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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.

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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
£32£35

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
€645€745

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
$85$155

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

203km cycling event starting from St Herbert's, Windermere. Controls at Fell Foot Brow, Kirkby Stephen, Barnard Castle and Muker, plus 1 information control.

Named after a famous Cumbrian climbing route. A very scenic tour of The Lakes, Pennines and Dales; start in Windermere, 20 mins from M6, sleeping in the hall the night before is available.

Visit the shore of Windermere, then out of The Lakes via Kendal & Kirkby Stephen. Up to the highest pub in England, then stop (for chips?) in Barnard Castle. Head home via Arkengarthdale, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Sedbergh and Crook. Includes a couple of km of adventurous riding on Sleightholme Moor Road, but rideable on normal bikes. Hilly.

Brant and Slape

Windermere, Cumbria, 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
£30£40

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
$40$135

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
£25£30

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