Road Cycling Events in Scotland

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JUN16
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Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition

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

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Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition

Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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

£35
Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition
JUL21
Registration Perks
Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive

The Brewdog Sportive is a fantastic adventure along the North East coast of Scotland and surrounds from one of the BEST and BIGGEST breweries in the world. With two distances of 33 and 60 miles, this sportive is for everyone!

Ticket price for either distance includes a burger and pint for all participants!

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Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive

4 Balmacassie Dr, Ellon AB41 8BX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Brewdog Sportive is a fantastic adventure along the North East coast of Scotland and surrounds from one of the BEST and BIGGEST breweries in the world. With two distances of 33 and 60 miles, this sportive is for everyone!

Ticket price for either distance includes a burger and pint for all participants!

£27 - £42
Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive
AUG11
Registration Perks
Northumberland Sportive

You may not have the Angel of the North watching over you for the whole ride but you'll be glad she is there for parts of the Northumberland sportive, such is the nature of the remote, sprawling Northumberland National Park roads.

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Northumberland Sportive

Kirkley Cycles, Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland NE20 0AJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

You may not have the Angel of the North watching over you for the whole ride but you'll be glad she is there for parts of the Northumberland sportive, such is the nature of the remote, sprawling Northumberland National Park roads.

£20
Northumberland Sportive
AUG25
Registration Perks
Great North Bike Ride

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.

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Great North Bike Ride

Seahouses NE68, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£35 - £60
Great North Bike Ride
APR28
Etape Loch Ness

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness on Sunday 28 April 2019 offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads. The 360 closed-road route around the loch starts and finishes in the Highland capital of Inverness, offering 900 m of ascent. There is a timed King of the Mountain stage, with a 4.8 mile (9 km) climb gaining 380 m in height with a gradient reaching 12% at times. A record 5600 took part in the 2018 event.

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Etape Loch Ness

Eden Court Inverness, Bishops Rd, Inverness IV3 5SA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness on Sunday 28 April 2019 offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads. The 360 closed-road route around the loch starts and finishes in the Highland capital of Inverness, offering 900 m of ascent. There is a timed King of the Mountain stage, with a 4.8 mile (9 km) climb gaining 380 m in height with a gradient reaching 12% at times. A record 5600 took part in the 2018 event.

£64
Etape Loch Ness
MAY5
Belles and Burns
Coupar Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The well loved format of the ladies only event with 3 route options and an amazing cake and refreshment stops will take place. This is a female event focusing on what most women love being with friends, getting some exercise (not too competitive) and eating cake! The cycling is through Perthshire and Angus on beautiful, quiet roads with a mixture of gradients to suit all abilities.

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Belles and Burns

Larghan Victory Park, Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie PH13 9ER, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The well loved format of the ladies only event with 3 route options and an amazing cake and refreshment stops will take place. This is a female event focusing on what most women love being with friends, getting some exercise (not too competitive) and eating cake! The cycling is through Perthshire and Angus on beautiful, quiet roads with a mixture of gradients to suit all abilities.

£25
Belles and Burns
MAY11
Bealach Beag Sportive

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.

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Bealach Beag Sportive

Lisigarry Ct, Portree IV51 9EZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£45
Bealach Beag Sportive
MAY12
Oban Sportive

The Oban Sportive includes an 87 mile, a 54 mile course and a mixed road and Gravel course. Enjoy the beauty of Argyll through a weekend of cycling events.

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Oban Sportive

Oban Distillery, Oban PA34 5NH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Oban Sportive includes an 87 mile, a 54 mile course and a mixed road and Gravel course. Enjoy the beauty of Argyll through a weekend of cycling events.

£35
Oban Sportive
MAY19
Etape Caledonia

Welcome to Etape Caledonia.

Etape Caledonia is a mass participation cycling event that has attracted more than 35,000 people since it debuted in 2007. With 5,000 places on offer each year, this sell out event attracts riders from all over the country to take on one of the most breathtaking rides through the spectacular Scottish Highlands.

