Road Cycling events in Glasgow June 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 Glasgow June 2018

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Date: 17th June 2018
Event HQ: The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2NQ
Fun Ride: 31 Miles
Challenge Ride : 68 Miles

The Westons Cider Sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Hereford countryside from one of the best cider houses in the UK taking you along the most scenic routes. With two distances of 31 and 68 miles this sportive is for everyone!

Westons Cider Sportive

Much Marcle, Herefordshire, GB
2 races
£20£35
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Open your season with this stunning ride - one not to be missed! Rolling along quiet country lanes, passing through picturesque country villages, tackling climbs - this event has everything you need to kick-start your season.

Dust off your bike and get started, or test out how well your Winter training has gone. Short (40 miles) or Standard (60 miles) options, both with a start and finish at Buckingham School.

The Buckingham Cycle Sportive

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, GB
2 races
£25£27
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The Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival is one of a kind; a mass-participation cycling festival for those who have a love and passion for a diverse type of bike and event. Our aim is to bring all types of cycling into one event, bringing all types of cycling together, enabling more and more people who have a love for any kind of cycling to be involved. The event is held at the East of England Arena and Showground from 1st-3rd June 2018, with a number of different disciplines, which are all held on fully closed roads.

There are 9 Events within the Festival: Gran Fondo Race, Gran Fondo Sportive, Chrono, Team Chrono, Mellow Vlo, Tour classic, Family Fondo, Folding Bike Race & Gravel Enduro Relay, as well as the Cambridgeshire Bike Show.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire has quickly become one of the most popular events in the UK, with the first being held in 2015. The route starts and ends in Peterborough. This part of the country is reminiscent of Western Flanders with unprotected roads, canals and narrow tracks. Luckily, there are a lot of riders to form a bunch and share the work. The locals come out in huge numbers to cheer on all the riders and help create a great atmosphere.

Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival

Peterborough, Peterborough, GB
8 races
£8£220

Following another wonderful ride for 2017, we can confirm that the Big Bike Ride will be back once again for 2018.

The ride will again follow a circular route from Wetherby with two distance options 35 and 64 miles (we are even looking to re-route the long stretch along the A168 to make your cycling experience with us even better!)

The Big Bike Ride

Wetherby, West Yorkshire, GB

A fun and (mostly) fear-free experience for the enduro-curious, younger riders or just those with not enough time for a full-on enduro weekend. Or even if you just fancy a good day of enduro fun.

Welcome to the second year of our introductory-level enduro race, designed to provide a sweet way into the joy of enduro racing. This is Enjoyro!

After last years success, we are devoting a whole day to this event in 2018 more riding time = more fun.

G-Form Enjoyro is for have-a-go enduro riders who might feel slightly intimidated by the perceived commitment, technical difficulty or length of normal enduro races. Its also intended as a taster event for both adults and younger riders (age 12 and older*). Dont worry if you spot people taking part who looks like their very experienced enduro types chances are theyre accompanying one of the kids or a less experienced enduropal. Theyre not there to hunt you down (unless theyre your own off-spring perhaps).

G-Form Enjoyro

Peebles, Scottish Borders, GB
1 race
£40£60

A 400km cycling event starting from Kirkley, Ponteland, using a mix of A and B roads in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

400km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Hawick, Lockerbie, Peebles and Cornhill-on-Tweed, plus 1 information control.

A popular event in 2018 Route thorough Northumberland and Scottish borders. Cornhill on Tweed hall night-time control at 290Km for sleep and food. Ideal first 400K route.

The Hot Trod

Kirkley, Northumberland, GB

A 300km cycling event starting from Pendleton, Lancashire. A clockwise circuit of northern England, with the ascent to the summit of Great Dun Fell, Britain's highest paved road at 847m the 'highlight' of the ride!

Knock Ventoux 300

Clitheroe, GB

The BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) President Jonathan Pycock, a Yorkshireman and accomplished sportive have laid down a challenging route to suit all abilities over the same roads used by the famous Ron Kitching ride from years past.

