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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.

Road Cycling events in March 2018

Come out and experience Orange Countys best bike ride! The Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo has a ride distance for you no matter what your experience or fitness level may be. You'll enjoy the best of what Orange County has to offer while "Pedaling to Cure Pediatric Cancer". All participants will get an amazing finishers medal and event T-shirt to memorialize your day, with an option to upgrade to a one of a kind event cycling jersey.

With five routes to choose from, you can select the best course for your ability. All of the courses will provide you a day to remember with fully-stocked rest stops supplied with snacks, gels, bars, carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks and water to keep you fueled and energized.

Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo

Irvine, California, US
4 races
Booking Closed

The Wiggle Haywards Heath Howler Sportive has gained a reputation as being one of the Super Series toughest events on the calendar, making it a haven for cyclists in West Sussex, the South of England, and beyond, who like to challenge themselves. Thankfully there are three routes to choose from, so if you find high elevations a little daunting, opt to cycle the short route. You won't be disappointed.

Starting off from the South of England Showground, the first challenge that presents itself to riders is in Turners Hill. From here its relatively easy going for a while and picturesque, with landmarks like the Ouse Valley viaduct to feast your eyes upon. Soon after you'll come to the climbs around Balcombe and Ardingly, which will give your legs and stamina a workout.

Those climbs, however, are nothing compared to the infamous Ditchling Beacon on the epic route, which is a firm favourite with many cyclists. With a maximum gradient of 16 per cent and an elevation of 438ft, it's the third-highest point on the South Downs, behind Butser Hill and Crown Tegleaze, and is rated amongst the best climbs in Sussex. Once you reach the top you get to enjoy the fast descent straight back down again, before heading back out into Sussex.

The terrain relaxes henceforth, giving you a chance to keep up a nice pace, before heading into Ashdown Forest, which is fast, beautiful and challenging. Don't let up around Weir Wood Reservoir, though, as you'll need to give it one more push over steep hills before reaching the finish line.

The Wiggle Haywards Heath Howler, while tougher than most Sportives, offers a spectacular day in the saddle around some of the best cycling Sussex has to offer. And with it's three routes to choose from, there's enough choice to suit most cycling abilities.

Wiggle Haywards Heath Howler Sportive

Ardingly, West Sussex, GB
3 races
Booking Closed

Join us on this cycling charity challenge as we bike from Vietnam to Cambodia!

This breathtaking charity bike ride will take you from Vietnams Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Upon arrival, youll have time to explore the fascinating city of Saigon the heart of Vietnam before you commence with your charity challenge.

Before we start cycling well have time to explore the fascinating city of Saigon the heart of Vietnam before we commence with our journey. Then it's 382km of charity cycling taking us through many traditional Vietnamese villages, following gorgeous streams and rivers, passing paddy fields and adjacent to stunning mountains. Few locals will have seen foreigners cycling past and their interest and hospitality will spur on even the most tired cyclist.

Two fascinating countries one awesome charity challenge. Join us today on this magical cycle for charity and experience South East Asia at its best!

Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia – March

Ho Chi Minh City, Hu1ed3 Chu00ed Minh, VN

A flat, easy, 212k ride from Alfreton, through Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Roses to Wrags

Alfreton, Derbyshire, GB
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The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive is a classic on the North West sportive calendar. Starting from Penrith Leisure centre, the route is just short of 60 miles through the stunning Eden Valley. It's undulating, it's beautiful, but it's not as severe as many Lake District routes.

One thing you'll notice is the distinct lack of cars, which makes it perfect cycling country. There's a food stop in Appleby village, which is well stocked and will help you refuel for the final miles, which include a sting in the tail.

It's one of our most popular events and a great opener for the season, so make sure you're on the start line!

Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

Penrith, Cumbria, GB
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The challenge of PUNCHEUR is not a long list of nasty climbs, neither is it mega-endurance. The challenge is to keep up a good tempo along rolling roads over 65 miles, and to keep your rhythm up the short climbs and drags.

Dont take it lightly, however! Your endurance level will be tested, and you will get a good idea of your early-season fitness, and where your strengths and weaknesses are.

There are long, flat stretches; draggy climbs; fast descents; and short, sharp, steeper hills to get out the saddle and punch your way over. Can you pace it so you dont blow up early, AND, also make sure you have something in your legs to get you up Ditchling Beacon at the end?

Puncheur Sportive

Ditchling, East Sussex, GB
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208km cycling event starting from Dalmeny. Controls at Dollar, Auchterarder, Tayport, St Andrews and Falkland.

Loop through Clackmannanshire and Perth & Kinross before riding along the south bank of the Tay all the way to Tayport. Then a flat run to St Andrews before rolling countryside to Falkland. Climb the big climb of the day West Lomond then down through Fife to cross the Forth and back to South Queensferry.

Forth and Tay

South Queensferry, GB
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The Mad March Hare Sportive is a mini-sportive intended either as a warm-up for riders that are preparing for the longer and harder sportives throughout the Summer or as motivation throughout the winter for the more relaxed rider.

The Mad March Hare Sportive

Wythall, Worcestershire, GB
1 race
Booking Closed

The HotChillee Cape Rouleur is the best event of its kind in the world.

South Africa has some of the most scenic roads in the world and this 5-day, 600km tour in the heart of Cape Winelands takes in the best of them. Based in the picturesque town of Franschhoek the 120km+ stages are followed by sunny afternoons by the pool before evenings of fine-dining.

Cape Rouleur riders are seeded into three speed groups fast, medium and social. With professional-level event organisation each speed group is supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains, medics, mechanics and motorbike outriders and enjoys rolling road closures. Riders have choice to compete for the Sprint, Climb and General Classification Leaders Jerseys and Age Category Awards in the flagged timed sections each day, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery in a fully supported environment.

All riders are guaranteed seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (formally Argus) which directly follows the Cape Rouleur making a week long cycling trip in the Western Cape.

Join riders on this 5-day cycling journey in the Cape Winelands. The maximum number of riders is 180/ 3 seeded speed groups. This event has rolling road closures and pro level event support.

HotChillee Cape Rouleur

Franschhoek, Western Cape, ZA
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Now in it's eighth year the Winter Sprinter is our traditional season opener. Heading out into the mostly flat Cheshire lanes, it's the perfect event to stretch your legs and get back in to the routine of riding.

The Sprinter sells out quickly every year and entries are limited to 300 riders only.

The Winter Sprinter

Sandiway, Cheshire West and Chester, GB
1 race
Booking Closed

The Surrey Hills Switchback Gravelcross is an awesome ride, in one of the souths cycling hotspots!

Based in the ever popular Surrey Hills, the Switchback is a blast from the word go! Head out into the hills on a mixed course featuring the best of the magnificent network of back lanes, fire roads and tracks that this prime cycling destination has to offer! And of course, we will keep you fuelled and on track with the full package of organisation and support that you can rely on at CX Sportive Series events!

The full course option for the Switchback is an intense 60km, with almost 1,300m of climbing packed into that distance. So a bit shorter but a lot sharper than other some of the other events in the series; underestimate this one at your peril!

Surrey Hills Switchback Gravelcross CX

Chilworth, Surrey, GB
3 races
Booking Closed

York Leeds York, the biggest new event in the Northern Calendar.

Depart from the Historic City of York and ride out on carefully selected roads to avoid any serious traffic. We almost immediately join the River Ouse as we head onto some stunning little Country roads in the direction of Leeds.
There are 3 route choices, the short at 40 miles, the medium at 63 miles and the long at 101. The medium is aimed at the recreational and progressing rider.

Its longer than our typical shortest option however its really a rather flat ride and so enjoyable we felt that our short route regulars would enjoy the challenge and the recreational cyclists of York and Leeds could take part and really stretch their legs!


Murton, York, GB
3 races

Road Cycling events in April 2018

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A relaxed yet stunning tour around the Somerset levels, this fun ride is about taking your time, enjoying the views and just getting in some early season miles, with some amazing weather in 2017 and a great vibe.

This new sportive returns in 2018 come join us for a smile that will last for weeks.

Be under no illusion the long route will still test you, its long with an iconic climb and the last 20 miles include a few more climbs just in case you haven't worked hard enough.

