This sportive was our first and weve branched out a lot since then, but this ride will always be special to us. This year weve done a lot of work tweaking the route. This ride reflects that and its 7th birthday should make for the most enjoyable Hertfordshire 100 yet.
Road Cycling Events in South East
Wares Cambridge has been one of the most talked about Sportives of recent years, weve decided to apply some of that magic to Essex. Wares Essex? will take place on Sunday the 6th of October.
Weve designed this route so that youll be able to take advantage of some of the great roads that the 2013 TDF took in and experience some beautifully tarmaced surfaces. Whatever the weather throws at us, this route is made for the beginning of Autumn, keeping your motivation high for the coming months.
We have the ride for you! The Essex Season Ender takes place on Sunday the 17th of November 2019, covering roads that can be thoroughly enjoyed at any time of year. Weve worked hard to take this route through some beautiful countryside that can be enjoyed by all, at the same time minimising junctions and crossings so that all you fast people can get a real rhythm going.
Now a non-operational facility, the secret nuclear bunker at Kelvedon was designed to protect all sorts of important folk during the Cold War. Now open to the public, we think its the perfect (and most interesting) venue to hold a RIDE IT sportive. Situated just down the road from Epping Forest, this ride will feature routes that take in quiet lanes and gently rolling terrain around the Essex countryside. This is one of our flatter rides that will allow you to clock up some miles whilst enjoying some beautiful English scenery at one of the best times of year for road cycling.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the BHF Sponsored Bike Ride at Goodwood Motor Circuit, as well as the 100th Anniversary of Goodwood opening its doors after the war, even more, a reason to join in the celebrations and support our life-saving research.
Join us on a 2.4-mile tarmac surface round the famous motor circuit. Riders can complete as many laps as they wish, the most completed is up to 50 (120 miles!). Please note this event is not wheelchair accessible except for limited spectator viewing.
An early summer sportive test lays in wait in the Sigma Sports Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive, which criss-crosses the Medieval drovers trails the area is famous for, passes through numerous Saxon villages, and offers magnificent views across the Dorset Downs, all in a days riding.
Starting from the quaint town of Liphook, we're ideally situated for a stunning day of road cycling. Riders will experience the best of the Hampshire countryside before striking south and heading for the Downs. The Long route climbs up over the stunning expanses of road across the Downs, before looping back to the event centre with a final climb, just to make sure you arrive feeling like youve had a good workout. This ride should offer something for everyone, with 4 different routes that all deliver on quality; pretty villages, quiet roads and far-reaching open countryside make this a great summer challenge.
Our London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide. With a limited number of spaces available dont miss out register today!
The MagnifiCat sportive has gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge. Forging the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs on the South Downs as one, this event is one of a carefully picked few that many cyclists aim to tick off the to do list.
Our Essex 100 charity cycling sportive is one of our most popular rides attracting over 700 riders. You can enjoy some excellent cycling terrain on this bike ride raising funds for vital research for sick babies and children. Three route options take you on a journey through quiet villages and the farmlands of Essex where the undulations will have you in and out of the saddle.
The Essex 100 offers a Cool 40 mile route that is ideal if youre new to cycling or havent had time to train! The Classic 60 mile route is more challenging as is the Champion at 101 miles - ideal if youre an experienced Sportive rider.
Expect a great day in the saddle with the Action Medical Research team on this cycling event with first class support throughout the day.
Starting from Plumpton, we're perfectly set to explore the best of the South Downs. The ride begins with a short warm-up loop, before going over the infamous Ditchling Beacon. Youll get full 360-degree views from here, and the sea will be in your sights. Heading off to Lewes you'll then ride towards Glyndebourne and Alfriston before looping back inland and heading for home. This is a stunning route full of challenging climbs and rewarding views that should offer something for everyone, and with 4 different routes to choose from, this is the perfect summer challenge.
This sportive is based in the picturesque village of Marlow, and run by Marlow Riders cycling club.
We will have three routes covering 50, 80 and 100 miles. All three routes go over the Chilterns and the longest routes extending out into the Vale of Aylesbury. The routes include hills and flatter sections, so are suited to experienced riders aiming for a fast time and for riders aiming to complete a 'century' or a 'half' for the first time.
Cycling from London to Paris is one of the greatest cycle experiences in Europe. You ride through the lovely Kent countryside, cross the Channel, travel through the villages and medieval market towns of northern France, pass the famous battlefields of the Somme and Agincourt. And after long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, your finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement.
Join this European cycle challenge extravaganza as you cycle 271 miles across Europe, through three countries! Your journey begins with a ride to the east coast of England to catch an overnight ferry to Holland. From here, its windmills and fast flat cycling to take you into Amsterdam where you can enjoy the delights this city is famous for. Pushing on, its back in the saddle for a further 2 days as you ride to Brussels - and for 2019 you will be arriving just in time catch the Brussels Beer Festival weekend! This is an exciting charity cycle combined with breathtaking city sights and superb cycling. This challenge is suitable for every level of cyclist.