It is hard for riders to not enjoy the views, whilst taking breaks at the number of food and drink stations placed around the course. Once completed, it's time to sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere in the Event Village. Riders can stick around to raise a glass with friends and family to toast their cycling achievement.

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Etape Caledonia

Mains of Duntanlich, Mains of Duntanlich, Foss, Pitlochry PH16 5HH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to Etape Caledonia.

Etape Caledonia is a mass participation cycling event that has attracted more than 35,000 people since it debuted in 2007. With 5,000 places on offer each year, this sell out event attracts riders from all over the country to take on one of the most breathtaking rides through the spectacular Scottish Highlands.

It is hard for riders to not enjoy the views, whilst taking breaks at the number of food and drink stations placed around the course. Once completed, it's time to sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere in the Event Village. Riders can stick around to raise a glass with friends and family to toast their cycling achievement.

£40 - £79.99
Etape Caledonia
MAY19
Solway Sportive

A well established sportive, with routes designed by fellow cyclists for your enjoyment, raising money for local good causes. There is a choice of the Yellow route of 70km (43 miles), the revised Blue route of 123km (76 miles) or the Red route of 162km (100 miles).

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Solway Sportive

Dumfries, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A well established sportive, with routes designed by fellow cyclists for your enjoyment, raising money for local good causes. There is a choice of the Yellow route of 70km (43 miles), the revised Blue route of 123km (76 miles) or the Red route of 162km (100 miles).

£25
Solway Sportive
MAY25
The Mosstrooper

300km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Muggleswick Hall, Penrith, Newcastleton, Bellingham and Elsdon, plus 2 information controls.

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The Mosstrooper

Ash House, Ponteland, Bell Villas, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9BE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

300km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Muggleswick Hall, Penrith, Newcastleton, Bellingham and Elsdon, plus 2 information controls.

£10
The Mosstrooper
JUN2
The Mull Sportive

Why not come and take part in a unique island-based sportive that combines scenic beauty with a challenging ride. Well take you along miles of twisting single-track that circle the island, past the wildest, most beautiful coastline you will find on any ride in the UK.

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The Mull Sportive

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Why not come and take part in a unique island-based sportive that combines scenic beauty with a challenging ride. Well take you along miles of twisting single-track that circle the island, past the wildest, most beautiful coastline you will find on any ride in the UK.

£30
The Mull Sportive
JUN22
Rob Roy Challenge

The Rob Roy Challenge is a fund raising event that is now entering another year. It was launched in 2006 and has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness and raise almost 3million for a number of worthy charities. It has been one of the most successful fundraising events in Scotland and with your support it will continue to grow and benefit charities for years into the future.

After the successful 10th year in 2015, the 2016 event sees an update to the route to simplify logistics for competitors while adding an enhanced variety of challenging route options. With a central base now at Kenmore competitors no longer need to provide their own support teams, however we do encourage friends and family to come along to support challengers at Kenmore and to enjoy the Rob Roy Challenge Festival weekend.

Also, for the first time we are offering two cycle-only options; covering the cycle sections of Big Red and Schiehallions Shadow.

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Rob Roy Challenge

Aberfeldy PH15 2HL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Rob Roy Challenge is a fund raising event that is now entering another year. It was launched in 2006 and has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness and raise almost 3million for a number of worthy charities. It has been one of the most successful fundraising events in Scotland and with your support it will continue to grow and benefit charities for years into the future.

After the successful 10th year in 2015, the 2016 event sees an update to the route to simplify logistics for competitors while adding an enhanced variety of challenging route options. With a central base now at Kenmore competitors no longer need to provide their own support teams, however we do encourage friends and family to come along to support challengers at Kenmore and to enjoy the Rob Roy Challenge Festival weekend.

Also, for the first time we are offering two cycle-only options; covering the cycle sections of Big Red and Schiehallions Shadow.

£55
Rob Roy Challenge
JUN23
Registration Perks
Monster Triathlon
Fort Augustus, Scotland, United Kingdom

Spanning 7 days the Monster Triathlon is the UKs ultimate multi-sport challenge.