With 3 feeds for the long and 2 for the medium, we will refuel you, all you need do is enjoy the day.

Yeovil Sportive

Yeovil, Somerset, GB
3 races
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Returning for 2018, welcome to the Tour of Berkshire Cycle Sportive!

The cycle course takes cyclists through the beautiful Berkshire countryside, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Here you will pass through the traditional villages of West Berkshire, negotiate a selection of short punchy climbs and experience the stunning scenery and quiet country lanes of the Royal County of Berkshire.

The Cycle Ride takes place on Sunday 15th April 2018 at the Guide Dogs HQ, Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire. There are three distance options available;
- 41.5km Fun Ride
- 84km Classic
- 125km Epic

The cycle course takes cyclists through the beautiful Berkshire countryside, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Here you will pass through the traditional villages of West Berkshire, negotiate a selection of short punchy climbs and experience the stunning scenery and quiet country lanes of the Royal County of Berkshire.

Race HQ: Hillfields, Reading Rd, Burghfield Common nr Reading, Berkshire

Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire Cycle Sportive

Reading, GB
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Date: 15th April 2018
Event HQ: Old Luxters, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JW
Start Time: 10:00 am

Fun Ride: 37 Miles
Challenge Ride: 70 Miles

The Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery sportive is a social and adventurous cycle ride through the Chiltern Valley. The Chilterns is a top UK cycling destination comprising beautiful rolling countryside, providing challenging climbs and rewarding sweeping descents.

All routes take you through quintessential old English villages and countryside (filming locations for Midsomer Murders, Vicar of Dibley, Lewis, Miss Marple, Jonathan Creek) and pass Cobstone Windmill featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

All Fun Riders and Challenge Riders will cycle the first 37 mile loop. The Challenge Riders will continue past the event HQ to take on the second loop.

Come join us for a fantastic day!

Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive

Southend, Buckinghamshire, GB
2 races
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Now in its 9th edition, the ever more popular Mallorca 312 has again exceeded expectations and demand, already selling out most of the 8,000 entry places available. Luckily though, Velusso has secured 5 spaces this year to offer you a sportive experience like no other.

Stay in one of our luxury private Mallorcan fincas, to get prepped and ready for the race, while being extremely well looked after by our experienced Velusso Accommodation Host.

The Mallorca 312 is one of the toughest challenges of the cycling calendar. Covering 312km and scaling 16,568 feet of testing mountains, finish times range from just under 10 hours to the cut off time of 14 hours. There are 2 shorter routes however, making this event accessible to most. Are you up for the challenge? Simply get in touch for more details.

Mallorca 312 with Velusso

Muro, Illes Balears, ES
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3 Counties 100 Sportive covers the best cycle routes through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Starting from the courtyard at Holdenby House in rural Northamptonshire, riders choose between a stunning 100 mile, 112km or 21 mile ride that takes in the beauty of the Naseby Battlefields, Eyebrooke Reservoir, the Welland Viaduct, Rutland Water and the Cottesbrooke Estate.

Starting and finishing at Holdenby House, the three routes are mainly on quiet country lanes and have have their own unique and interesting features. Although the route distances were originally as stated, over the years the routes have been modified. The full route distances for the 2018 event are:

100 mile route = 97.4 miles
100km route = 112.4km
21 mile route = 21 miles

Location: Holdenby House, Northamptonshire, NN6 8DJ

3 Counties 100 Sportive

Northampton, GB
3 races

54km cycling event starting from Swaffham Assembly Rooms, Norfolk. Controls at , plus 1 information control.

An introduction to Audax cycle riding, this 54km is not too strenuous on the legs and there is also a pub and cafe half way round!

This is a back lane ride and in winter it will be muddy at best, icy at worst - skinny tyres not advised, 25mm+ treaded tyres recommended. Lights and mudgaurds highly recommended too. Light breakfast, hearty soup and rolls on return - free but donations welcomed. Please advise of your inability to attend the event via email before the ride commences, also text the number on your Brevet card should you need to abandon mid-course. If you are using a satnav to get to the community centre, please use the postcode PE377RD else you will be sent down a blind alley. There is a 2 insurance surcharge for those not members of Audax UK or CTC.

Swaffham Xenon

Swaffham, Norfolk, GB

109km cycling event starting from Marple, near Stockport. Controls at Great Budworth and Bollington, plus 3 information controls.

An easy midweek trip from Marple to Great Budworth Icecream Farm and back. Very flat on the way out, through delightful Cheshire lanes, and just a bit lumpy towards the finish.

An Icecream Wensdae

Marple, Greater Manchester, GB

The Wiggle Vale Velo, now in its second year, is an early-season sportive designed to get you back into your best form and ready for the rest of the riding calendar.

The course allows you to chip away at the miles while tackling occasionally testing terrain. With almost 4,000ft of climbing over the Epic route, this is a quick and speedy course, presenting to you some of the best views the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds have to offer, while also providing an early-year wake-up call for the legs.

Wiggle Vale Velo Sportive

Murton, York, GB
3 races

The California Classic Half Marathon and the California Classic Century rides are on the same weekend again! Join us Saturday, April 7th, 2018 as we will host 2,000 riders as they get to experience the ONLY bike ride that closes a freeway! Then on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 we will host 3,000 runners in our Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay as participants run through African Adventure in Fresno Chaffee Zoo, with a grand finish along home-plate inside Chukchansi Stadium. Or choose our Rock and Run 5k, it doesn't go through the Zoo but has all of the other benefits of the Half Marathon.

California Classic Weekend

Fresno, California, US
3 races
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The Party Pardee is a fun ride through the rolling foothills of Amador and Calaveras Counties near the gold rush town of Ione. Youll find well stocked rest stops and friendly volunteers to greet and refuel you along your tour. At the end of the ride youll enjoy a delicious after-ride meal and live music by Mumbo Gumbo!

Party Pardee Metric Century Ride

Ione, California, US
2 races

Starting in the picturesque town of Louth, the routes take in some of the UKs quietest roads on the eastern side of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
There are four distances for sportive riders, 89, 79, 52 and 29 miles, at 31 for the longer distances and 24 for the 29 miler.
We pride ourselves on detailed route planning, making sure all junctions are safe for cyclists and that the most picturesque areas are included. You won't find yourself stuck on A roads for miles in an ITP Events sportive.

Tour of the Wolds Sportive

Louth, GB

This ride will show you some of the variety of unpaved bike trails in San Francisco. Well start at the McKinley Monument in the Panhandle (Baker St. and Fell St.) but quickly climb into the (hilly) heart of the city to some of the trails highlighted on SF Urban Riders proposed 7 mile San Miguel Hills Loop map. Mountain, cyclocross, or adventurous road bikes all welcome.

Off-road Cycling Ride: San Miguel Hills

San Francisco, California, US

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Road Cycling events in May 2018

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After a little pressure from the regular riders who have been asking for an extra event this year, Sportive HQ brings you the King Edward 100, promising an HQ in a great, easy access location Newark Showground and plenty of new routes around the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire lanes.

The King Edward 100 brings all of the Sportive HQ style of doings things a big event at small event prices.

If you are doing either the long or medium routes, please feel free to change on the day itself, just let the organisers know when you get back if you changed routes, they like a relaxed atmosphere for this.

New for 2018 is the short route of 25 miles. This route doesnt have a feed stop on the route but the price includes hot food and cuppa on return.

We hope that after youve tried the King Edward 100, youll be hooked on their value for money sportives where a great day out on the bike is all that matters.

King Edward 100

Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire, GB
3 races
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The Tour de Pirinexus is a cycling challenge taking place for the second year running in 2018. Our Spring ride is between 16th-20th May 2018, and our Autumn ride is between 26th - 30th September 2018.

Based on the Pirinexus route, a dedicated cycling route through Spanish and French Catalonia, the event takes place over 3 days and aims to provide participants with the opportunity to challenge themselves yet enjoy the rewards of good food and wine throughout.

