Road Cycling events in Coventry

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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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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

The Tommy Godwin Challenge sportive was set up in 2013 to honour the memory of 1948 Olympic cycling medallist Tommy Godwin. All profits go to fund the West Midlands Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull where Tommy spent his last few days. So far we have raised over 60,000.

There are three routes, 30, 73 and 100km. The 30km ride is for families and the less experienced cyclists. The more challenging 100km sportive route and the intermediate 73km sportive route both have a refreshment stop and timing. The well-signed routes wend their way through the Warwickshire lanes, with the 100km sportive making a brief foray into Worcestershire via Feckenham. There are a couple of fords en route for the adventurous, but don't worry there are alternative paths! With only a couple of climbs, it's the ideal end of season event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive after a summer of training.

Tommy Godwin Challenge

Solihull, West Midlands, GB
3 races
£10£22
Tommy Godwin Challenge

For our fifth visit to the area, weve teamed up with Cycling Mallory, an exciting new organisation devoted to all things cycling.

Based from the impressive Mallory Park in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, were ideally setup for a great days riding. Not only is this a fantastic location to start a ride, all participants will get a couple of laps on the motor circuit included in the entry fee! Once youve warmed up on the track, its straight out into the countryside for an autumn-winter road fest. The routes are fairly flat with undulating sections but a great chance to clock up some end of year miles. Quiet country lanes form the most part and make for a fantastic day in the saddle, whether youre taking on the 30, 50 or 70 mile option.

Once youve burnt enough calories to start thinking about the following months festivities, head back to the event centre for a finishing warm down lap and hot chocolate.

Evans Cycles Leicester Road Sportive

Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, GB
4 races
£7.50£25
Evans Cycles Leicester Road Sportive

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