Road Cycling events in Ipswich

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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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A ride that takes you through the beauty of the Surrey hills and the North downs, with an beautiful start and finish location, located at Polesden Lacey deep in the surrey hills.

Surrey Sportive

Great Bookham, Surrey, GB
3 races
£25£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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Our cycling events range from short fun rides to more challenging cross-country adventures. We ride in groups on great countryside routes which are fully marked and well organised, Meet friendly like-minded people and have a great day out. Many of our sportives aim to raise funds for charity too, so you've every reason to get on your bike!

There are 2 options:
Challenge ride - 50 miles
Fun ride - 25 miles

Wadworth Brewery Sportive

Devizes, Wiltshire, GB
2 races
£20£30
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Exciting weekend of racing. The Saturday will host races of separate disciplines: a 10k run, the Mersea Mile swim and a 25 mile cycle time trial. On Sunday athletes will have a choice of a super sprint or standard distance triathlon. You can enter these events individually or register for the whole weekend and become a Weekend Warrior!

Weekend Warriors – Show Your Strengths

Colchester, GB
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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
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Prudential RideLondon: an annual festival of cycling - A true legacy of the 2012 Games

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. The fifth edition will take place over the weekend of 28-29 July 2018.

There is no other closed-road event like it that combines the fun and accessible element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the worlds best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique.

Taking a cue from the London Marathon, amateur cyclists also participate in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes. For the first time in 2016, the event also featured the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 a 46-mile sportive created specifically for newer and also younger cyclists.

Prudential RideLondon 100

London, GB
2 races
£46£69
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Open your season with this stunning sportive. The Black Legend is the tale of forbidden love, passion and murder, played out on top of the highest and most sacred hill on the Wiltshire Berkshire border and the Black Legend Sportive will take you up this very same hill. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire, Lambourn and Marlborough Downs, the three well designed, anti-clockwise routes, roll along quiet country lanes passing through picturesque country villages. Each of the three courses starts and finishes at the John OGaunt School in Hungerford.

The Black Legend Epic, Standard and Short

Hungerford, West Berkshire, GB
3 races
£25£29
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Leave the buzz of the city behind you as you face the challenge of a 54 mile journey on two wheels on the iconic London to Brighton Cycle. You will start from Clapham Common, travelling through idyllic country lanes as you ride through Mitcham, picturesque Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally finish on the colourful and bustling Brighton seafront. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can go as fast or as slow as you like.

London to Brighton Cycle

London, GB
1 race
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You know that nothing beats the feeling of freedom, adventure and pure happiness that comes with riding a bike.

The Ascent is Bicycle Network's initiative which aims to get more women pedaling. If you're looking to learn some new skills, meet like-minded women or find some new riding buddies then get involved. There's free rides, social nights and skills sessions throughout February.

Ride The Night

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB

Set the scene for a great cycling season by taking on the Sigma Sports Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive, experiencing some of Surrey and Sussexs tough climbing roads making a memorable day in the saddle.

Setting off from the village of Lingfield you will be out in the country before you know it, as all three routes head east towards Edenbridge with gentle rolling roads to get those legs warm for whats about to come.

Once those legs are warm, you will then enter into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you will pass through wooded, rolling hills. A few miles past Cowden Pound, at the 26-mile mark, the Short route riders split off from the other two routes and loop back towards the finish at Lingfield.

The Standard and Epic route riders travel further south towards Ashdown Forest, passing low lying meadows to reveal the Weir Wood Reservoir, a stunning 1.5-mile long stretch of water built in 1951. From here the Epic riders enjoy a southern loop dropping down towards Horsted Keynes for a pit stop. Once refuelled, riders will take on the steep climbs around Ardingly to reach the top of Turners Hill - the name says it all!

Re-joining the Standard route, riders will be glad to give their legs a rest on the downhill sections heading back to the venue. But remember to leave enough in the tank for the last climb of the day, between Felcourt and Dormansland, before grabbing yourself a well-deserved medal.

With three routes to choose from, The Sigma Sports Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive is a great mid-season event for all abilities of cyclists to enjoy.

Cycling Weekly Surrey Hills Cyclone

Dormansland, Surrey, GB
3 races
£3£40
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Our cycling events range from short fun rides to more challenging cross-country adventures. We ride in groups on great countryside routes which are fully marked and well organised. Meet friendly, like-minded people and have a great day out. Many of our sportive aim to raise funds for charity too, so you've every reason to get on your bike!

Purity Brewing Co Sportive

Studley, GB
2 races
£20£35

Join us for a Primavera ride around the ancient hills of the Charnwood Forest. The terrain is wooded and undulating. Taking in the most picturesque lanes and villages, including some less hilly sections to the south and west, you'll get a well planned route that shows the best of the area and provides a good test of your fitness. Starting at the modern Sutton Bonington Sports Centre, part of Nottingham University, there is ample parking and good changing facilities. THIS IS A ROAD EVENT, NOT A MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT.

Charnwood Primavera

Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire, GB

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