The event established itself as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK, covering 1,000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines.

It starts with a 5km swim in Loch Ness, before 5 stunning days on the bike and finishes with an ultra-marathon along the Thames. For those unable to tackle the beast in one go we are offering Swim, Cycle and Run only packages this year. Youll pass lakes, climb mountains, ride past fields, fly through villages, cross rivers and conquer hills. As well as being an epic challenge The Monster Triathlon also highlights the beauty and diversity of the UK. There are 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on the route and at hotels.

If youre not ready to attempt the whole Monster Triathlon this year then why not take on one of our discipline-specific challenges?

You can enter the full Monster Triathlon or just one of the three individual legs.

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Monster Triathlon

Bothy Restaurant & Bar, Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Spanning 7 days the Monster Triathlon is the UKs ultimate multi-sport challenge.

The event established itself as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK, covering 1,000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines.

It starts with a 5km swim in Loch Ness, before 5 stunning days on the bike and finishes with an ultra-marathon along the Thames. For those unable to tackle the beast in one go we are offering Swim, Cycle and Run only packages this year. Youll pass lakes, climb mountains, ride past fields, fly through villages, cross rivers and conquer hills. As well as being an epic challenge The Monster Triathlon also highlights the beauty and diversity of the UK. There are 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on the route and at hotels.

If youre not ready to attempt the whole Monster Triathlon this year then why not take on one of our discipline-specific challenges?

You can enter the full Monster Triathlon or just one of the three individual legs.

£50 - £1,499
Monster Triathlon
JUL5
Tyne 6 Bridges Family/Leisure Rides
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

Join hundreds of other cyclists on an evening family/leisure ride alongside the River Tyne, starting close to the city centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, traveling upsteam on the north bank and returning on the south bank.

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Tyne 6 Bridges Family/Leisure Rides

King George VI Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join hundreds of other cyclists on an evening family/leisure ride alongside the River Tyne, starting close to the city centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, traveling upsteam on the north bank and returning on the south bank.

£10
Tyne 6 Bridges Family/Leisure Rides
JUL20
The Border Raid

Well graded climbs, a visit to sea-side Girvan, with views of Ailsa Craig gives this ride an objective. At Kirkconnel - 330K we provide hot food beds & bag drop. Additional accomodation and bag drop - 390K LLP control. The final 100Km after Kelso has some climbs, Advisory route distance as ridden 611Km. Ideal Pre PBP shakedown or just a nice 600.

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The Border Raid

1 Church Cottages, Kirkley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0AJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Well graded climbs, a visit to sea-side Girvan, with views of Ailsa Craig gives this ride an objective. At Kirkconnel - 330K we provide hot food beds & bag drop. Additional accomodation and bag drop - 390K LLP control. The final 100Km after Kelso has some climbs, Advisory route distance as ridden 611Km. Ideal Pre PBP shakedown or just a nice 600.

£23
The Border Raid
AUG3
Evans Cycles Lanark Road Sportive

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.

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Evans Cycles Lanark Road Sportive

179 Hyndford Rd, Lanark ML11 9BJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£7.50 - £25
Evans Cycles Lanark Road Sportive
AUG18
Lockerbie Loop

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.

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Lockerbie Loop

35 Carlisle Rd, Lockerbie DG11 2DR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£5 - £25
Lockerbie Loop
AUG24
The Cateran Sportive
Coupar Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

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.

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The Cateran Sportive

Vintage Barbers, The Cross, Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie PH13 9AL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£35 - £40
The Cateran Sportive
AUG31
Bealach Mor Sportive

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.

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Bealach Mor Sportive

Lisigarry Ct, Portree IV51 9EZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£45
Bealach Mor Sportive
SEP1
Tour O The Borders

A cracking ride in the Scottish Borders. Welcome to the Tour O The Borders, a top class, closed road event which takes you through stunning scenery on beautiful Borders roads.

Were confident this is the best value-for-money closed road sportive in the country, and its 100% organised by local riders.

