Road Cycling Events in Wales

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AUG18
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Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive
Hay-on-Wye, Wales, United Kingdom

This stunning sportif offers three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leaving Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road, the route climbs steadily into the Black Mountains. Panoramic views of the Wye Valley unfold to your right and nothing more than sheep and skylarks will disturb the peace and quiet as you continue climbing to reach Gospel Pass, Wales highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy the long descent through a wooded valley past Llanthony Priory.

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Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive

Offa's Dyke Path, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3, UKView event
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From the organiser

This stunning sportif offers three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leaving Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road, the route climbs steadily into the Black Mountains. Panoramic views of the Wye Valley unfold to your right and nothing more than sheep and skylarks will disturb the peace and quiet as you continue climbing to reach Gospel Pass, Wales highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy the long descent through a wooded valley past Llanthony Priory.

£10 - £35
Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive
MAY26
Sportive Welsh Wild West

After watching ITV4's Tour Series professional race on Saturday evening around the streets of Aberystwyth, its time to get out into the countryside and relax on Sunday. Explore the challenging local terrain on one of four routes which provide something for everyone. Whether you're an experienced cyclist looking to take on the challenging 'Cawr' or Mynach rides, or perhaps fancy a more relaxing tour of Ceredigion on the 'Diafol' or 'Corrach', you'll be sure of one thing - one of the most spectacular rides in Great Britain!

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Sportive Welsh Wild West

Barclays Bank House, Tregaron SY25 6JL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

After watching ITV4's Tour Series professional race on Saturday evening around the streets of Aberystwyth, its time to get out into the countryside and relax on Sunday. Explore the challenging local terrain on one of four routes which provide something for everyone. Whether you're an experienced cyclist looking to take on the challenging 'Cawr' or Mynach rides, or perhaps fancy a more relaxing tour of Ceredigion on the 'Diafol' or 'Corrach', you'll be sure of one thing - one of the most spectacular rides in Great Britain!

£20 - £35
Sportive Welsh Wild West
JUN1
Panorama Prospect

136km cycling event starting from Willington Hall, nr Chester. Controls at Prospect Tea Rooms and Chirk, plus 3 information controls.

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Panorama Prospect

Willington Ln, Tarporley CW6 0NA, UKView event
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136km cycling event starting from Willington Hall, nr Chester. Controls at Prospect Tea Rooms and Chirk, plus 3 information controls.

£7.50
Panorama Prospect
JUN1
Tour of the Berwyns

210km cycling event starting from Willington Hall, E of Chester. Controls at Prospect Tea Rooms, Corwen, Llanrhaeadr and Chirk, plus 3 information controls.

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Tour of the Berwyns

67 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

210km cycling event starting from Willington Hall, E of Chester. Controls at Prospect Tea Rooms, Corwen, Llanrhaeadr and Chirk, plus 3 information controls.

£7.50
Tour of the Berwyns
JUN9
Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales
Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom

Human Race and ASO bring you Dragon Ride LEtape Wales by le Tour de France! As one of the most iconic sportives in the UK, Dragon Ride has been selected by ASO as the perfect representation of the worlds most famous cycle event, and will offer the same inspiring le Tour de France riding experience to UK cyclists.

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Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales

1841 A48, Port Talbot SA13 2TD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Human Race and ASO bring you Dragon Ride LEtape Wales by le Tour de France! As one of the most iconic sportives in the UK, Dragon Ride has been selected by ASO as the perfect representation of the worlds most famous cycle event, and will offer the same inspiring le Tour de France riding experience to UK cyclists.

£49.50 - £95
Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales
JUL6
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The Wales Sportive

An essential addition to your event calendar, this race is a must-do in the mid-season schedule. With an award winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive. With an award winning finish line, an atmosphere few can compete with, as well as being the UK's only televised sportive, you won't want to miss it.

The Wales Sportive is a great race for first timers. With three distances to choose from and a great atmosphere, it's a great first race.

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The Wales Sportive

Mortgage Angels Wales, Lorne Chambers Warren House, Warren Street, Tenby SA70 7JP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An essential addition to your event calendar, this race is a must-do in the mid-season schedule. With an award winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive. With an award winning finish line, an atmosphere few can compete with, as well as being the UK's only televised sportive, you won't want to miss it.

The Wales Sportive is a great race for first timers. With three distances to choose from and a great atmosphere, it's a great first race.

£50
The Wales Sportive
JUL7
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride
Merseyside, United Kingdom

Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride is a non competitive bike ride which covers a range of distances from 5 miles to 100 miles, for all the family and abilities depending on the chosen route. Many riders start outside the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool, which offers a unique opportunity to ride approximately 2.5 miles through the Tunnel under the river Mersey, traffic free (courtesy of Merseytravel). Depending on the route chosen, riders can also start from a lively event site at the Countess of Chester Health Park.