Looping between Spain and France over the shoulders of the Pyrenees, the Tour de Pirinexus is an arranged marriage of velo culture and viticulture. Starting in Girona, a cycling hub for over a quarter of pro Tour cyclists, the route will wend along the regions beautiful backroads, linking the villages, towns and wonderful wineries of the Empord and Girones region - two regions of Catalonia that are relatively unknown given their gastronomic, viticultural and olive oil producing heritage.

300km in total through an array of stunning mountain and rural landscapes, with the best of local Catalan wine and cuisine to match!

Tour de Pirinexus Cycling Challenge – Spring

Girona, Catalunya, ES
1 race
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Our cycling events range from short fun rides to more challenging cross-country adventures. We ride in groups on great countryside routes which are fully marked and well organised. Meet friendly, like-minded people and have a great day out. Many of our sportive aim to raise funds for charity too, so you've every reason to get on your bike!

Purity Brewing Co Sportive

Studley, GB
2 races
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The Beyond Dartmoor sportive is about more than the usual suspects and of course our route will still pass them, Burrator dam, Haytor rocks ,etc. (Route specific).

But we have tried to find a route that's about visiting places on Dartmoor you wouldn't normally see we have open spaces, great riding lanes, superb climbs and stunning views, not only the special place that is Dartmoor but beautiful rivers, stunning woodland and quaint villages and all seen from the saddle.

Both routes will Start and Finish at the home of the Okehampton show, Stoneypark, which is on the western edge of Okehampton.

Dartmoor is another place that should be on your Sportive to do list, it's an undulating ride but flat is boring right?! The organisers have tried to include many of the must do's around Dartmoor but with 2 feeds along the route, you will have plenty of energy to complete the ride, take your time, enjoy it.

Dartmoor is stunning and is a challenge in itself so our event has no long route, mainly down to the time of the year and the number of daylight hours, we want everyone to finish, and just enjoy the ride.

Dartmoor Sportive

Okehampton, Devon, GB
2 races

For the first time ever, a Grand Tour will start outside of Europe. Its the 13th time that Giro dItalia starts outside of Italy. Israel will host the first three stages of next years Corsa Rosa, beginning with an Individual Time Trial in Jerusalem.

The 2018 Giro dItalia will start on Friday 4 May with an ITT in Jerusalem, following a very technical route finishing close to the walls of the Old City. With numerous bends on streets of the city and small ascents and descents, the route will pass by landmarks including the Parliament (Knesset) and the historic walls. The finale is uphill, with the gradient increasing from light to more demanding.

Giro D’Italia 101

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, IL

You know that nothing beats the feeling of freedom, adventure and pure happiness that comes with riding a bike.

The Ascent is Bicycle Network's initiative which aims to get more women pedaling. If you're looking to learn some new skills, meet like-minded women or find some new riding buddies then get involved. There's free rides, social nights and skills sessions throughout February.

Ride The Night

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB

A midnight start with the traditional option of a late night curry in Manningtree. An easy 305km run starting from Manningtree, Colchester, using a mixture of lanes and quiet A roads, to the Norfolk coast for breakfast.

Friday night midnight start (00:01 Saturday 5th May) with the traditional option of a late night curry in Manningtree. Overnight run using a mixture of lanes and quiet A roads to the Norfolk coast for breakfast. Postal finish.

Green & Yellow Fields

Manningtree, Essex, GB

407km cycling event starting from Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. Controls at WOODSTOCK, TEWKESBURY, TUTSHILL and LAMBOURN, plus 1 information control.

West of London via the best of Southern England before dipping a toe in Wales and coming back. A classic, well established route - not flat, but only a few real hills at Stow, Yat Rock and the Somerset Monument.

London Wales London

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire, GB

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.

Chevy Chase

Ponteland, Northumberland, GB

The Orbea Border Bike Festival includes a road sportive with a choice of 2 distances, a mountain bike marathon with a choice of 2 distances and a mountain bike Enduro, so if bikes are your thing there's bound to be an event to suit you.

Orbea Borders Bike Festival

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, GB

Grab a Friend and Come Ride!

Ride with us at the Bays most delicious cycling event.

ENDUE Bicycle Classic is an annual celebration of life and its wonderful gifts. Ride with us and enjoy the beauty of the SF Bay Peninsula while raising awareness of the people who want to ride but cant; those with developmental disabilities like Downs syndrome and Autism. If you are able to ride, then we hope you grab a friend and join us at the ENDUE Classic.

Whichever event you choose, we will make sure you are taken care of. All five routes begin and end at San Mateo County Event Center with a celebration of your conquest and endurance at the end of the ride. Load up on spaghetti and sausage and enjoy live music and awards ceremonies.

The event will be held in all weather conditions with no cancellations or refunds.

Endure Bicycle Classic

San Mateo, California, US
5 races

Be prepared for an eyeful of Devons most glorious countryside in the Dartmoor Demon. Straight from the off, youll be marvelling at the stunning Haldon Forest before heading down the River Teign.

It won't be long before you see the last of civilisation for a few hours as the circle around and through Dartmoor National Park begins, which lead through quiet and sprawling lanes on undulating terrain.

As much as the moors are sparse, theres enough to keep you interested as you tackle the short and punchy climbs throughout not forgetting a few long ascents as well. Old brick bridges and deserted roads make up most of the scenery on the road as you pass through the National Park before meeting and skirting around the ever-eerie and element-exposed HM Prison Dartmoor in Princetown.

Flatter terrain waits in the far side of the Park, while the pinch point of Buckfastleigh signals the start of the most testing climbing action that this event has to offer. Crossing the River Dart is a prelude to the 25% climb that faces rides coming out of Poundsgate.

The toughest part of the Dartmoor Demon sportive done, its not over yet as two more 20% ascents sit between the toughest climbing of the day and a finishers medal. Heading back through Haldon Forest to the racecourse finish point, every rider crossing the line will have a story to tell from a tough but rewarding day out riding.

Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive

Exeter, GB

Road Cycling events in June 2018

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The Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival is one of a kind; a mass-participation cycling festival for those who have a love and passion for a diverse type of bike and event. Our aim is to bring all types of cycling into one event, bringing all types of cycling together, enabling more and more people who have a love for any kind of cycling to be involved. The event is held at the East of England Arena and Showground from 1st-3rd June 2018, with a number of different disciplines, which are all held on fully closed roads.

There are 9 Events within the Festival: Gran Fondo Race, Gran Fondo Sportive, Chrono, Team Chrono, Mellow Vlo, Tour classic, Family Fondo, Folding Bike Race & Gravel Enduro Relay, as well as the Cambridgeshire Bike Show.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire has quickly become one of the most popular events in the UK, with the first being held in 2015. The route starts and ends in Peterborough. This part of the country is reminiscent of Western Flanders with unprotected roads, canals and narrow tracks. Luckily, there are a lot of riders to form a bunch and share the work. The locals come out in huge numbers to cheer on all the riders and help create a great atmosphere.

Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival

Peterborough, Peterborough, GB
8 races
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A ride that takes you through the beauty of the Surrey hills and the North downs, with an beautiful start and finish location, located at Polesden Lacey deep in the surrey hills.

Surrey Sportive

Great Bookham, Surrey, GB
3 races
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Date: 17th June 2018
Event HQ: The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2NQ
Fun Ride: 31 Miles
Challenge Ride : 68 Miles

The Westons Cider Sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Hereford countryside from one of the best cider houses in the UK taking you along the most scenic routes. With two distances of 31 and 68 miles this sportive is for everyone!

Westons Cider Sportive

Much Marcle, Herefordshire, GB
2 races
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Open your season with this stunning ride - one not to be missed! Rolling along quiet country lanes, passing through picturesque country villages, tackling climbs - this event has everything you need to kick-start your season.

Dust off your bike and get started, or test out how well your Winter training has gone. Short (40 miles) or Standard (60 miles) options, both with a start and finish at Buckingham School.

The Buckingham Cycle Sportive

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, GB
2 races
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Our cycling events range from short fun rides to more challenging cross-country adventures. We ride in groups on great countryside routes which are fully marked and well organised, Meet friendly like-minded people and have a great day out. Many of our sportives aim to raise funds for charity too, so you've every reason to get on your bike!

