Road Cycling events in Birmingham October 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 October 2018

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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
Autumn (Audax) Rivers

Leaving Cannock Chase on tree lines roads we soon head out into the countryside, riding over Blithfield Reservoir and on to the steepest climb of the day, Buttermilk Hill (a modest 13%). We take you through the pretty village of Tixal, full of wonderful architecture to keep your eyes occupied as well as your legs.

A generous supply of High5 energy products and cake should keep you going before a final climb into the Chase and back to base.

Ride It – Evans Cycles Cannock Road

Rugeley, GB
4 races
£7.50£25
Ride It – Evans Cycles Cannock Road

Welcome again to this very popular well established, autumn sportive, the only major sportive from Worcester this year. Following basically following the route the Tour of Britain used while in the area, some years ago, this has become the basis of this testing late season sportive.

The HQ is the Centre Pavilion and can be accessed by Severn Terrace just follow the event HQ signage. Please do not try and enter via Grandstand Road.

Free car parking and toilets are adjacent to the start and finish in the racecourse centre pavilion.

Tour Of Worcester

Worcester, Worcestershire, GB
2 races
£21£26
Tour Of Worcester

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