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Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride

Queensway Tunnel, United KingdomView event
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From the organiser

Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride is a non competitive bike ride which covers a range of distances from 5 miles to 100 miles, for all the family and abilities depending on the chosen route. Many riders start outside the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool, which offers a unique opportunity to ride approximately 2.5 miles through the Tunnel under the river Mersey, traffic free (courtesy of Merseytravel). Depending on the route chosen, riders can also start from a lively event site at the Countess of Chester Health Park.

£24 - £28
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride
JUL13
Barmouth Boulevard

204km cycling event starting from Corwen. Controls at Llanuwchllyn, Harlech, Abergynolwyn and Mallwyd, plus 1 information control. The ride is named the Barmouth Boulevard as the route allows N. Wales to parade some of its finest scenery. Fantastic river, lake, sea and mountain vistas - a future classic.

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Barmouth Boulevard

5 Victoria Terrace, Corwen LL21 0DY, UKView event
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From the organiser

204km cycling event starting from Corwen. Controls at Llanuwchllyn, Harlech, Abergynolwyn and Mallwyd, plus 1 information control. The ride is named the Barmouth Boulevard as the route allows N. Wales to parade some of its finest scenery. Fantastic river, lake, sea and mountain vistas - a future classic.

£6.50
Barmouth Boulevard
JUL13
The Brenig Bach

A North Wales classic of the 1990s/early 2000s established by the late Graham Mills---only available as a permanent for the last few years. The route traverses remote hill areas---stunning scenery, 3 good cafes and last 20k is all downhill.

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The Brenig Bach

5 Victoria Terrace, Corwen LL21 0DY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A North Wales classic of the 1990s/early 2000s established by the late Graham Mills---only available as a permanent for the last few years. The route traverses remote hill areas---stunning scenery, 3 good cafes and last 20k is all downhill.

£6
The Brenig Bach
JUL13
Primal Two Ton Tour

2 days, 200 miles, 20,000* ft - Ride from the rolling Herefordshire lanes, over the Cambrian mountains, to the seaside at Aberystwyth.....and back again

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Primal Two Ton Tour

Ludlow Brewing Co, The Railway Shed, Station Dr, Ludlow SY8 2PQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

2 days, 200 miles, 20,000* ft - Ride from the rolling Herefordshire lanes, over the Cambrian mountains, to the seaside at Aberystwyth.....and back again

£109
Primal Two Ton Tour
JUL18
Wales in a Day
Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom

A whole country from top to bottom in just one day. 190 miles of the best countryside Wales has to offer to a cyclist - this iconic sportive ticks all the right boxes. From the picturesque town of Caernarfon, all the way to Chepstow, taking in the Llanberis and Gospel Passes - this ride is not the easiest on the calendar but it will leave you with the biggest of smiles. Best not think about it too hard, if you have the experience then sign up to this great day out.

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Wales in a Day

18 Castle Square, Caernarfon LL55 2NE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A whole country from top to bottom in just one day. 190 miles of the best countryside Wales has to offer to a cyclist - this iconic sportive ticks all the right boxes. From the picturesque town of Caernarfon, all the way to Chepstow, taking in the Llanberis and Gospel Passes - this ride is not the easiest on the calendar but it will leave you with the biggest of smiles. Best not think about it too hard, if you have the experience then sign up to this great day out.

£100
Wales in a Day
AUG18
Tour De Mon

Welcome to the awesome Tour de Mon - the cycle sportive which takes you around the beautiful island of Anglesey.

The Tour de Mon will take you to the most beautiful and iconic locations on the wonderful island of Anglesey. Boasting possibly the most beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK, Anglesey is one of Britains best kept secrets and we want to share it with you.

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Tour De Mon

Beach Rd, Holyhead LL65 1BB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the awesome Tour de Mon - the cycle sportive which takes you around the beautiful island of Anglesey.

The Tour de Mon will take you to the most beautiful and iconic locations on the wonderful island of Anglesey. Boasting possibly the most beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK, Anglesey is one of Britains best kept secrets and we want to share it with you.

£23.99 - £39.99
Tour De Mon
AUG25
V12 Sportive

The V12 Sportive is a new and exciting open road cycling event starting and finishing on the iconic Barry Island resort, South Wales. There are two distances to conquer with some demanding climbs (it is South Wales after all).

The 100m GF route will take you east from Barry, along the coast to Newport and then over Caerphilly Mountain. You will then head towards the valleys where you will get to ride over one of the nations favourite ups The Bwlch. Youre then heading back to the coast where you will loop around to finish on the prom where you will be awarded your medal.