There are 2 options:
Challenge ride - 50 miles
Fun ride - 25 miles

Wadworth Brewery Sportive

Devizes, Wiltshire, GB
2 races
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Fast Freddie's "Best of the Bay" awarded event is back and coming to Sonoma County. Riders will enjoy 80, 50 and 15 mile events, while getting kids on bikes and raising impactful funds for those affected by the North Bay Fires.

Fast Freddie Challenge

Sebastopol, California, US
3 races

414km cycling event starting from Manningtree. Controls at Ixworth, Halesworth, Acle, Wells, Barton Mills and Saffron Walden.

Classic tour of East Anglia, via Ixworth, Halesworth, the Reedham Ferry & Acle to fish 'n' chips at Wells-Next-The-Sea. Easy night run down to Barton Mills, returning through Saffron Walden. Postal finish.

Asparagus & Strawberries

Manningtree, Essex, GB

Following another wonderful ride for 2017, we can confirm that the Big Bike Ride will be back once again for 2018.

The ride will again follow a circular route from Wetherby with two distance options 35 and 64 miles (we are even looking to re-route the long stretch along the A168 to make your cycling experience with us even better!)

The Big Bike Ride

Wetherby, West Yorkshire, GB

The Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo will show you the best of what West Sussex and Hampshire have to offer and then both the North and South Downs - yep, the 125-mile route really is a long one. Nine major climbs and five other significant ascents will come before you as this mega-mile epic unfolds, giving this the potential to be your crowning glory of the seasons riding success.

Starting just outside of Chichester, the route passes Cocking, flirts with Midhurst and almost kisses Liphook, skirting under Petersfield before heading north.

A High Cross feed stop signifies the highest north this will take you, before looping back. Small villages such as Kilmeston, Warnford and Brockbridge will soon blur into one as you count down the miles until the finish line.

Crossing over the top of Portsmouth, then Chichester, its smooth sailing back to base camp. After a mega day of riding, youll need those last few miles to be as straightforward as possible!

Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo

Fontwell, West Sussex, GB
4 races

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

400km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Hawick, Lockerbie, Peebles and Cornhill-on-Tweed, plus 1 information control.

A popular event in 2018 Route thorough Northumberland and Scottish borders. Cornhill on Tweed hall night-time control at 290Km for sleep and food. Ideal first 400K route.

The Hot Trod

Kirkley, Northumberland, GB

A 300km cycling event starting from Pendleton, Lancashire. A clockwise circuit of northern England, with the ascent to the summit of Great Dun Fell, Britain's highest paved road at 847m the 'highlight' of the ride!

Knock Ventoux 300

Clitheroe, GB

Road Cycling events in July 2018

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The Bridport Dagger now in its third year and growing into one of the toughest most challenging yet visually stunning cycle Sportives in the South West.

This beautiful and stunning tour around the Dorset countryside is about taking your time, taking in the views and just enjoying the ride, it has lots of long running straights away from large amounts of traffic where you can "Peleton" if that's your thing, we have climbed, some tough, some not so, all on Strava (tut tut), and then there are country lanes with stunning views that go for miles, above all remember its a sportive and not a race, your supposed to enjoy it and have fun.

Bridport Dagger Sportive

Symondsbury, Dorset, GB
3 races

The Wales Sportive is into its eighth year, and has grown to be one of Wales' biggest cycling events. Many triathlon and cycling clubs across the UK - as well as individuals from across the globe - include this in their event calendar, and it's a must-do in the mid-season schedule. 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

Weston Terrace, Pembrokeshire, GB
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Date: 14th July 2018
Event HQ: Brewdog Brewery, Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon AB41 8BX
Fun Ride: 33 Miles
Challenge Ride : 70 Miles

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 70 miles this sportive is for everyone!

Brewdog Sportive

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, GB
2 races
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Exciting weekend of racing. The Saturday will host races of separate disciplines: a 10k run, the Mersea Mile swim and a 25 mile cycle time trial. On Sunday athletes will have a choice of a super sprint or standard distance triathlon. You can enter these events individually or register for the whole weekend and become a Weekend Warrior!

Weekend Warriors – Show Your Strengths

Colchester, GB
Official Partner

Date: 28th July 2018
Event HQ: Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GS
Fun Ride: 30 Miles
Challenge Ride: 60 Miles

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. With two distances of 30 and 60 miles this sportive is for everyone!

The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive will take you through beautiful rolling countryside across the Dove and into the Staffordshire Peak District taking in the medieval market town of Longnor. You will discover the Manifold Valley, enjoying picturesque views as you journey back via the village of Hartington and the strangely named Custard Fields as you experience the hidden Peak District.

Those that are taking on the FUN RIDE will finish at the brewery while the CHALLENGE RIDERS will take on the second loop towards the delightful village of Tidwells and covering some majestic countryside with some toughish climbs and exhilirating descents. Refreshments and food will be flowing once back at the brewery to mull over the days excursion!!

Thornbridge Brewery Sportive

Bakewell, Derbyshire, GB
2 races
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Prudential RideLondon: an annual festival of cycling - A true legacy of the 2012 Games

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. The fifth edition will take place over the weekend of 28-29 July 2018.

There is no other closed-road event like it that combines the fun and accessible element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the worlds best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique.

Taking a cue from the London Marathon, amateur cyclists also participate in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes. For the first time in 2016, the event also featured the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 a 46-mile sportive created specifically for newer and also younger cyclists.

Prudential RideLondon

London, GB

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!

The ride will begin at Preston College, and from here we weave our way out of the city and onto the cycle network heading east towards Bowland. For those that just cant wait for lunch, the Short route soon heads back west, leaving the Standard and Epic riders to push on east, accumulating a few more miles and a couple of climbs in preparation for the calorific indulgences of the chip shop. Continuing east all riders cut an edge off the Forest of Bowland before the Standard riders leave, heading back west shortly after crossing the River Hodder.

Epic riders now begin a northerly tack, making for the southern hills of Bowland and skirting the edge of Clitheroe. We then climb up out of Waddington to the top of the Newton Fells only to be rewarded with a sweeping descent down into the village of Newton. Here we follow the course of the River Hodder to Dunsop Bridge, where we turn left and head south via the ascent of Hall Hill. After rejoining the Standard course we now skirt the northern edge of Longridge Fell and make a beeline for the coast, heading west, hightailing our way through the beautifully countryside of Flyde.

West Coast Classic

Fulwood, Lancashire, GB
3 races

The Norwich Cycle Swarm is an annual mass participation cycling event that starts from Norwich City Football Club. In 2018 its on the 1st July. You can choose to enter one of 3 different routes and take on either 35, 70 or 100 miles.
All the routes pass through some beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages. The ride is open to anyone to enter, whether youre an absolute beginner or an experienced cyclist
The routes head out of Norwich through Wroxham and split with the 70 and 100 mile routes heading up to the North Norfolk Coast Road. All routes pass some beautiful scenery and lovely Norfolk villages before returning to Carrow Road.
All riders receive a bespoke Cycle Swarm medal and certificate, free event photos and free fruit, sweets and juice at the rest stops.

Cycle Swarm Norwich

Norwich, Norfolk, GB

Brought to you by the team behind successful and well-regarded events in Oxford, Chester and Yorkshire, Bike Bath is a day of marked rides of 25, 50 and 80 miles taking in the best scenery of Bath and the surrounding countryside. As an entrant you will benefit from:

A timing chip to record your time;
Fully signposted routes with a back up route map and GPS files;
Feed stations showcasing the best produce from local food and drink suppliers;
On course medical support;
Post ride food and a bar at the event village;
A high quality finishers medal for each distance.

Bike Bath

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, GB
3 races

Again this year, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories with 1,000s of cycling fans and ride on the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.
From the climbs, still covered in riders names, to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.

For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you cant get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a must do event for any serious cycling fan.

Ripon Tour Sportive

Ripon, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races

Escaping Britains shores if only just for a day is enough to make this event sell out each time it has been held. Built on the foundations of Frances celebrated love of cycling, the Wiggle French Revolution is a teasing taster of what life is like riding on the other side of the English Channel.

