Road Cycling events in Bath July 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 Bath July 2018

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Now in its 10th year, we think you'd be hard-pushed to find a better ride in this area! Starting in the idyllic village of Didmarton, we're all set for a scenery-rich day in the saddle. The route heads towards the river Severn before looping back towards the Water Park, with an abundance of quiet roads, traditional stone buildings, and beautiful Cotswoldian villages along the way.

This is one of our flatter rides and is a great chance to get out in the Great British Summer and clock up some miles.

Ride It – Evans Cycles Cotswolds Road

Didmarton, Gloucestershire, GB
4 races
£7.50£25
Ride It – Evans Cycles Cotswolds Road
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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
£26£36
Bike Bath

Sportives don't get much more stunning than this ride through the Mendips Hills. Consistently voted as one of the best locations for cycling in the UK, the route dips into Cheddar Gorge which possesses a beauty, and a climb, that will take your breath away.

Starting just outside Glastonbury, this route takes you through spectacular Somerset, first heading north through a series of sheltered back lanes across the River Axe. The Wiggle Mendips sportive starts completely flat, and stays that way for much of the ride, but there are a handful of major climbs thrown in for good measure what else would you expect in a land littered with so many beautiful gorges?

Your first test will come around 15 miles in, and the small village of Easton acts as a passing point to flag the climbs start. Youll take in just under 850ft of ascending in a short space of time theres no hiding the fact that this is steep. The views are worth it, though, and once youve reached the top you can afford to sit back and roll through the next few miles, taking in the incredible natural scenery as you go.

The next test wont come for a while yet, as the route feeds through a series of secluded Somerset villages. Eventually youll pass through Blagdon, which is the final flat point before the next climb, which will take you higher than the last major one but doesnt take as much input, as youll have started from a hill-top position. Soon enough, its time to take in Cheddar Gorge in all its glory but will mean another major climb! Once youve passed this, its plain sailing back to ride HQ.

While the Wiggle Mendips Sportive can be considered tough - the Epic and Standard routes have some great climbs to tackle, including Cheddar Gorge - those with elevation phobia can always opt for our Short route. It might not take you through Cheddar but it is still equally beautiful and rewarding.

Wiggle Mendips Sportive

Street, Somerset, GB
3 races
£3£45
Wiggle Mendips Sportive

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