Road Cycling events in Bournemouth May 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 Bournemouth May 2018

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Our cycling events range from short fun rides to more challenging cross-country adventures. We ride in groups on great countryside routes which are fully marked and well organised. Meet friendly, like-minded people and have a great day out. Many of our sportive aim to raise funds for charity too, so you've every reason to get on your bike!

Purity Brewing Co Sportive

Studley, GB
2 races
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201km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Whygate, Falstone, Elsdon, Buckham's Bridge and Elsdon.

A very popular event with a scenic course. Despite somewhat challenging route 2017 saw a high success rate 89 finished out of 91. This maybe due to the quality home baking at refreshment stops.

Chevy Chase

Ponteland, Northumberland, GB
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407km cycling event starting from Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. Controls at WOODSTOCK, TEWKESBURY, TUTSHILL and LAMBOURN, plus 1 information control.

West of London via the best of Southern England before dipping a toe in Wales and coming back. A classic, well established route - not flat, but only a few real hills at Stow, Yat Rock and the Somerset Monument.

London Wales London

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire, GB
Booking Closed

A midnight start with the traditional option of a late night curry in Manningtree. An easy 305km run starting from Manningtree, Colchester, using a mixture of lanes and quiet A roads, to the Norfolk coast for breakfast.

Friday night midnight start (00:01 Saturday 5th May) with the traditional option of a late night curry in Manningtree. Overnight run using a mixture of lanes and quiet A roads to the Norfolk coast for breakfast. Postal finish.

Green & Yellow Fields

Manningtree, Essex, GB

You know that nothing beats the feeling of freedom, adventure and pure happiness that comes with riding a bike.

The Ascent is Bicycle Network's initiative which aims to get more women pedaling. If you're looking to learn some new skills, meet like-minded women or find some new riding buddies then get involved. There's free rides, social nights and skills sessions throughout February.

Ride The Night

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB

Be prepared for an eyeful of Devons most glorious countryside in the Dartmoor Demon. Straight from the off, youll be marvelling at the stunning Haldon Forest before heading down the River Teign.

It won't be long before you see the last of civilisation for a few hours as the circle around and through Dartmoor National Park begins, which lead through quiet and sprawling lanes on undulating terrain.

As much as the moors are sparse, theres enough to keep you interested as you tackle the short and punchy climbs throughout not forgetting a few long ascents as well. Old brick bridges and deserted roads make up most of the scenery on the road as you pass through the National Park before meeting and skirting around the ever-eerie and element-exposed HM Prison Dartmoor in Princetown.

Flatter terrain waits in the far side of the Park, while the pinch point of Buckfastleigh signals the start of the most testing climbing action that this event has to offer. Crossing the River Dart is a prelude to the 25% climb that faces rides coming out of Poundsgate.

The toughest part of the Dartmoor Demon sportive done, its not over yet as two more 20% ascents sit between the toughest climbing of the day and a finishers medal. Heading back through Haldon Forest to the racecourse finish point, every rider crossing the line will have a story to tell from a tough but rewarding day out riding.

Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive

Exeter, GB
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The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. This is your chance to ride many of the same roads as the pros before they do, including the pro finish line, complete with support from the waiting crowds.

Tour de Yorkshire Ride

Hensall, North Yorkshire, GB
4 races
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This long established Classic sportive on spring bank holiday weekend will start and finish county town of Monmouth on the border of the Forest of Dean.
The Classic route with its 20 named and numbered climbs has been compared with some of the famous Belgium classics without the cobbles, with climbs of 3 miles too short pitches of up to 25% all crammed into 91miles, no one rider has yet to break 4 hours on the Classic ride. The Forest of Dean is tough terrain hence the 2 options of the Challenge ride and the new Come and Try ride to ease riders into one of the most testing areas in the UK.
The 3 routes have something for everyone and all abilities, but with a bit of climbing thrown in. If youre up to the test we look forward to seeing you on May 6th.The new shorter route will follow the Classic route to Staunton where it joins the inward route back to Monmouth.
Both longer rides will follow the same routes as in recent years.

Forest Of Dean Classic

Monmouth, Monmouthshire, GB
3 races
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A 400k cycling event starting from Poole, with a total of 5900m of climb. More highs and lows of the Wessex AAA SR series & the third in the Wessex AAA SR series - for the rasher randonneur!

400km cycling event Controls at Portland Bill, Beaminster, West Buckland, Corscombe, Winterborne Whitechurch and Crockerton, plus 6 information controls.

Porkers 400

Poole, Poole, GB
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After a little pressure from the regular riders who have been asking for an extra event this year, Sportive HQ brings you the King Edward 100, promising an HQ in a great, easy access location Newark Showground and plenty of new routes around the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire lanes.

The King Edward 100 brings all of the Sportive HQ style of doings things a big event at small event prices.

If you are doing either the long or medium routes, please feel free to change on the day itself, just let the organisers know when you get back if you changed routes, they like a relaxed atmosphere for this.

New for 2018 is the short route of 25 miles. This route doesnt have a feed stop on the route but the price includes hot food and cuppa on return.

We hope that after youve tried the King Edward 100, youll be hooked on their value for money sportives where a great day out on the bike is all that matters.

King Edward 100

Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire, GB
3 races

The IoW Randonnee was established by the Wayfarers in 1985 and uniquely follows a route around the whole of the Isle of Wight taking minor roads and lanes where possible enabling the rider to see and enjoy the best of the Island's scenery. The event attracts around 3000 participants each year.

100km route around the whole of the Isle of Wight mainly following the Round-the-Island cycle route and taking minor roads and lanes where possible.

The 55km Randonnee route follows the Round Island Route from East Cowes, through Wootton and Bembridge to Alverstone. It then joins NCN (National Cycle Network) Route 23 from Alverstone through Newport to East Cowes.

Isle of Wight Randonnee

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Cycle through pretty villages and lush Spring countryside in Hertfordshire. Choice of 25 or 60-mile routes through a landscape of beautiful half-timbered cottages and colorful marketplaces, it's a great way to welcome in the Spring!

Hertfordshire 60/25

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, GB

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