything else I managed to pick up at the food stations dotted along the way. Bonk avoided.The course itself lived up to expectations. It was very undulating. A few days before the race a fellow Leicester Tri club member posted on the club forum that he had also entered the event and wanted to know if anyone else was going along. More than happy to have a riding mate I said I’d meet him at the start. I’d never met Lewis, or Coops as he’s known, before the race but it didn’t take long to realise that we were both coming at it from the same angle i.e. nothing too serious, but great to have some company on the way. I think he may have regretted meeting up at one point as he’d only signed up for the 75 mile version. I convinced him to go for the full distance after a couple of hours. I’d found out that he worked for the RAF and that he doing a charity bike ride from London to Paris later in the year to raise money for war veterans. The extra miles were not going to him any harm in preparing for that.It was a great day out. The weather was pretty kind to us, sunny with very little wind. I felt pretty good throughout and went well up the (multiple) hills. Apart from the obligatory sore backside from hours sat on a saddle, I had no ill effects from the ride or my cobbled together cake. The nutrition side went smoothly and my legs weren’t demolished. I don’t know whether I could have run a marathon straight after but I didn’t think it was an impossible task either. Job done. Coops and I went on our separate ways and it was another box ticked in my Ironman preparation.
£32
Rutland CiCLE Tour
JUN2
Squires and Spires

The Squires and Spires Cyclosportive takes place through the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and passes through many beautiful villages which are steeped in history. The theme of the Squires and Spires will take riders on a tour past many country houses, including Althorpe House (home of the Spencer family and resting place of Princess Diana) and Cottesbrooke Hall (the inspiration for Jane Austens Mansfield Park).

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Squires and Spires

Naseby Village Hall, Haselbech Road,, Newlands, Naseby, Northampton NN6 6DE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Squires and Spires Cyclosportive takes place through the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and passes through many beautiful villages which are steeped in history. The theme of the Squires and Spires will take riders on a tour past many country houses, including Althorpe House (home of the Spencer family and resting place of Princess Diana) and Cottesbrooke Hall (the inspiration for Jane Austens Mansfield Park).

£29
Squires and Spires
MAY19
Midland Monster

Welcome to The GIROs very own Sportive, the aptly named Midland Monster.

There are a number of rides to choose from again this year, including the new Mega Monster a 140 mile challenge that takes the riders through the incredible scenery of the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire countryside.

We still have the original to Midland Monster 104 miles, Mezzo Monster 74 miles, Mini Monster 40 miles and for the 2nd year, the Family ride of 5-10 miles.

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Midland Monster

The Hub Cafe, Rosliston Farm Forestry Centre/Burton Rd, Swadlincote DE12 8JX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to The GIROs very own Sportive, the aptly named Midland Monster.

There are a number of rides to choose from again this year, including the new Mega Monster a 140 mile challenge that takes the riders through the incredible scenery of the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire countryside.

We still have the original to Midland Monster 104 miles, Mezzo Monster 74 miles, Mini Monster 40 miles and for the 2nd year, the Family ride of 5-10 miles.

£30
Midland Monster
JUN9
Belles of Belvoir

We have 3 varied routes to choose from: 24, 50 and 70 miles!

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Belles of Belvoir

2 Harby Ln, Hose, Melton Mowbray LE14 4JR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We have 3 varied routes to choose from: 24, 50 and 70 miles!

£27 - £42
Belles of Belvoir
MAY18
Warwickshire Wanderer

105km cycling event starting from Meriden, Warwickshire. Controls at WELLESBOURNE and HARBURY, plus 2 information controls.

Mostly country lanes across the Avon then leafy scenery past Edgehill Civil War site. Then climbs through Burton Dassett Country Park before returning round Leamington Spa. Refreshments available at start/finish and at venues on the ride.

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Warwickshire Wanderer

Railes Farm, 3 Fillongley Rd, Meriden, Coventry CV7 7LW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

105km cycling event starting from Meriden, Warwickshire. Controls at WELLESBOURNE and HARBURY, plus 2 information controls.

Mostly country lanes across the Avon then leafy scenery past Edgehill Civil War site. Then climbs through Burton Dassett Country Park before returning round Leamington Spa. Refreshments available at start/finish and at venues on the ride.

£8
Warwickshire Wanderer
JUN23
The Little John

The serious cyclists among you have the chance to push yourself while enjoying some excellent undulations, fast straights and ultimately a brilliant cycling experience.

The route heads South and then East towards the Vale of Belvoir, the sportive route then turns North towards Newark before turning west and heading towards Car Colston and East Bridgford.