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V12 Sportive

Friars Rd, Barry CF62, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The V12 Sportive is a new and exciting open road cycling event starting and finishing on the iconic Barry Island resort, South Wales. There are two distances to conquer with some demanding climbs (it is South Wales after all).

The 100m GF route will take you east from Barry, along the coast to Newport and then over Caerphilly Mountain. You will then head towards the valleys where you will get to ride over one of the nations favourite ups The Bwlch. Youre then heading back to the coast where you will loop around to finish on the prom where you will be awarded your medal.

£29.50
V12 Sportive
AUG31
Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior

As stunning as it is challenging, the Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior sportive bridges the gap between England and Wales and gives you the best views, climbs and cycling roads of the border towns and villages of both states.

Starting out from Chepstow Racecourse, youll head for one of the main attractions straight away as youll tackle the hills of the Wye Valley first of all. Following the River Wye all the way, darting left and right as do the roads youre sure to enjoy the ride alongside the water. Sit up and absorb the stunning cliff faces and river below before criss-crossing once more and heading into England.

Once on the English part of the course, youll enter the Forest of Dean soon after leaving Wales. One or two small climbs wait in the Forests sheltered and remote roads, but they shouldnt make you too uncomfortable to enjoy the tranquillity and wilderness along the wooded roads.

Heading up through Ruspidge, youll bear left at Nailbridge and head west once more. Around Upper Lydbrook, youll meet the River Wye again and pass over it, although much closer inland compared to before. The winding country lanes continue, as the undulating terrain around the Welsh and English border will keep pushing you along on up-and-down sections.

Crossing the River Wye yet again, youre back on Welsh soil and on the home straight, although theres still time for a sizeable loop to harness the unique rolling hills in the area. The last couple of hills might smart with tired legs, but youd expect nothing less on such a comprehensive border-crossing tour of the valleys.

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Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior

A466, Chepstow NP16 6DL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

As stunning as it is challenging, the Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior sportive bridges the gap between England and Wales and gives you the best views, climbs and cycling roads of the border towns and villages of both states.

Starting out from Chepstow Racecourse, youll head for one of the main attractions straight away as youll tackle the hills of the Wye Valley first of all. Following the River Wye all the way, darting left and right as do the roads youre sure to enjoy the ride alongside the water. Sit up and absorb the stunning cliff faces and river below before criss-crossing once more and heading into England.

Once on the English part of the course, youll enter the Forest of Dean soon after leaving Wales. One or two small climbs wait in the Forests sheltered and remote roads, but they shouldnt make you too uncomfortable to enjoy the tranquillity and wilderness along the wooded roads.

Heading up through Ruspidge, youll bear left at Nailbridge and head west once more. Around Upper Lydbrook, youll meet the River Wye again and pass over it, although much closer inland compared to before. The winding country lanes continue, as the undulating terrain around the Welsh and English border will keep pushing you along on up-and-down sections.

Crossing the River Wye yet again, youre back on Welsh soil and on the home straight, although theres still time for a sizeable loop to harness the unique rolling hills in the area. The last couple of hills might smart with tired legs, but youd expect nothing less on such a comprehensive border-crossing tour of the valleys.

£3 - £40
Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior
SEP14
Cambrian Coast Sportive
Aberdovey, Wales, United Kingdom

The Cambrian Coast Sportive takes place on 16th September 2017 in some of the UK's most spectacular countryside. Starting from Aberdovey and set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park, the routes follow the coast and beaches, climb the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making this arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country.

In this scantily populated part of the country, well over half of each route is done on minor back roads with smooth tarmac and where cars are seldom seen allowing riders to ride happily side by side.

Highlights of the routes includes the spectacular Cregennan Lakes with its views over the Mawddach Estuary, the coastal road to Fairbourne (10km) right by the sea, the crossing of three estuary bridges and the mighty Bwlch y Groes (aka Hellfire Pass) which is the highest piece of tarmac in Wales and features in Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs'.

The routes are comprehensively marshalled and sign-posted with 3 feed-stations (5 on the Long route and Big Dog!) and riders benefit from electronic chip timing. You will receive your finishers medal on your return to Aberdovey!

Take time to explore the routes, view the photos and register online via our simple rider entry form. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2017.

Celtic series The Cambrian Coast Sportive is proud to be part of the Celtic Series of cycling events.

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Cambrian Coast Sportive

Harbour Hotel, 17A Glandovey Terrace, Aberdovey LL35 0EB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Cambrian Coast Sportive takes place on 16th September 2017 in some of the UK's most spectacular countryside. Starting from Aberdovey and set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park, the routes follow the coast and beaches, climb the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making this arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country.

In this scantily populated part of the country, well over half of each route is done on minor back roads with smooth tarmac and where cars are seldom seen allowing riders to ride happily side by side.