This European trip takes the sting out of independently planning cycling abroad, as well take care of everything on this ride to ensure you enjoy your day and get the most out of the fast-paced sportive setting. From meeting en masse in Dover with the other riders, to getting a group escort onto the boat, to guiding you around the picturesque, quaint and signposted wilderness of northern France to getting you back again all is included as part of the package.

Upon arrival in Calais, youll head out along the cliff-top coast roads that test the legs straight away youll climb to a vantage point that, on a good day, you can see back to England set against a backdrop of the ever-busy to-and-fro of boats and ships sailing on the Channel. Before long, up turns to down, and youll be employing your best descending technique to drop into Escalles but dont forget this steep hill as itll be the last thing you have to conquer before reaching the finish line later in the day.

Dropping into the Parc naturel rgional des Caps et Marais d'Opale, a counter-clockwise loop ensues as you ride through pretty and sleepy French villages like Caffiers, Fiennes and Bazinghen. Many of the back roads that connect these communes are littered with grape fields and small farms but best of all, nearly no cars at no point will you forget youre in France.

After the last climb back to Calais, you'll have a perfectly flat 7-mile run to the finish, which is at the Calais Ferry port itself. A finishers medal will be given to you before you board the next ferry back to Dover with your sense of adventure and exploring spirit fulfilled. Food and showers will be available on the Ferry.

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive

Dover, Kent, GB

Road Cycling events in August 2018

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Date: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Event HQ: Whitestrand Car Park, Fore Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8JE
Regatta Ride: 26 miles
Start Time: 7:30am

An AMAZING location to start and finish a sportive right in front of the waters edge. This is a relatively short sportive which takes in some of South Hams most scenic routes and takes you the whole way around the Salcombe estruary/ria. The route is ungulating and quite challenging but will the scenery will no doubt keep you distracted. As an added bonus you will take the ferry from East Portlemouth and finish the ride back in the Whitestrand Car Park.

This is one of the most amazing rides of the summer!!


Salcombe Town Regatta Sportive

Salcombe, Devon, GB

Taunton Flyer Sportive: Saturday 4th August 2018
The Taunton Flyer sportive, now in its fifth year, takes place from Taunton Racecourse on Saturday 4th August 2018.

The Taunton Flyer is themed around the wartime airfields of East Devon and Somerset, with routes that pass RAF Exeter (Exeter Airport), RAF Dunkeswell, RAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), RAF Culmhead, RAF Merryfield, and RAF Westonzoyland. We also have a full scale replica Spitfire Aircraft (the only one in the world!) on display at the event HQ. Guided tours of the cockpit will be available and there will be a draw prize in support of SSAFA for the privilege to sit in the aircraft and fire up its Merlin Meteor Engine.

This spectacular early season sportive, offers some nice, flat, open, flowing roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills.

The Taunton Flyer offers you a choice of three routes:

The Spitfire (55 km / 34 miles)
The Dakota (119 km / 74 miles)
The Wellington (184 km / 114 miles)
All routes are well signed and fully supported. We have well stocked feed stations with a wide selection of sweet & savory foods, plus hot and cold drinks.

The sportive includes electronic chip timing (with split points) providing you with an official completion time, plus Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded to all finishers according to the medal standards for each age and gender category.

Taunton Flyer Sportive

Taunton, GB

200km cycling event starting from Burnley, 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.

Tan Hill 200

Burnley, Lancashire, GB

The Saddleback Sodbury Sportive is must do sportive for all levels of cyclists. Some wonderful countryside, quiet lanes and beautiful views are there to be enjoyed.

A choice of 3 distances (100 miles, 60 miles or 30 miles) will take riders along well signed (over 700 signs) and marshalled routes. Mechanical support at the start and along the route will be provided as well as a broom wagon to collect struggling riders.

Feed Stations along the route promise to refresh riders with a generous selection of homemade food combining the essential with some treats for those with a little more time to spare. Feed Stations will also have a track pump and inner tubes in case you need to get your tyre back to full pressure or top up on spare tubes.

Returning to Chipping Sodbury there will be free hot food, massages from the experts at the Toll House Clinic and time to relax with a drink from the bar

Sodbury Sportive

Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, GB

Events are at held at the world famous Castle Combe race circuit and provide safe, traffic free racing. The Castle Combe 10 mile TT series is back in 2018. Events are at held at the world famous Castle Combe race circuit and provide safe, traffic free racing.

The five-race series on the super-smooth surface will again be sponsored by Kinetic-One. DB Max Precision Timing will provide the results and the lap splits for every competitor. Competitors go off at 30 second intervals at each event throughout the year.

Kinetic-One Tt Series – Race 5

Castle Combe, Wiltshire, GB
1 race

The Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds, plus the magnificent Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are just some of the highlights youll see on the York 100 charity cycling sportive. You can experience some of the best cycling terrain in England on this bike ride raising funds for vital medical research to help sick and disabled babies and children.

If you are relatively new to cycling you may want to try our Classic 68 mile route which will provide you with a great ride and a fantastic challenge. Or if youre an experienced cyclist or sportive rider the Champion route at 100 miles is the perfect distance to push yourself to the limit.

Join the Action Medical Research team on this charity cycling event and enjoy a great day in the saddle with first class support throughout the day.

York 100

Heslington, York, GB

Our fully supported route takes in long, steep climbs over some of the highest passes in the Lake District and some equally impressive descents that will really blow the cobwebs away. We will pass woodland and pine forests, lakes, streams and moorland quilted with purple heather.

The support we receive on this ride is second to none - we take care of everything one could ever require from a cycling challenge - from transporting luggage, providing refreshment stops and meals, arranging accommodation to taking care of all our needs; mechanical, logistical and personal! Some say our support crew are the best in the market, and its no surprise why!

From the stunning mountains of the Lake District to the beautiful open moors of the Northern Pennines all you have to do is hop on your bike and enjoy! Two coastlines, one objective. Join us today on this awesome charity bike ride!

Coast to Coast Cycle – August 2018

Whitehaven, Cumbria, GB
1 race

The majesty of Malham Cove looks out over the Village of Malham and has been attracting visitors for centuries. For cyclists, it just happens that a classic road climb runs up the left hand side of the Cove. We have blended a visit to Malham with a loop back through the untouched gem Littondale, the hidden valley.

To start with, the ride skirts up the Wharfe valley and then through the Calendar Girls village of Rhylstone to Malham. The reward for reaching the top of the climb is sight of the impressive world famous limestone pavements. After crossing the bleak moor you descend to Settle for the caf stop. After the welcome break you join the route of the famous Etape du Dales and climb out of Stainforth past Pen-y-Ghent, one of the 3 Peaks of Yorskshire visited by the iconic cyclo cross race. A treat is now in store as the scenery to your right on the descent is majestic as you enter Littondale. You soon reach Wharfedale and head past Kilnsey Crag. To make this is a triple climb ride, the punchy Langbar awaits near the finish, although those with tired legs can easily miss this out if they wish.

Challenge Ride 6: Malham and Littondale

Malham, North Yorkshire, GB

A new twist on the classic sportive, the Hampshire Hills Beach Cruiser is a sportive with the atmosphere of a summer club run to the beach. Starting from Petersfield in hte shadow of Butser Hill, the route winds you up over the mighty South Downs, then sweeps through the pick of the twisting country lanes to the south coast, delivering you to the sea front at Hayling Island.
Once you hit the beach, you can relax, enjoy the sea breeze, and grab a bite and cuppa at the beach-side checkpoint. Our team will be there with a support station that acts as the finish for the Short ride, or your midway checkpoint for the Full Route. Thats it; if you rode the Short Route, your riding is done. All thats left to do is to enjoy the beach, maybe arrange to meet family or friends to spend a few hours before giving you a lift back to your car or back home.

If youre riding the Full Route, after your beach stop youll get back on the bike to make your way back up country to finish at the event base at Petersfield (where you started). In the spirit of the chilled theme of the day, were being nice to you though. The route back is a little shorter and more direct than the ride out; nobody wants to have the bulk of their ride in front of them after a cake stop or lunch at the beach! Oh, and yes you will be timed for this ride, but the time you spend at the beach stop wont be included in your overall time. Just make sure that you check in and out through the timing station and well deduct your beach time from your ride time in the final results. After all, a good day on the bike means only being in a hurry when you want to be, right?

