Road Cycling events in Inverness July 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 Inverness July 2018

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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

Again this year, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories with 1,000s of cycling fans and ride on the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.
From the climbs, still covered in riders names, to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.

For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you cant get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a must do event for any serious cycling fan.

Ripon Tour Sportive

Ripon, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races
£20£27.50

In its first year, the temptingly titled West Coast Fish and Chip Ride takes you from city to sea, exhibiting some of the best of Bowland en route. With one or two tough climbs to test you, and perhaps more pertinently work up an appetite, we will make sure that you are well rewarded for your efforts once you reach the coast! A tasty and well-earned portion of fish and chips right on Lytham Green awaits the riders who tackle this brand new sportive. Theres nothing quite like lunch by the sea!

The ride will begin at Preston College, and from here we weave our way out of the city and onto the cycle network heading east towards Bowland. For those that just cant wait for lunch, the Short route soon heads back west, leaving the Standard and Epic riders to push on east, accumulating a few more miles and a couple of climbs in preparation for the calorific indulgences of the chip shop. Continuing east all riders cut an edge off the Forest of Bowland before the Standard riders leave, heading back west shortly after crossing the River Hodder.

Epic riders now begin a northerly tack, making for the southern hills of Bowland and skirting the edge of Clitheroe. We then climb up out of Waddington to the top of the Newton Fells only to be rewarded with a sweeping descent down into the village of Newton. Here we follow the course of the River Hodder to Dunsop Bridge, where we turn left and head south via the ascent of Hall Hill. After rejoining the Standard course we now skirt the northern edge of Longridge Fell and make a beeline for the coast, heading west, hightailing our way through the beautifully countryside of Flyde.

West Coast Classic

Fulwood, Lancashire, GB
3 races
£3£40

A 1002k Audax cycling event through the Pennine chain, starting and finishing in Bispham, Lancashire. Those taking part will have a maximum of 75hours to complete the challenging 1002km route. 11750m of climb.

Mille Pennines

Bispham, United Kingdom

One Saturday each month from March to September we are hosting a fully supported challenge ride. The routes are incredibly varied with each one having its own very distinct character to show off the wide variety of terrain and scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines.

The rides are an exclusive individual guided and supported experience similar to a sportive ride in that there is a set route, but are not timed. What you get over and above a typical sportive is a pre-ride bike check, a support vehicle and team mechanic, the benefit of riding in a small group with your own dedicated ride leader and a top caf stop. The rides are a great way of exploring new territory in the safe hands of YVT and will be of interest to local riders as well as visitors to the area. We guarantee to give you an epic day out that will stay long in your memory! If you are concerned about running out of energy on the ride, there are up to 4 spaces available in the support vehicle, so you can hop on board if necessary.
Nought Bank

Park Rash, Coverdale and Nought Bank – Ride 5

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, GB

To celebrate Tour de France month, the ride will follow a large part of the 2014 Grand Depart day 1 route. This is a real epic route and includes 4 of the most iconic climbs in the UK as well as the 3 beautiful dales of Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale.

The rolling route up Wharfedale to Buckden warms you up nicely for the first climb of Fleet Moss and the stunning beauty of the source of the river Wharfe. A quick descent to Hawes follows and then, after passing the hotel of the famous Top Gear steak incident, its the majestic Buttertubs. You need a pause at the top before the next descent as the view down to Swaledale is guaranteed to take your breath away! A much needed flatish section follows before the next climb of Grinton Moor and then the Cote de Cray before you coast back into Wharfedale and enjoy the pleasant canter back down the valley.

There is an option on this route for the slower group/s to shorten the route and miss out 2 climbs. The group/s will make a communal decision after reaching Hawes.

Challenge Ride 5: Tour of the Dales

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, GB

200km cycling event starting from Denshaw, Saddleworth. Controls at Settle: Free control Stamp or Receipt and Slaidburn: Stamp from riverside cafe or receipt, plus 3 information controls.

A scenic tour over the Pennines to Settle, return over the Bowland Fells with great views of the Three Peaks and then Pendle Hill.

Bowland

Oldham, GB

Struggle Moors will take place on 8 July 2018. The event begins in the stunning setting of Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire and takes riders over 110 miles of challenging terrain among breathtaking Yorkshire Moors landscape.

The route has been dubbed as one of the hardest cycling events in the UK, with riders continuing their training following Struggle Dales to take on this monster event. Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: One of the best days out and something to aspire to.

Struggle The Moors sportive takes you over notorious Yorkshire Moors climbs such as Boltby Bank and Carlton Bank, Cote de Grosmont (as seen in the Tour de Yorkshire 2016), the aptly name Glaisdale Horror and finally the infamous Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Struggle Moors

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB

600km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Dumfries, Newton Stewart, Girvan, Darlrymple, Kirkconnel, Lockerbie Lorry Park OR Annadale Water Svces, Melrose and Alnwick, plus 2 information controls.

Ride the military road beside Hadrians wall then B and quiet A roads through Annan and Galloway forest park. [email protected] 16:00-04:00 hrs West Lothian Army Cadet Hall beds and hot food. .

Commercial 24 hour sleeping at 390Km Lockerbie or Annadale Water. 24 hour services at Galashiels and Alnwick for those riding through the night. Camping or park up camper at start/finish plus nearby hotels. 606 Km OTR 4700m ascent

The Border Raid

Kirkley, Northumberland, GB

The Stockton Sportive, one of the most inclusive events in the calendar!

From the tougher than the Fed Whitton Tour de Moor 100 miles/ 11,000ft of climbing route right down to the nearly flat Spin ride, there is something for evryone!

Any of the 4 routes available are stunning. Depart the established event site of Stockton Riverside on closed roads and ride away from the urban area escorted by motor bikes like a star in the Tour de France!
Whatever route you chose the 2017 |Stockton Sportive will be a great day out in a safe and well supported event and a your chance to be part of this spectacular weekend in Stockton-on-Tees.

Stockton Sportive

Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, GB
4 races
£17.50£20
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Date: 14th July 2018
Event HQ: Brewdog Brewery, Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon AB41 8BX
Fun Ride: 33 Miles
Challenge Ride : 70 Miles

The Brewdog Sportive is a fantastic adventure along the North East coast of Scotland and surrounds from one of the BEST and BIGGEST breweries in the world. With two distances of 33 and 70 miles this sportive is for everyone!

Brewdog Sportive

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, GB
2 races
£20£35

A whole country from top to bottom in just one day. 190 miles of the best countryside Wales has to offer to a cyclist - this iconic sportive ticks all the right boxes. From the picturesque town of Caernarfon, all the way to Chepstow, taking in the Llanberis and Gospel Passes - this ride is not the easiest on the calendar but it will leave you with the biggest of smiles. Best not think about it too hard, if you have the experience then sign up to this great day out.

Wales in a Day

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, GB

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