Road Cycling events in Aberdeen August 2018

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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.

Trending Road Cycling events in Aberdeen August 2018

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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

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
£425£850

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

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

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

This route explores the best cycling Yorkshire has to offer including many of the roads used for the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart linked together via quiet scenic lanes. The route is a real mix of Yorkshire cycling routes, taking in quiet undulating roads to long slogs up to the high, exposed moors that deliver dramatic views across stunning landscapes.

Starting out from Thirsk Racecourse you will start by heading north for the first section of endless rolling roads before diving back south through Leeming Bar. Shortly after the Standard and Epic riders will push on west and head for the Moors!

Once you have dropped down into Leyburn on your first swoop of Wensleydale, you will head back north east, linking with the Tour de France route for the first time. As you begin to climb back out of Wensleydale, Epic riders will peel off cut directly through Bellerby Ranges, with its incredible views, before dropping down to Swaledale to cross the magical river swale for the first time. After passing through Reeth, riders will hop back over the river Swale for a second time, before leaving the tour route.

Next is the challenging climb up onto Summer Lodge Moor, passing some of the Dales disused mines on the way. When on top of the moor the landscape unfolds, before the technical descent into Askrigg, to rejoin the Tour Route. Now back in Wensleydale we will follow the River Ure before crossing at the Stunning Aysgarth Falls, to then head East at Leyburn for the final quick stretch back to Thirsk.

Wiggle Yorkshire Tour Sportive

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races
£3£45

This is one of our hardest rides and weve cut down the distances to reflect it. Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, its certainly one for rewarding views and challenging gradients; the route includes a catalog of well-known climbs up to Oldgate Nick, Bunsal Cob, Mam Tor and Snakes Pass. Our riders will pass through Edale Valley and along the shores of the Lady Bower Reservoir. This is no easy spin, but riders will certainly see some of the highlights of this incredible national park.

Evans Cycles Peak District Road Sportive

New Mills, Derbyshire, GB
4 races
£7.50£25

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

In 2016 we welcomed over 1400 cyclists to the shores of Newry Beach in Holyhead who all enjoyed a memorable day exploring the roads and scenery of this amazing unspoilt island and 2017 is set to be even bigger and better.

The Tour de Mon is one of the best sportives in the country.

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

Tour De Mon

Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, GB
3 races
£35.99£41.99

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