Hampshire Hills Beach Cruiser

Petersfield, Hampshire, GB
2 races

A Hopper like no other. This is your chance to ride little known dirt roads in remote Mendocino County. Over 25 years of riding and exploring in Northern California has led to the crazy combination of pav, dirt and gravel roads that make up this two-day cycling adventure.


Willits, California, US

The Wiggle Steeple Chase sportive does largely what it says on the tin. With a plethora of historic church steeples, we pit the task to you to traverse the tranquil lanes of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Leicestershire along which the eponymous spires are abundant. However, despite this rides playful name, the terrain profile which comprises a series of peaks throughout the routes entirety is a sobering image

Starting in Huntingdon, just a stone's throw away from the historic university town of Cambridge, riders roll out on the ultimate Cambridge sportive from 7:30am. Soon after riders find themselves rolling along the punchy climbs and rolling descents throughout the Cambridgeshire sportive.

Normally known as the flat lands to locals, weve scoped out the best climbs that Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Leicestershire have to offer. These hills may not be the steepest, but with one ascent following the other the Steeple Chase doesnt offer up a great deal of respite, and you will be kept on your toes until the finishing line.

The summits, however strength sapping they may be, will afford you a vantage point from where to see the next steeple to chase, as you point your two wheels downhill and dip back into middle Englands leafy lanes.

Wiggle Steeple Chase Sportive

Huntingdon, GB
3 races

Setting off from Whitby the roads are superb, and as we descend to Sandsend and ride along the sea front, the views are amazing. The most picturesque start to any sportive! But dont relax, well shortly be climbing Lythe bank,with its long drags to the top. From Lythe we disappear into the North Yorkshire Moors and their spell-binding scenery, quiet roads, stunning little villages, tough climbs and exhilarating descents, before returning to Whitby to celebrate our part in the famous Whitby Regatta, now in its 177th year and one of the oldest such events in the World. 32 miles, 58 miles, 79 miles.

Whitby Regatta Sportive

Whitby, North Yorkshire, GB

Road Cycling events in September 2018

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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.

London to Brighton Cycle

London, GB
1 race
Charity Tickets
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Open your season with this stunning sportive. The Black Legend is the tale of forbidden love, passion and murder, played out on top of the highest and most sacred hill on the Wiltshire Berkshire border and the Black Legend Sportive will take you up this very same hill. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire, Lambourn and Marlborough Downs, the three well designed, anti-clockwise routes, roll along quiet country lanes passing through picturesque country villages. Each of the three courses starts and finishes at the John OGaunt School in Hungerford.

The Black Legend Epic, Standard and Short

Hungerford, West Berkshire, GB
3 races

The Swan Cycle sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Worcestershire countryside from one of the best pubs in Worcestershire taking you along the most scenic routes. With three distances of 10, 30 and 70 miles this sportive is for everyone!

As an end of summer sportive test, The Swan Cycle II pretty much has it all. Weaving around rural roads in the county of Worcestershire the route will give you some challenging climbs, winding roads and amazing views.

We have added an additional Family Ride which is for adults and children (above 12 years of age). The family is a 10 mile route along country roads and passing woods and on a fairly gentle route.

The Fun Ride route has a steady start taking you north through Drayton and Belbroughton until you begin to climb the Clent. You'll then pass through small villages such as a Elmley Lovett, Hartlebury as you head south where you have an opportunity to recharge at a refreshment stop along the way.

Starting to head back towards the Event HQ in Chaddesley Corbett, you'll have a feeling of accomplishment and excitement as you reconvene with your friends and family at The Swan Inn.

For those taking on the Challenge Route you will head south towards Upton Warren along fantastic relatively flats country roads. Coming back around going through Lower and Upper Bentley you will see the Lickey Hills in your sights for one last climb.

From here on in, there is a relatively flattish route towards the finish with the odd spike in gradient, as you can head back through the quiet and undisturbed rural roads at a pace to suit you.

The Swan Cycle

Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, GB
3 races

Theres a reason holidaymakers flock to the Cotswolds in their droves its amazingly scenic countryside makes for the perfect weekends cycling. A selection of great climbs and miles of rolling rural roads provide an ideal mix for a day in the saddle.

Soon after you set off from the venue, youll be faced with one of the first major climbing tests of the event straight away. Moving up Round Hill, make sure to catch your breath and check out the magnificent surrounding views as you crest the climb.

Once youve reached the top of this climb, its plain sailing until the next big ascent as you can concentrate on peddling away the miles and taking in the surrounding scenery at the same time. A reassuring downhill drop will open up just before passing Toddington Stanway hold onto your bars, as this is fast one.

Sure enough, as inviting descents come, uphill challenges will lie in wait as youll be out of the saddle again soon after to tackle the next hill between Snowshill and Saintbury. As soon as this is behind you, though, youll be able to power through the final few miles on a series of fast and technical country lanes leading back to Cheltenham. A finishers medal, t-shirt and well-earned PowerBar recovery product wait for you at ride HQ.

Wiggle Cotswolds Sportive

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GB
3 races

This event has been used in the past as a warm up the day before to the Spring Onion. In 2017 we decided to move it to Good Friday but in 2018 we have moved it to 2/9/2018 as we do not want it to impact the 10th Spring Onion and so it has an identity of its own. 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 higher mileage - so something for every body.

Providing you complete the course within the cut off time you will automatically go on the European Cycle Events list for a 25 voucher for any European cycle trip on their web site. These vouchers can not be transferred to anybody else and can not be used in conjunction with any other offer ,valid for any event taken by 31st December 2019. To claim your discount on a trip email [email protected]

Compact 50

Cobham, Surrey, GB

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.

Essex 100

Chelmsford, Essex, GB
3 races

Join us on the 2nd of September at Le Petit Grand Prix and you will quickly find yourself on some of the quietest roads anywhere in the country.

We pride ourselves on detailed route planning, making sure all junctions are safe for cyclists and that the most picturesque areas are included. You won't find yourself stuck on A roads for miles in an ITP Events sportive.

Enter Le Petit Grand Prix and enjoy a trouble free day out on the bike, with comprehensive route signage, gps and printed map, feedstations with a good variety of food to keep you going, including free tea and coffee and mechanical support if you have a problem. Then, when you've finished, collect your medal and enjoy the free hot food and tea and coffee back at Yarborough Leisure Centre.

Le Petit Grand Prix

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, GB

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.

Starting in the Borders town of Peebles, the Touro route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, and climb several stiff hills along the way. Challenging but rewarding, the routes (short and long) will feature some amazing natural scenery what better way to take your mind off your efforts than by enjoying this beautiful part of Scotland!

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

Tour O The Borders

Peebles, Scottish Borders, GB

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.

London to Paris Cycle – September 2018

London, GB

The Moor 2 Sea Sportive, now in its 7th year, offers you a choice of three routes. The Inspire (37 miles / 60 km) route is designed specifically for those new to Sportive events and endurance cycling. The Challenge (65 miles / 105 km) route is our most popular distance and the Extreme (112 miles / 180 km) route, with gradients upto 25%, promises to test the legs of the most experienced of endurance athletes. Both the Challenge and Extreme routes include a special KoM / QoM Segment on Dartmoor's infamous Haytor Hill, sponsored by Primal Europe. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded to all who finish their route within the designated time limits.

Just Events Limited are proud to be supporting SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. SSAFA provide life long support for the armed forces personnel and their families. They have been providing vital support to our military personnel and their families for over 130 years, making SSAFA the UK's longest standing Armed Forces Charity. Just Events Limited donates 1.00 from every entry fee from the Moor to Sea Sportive to the Devon branch of SSAFA. The same level of support is also given to SSAFA Somerset via the Taunton Flyer Sportive and SSAFA Cornwall through the Land's End 100 Sportive. There is an option for you to make your own personal donation at the time of registration.

