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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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Date: 28th July 2018
Event HQ: Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GS
Fun Ride: 30 Miles
Challenge Ride: 60 Miles

The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Peak District from one of the best breweries in the UK based in one of the most picturesque villages in the UK. With two distances of 30 and 60 miles this sportive is for everyone!

The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive will take you through beautiful rolling countryside across the Dove and into the Staffordshire Peak District taking in the medieval market town of Longnor. You will discover the Manifold Valley, enjoying picturesque views as you journey back via the village of Hartington and the strangely named Custard Fields as you experience the hidden Peak District.

Those that are taking on the FUN RIDE will finish at the brewery while the CHALLENGE RIDERS will take on the second loop towards the delightful village of Tidwells and covering some majestic countryside with some toughish climbs and exhilirating descents. Refreshments and food will be flowing once back at the brewery to mull over the days excursion!!

Thornbridge Brewery Sportive

Bakewell, Derbyshire, GB
2 races
£20£35

300km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Muggleswick Hall, Penrith, Newcastleton, Bellingham and Elsdon, plus 2 information controls.

The Mosstrooper

Ponteland, Northumberland, GB

Now in its 13th year, the Richmond Cyclosportives originally offered three challenging routes of 55, 80 and 100 miles taking in 3, 4 and 5 of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales respectively. This year sees a repeat of 2015's upgraded TdF Special Edition with routes modified and extended to 118, 85 and 60 miles to take in 3, 2 and 1 respectively of the feature ascents (Cote de Cray, Cote de Buttertubs & Cote de Grinton Moor) of Stage 1. Riders are free to swap between routes on the day depending on the weather and how their legs are feeling!

Richmond Cyclosportives

Richmond, North Yorkshire, GB

Continuing with our ethos of breaking down sporting barriers, Gold Events is proud to announce the return of the Wirral Ultra & Bike Ride.

The 35 mile Ultra-Marathon will be fast and flat, meaning it is a great option for people looking to complete the distance for the first time. It will follow the Wirral Circular Trail in a loop of well trodden paths, with feed stations at regular points to help you through the journey.

A non competitive bike ride will also take place, so whether you want to support your friends and family running, or just want to take in the scenery, we have an option for you. As a cyclist you will also have access to the feedstations, facilities and be rewarded with a memento.

All of this on a really scenic and often untapped area of the country. What are you waiting for???

Sealskinz Wirral Ultra & Bike

Birkenhead, Merseyside, GB
1 race
£7.50£36

Struggle Dales will take place on 27 May 2018. The event begins in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire and takes riders over 108 miles of stunning yet unforgiving Yorkshire Dales scenery.
The route has claimed cult status nationwide, with riders travelling hundreds of miles year after year to tackle the challenge again and again. Cycling Plus called it: One of the best events in the UK.

Test your mind, challenge your mates and rip off your legs on a sportive in Yorkshire that will bury you into the darkest depths of bike riding.

Spanning 108 miles and taking in seven of North Yorkshires notorious killer climbs, the Struggle sportive makes a century ride feel like your average Sunday club run!

Dare to dig yourself out of the black hole, down that last gel and block out the lactic-acid-burn as you crest the final climb back to Harrogate to complete one utterly epic day on the bike.

The Struggle sportive is set within North Yorkshires stunning scenery along the regions best cycling roads. Whether you rock up and ride alone, smash in through-and-off style with your team mates or roll out in club kit full peloton the Struggle offers a day of fun, camaraderie and bike-riding banter.

Struggle Dales

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB

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 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
Booking Closed

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 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 most hilarious race in the TweedLove program, with loads of fun and a challenging course providing big entrainment for riders and spectators.

Integrated right into the heart of the TweedLove on The Green Expo, so all the racing will take in the event arena down by the river, where everyones hanging out having a drink and some festival food, this event is going to be a cracker. Expect heckling, mad obstacles, cheering, more heckling, a beer barrel slalom, water pistols and a whole lotta crazy-ass riding.

As always, Love Cross is almost as exciting to watch as it is to enter. Bust Only almost!

Love Cross

Newby Court School Brae, Scottish Borders, GB

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