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Road Cycling Events

Road Cycling is growing in popularity in the UK, with over 2,200 registered cycling clubs and 125,000 registered members of British Cycling. In the UK, people have been inspired to take up the sport by high profile cyclists achieving great things, from the sprints of Mark Cavendish, to the Olympic heroics of Bradley Wiggins, to the recent Tour de France triumphs of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas. There a range of events on offer, including numerous charity and community bike rides, which allow cyclists of any ability to get involved. Sportives (mass participation cycling events) are the most popular format, and can range from sprint distances to long-distance formats. Another option is doing an Audax event, which are long-distance cycling events within a limited time-frame. Cycling is known for its friendly community, and they are always encouraging new people to get involved with the support, whether that's providing advice for kit, organising training clubs, or supporting you through your first event.
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  • 17APR

    The KM Big West Kent Bike Ride

    Road Cycling Gravesend
    62.1 mi • 31.1 mi
    £40C-19 Plan
    People road cycling the The KM Big West Kent Bike Ride
  • 29APR

    Tour De Brum

    Road Cycling
    186.4 mi
    £10C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Tour De Brum
  • 30APR

    Taunton Flyer Sportive

    Road Cycling Honiton
    101.0 mi • 63.0 mi • 37.0 mi
    £40C-19 PlanPartnered
    (3)
    People road cycling the Taunton Flyer Sportive
  • 8MAY

    Hampshire Hilly Hundred

    Road Cycling Sparsholt
    100.0 mi • 67.0 mi
    £30 – £35.80C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Hampshire Hilly Hundred
  • 14MAY

    Beast to the East

    Road Cycling Swanmore
    82.0 mi • 57.0 mi • 28.0 mi
    £19 – £29C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Beast to the East
  • 14MAY

    Dulux London Revolution Cycle

    Road Cycling London
    155.0 mi • 82.0 mi • 73.0 mi
    £64 – £199C-19 Plan
    People road cycling the Dulux London Revolution Cycle
  • 15MAY

    Etape Caledonia

    Road Cycling Pitlochry
    85.0 mi • 40.0 mi
    Free – £40C-19 Plan
    (68)
    People road cycling the Etape Caledonia
  • 22MAY

    Mad March Hare

    Road Cycling Birmingham
    62.1 mi
    C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Mad March Hare
  • 28MAY

    Ride the Night London

    Road Cycling Windsor
    62.1 mi • 31.1 mi
    £45C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Ride the Night London
  • 1JUN

    Women V Cancer London To Amsterdam Bike Ride 2021

    Road Cycling London
    293.9 mi
    £149
    People road cycling the Women V Cancer London To Amsterdam Bike Ride 2021
  • 4JUN

    The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend

    Multi-Sport Rockford
    102.0 mi • 84.0 mi • 47.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 2.4 mi • 1.6 mi • 0.9 mi
    £20 – £41.23C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend
  • 5JUN

    Beyond Wessex Sportive

    Road Cycling Bridport
    62.8 mi • 32.9 mi
    £35C-19 Plan
    People road cycling the Beyond Wessex Sportive
  • 5JUN

    Dragon Ride

    Road Cycling Port Talbot
    186.4 mi • 138.6 mi • 95.1 mi • 61.3 mi
    C-19 Plan
    (2)
    People road cycling the Dragon Ride
  • 19JUN

    Beyond Sussex Sportive

    Road Cycling West Sussex
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi • 38.5 mi
    £27.50 – £37.50C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Beyond Sussex Sportive
  • 19JUN

    Beyond Pennines and Dales Sportive

    Road Cycling North Yorkshire
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi • 32.9 mi
    C-19 Plan
    People road cycling the Beyond Pennines and Dales Sportive
  • 25JUN

    The Snowdonia Challenge

    Road Cycling Llanberis
    20.0 mi
    £195C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the The Snowdonia Challenge
  • 2JUL

    The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

    Multi-Sport Hever Castle
    140.4 mi • 111.8 mi • 76.9 mi • 75.5 mi • 70.2 mi • 55.9 mi • 50.0 mi • 38.5 mi • 37.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 15.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 7.7 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.4 mi • 1.2 mi
    £30 – £338C-19 Plan
    (1)
    People running the The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
  • 3JUL

    London to Brighton Bike Ride

    Road Cycling London
    62.1 mi
    £45C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the London to Brighton Bike Ride
  • 9JUL

    Dartmoor Legend

    Road Cycling Princetown
    200.0 mi
    £100C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Dartmoor Legend
  • 9JUL

    Beyond Wales Sportive

    Road Cycling Brecon
    101.3 mi • 62.8 mi • 32.9 mi
    £37.50C-19 PlanPartnered
    People road cycling the Beyond Wales Sportive
  • 14JUL

    Hotchillee London - Paris by Tour de France

    Road Cycling East Molesey
    324.4 mi
    £1,750 – £2,250C-19 Plan
    People road cycling the Hotchillee London - Paris by Tour de France
  • 15JUL

    London to Paris - The 24 Hour Challenge

    Road Cycling London
    182.7 mi
    £175C-19 Plan
    (4)
    People road cycling the London to Paris - The 24 Hour Challenge
  • 24JUL

    Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive

    Road Cycling Henley-on-Thames
    57.0 mi • 35.0 mi
    £22.50 – £35Partnered
    (9)
    People road cycling the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive
  • 31JUL

    Towcester Mill Brewery Sportive

    Road Cycling Towcester
    60.0 mi • 35.0 mi
    £22.50 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    (7)
    People road cycling the Towcester Mill Brewery Sportive
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About Road Cycling in the UK

Road Cycling is hugely popular in the UK, and has been growing as a sport since the success of London 2012. There are now over 4,000 cycling events each year, with 300,000 participants and 125,000 registered members of British Cycling. Cycling events in the UK range from sportives (mass participation cycling races) to long-distance Audax rides to fun charity bike rides. Events can take place in the city streets, or often make the most of the stunning British countryside.

How to get into road cycling in the UK

With so many different road cycling events in the UK, it has never been easier to get into the sport. Check out our list of local events to find your first race, whether you want a long endurance race, short fast sprint, or a charitable fun ride. Another great option is getting involved with one of the UK's 2,200 cycling clubs, where you will find welcoming communities to help you with advice, kit, and training. If you are just starting out in road cycling and don't want to buy a bike just yet, there are plenty of options to hire bikes for cycling events.

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