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Tour O The Borders

1a Cross St, Peebles EH45 8LQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A cracking ride in the Scottish Borders. Welcome to the Tour O The Borders, a top class, closed road event which takes you through stunning scenery on beautiful Borders roads.

Were confident this is the best value-for-money closed road sportive in the country, and its 100% organised by local riders.

£68 - £115
Tour O The Borders
SEP29
Registration Perks
Gran Fondo Scotland - Autumn Classic
Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

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.

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Gran Fondo Scotland - Autumn Classic

The Kelpies, Visitor Centre The Helix, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 7ZT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£35
Gran Fondo Scotland - Autumn Classic
MAY4
Chevy Chase

201km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Whygate, Falstone, Elsdon, Buckham's Bridge and Elsdon.

A very popular event with a scenic course. Despite somewhat challenging route 2017 saw a high success rate 89 finished out of 91. This maybe due to the quality home baking at refreshment stops.

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Chevy Chase

Ash House, Ponteland, Bell Villas, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9BE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

201km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Whygate, Falstone, Elsdon, Buckham's Bridge and Elsdon.

A very popular event with a scenic course. Despite somewhat challenging route 2017 saw a high success rate 89 finished out of 91. This maybe due to the quality home baking at refreshment stops.

£12
Chevy Chase
MAY12
Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills 100

More than 100 miles lay in wait for a true Scottish sportive test on the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive. Exploring the gently undulating terrain of Fife, Perth and Kinross, this ride will take you to iconic areas around Glen Eagles, Knockhill and beyond on a days riding not to be forgotten.

As per last years event, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras.

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Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills 100

Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly KY5 8BA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

More than 100 miles lay in wait for a true Scottish sportive test on the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive. Exploring the gently undulating terrain of Fife, Perth and Kinross, this ride will take you to iconic areas around Glen Eagles, Knockhill and beyond on a days riding not to be forgotten.

As per last years event, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras.

£3 - £105
Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills 100
MAY20
The Hot Trod

A 400km cycling event starting from Kirkley, Ponteland, using a mix of A and B roads in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

A popular event Route thorough Northumberland and Scottish borders. Cornhill on Tweed hall night-time control at 290Km for sleep and food. Ideal first 400K route.

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The Hot Trod

1 Church Cottages, Kirkley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0AJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 400km cycling event starting from Kirkley, Ponteland, using a mix of A and B roads in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

A popular event Route thorough Northumberland and Scottish borders. Cornhill on Tweed hall night-time control at 290Km for sleep and food. Ideal first 400K route.

Sold Out
The Hot Trod
JUN8
Gritopia
Newby Court School Brae, Scotland, United Kingdom

Grit, gravel or whatever you call it want to try a cycling adventure into the lesser-known corners of the Tweed Valley? Everyone knows the Tweed Valley has fabulous roads jammed with stunning views and hardly any cars, and of course, we have a vast collection of world-class mountain bike trails spreading like veins through the hills and woodlands. But what lies between has been something of a secret pleasure countless miles of backcountry forest, dirt or drove roads taking the adventurous bicyclist to undiscovered corners of this beautiful land.

All you need is a spirit of adventure and a bike that can despatch the miles on a variety of surfaces, leaving the traffic far behind and often far below you.

Gritopia is a new event for adventure/gravel/backcountry, or whatever you want to call it, riders. With an event HQ in the TweedLove T On The Green event village, Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel, and a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.

The course will be around 60km, all way-marked and youll also get a route map and feed station along the way. There will be some big climbs along the way lifting you to spectacular high roads and ancient trails.

Aimed at any bike rider whos up for an adventure, the event works as a first-time gravel event but will also have plenty of fun for the more experienced gravellist. You can do it on any suitable bike which means a mountain bike will be fine too, but a small-tired pure road bike will likely be a tad uncomfortable (and the gearing might be unhelpful in one or two places!).

