Road Cycling events in Birmingham 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 Birmingham July 2018

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Dont be deceived by the picturesque Warwickshire scenery on view in the Wiggle Tempest the countryside climbs will creep up on you soon enough as you cross the River Avon and pass through a number of quaint and pretty old typically English villages.

Starting just outside Warwick south of Birmingham, this is the perfect chance for Birmingham sportive hunters to ply their trade. After leaving the county town youll head straight onwards on one of several of the rides Roman roads, passing Wolverton and eventually turning off at Little Alne on what will have been plain sailing so far, as far as any gain in gradient is concerned.

Looping around, youll continue on the fast and technical small country lanes until reaching the first feed stop in Binton. Back in the saddle, its back onto the long and straight roads as you edge away at the miles. On the longest straight section of the course, which passes through Honeybourne, a village typical of the area, youll take on the biggest climb of the ride, which peaks at around 750ft of elevation gain.

The rest of the ride will feel more broken up after taking on the long straight, as youll pass through a number of sleepy villages on the way back to the Warwick ride HQ, where youll receive a finishers medal and recovery product on completion of the ride. Its a tough day out on the longest distance but very rewarding all the same.

Wiggle Tempest Sportive

Warwick, Warwickshire, GB
3 races
£3£45
Wiggle Tempest Sportive

As the little sister of the Kidderminster Killer, this 120km audax provides an epic adventure into rural and hilly South Shropshire along a figure of 8 route. A fantastic route, and roller coaster of hilly countryside, for those seeking a challenging, but not overly far, audax ride. It is lumpy with 2000m of climb but the views are rewarding.

From Clee to Heaven

Belbroughton, Worcestershire, GB
From Clee to Heaven

The Kidderminster Killer is a challenging 215km endurance ride incorporating many of the best climbs and scenery that Worcestershire, Shropshire and The Marches can provide. If you are easily bored of flat routes, the Kidderminster Killer will keep you entertained from start to finish. This audax is right as a classic and challenging audax.

The Kidderminster Killer

Belbroughton, Worcestershire, GB
The Kidderminster Killer

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