The Sportive then splits from the 50 mile route and heads north towards Lowdham and Thurgaton. The route then enters an anti-clockwise loop that takes in Fiskerton, Caunton, Sutton-on-Trent, Wellow, Eakring and Edingley before returning through Thurgaton and back to the remainder of the 50 mile route.

The route finishes by passing through Radcliffe-on-Trent and returning via Holme Pierrepont and the riverside path.

Taking in some of the countys stunning scenery, this is a must-do for any cycling enthusiast.

Please note that this event is for people aged over 18 only.

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The Little John

41A Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5AW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The serious cyclists among you have the chance to push yourself while enjoying some excellent undulations, fast straights and ultimately a brilliant cycling experience.

The route heads South and then East towards the Vale of Belvoir, the sportive route then turns North towards Newark before turning west and heading towards Car Colston and East Bridgford.

The Sportive then splits from the 50 mile route and heads north towards Lowdham and Thurgaton. The route then enters an anti-clockwise loop that takes in Fiskerton, Caunton, Sutton-on-Trent, Wellow, Eakring and Edingley before returning through Thurgaton and back to the remainder of the 50 mile route.

The route finishes by passing through Radcliffe-on-Trent and returning via Holme Pierrepont and the riverside path.

Taking in some of the countys stunning scenery, this is a must-do for any cycling enthusiast.

Please note that this event is for people aged over 18 only.

£29 - £35
The Little John
JUN16
Charnwood Primavera
Sutton Bonington, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Join us for a Primavera ride around the ancient hills of the Charnwood Forest. The terrain is wooded and undulating. Taking in the most picturesque lanes and villages, including some less hilly sections to the south and west, you'll get a well planned route that shows the best of the area and provides a good test of your fitness. Starting at the modern Sutton Bonington Sports Centre, part of Nottingham University, there is ample parking and good changing facilities. THIS IS A ROAD EVENT, NOT A MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT.

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Charnwood Primavera

83 Main St, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough LE12 5PE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for a Primavera ride around the ancient hills of the Charnwood Forest. The terrain is wooded and undulating. Taking in the most picturesque lanes and villages, including some less hilly sections to the south and west, you'll get a well planned route that shows the best of the area and provides a good test of your fitness. Starting at the modern Sutton Bonington Sports Centre, part of Nottingham University, there is ample parking and good changing facilities. THIS IS A ROAD EVENT, NOT A MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT.

£31
Charnwood Primavera
APR27
The Quattro

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

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The Quattro

Billing Aquadrome, Crow Ln, Great Billing, Northampton NN3 9DA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

Booking Closed
The Quattro
MAY18
Cotswold Challenge

A 160km cycling event starting from Meriden, Warwickshire. Mostly country lanes across the Avon and through Cotswold villages, up Edgehill and through Burton Dassett Country Park.

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Cotswold Challenge

Railes Farm, 3 Fillongley Rd, Meriden, Coventry CV7 7LW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 160km cycling event starting from Meriden, Warwickshire. Mostly country lanes across the Avon and through Cotswold villages, up Edgehill and through Burton Dassett Country Park.

£8
Cotswold Challenge
APR28
Tommy Godwin Challenge

The Tommy Godwin Challenge sportive was set up in 2013 to honour the memory of 1948 Olympic cycling medallist Tommy Godwin. All profits go to fund the West Midlands Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull where Tommy spent his last few days. So far we have raised over 60,000.

There are three routes, 30, 73 and 100km. The 30km ride is for families and the less experienced cyclists. The more challenging 100km sportive route and the intermediate 73km sportive route both have a refreshment stop and timing. The well-signed routes wend their way through the Warwickshire lanes, with the 100km sportive making a brief foray into Worcestershire via Feckenham. There are a couple of fords en route for the adventurous, but don't worry there are alternative paths! With only a couple of climbs, it's the ideal end of season event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive after a summer of training.

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Tommy Godwin Challenge

1 Marsh Ln, Solihull B91 2PG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Tommy Godwin Challenge sportive was set up in 2013 to honour the memory of 1948 Olympic cycling medallist Tommy Godwin. All profits go to fund the West Midlands Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull where Tommy spent his last few days. So far we have raised over 60,000.

There are three routes, 30, 73 and 100km. The 30km ride is for families and the less experienced cyclists. The more challenging 100km sportive route and the intermediate 73km sportive route both have a refreshment stop and timing. The well-signed routes wend their way through the Warwickshire lanes, with the 100km sportive making a brief foray into Worcestershire via Feckenham. There are a couple of fords en route for the adventurous, but don't worry there are alternative paths! With only a couple of climbs, it's the ideal end of season event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive after a summer of training.

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Tommy Godwin Challenge

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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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