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Gritopia

Newby Court School Brae, Peebles EH45 8AT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Grit, gravel or whatever you call it want to try a cycling adventure into the lesser-known corners of the Tweed Valley? Everyone knows the Tweed Valley has fabulous roads jammed with stunning views and hardly any cars, and of course, we have a vast collection of world-class mountain bike trails spreading like veins through the hills and woodlands. But what lies between has been something of a secret pleasure countless miles of backcountry forest, dirt or drove roads taking the adventurous bicyclist to undiscovered corners of this beautiful land.

All you need is a spirit of adventure and a bike that can despatch the miles on a variety of surfaces, leaving the traffic far behind and often far below you.

Gritopia is a new event for adventure/gravel/backcountry, or whatever you want to call it, riders. With an event HQ in the TweedLove T On The Green event village, Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel, and a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.

The course will be around 60km, all way-marked and youll also get a route map and feed station along the way. There will be some big climbs along the way lifting you to spectacular high roads and ancient trails.

Aimed at any bike rider whos up for an adventure, the event works as a first-time gravel event but will also have plenty of fun for the more experienced gravellist. You can do it on any suitable bike which means a mountain bike will be fine too, but a small-tired pure road bike will likely be a tad uncomfortable (and the gearing might be unhelpful in one or two places!).

£45
Gritopia
JUN9
Transcend Festival - Enjoyro

A fun and (mostly) fear-free experience for the enduro-curious, younger riders or just those with not enough time for a full-on enduro weekend. Or even if you just fancy a good day of enduro fun.

Welcome to the second year of our introductory-level enduro race, designed to provide a sweet way into the joy of enduro racing. This is Enjoyro!

G-Form Enjoyro is for have-a-go enduro riders who might feel slightly intimidated by the perceived commitment, technical difficulty or length of normal enduro races. Its also intended as a taster event for both adults and younger riders (age 12 and older*). Dont worry if you spot people taking part who looks like their very experienced enduro types chances are theyre accompanying one of the kids or a less experienced enduropal. Theyre not there to hunt you down (unless theyre your own off-spring perhaps).

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Transcend Festival - Enjoyro

2 Soonhope Holdings, Peebles EH45 8BH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A fun and (mostly) fear-free experience for the enduro-curious, younger riders or just those with not enough time for a full-on enduro weekend. Or even if you just fancy a good day of enduro fun.

Welcome to the second year of our introductory-level enduro race, designed to provide a sweet way into the joy of enduro racing. This is Enjoyro!

G-Form Enjoyro is for have-a-go enduro riders who might feel slightly intimidated by the perceived commitment, technical difficulty or length of normal enduro races. Its also intended as a taster event for both adults and younger riders (age 12 and older*). Dont worry if you spot people taking part who looks like their very experienced enduro types chances are theyre accompanying one of the kids or a less experienced enduropal. Theyre not there to hunt you down (unless theyre your own off-spring perhaps).

£30 - £70
Transcend Festival - Enjoyro
JUN14
Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race
Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland

The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra is a cycling event along 555k of the rugged and beautiful Donegal Wild Atlantic Way coastline. Cyclists from all over Ireland, UK and Europe will line up in Letterkenny, Co Donegal to take on this ultimate endurance challenge on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the World. The route takes you past Malin head, Mamore Gap, Knockalla, Atlantic Drive, Horn Head, Carrickfin, Glengesh Pass, Sliabh League and Barnesmore Gap, all within 40 hours.

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Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race

Apartment 1, Mac's Mace, High Rd, Ballyboe Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra is a cycling event along 555k of the rugged and beautiful Donegal Wild Atlantic Way coastline. Cyclists from all over Ireland, UK and Europe will line up in Letterkenny, Co Donegal to take on this ultimate endurance challenge on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the World. The route takes you past Malin head, Mamore Gap, Knockalla, Atlantic Drive, Horn Head, Carrickfin, Glengesh Pass, Sliabh League and Barnesmore Gap, all within 40 hours.

