Road Cycling events in Ipswich

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What you need to know about Road Cycling

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 Ipswich

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The Wiggle Suffolk Spinner explores historic Suffolk, while experiencing the countys rolling rural roads and short and punchy climbs in the best way possible - by bike!

The tour through the series of scenic villages and swooping, free-flowing roads starts in Otley, before you head out in the direction of the coastal heaths on a long anti-clockwise loop through the region, passing through Wickham Market and soon reaching the quaint village of Orford and banks of the River Ore.

From then on, youll head north towards Saxmundham, not before taking a minute to stock up on energy drinks and foods at the first feed stop around the small village of Snape. Continuing to dart around the unspoilt Suffolk country lanes, youll pass over the enchanting old bridge at Snape Maltings, towards Dunwich, and from here youll notice the course straighten up as it takes to a series of Roman roads.

Watch out for roaming peacocks as you head towards the old market town of Framlingham and back out onto the straight roads, which make up most of the rest of the course. With no major climbs to slow you, these long straights make for easy miles to tick off as you can go hard on the way back to ride HQ, where there will be a finishers medal and cheer waiting for you.

Cycling Weekly Suffolk Spinner

Otley, Suffolk, GB
3 races
£3£40
Cycling Weekly Suffolk Spinner

The 5th Ipswich Cycle Swarm is on Sunday 1 October 2017. Choose from 25, 50 or 100 mile routes that start and finish at Christchurch Park.

All riders are welcome, so whether youre an experienced cyclist or a beginner there is a route to suit you.

The routes head out of Ipswich and pass through Woodbridge before the 50 and 100 mile riders split off to head out to Framlingham and Dennington.
All routes pass through some lovely towns and villages before heading safely back into Ipswich.

Ipswich Cycle Swarm

Ipswich, Suffolk, GB
Ipswich Cycle Swarm

204km cycling event starting from Great Bromley, nr Colchester. Controls at Wickham Market, Diss and Sudbury, plus 2 information controls.

A circular route nearest the shortest day of the year. Starting at Great Bromley VH, Essex and just crossing over the Norfolk border at the midway point, this ride is mainly on B roads and quiet A roads in Suffolk.

A chance to see some Xmas lights both tasteful and not! Breakfast at the start and hot food at the finish are included in the price. Plenty of parking at the village hall. Closest train stations are Wivenhoe or Manningtree but Sunday services are restricted. Hopefully, the sun will shine for us this year!

Santa Special

Great Bromley, Essex, GB
Santa Special

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