Moor to Sea Sportive

Exeter, GB
3 races

Finish the 2018 Challenge Rides series on a blinder, this is one of our favourite routes! An undulating 20 miles to start with takes us to the foot of the infamous Park Rash, which we think is the toughest climb in the Dales! The reward for reaching the top though is a superb 12 mile descent to the town of Middleham and then on to a great cafe which serves the most wonderful selection of homemade food. Refuelled we catch a bit of the TdF day1 route and then head over to Pateley Bridge ready for the last significant climb of Nought Bank. Save a bit in the tank though as the final few miles are a bit more than rolling!

Challenge Ride 7: Park Rash, Coverdale and Nought Bank

Yockenthwaite, North Yorkshire, GB

Land's End to John O'Groats.
Take on Britains world famous long-distance cycle challenge. 969 miles of the best riding in the UK from the most south westerly point of Cornwall to the most north easterly tip of Scotland

Experience the most spectacular riding Britain has to offer. Cycle through 23 counties across England, Wales and Scotland in one unforgettable bucket list challenge

Turn by turn signposted route with chaperone guides. Overnight accommodation in mass basecamps or in hotels. Unrivalled food, mechanical, medical support

Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2018 September

Penzance, GB
3 races

Road Cycling events in October 2018

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Ride with former Welsh Rugby Union star Shane Williams MBE at this last club, Amman Utd RFC. It just so happens to be an ideal starting location to explore the surrounding countryside of Carmarthenshire by bike. And what a countryside it is; the roads, hills and vistas are among some of the best cycling routes in the UK.

You will go over the impressive Black Mountain, through the Brecon Beacons National park, ride through the centre of the historic Welsh market towns of Llandovery and Brecon as well as the numerous picturesque valley villages and hamlets and mountain passes along the way. All with a mixture of decent climbs, technical downhills and nice long flat stretches. The two course are challenging but also achievable for all and with the timing of the event being mid October its ideal for one last ride of the season, or a social gathering after a hard season of competing or even a personal challenge to build up to throughout the year. There's something for everyone.

Tour De Shane – The Amman Adventure

Glanaman, Carmarthenshire, GB
2 races

You could be part of the incredible #TeamGenesis and cycle from Vienna to Budapest with amazing people just like you. By signing up for this challenge you will be helping us fund world-class research which saves the lives of women and babies. Miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth are just three of the areas of research we fund. Sadly, you may know someone affected by these three tragedies. Genesis Research Trust with your help can prevent these tragedies from happening but we need you to pedal for our researchers!

Cycle Vienna to Budapest for Genesis Research Trust

Wien, Wien, AT

OC Sport, the owner and organiser of the successful Haute Route cyclosportive series, is expanding its offering for amateur cyclists with the launch of a brand new Haute Route concept a series of three-day racing events beginning with the Haute Route Ventoux in 2018. The French Provencal town of Bdoin will be the base of the three-day Haute Route Ventoux for the foreseeable future.

The Haute Route Ventoux will be built from the same DNA as the full seven-day Haute Route events which are widely regarded as the pinnacle of amateur cycling in Europe. The key difference is that the Haute Route Ventoux will be based in one place for three days, hugely simplifying rider logistics, meaning riders can stay in one hotel, will no longer have to pack their bags before each stage and will be able to bring family and friends along as well.

Celebrating perhaps cyclings most iconic mountain rising above the Rhne valley in Provence, the Haute Route Ventoux will include a total distance of 270km of cycling and over 7,500 metres of climbing over three stages in what is sure to test even the best amateur riders to the limits. The Haute Route Ventoux will end with an Individual Time Trial finishing at the summit of Mt Ventoux at 1,912 metres above sea level.

Haute Route Ventoux

Bédoin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR
1 race

New in 2018: New location, in the heart of Santa Rosa, with 3 full days of fun for the entire family. You better be ready for it!

Grab your kids, friends and loved ones. You don't have to ride to find your place at Levi's GranFondo. Our FondoSonoma festival begins at 10:00 am promptly for all to enjoy. It is a magical day for the whole family, flush with live bands, stacks of food, vendors and a fun zone for the kids. Bring your bikes and park them securely for free in our gated and staffed bike parking area.

Levi’s GranFondo

Santa Rosa, California, US

The Lands End 100 returns for its 8th year in 2018. The routes include some of the most picturesque parts of Cornwall.

The stunning location, quiet roads and breathtaking views make this one of the most scenic rides in the country as the wrap-around coast means that riders will never be far from the sea. They say location is everything, and the Lands End 100 has it all, cycling around the South West peninsula is an unforgettable experience.

A choice of three distances are available; 100 miles, 100km and 75km. All routes will start and finish at Marazion and will all go to Lands End with the long route also making its way around The Lizard peninsula.

Land’s End 100 Sportive

Marazion, Cornwall, GB

Our event includes an official CTC double century as well as a single century option. Both rides start and finish in Castro Valley, California.

Our double century route has three segments on which we include an experience filled with many of the best and most memorable cycling roads offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first segment has many small climbs and descents heading North to Grizzly Peak and back.

The most challenging part of the route is the second segment, which climbs and descends Mt. Diablo.

The third and final segment of the double century ride travels to these other great cycling offerings in the Bay Area: Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park, the Livermore vineyards, and the foothills of Mt. Diablo. The final 60 miles are less demanding, resulting in a finish without any significant challenging climbs.

Best of the Bay Century and Double-Century

Castro Valley, California, US
2 races

104km cycling event starting from Dore, Sheffield. Controls at Wentworth: Obtain stamp or sticker and Dinnington: Obtain stamp or sticker, plus 4 information controls.

This mainly rural ride circumnavigates Sheffield and Rotherham. A hilly section to the west and north, part of which follows the Tour de France route, is complemented by an interesting undulating route to the east.

Ring of Steel (City)

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB

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 2018 the 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.

Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride

Stretford, Greater Manchester, GB
1 race

There are no expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie bags, no numbers, no gold standard times, no broom wagons and no pretending at the finish to have looked into the jaws of hell and survived.

The Autumn Audax is cycling at its best. Its about a good distance in a day, riding at a sensible pace with good company, traveling through the quiet and pleasant countryside in the orange glow of an autumn day before winter arrives.

The once popular 'Beyond the Dyke' organized by Alan Mason, disappeared off the calendar some fifteen years ago following his retirement. Well, the event is now back by popular demand. Like King Offa, we will be sending an army of cyclists over the Dyke into the badlands of Mid-Wales. These border raiders will be challenged by some charming countryside which continually varies from the airy views from Brown Clee to the deep cleft valleys near the striking Knucklas Viaduct. On their return, the riders will pass through the tranquil and delightful Teme Valley before a final assault over the Abberley Hills.

Autumn (Audax) Rivers

Belbroughton, Worcestershire, GB

The Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City, CA that you can either Ride or Run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep and beat your age-group rivals. Or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride, Tahoe trail run or walk through the Sierra forest. Whatever your speed, wear the T-shirt with pride year around.

Run or Bike! Choose either the Elite or Classic Course!
Both the Elite and Classic Courses start in Truckee and finish at the Highlands Community Center (also known as Tahoe Cross Country) 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA.

The Classic Course features a route through the Tahoe National Forest on fire roads, and trails. There is a paved section while on the 73 or (Fiberboard Freeway). The distance is approximately 17.9 miles or 28.8 kilometers.

The Elite Course features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail. The distance is approximately 21.55 miles or 34.7 kilometers and has approximately 3000 of ascent.

Great Trail Race

Truckee, California, US
2 races

You might think that ay up is nothing more than an affectionate greeting in this part of the world, but the phrase also hints at what youll be doing in the Ay Up Wiggle sportive youll head up, then up, then up once more, on a series of testing hill climbs along the route.

Heading out from Thirsk Racecourse, youll be able to designate the first few miles to settling into the ride and warming up for the lung-busting climb challenges that are yet to come. In this early, sedate part of the course youll be given the opportunity to appreciate the surrounding scenery, before heading up the first climb, which will in turn give you excellent views of the Thirsk area. Indeed, gorgeous scenery is part and parcel of this ride but so too is pain!

Wiggle Ay Up! Yorkshire Sportive

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races

The Hildenborough Sportive is a 100km event that starts from our own base in Hildenborough, Kent. It's a great ride at the end of the season on a challenging course.

