Road Cycling events in Cardiff 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.

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Come and join us for a short road ride with likeminded cyclists from your local Evans Cycles store. This mini sportive format features a fully waymarked circular route taking in some of our staffs favorite roads around the store. The shorter distances may mean no feed stops on the route but we'll be waiting to welcome you back with a free hot drink when you finish.

Starting from the center of Cardiff this route offers a real mixture of terrain. First, we head along the coast towards Newport and it remains almost pan flat for the first 10 miles before we turn and start heading inland. We continue heading inland to Machen where we pick up the National Cycle Network for a short section towards Caerphilly and the main challenge of the day, up and over Caerphilly Mountain. Sections of the climb ramp up to over 10% but once you hit the top it's a downhill run all the way back to the finish.

Please note this route starts from the center of Cardiff so involves some riding on urban roads to get you out and back into the city center.

Evans Cycles Cardiff Store Sportive

Cardiff, Cardiff, GB
Evans Cycles Cardiff Store Sportive

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