Booking Closed
Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race
JUN16
Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed
Newby Court School Brae, Scotland, United Kingdom

Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed has been part of the TweedLove Bike Festival since our first events in 2010, and this year it will have a shiny new route for you to enjoy! Always keen to show off why this is the best place in the UK for all sorts of bike-riding, we think youll love the new course just as much as the old one. Route details are soon to be revealed, but the new course will cover a similar distance of approximately 75-80km of beautiful scenery. The route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, through some stunning Tweed Valley and Scottish Borders scenery. The event starts and finishes in the buzzing center of TweedLoves event village, with all kinds of bike brands, demo bikes, food stands and much more.

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Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed

Newby Court School Brae, Peebles EH45 8AT, UKView event
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Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed has been part of the TweedLove Bike Festival since our first events in 2010, and this year it will have a shiny new route for you to enjoy! Always keen to show off why this is the best place in the UK for all sorts of bike-riding, we think youll love the new course just as much as the old one. Route details are soon to be revealed, but the new course will cover a similar distance of approximately 75-80km of beautiful scenery. The route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, through some stunning Tweed Valley and Scottish Borders scenery. The event starts and finishes in the buzzing center of TweedLoves event village, with all kinds of bike brands, demo bikes, food stands and much more.

£25
Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed
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Ride The North

There has been a remarkable boom in cycling over recent years and the North East of Scotland boasts some truly wonderful cycling experiences. RIDE the NORTH is not a race, but rather a challenge ride for cyclists of all abilities.

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Ride The North

Castle Fraser, Inverurie AB51 7LD, UKView event
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There has been a remarkable boom in cycling over recent years and the North East of Scotland boasts some truly wonderful cycling experiences. RIDE the NORTH is not a race, but rather a challenge ride for cyclists of all abilities.

Ride The North
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Pedal For Scotland – Classic Challenge

Pedal for Scotland's 45-mile Classic Challenge is a once-a-year opportunity to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh on closed roads.

Take part with friends and family, or enter as a work team and experience some serious team bonding!

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Pedal For Scotland – Classic Challenge

Templeton St, Glasgow G40, UKView event
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Pedal for Scotland's 45-mile Classic Challenge is a once-a-year opportunity to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh on closed roads.

Take part with friends and family, or enter as a work team and experience some serious team bonding!

Pedal For Scotland – Classic Challenge
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The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter

The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter is a Sportive ride of 110 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The ride uses the same start and finish points as the Classic Challenge ride, but takes a completely separate route through the Scottish Borders, meaning you get the buzz of Scotlands biggest bike event on a quieter route designed for serious road cyclists. The transport service will serve Big Belter riders too, meaning there is an easy and hassle free way to get you and your bike to the start in Glasgow Green, or back home from Edinburgh at the finish.

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The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter

Templeton St, Glasgow G40, UKView event
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The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter is a Sportive ride of 110 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The ride uses the same start and finish points as the Classic Challenge ride, but takes a completely separate route through the Scottish Borders, meaning you get the buzz of Scotlands biggest bike event on a quieter route designed for serious road cyclists. The transport service will serve Big Belter riders too, meaning there is an easy and hassle free way to get you and your bike to the start in Glasgow Green, or back home from Edinburgh at the finish.

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  • Did the Big Belter in 2018

    The Route: Busy A roads, industrial estates, and roads in such a shocking state that youd think twice about driving a car over them (potholes, farm detritus, and in some sections in the last 10 miles, no perceivable road surface just a patchwork of holes and bumps).Bad route planning too e.g. lots of very tight turns on descents and high speed sections. Shocking state of road on entering Ingleston at end (washboard concrete road with gravel scattered about).Terrible feed stations very poor choice, and very little of it.No access to the event when official transport arrived at Glasgow Green (marshals hadnt opened it yet).A goody-bag that consisted of one leaflet and a bottle of water.A feed station that required all the riders to take their shoes off before entering.This is now a bike ride that, wait for it, tells all the riders to get off their bikes before crossing the finishing line. A treat greeting riders at the end of 100 miles is being shouted at to get off your bike as you approach the finish line.Still waiting for my chip time (3 days and counting).
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