The ride starts from our studio in Hildenborough then heads to Sevenoaks. Once up Riverhill, the ride goes over the back of Ide Hill and into Edenbridge. From there on the ride goes uphill taking in Forest Row and then heading to 'The Wall' on the Ashdown Forest.

Our end of season sportive is a great way to end the sportive calendar. Our event has a relaxed atmosphere but offers and challenging course for the rider. The route goes straight into a climb taking on Riverhill then settles as you ride towards Edenbridge. From here the climbing starts taking you up to Forest Row, then to the Ashdown forest where you climb 'The Wall'. Circle around the top of the forest with spectacular views to then ride back to Hildenborough.

Vo2 Hildenborough Sportive

Hildenborough, Kent, GB
1 race

Road Cycling events in November 2018

209km cycling event starting from Cholsey, E of Didcot. Controls at Waterperry and Chipping Norton, plus 4 information controls.

A gently rolling ride through the Chilterns, Cotswolds and the flatter West Oxfordshire plain. Controls are at commercial cafes, and plenty of hot food (included in the entry) at the end.

Upper Thames

Cholsey, Oxfordshire, GB

The Wiggle Devils Punch takes in the best of the North Downs and the surrounding area including the Devils Punch Bowl, from which it takes its name - for some of the best hill-packed, fun riding in Hampshire and Surrey.

A little shorter than most other rides to reflect the time of year, this could be the perfect wind-down for your legs as an end-of-season test.

The start of the route is kind on the legs, giving you chance to warm up as youll head out of the Holybourne start point, near Alton. The gradient will lead you mostly downhill before facing the first small climb of the day, on the sheltered back roads near Ropley Dean soon after which the first feed stop awaits to give you chance to recover.

The course continues east, travelling through small villages such as Lower Farringdon, Sellborne and Blackmoor. Looping around the outskirts of Bordon, its soon time to take on the Devils Punch Bowl, which is where the true challenge of the day lies in wait. The scenery around the attraction is worth the effort while itll test your legs on the short yet sharp climbs, the scenery is incredible.

Few challenges will present themselves as dramatically as this, but there is still the matter of the amount of miles youll need to cover before crossing the finish line. A series of fast descents and steep climbs stand between you and a medal on a tough but very rewarding ride.

Wiggle Devils Punch Sportive – 2018

Cranleigh, GB
3 races

As the light draws in and the evenings get shorter, youll want to get out on the bike when you can. The Wiggle Royal Flyer is the perfect autumn sportive taking in the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk and the tree-lined avenues around it, allowing you to charge through the autumnal leaves on the ground before crossing the finish line for a well-earned end-of-season break.

Setting off from the event centre on Fakenham Racecourse, this sportive starts off with a few gentle climbs as riders will head east and roll through the pretty villages of Guist and Hindrigham, and onto the equally-appealing St Marys Benedictine Priory and Binham.

Staying inland, youll continue westwards on this typically flat section of east England heading through South Creake, Stanhoe and Docking. A feed station gives riders chance to catch their breath before the route enters the grounds of the Sandringham Estate, which always looks grand in autumnal colours.

Only a short ride then separates you from the royal grounds and a finishers medal back in Fakenham, passing the Royal Stud and continuing on back lanes through Anmer, East Rudham and Helhoughton. The short climbs on the Wiggle Royal Flyer may test untrained legs but this should be a welcome challenge for more seasoned riders to get a fast sportive time in the bag before turning to the turbo for winter.

Wiggle Royal Flyer Sportive 2018

Fakenham, GB
2 races

The Wiggle Kent Classic Sportive has been designed to take you out of Surrey and into Kent for what will surely be a memorable day in the saddle.

Setting off from the village of Lingfield you will be out in the country before you know it, as all three routes head south to Wych Cross taking in the first of many quaint little villages youll cycle through during the ride. It is around this point, at the 7-mile mark, that youll tackle the first real steady climb of the day.

At Colemans Hatch, the Short route riders can relax knowing that theyve completed the hardest part of their ride with only two steady climbs left to tackle. Its at this point they will split off from the other routes as they head North towards Edenbridge.

Epic and Standard riders, however, go straight into the steepest climb of the day as they pass through Newbridge and make their way toward Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Shortly past Groombridge, the course divides again as the Standard riders head north with Royal Tunbridge Wells to their East. They wont see the Epic riders again until they reach Sevenoaks, having taken in Langton Green, Penshurst and Chiddingstone, to name but a few of the villages along the route.

Epic riders continue East as they ride into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are a few short climbs along this section of the course that might take you by surprise. Notable elevation changes occur around Goudhurst, another just past Yalding and a third at Roughway. These should serve as nice testers to get you warmed up for the final climb at Dunks Green, that ascends steadily for several miles before peaking at Sevenoaks Common. It is here that youll embark on a nice descent before re-joining the Standard riders once again. From here, its a 14-mile ride back to Lingfield, via the village of Edenbridge, with no major challenges looming.

With three routes to choose from, The Wiggle Kent Classic Sportive has something to offer cyclists of all abilities, whether youre a beginner or someone that likes a bit of a challenge - all the while soaking in some of the best countryside Britain has to offer. After all, Kent is called The Garden of England for a reason.

Wiggle Kent Classic Sportive 2018

Dormansland, Surrey, GB
3 races
Booking Closed

New for 2017, the Wiggle Kent Classic Sportive has been designed to take you out of Surrey and into Kent for what will surely be a memorable day in the saddle.

Setting off from the village of Lingfield you will be out in the country before you know it, as all three routes head south to Wych Cross taking in the first of many quaint little villages youll cycle through during the ride. It is around this point, at the 7-mile mark, that youll tackle the first real steady climb of the day.

At Colemans Hatch, the Short route riders can relax knowing that theyve completed the hardest part of their ride with only two steady climbs left to tackle. Its at this point they will split off from the other routes as they head North towards Edenbridge.

Epic and Standard riders, however, go straight into the steepest climb of the day as they pass through Newbridge and make their way toward Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Shortly past Groombridge, the course divides again as the Standard riders head north with Royal Tunbridge Wells to their East. They wont see the Epic riders again until they reach Sevenoaks, having taken in Langton Green, Penshurst and Chiddingstone, to name but a few of the villages along the route.

Wiggle Kent Classic Sportive

Dormansland, Surrey, GB
3 races

Join us on this cycling charity challenge as we bike from Vietnam to Cambodia!

This breathtaking charity bike ride will take you from Vietnams Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Upon arrival, youll have time to explore the fascinating city of Saigon the heart of Vietnam before you commence with your charity challenge.

Before we start cycling well have time to explore the fascinating city of Saigon the heart of Vietnam before we commence with our journey. Then it's 382km of charity cycling taking us through many traditional Vietnamese villages, following gorgeous streams and rivers, passing paddy fields and adjacent to stunning mountains. Few locals will have seen foreigners cycling past and their interest and hospitality will spur on even the most tired cyclist.

Two fascinating countries one awesome charity challenge. Join us today on this magical cycle for charity and experience South East Asia at its best!

Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia – November

Ho Chi Minh City, Hu1ed3 Chu00ed Minh, VN

Road Cycling events in December 2018

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Road Cycling events in January 2019

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Road Cycling events in February 2019

You could be part of the incredible #TeamGenesis and trek Patagonia with amazing women just like you. By signing up for this challenge you will be helping us fund world class research which saves the lives of women and babies. Miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth are just three of the areas of research we fund, everyone will know someone affected by these three tragedies. Genesis Research Trust with your help can prevent these tragedies from happening but we need you to trek for our researchers!

Patagonia for Genesis Research Trust

San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, AR

You could be part of the incredible #TeamGenesis and cycle from Argentina to Chile with amazing women just like you. By signing up for this challenge you will be helping us fund world class research which saves the lives of women and babies. Miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth are just three of the areas of research we fund, everyone will know someone affected by these three tragedies. Genesis Research Trust with your help can prevent these tragedies from happening but we need you to pedal for our researchers!

Cycle Argentina to Chile for Genesis Research Trust

San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, AR

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