The Orro Sussex Downs Classic offers a pretty and scenic bike ride around the less travelled West Sussex countryside, dashing between the small country villages. Enjoy the route as it takes you through the winding lanes in the High Weald AONB.
Pedal4Cancer is a fun-filled event for all the family its not a race! There is full support along the way, including medical and mechanical back up. Youll also find regular break stops available throughout the ride, where youll find snacks, water and toilets.
This challenge is open to anyone 14 and over. If youre new to cycling, fancy a challenge or just want to get fit come and be a part of it. Get your friends, family or colleagues together and take part in a day to remember.
Our London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide.
Well spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 308 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water, we start cycling French style, remembering to keep to the right! We cycle along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.
A spectacular finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch up the Champs Elyses to the Arc de Triomphe, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line. The days in the saddle may be long but the sense of achievement well feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!
Much like the New Forest Spring sportive, which runs earlier in the year, this event also takes pride in being a must do on many cyclists tick lists. As a result, this has also sold out long before the day on each of the years it has run, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Starting at the beautiful Sheffield Park and Garden, we are right on the doorstep of Ashdown Forest and in the heart of the Weald. Our location means we are straight out into the countryside and enjoying quiet undulating roads in one of the lesser known gems of the South-East. This ride will throw up some testing climbs, but is nicely balanced by stunning viewpoints and flowing descents.
With four different route lengths to choose from, this will be a great chance to get out for a pedal in the summer sun. Sheffield Park and Garden is a great place for the family to enjoy while you are out on your ride and the tearoom serves an excellent cream tea or slice of homemade cake to refuel afterwards.
Please note: your event entry will include free parking but entry into the park and gardens is not included.
we would like to invite you to this tried and tested season ending event which has been on our sportive calendar since 2009. You have the choice of either a 100 or 150 Kilometre ride both covering the very best of Essex. Unlike other mainstream sportives, this is organised by a cycling club - Essex Roads CC, with over 17 years event management experience - instinctively knowing what cyclists look for and enjoy, making it a truly memorable day in the saddle. Just like our Spring Lambs Sportive this may be the best UK sportive you've ever ridden!
Leave the buzz of the city behind you as you face the challenge of a 54 mile journey on two wheels on the iconic London to Brighton Cycle. You will start from Clapham Common, travelling through idyllic country lanes as you ride through Mitcham, picturesque Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally finish on the colourful and bustling Brighton seafront. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can go as fast or as slow as you like.
This event has been run different times of the year but has been most successful when run the day before the day before The Spring Onion, as part of a DOUBLE HEADER and some say as a warm up the day before to the Spring Onion. The name of event is derived from the chain set most of us use and is a shorter sharper course which could attract riders who don't want to do a higher mileage course, in addition why not challenge yourself on a Saturday instead of soft tapping around Surrey.
Back this year with both 90 and 125 km routes taking riders across the stunning countryside of Aylesbury Vale onto the Chiltern Hills and back again via South Oxfordshire. Quiet back roads, beautiful scenery and challenging climbs.
Your lungs and thighs will Howl Guaranteed.
British Cyclings own rating struggles with our landscape and this years Epic route is the toughest weve ever planned. If in doubt register for the 90km course.
Set around one of the most popular cycling climbs in the South East, the Sigma Sports Box Hill Original is the sportive that should be on every riders calendar. Ranging from 30 miles up to the big 100, these routes all take in parts of the London Olympic road race 2012 that saw Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins tackle as they fought for gold.
Taking place towards the end of the season, this is a perfect goal to aim for before easing off over the winter.
103km cycling event starting from Churchend, Dunmow, Essex. Controls at Hawstead, plus 1 information control.
Dont turn to the turbo this winter before youve had the chance to get some final outdoor miles in at this late-season sportive and a chance to make a difference for our charity partner, Alzheimer's Research UK. Find out more about how your miles can make a difference below.
Join riders on this epic 3-day journey and ride from London to Paris. The distance is 500K with the total number of 350 riders and 5 speed groups. Additionally, there is fully supported group riding. This event has rolling road closures and pro level event support.
Suitable for all levels from pros to new cyclists.
Starting in London, this 275 mile ride will take you through glorious English countryside, quiet French country lanes and the rolling green hills of Northern France.
Cycling is France's favourite sport, so dont be surprised when the locals stop to cheer you on in traditional market towns.
The pice de rsistance of this cycle will be the chance to ride the last few miles of the Tour de France route through Paris to finish at the Eiffel Tower. The following day you'll get to soak up the atmosphere of the final stage live from the world famous Champs-lyses.
The ride caters for all levels of ability and this unique cycling experience will see you fully supported by the crew, leaving you to just cycle, enjoy the team spirit and focus on your goal of reaching Paris.
Get the whole family involved in this unique cycling festival. A legacy of the 2012 Olympics, this festival will make you feel like a pro as you wind your way through London and Surrey. Come for the finisher's medal and chance to watch the professionals wizz by in the Classique event.
The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particularly difficult. Riders rank it alongside European events such as the Marmotte in terms of difficulty.
The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.
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