All routes start and finish at York Racecourse following the classic route. The Medium and Long route head up on to the Yorkshire Moors, with the long ride, also including the infamous Rosedale Chimney.

We will offer a ride for all abilities, with a total of 3 distances and a family ride on the Saturday, June 2nd afternoon, prior to the opening of registration.

BEVA President’s Challenge Cycle Sportive

York, York, GB
3 races
£20£30

More than 100 miles lay in wait for a true Scottish sportive test on the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive. Exploring the gently undulating terrain of Fife, Perth and Kinross, this ride will take you to iconic areas around Glen Eagles, Knockhill and beyond on a days riding not to be forgotten.

Departing from the Lochore Meadows Country Park, the course begins to head north in to the Cleish Hills with a quick descent and some excellent views, shortly before arriving in Benarty Hill and Loch Leven. Looping around Loch Leven, the route aims for Milnathort, and in our first course split Short riders head east while Standard and Epic go north for Glen Farg.

After reaching the Bridge of Earn, the route turns west towards Dunning, at which point the Standard riders go back in a south-easterly direction and the Epic riders bear true south to Castlehill Reservoir. Its then a case of following the course arrows north, through the Gleneagles district and along the River Devon.

After the climb out of Gleneagles, youll head east through Auchterarder back to Dunning. From Dunning, a long climb out awaits before heading south to Kinross, after which the course cuts through the Cleish Hills for one final time, tackling the climb to Knockhill on the way back to the ride HQ, where a finishers medal and t-shirt wait for you.

As per last years event, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras.

Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills 100

Lochgelly, GB
3 races
£3£105

The 6th edition of the toughest Peak District sportive. The Peak Epic is one of the UKs most challenging road cycling events. Comparable to the Fred Whitton and Dragon Ride.

The ride starts and finishes from Lady Manners School in the beautiful Peak District market town of Bakewell. The truly epic long route ascends 4000m/ >13000ft in just 166km/ 103 miles* 169km / 105 miles for 2017, across the full breadth of Peaks taking in the Hope Valley, Edale, Chapel-en-le-Frith, The Goyt Valley/Cat & Fiddle, Macclesfield Forest, Axe Edge, Longnor and finally Lathkill Dale.

*the original long route is 166 km but due to a long term road closure the 2017 event was 169 km. If the road reopens in time for 2018 event we will revert back to the original route.

The majority of the ride is held on narrow country lanes away from the traffic filled A and B roads. The terrain is relentless, continuously up and down, twisting and turning leading to low average speeds e.g the average finish time last year for the long route was 9 hours. The Peak Epic is certainly not to be underestimated!

At the foot of all the named climbs there will be climb boards depicting average and max gradient (%), climb length in (km), vertical ascent (m) these will be accompanied by climb summit signs at the top. However do not be fooled into thinking the only climbs on the route are the named ones. There are plenty of hidden non climbs scattered throughout.

Peak Epic

Bakewell, Derbyshire, GB
2 races
£25£33

The north pennines area of outstanding natural beauty is one of those rare gems in the British landscape, a place where theres space to breathe, think, to see, and to ride, for miles and miles - ideal for the Pennine Pedaler Adventure Cross event.

Comprising of open moors and peatlands, tucked away dales, meadows and woodlands, its a diverse and beautiful area criss-crossed with a network of bridleways, forest roads, byways, old railway lines, quiet tarred lanes and roads making it a fantastic landscape to explore by bike and a perfect Adventure Cross ride.

The Pennine Pedaler Adventure Cross is a new route for the 2017 season. We think it offers a different challenge from the other events in the Adventure Cross series as there are simply so many different types of surface and terrain to be tackled.

Both the Massif (long) and Mini Massif (short) routes start with a bang and begin with a road climb out of Weardale before topping out on the moors and taking to the first off road sector on the Waskerley Way.

The Pennine Pedaler Adventure Cross

Bakewell, GB
2 races
£26£35

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