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!
Road Cycling Events in Manchester
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.
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.
Come and join us for a short road ride with likeminded cyclists from your local Evans Cycles store. This mini sportive format features a fully waymarked circular route taking in some of our staffs favourite roads around the store. The shorter distances may mean no feed stops on route but we'll be waiting to welcome you back with a free hot drink when you finish..
Please note this route starts from ta city centre location so involves some riding on cycle paths and urban roads before reaching quieter lanes.
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.
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!
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 for the occasion.
Make this year you do something different, something you'll never forget.
At midnight youll set off from the iconic Intu Trafford Centre and take on a 52 mile Lancashire route, heading for the glow of the Blackpool sea front, where the world famous illuminations will be switched on exclusively to welcome you across the finish line. While others are tucked up in bed, you'll be putting your mental and physical endurance levels to the test on this unforgettable challenge. It'll be hard work but as you cycle up Blackpool Promenade, under the dazzling lights and cross the finish line in time to watch the sunrise over the sea, safe in the knowledge you've just completed a tough challenge in order to help save lives, it will all feel worth it.
Join us in the beautiful Peak District for one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calendars. Be a part of The Worlds Most Handsome Bike Ride on June 18th, brought to you exclusively by Eroica Britannia.
Make no mistake, Eroica Britannia is a challenge. Choose the Ride distance that suits you and your ability. Youll marvel at the pain of the up, relish the joy of the flat and delight in the thrill of the down - cheered home by crowds of thousands. All in it together, collectively riding over 250,000 miles in the spirit of a time gone by.
Its not just about the Sunday though; join us for the weekend from Friday 15th June to soak up a truly unique atmosphere thanks to an eclectic mix of music, entertainment, exquisite shopping, incredible food & drink, boutique camping, and much more.
We stand for spirit, authenticity, adventure, heritage, and passion.
Join us and be part of The Great British Adventure. We salute you!
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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.