Highlights of the routes includes the spectacular Cregennan Lakes with its views over the Mawddach Estuary, the coastal road to Fairbourne (10km) right by the sea, the crossing of three estuary bridges and the mighty Bwlch y Groes (aka Hellfire Pass) which is the highest piece of tarmac in Wales and features in Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs'.

The routes are comprehensively marshalled and sign-posted with 3 feed-stations (5 on the Long route and Big Dog!) and riders benefit from electronic chip timing. You will receive your finishers medal on your return to Aberdovey!

Take time to explore the routes, view the photos and register online via our simple rider entry form. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2017.

Celtic series The Cambrian Coast Sportive is proud to be part of the Celtic Series of cycling events.

£25 - £37
Cambrian Coast Sportive
SEP14
Pistyll Packing Momma

209km cycling event starting from Old Ma's Tattenhall, Cheshire. Controls at Chirk, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Lake Vyrnwy Dam, Bala and Cross Keys Llanfynydd, plus 3 information controls.

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Pistyll Packing Momma

30 Covert Rise, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9HA, UKView event
About the event
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209km cycling event starting from Old Ma's Tattenhall, Cheshire. Controls at Chirk, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Lake Vyrnwy Dam, Bala and Cross Keys Llanfynydd, plus 3 information controls.

£7.50
Pistyll Packing Momma
JUN16
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BOSTIN' VYRNWY VELO SPORTIVE
Welshpool, Wales, United Kingdom

The Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo will still offer a choice of three fully signposted routes among the glorious Welsh countryside, taking in the beautiful lakes at Bala and Vyrnwy for the longer riders.

All three routes will follow the same initial 25K, 15 miles or so riding from the HQ through Buttington and on towards the delightful market town of Welshpool. Here you will ride up the main street, past all the interesting shops, and out the other side to begin a climb out into the countryside beyond. The route continue up past the turning to Guilsfield, the previous location of the Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo, and on to the 2017 route riding towards a long descent before the climbing legs have to get back into gear to ascend the rise at Bwlch-y-cibau. The picturesque scenery is all around when the Bronze route turns left into a quieter country lane and leaves the other riders to carry on deeper into the hills. The Bronze routes reward, after riding through the Nant Alan river valley, is a refreshment stop at the highest point of its route at, what we call, Laughing Angel (Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa). After some tea and cakes the Bronze riders head South down quiet lanes with picturesque views through rolling hills, wonderful hamlets and villages back towards Guilsfield and then retrace their steps to Welshpool and the finish line. A challenge but a memorable 70K, 40 mile ride.

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BOSTIN' VYRNWY VELO SPORTIVE

Welshpool Livestock Sales, Buttington Cross, Welshpool SY21 8SR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo will still offer a choice of three fully signposted routes among the glorious Welsh countryside, taking in the beautiful lakes at Bala and Vyrnwy for the longer riders.

All three routes will follow the same initial 25K, 15 miles or so riding from the HQ through Buttington and on towards the delightful market town of Welshpool. Here you will ride up the main street, past all the interesting shops, and out the other side to begin a climb out into the countryside beyond. The route continue up past the turning to Guilsfield, the previous location of the Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo, and on to the 2017 route riding towards a long descent before the climbing legs have to get back into gear to ascend the rise at Bwlch-y-cibau. The picturesque scenery is all around when the Bronze route turns left into a quieter country lane and leaves the other riders to carry on deeper into the hills. The Bronze routes reward, after riding through the Nant Alan river valley, is a refreshment stop at the highest point of its route at, what we call, Laughing Angel (Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa). After some tea and cakes the Bronze riders head South down quiet lanes with picturesque views through rolling hills, wonderful hamlets and villages back towards Guilsfield and then retrace their steps to Welshpool and the finish line. A challenge but a memorable 70K, 40 mile ride.

£5 - £35
BOSTIN' VYRNWY VELO SPORTIVE
SEP14
Momma’s Mountain Views

137km cycling event starting from Old Ma's Tattenhall, Cheshire. Controls at Chirk, Ponderosa Cafe, Llanarmon-yn-lal and Cross Keys Llanfynydd, plus 3 information controls.

A continuously interesting route through Cheshire lanes into North East Wales. The hilly middle section from Chirk to The Horseshoe Pass summit boasts outstanding mountain views. Scenic return over Hope Mountain.

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Momma’s Mountain Views

Newton Ln, Chester CH3 9NE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

137km cycling event starting from Old Ma's Tattenhall, Cheshire. Controls at Chirk, Ponderosa Cafe, Llanarmon-yn-lal and Cross Keys Llanfynydd, plus 3 information controls.

A continuously interesting route through Cheshire lanes into North East Wales. The hilly middle section from Chirk to The Horseshoe Pass summit boasts outstanding mountain views. Scenic return over Hope Mountain.

Momma’s Mountain Views

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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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