Road Cycling events in Kingston upon Hull

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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
£22.50£35
Thornbridge Brewery Sportive
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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
Prudential RideLondon 100
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Rise Above, the official sportive of Mark Cavendish, will return this summer with three new and exciting routes around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty.

Taking place on Sunday 5 August, the third edition of the 30-time Tour de France stage winners sportive will provide a challenging test for all riders, similar to those challenges professional riders face every time they race.

Cavendish will once again be the official starter of the sportive, before taking to the roads to complete one of the rides that he has helped create.

The three circular routes on offer are:

Enthusiast 50 kilometres with 697m elevation gain
Purist 105km with 1,388m of elevation gain
Extremist 153km with 1,845m of elevation gain

Speaking about the event Mark Cavendish said, Im very excited to announce the return of my Rise Above Sportive. We have been working on the return of the event for some time and I am looking forward to taking the Sportive to the beautiful roads of the Cotswolds.

The parcours weve chosen for all three routes will be really special and testing for any level of rider so there is a great opportunity for people of all abilities to take part and join me. I hope to see you there after the Tour de France.

This years Rise Above Sportive starts and finishes at Cheltenham Racecourse, one of the worlds most famous horse racing venues. All three routes will tackle the arduous Cleeve Hill, which featured in last years OVO Energy Tour of Britain race, and features sections that reach a 25 per cent gradient.

Riders who sign up for the two longer distances will also test themselves on the energy-sapping Snowshill climb, a three-kilometre ascent that gradually increases in severity, which will be a part of the OVO Energy Womens Tour in June, as well as having previously featured in the mens Tour.

Rise Above Sportive

Prestbury, Gloucestershire, GB
Rise Above Sportive
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Welcome to the awesome Tour de Mon - the cycle sportive which takes you around the beautiful island of Anglesey.

In 2016 we welcomed over 1400 cyclists to the shores of Newry Beach in Holyhead who all enjoyed a memorable day exploring the roads and scenery of this amazing unspoilt island and 2017 is set to be even bigger and better.

The Tour de Mon is one of the best sportives in the country. The Tour de Mon will take you to the most beautiful and iconic locations on this wonderful island of Anglesey. Boasting possibly the most beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK, Anglesey is one of Britains best kept secrets and we want to share it with you.

Tour De Mon

Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, GB
3 races
£35.99£41.99
Tour De Mon
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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
London to Brighton Cycle
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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
The Black Legend Epic, Standard and Short
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The Tour de Pirinexus is a cycling challenge taking place for the second year running in 2018 between 26th - 30th September 2018.

In 2017 we raised funds for ABF The Soldiers Charity. This year we will be fundraising for The Cure Parkinsons Trust - the only charity in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinsons.

Based on the Pirinexus route, the event takes place over 3 days and loops between Spain and France over the shoulders of the Pyrenees. Starting in Girona, a cycling hub for over a quarter of pro Tour cyclists, the route will wend along the regions beautiful backroads linking the villages, towns and wonderful wineries of the Empord. 300km in total through an array of stunning mountain and rural landscapes, with the best of local Catalan wine and cuisine to match!

Once you have made the booking through Let's Do This, the Bacchus on Bikes team will be in touch for further details before your trip!

Tour de Pirinexus Cycling Challenge – Autumn

Girona, Catalunya, ES
Tour de Pirinexus Cycling Challenge – Autumn
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The Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City, CA that you can either Ride or Run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep and beat your age-group rivals. Or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride, Tahoe trail run or walk through the Sierra forest. Whatever your speed, wear the T-shirt with pride year around.

Great Trail Race

Truckee, California, US
2 races
$50$150
Great Trail Race
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"Il Lombardia" - Also known as Tour of Lombardy, it is the final Monument of the season. Finish your season in style staying with us in the beautiful Lake Como area. We will have a selection of hotels and once the route is announced then we will update. Early registration is recommended.

With the Il Lombardia pro race held the day before, you can watch the best 1 day riders in the world and then tackle the same course the very next day. This is one of our most popular packages on the Season Calendar and makes a great getaway to finish off your cycling year.

Good availability and cost of UK flights and quick airport transfers, Lake Como has it all; lake views, smooth coastal roads, climbs of all proportions and, of course, a rich cycling heritage. Il Lombardia serves as the best end of season event, earning its nickname, 'the race of the falling leaves'.

Il Lombardia Sportive

Lombardia, IT
Il Lombardia Sportive
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Ride with former Welsh Rugby Union star Shane Williams MBE at this last club, Amman Utd RFC. It just so happens to be an ideal starting location to explore the surrounding countryside of Carmarthenshire by bike. And what a countryside it is; the roads, hills and vistas are among some of the best cycling routes in the UK.

You will go over the impressive Black Mountain, through the Brecon Beacons National park, ride through the centre of the historic Welsh market towns of Llandovery and Brecon as well as the numerous picturesque valley villages and hamlets and mountain passes along the way. All with a mixture of decent climbs, technical downhills and nice long flat stretches. The two course are challenging but also achievable for all and with the timing of the event being mid October its ideal for one last ride of the season, or a social gathering after a hard season of competing or even a personal challenge to build up to throughout the year. There's something for everyone.

Tour De Shane – The Amman Adventure

Glanaman, Sir Gaerfyrddin, GB
2 races
£32£35
Tour De Shane – The Amman Adventure
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The Tour of Flanders or Ronde van Vlaanderen, Belguim. Probably the biggest Sportive on the calendar.

Tour of Flanders had its 101st edition in 2017. Today it is one of the five Monuments of cycling and one of the two major cobbled classics along with ParisRoubaix. This race stops Belgium. Fabian Cancellara won in 2014 and 85.7% of the population of the country watched his victory either live or on television!

The Tour of Flanders weekend will offer you the opportunity to ride in the amateur event "We Ride Flanders" 16000 riders tackle the course before watching the Pros on Sunday. Flanders is famous for featuring short, sharp climbs with cobbled sections.

Tour Of Flanders Sportive

Gent, Vlaanderen, BE
Tour Of Flanders Sportive
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Also known as "The Hell of The North", it is the biggest 1 day race in professional cycling and you can test yourself over the same course 24 hours before the Pros. One of the easiest races to get to for UK riders, it is also one of the hardest to ride. The cobbles have to be experienced since words will never do them justice. We can ensure you are as prepared as possible. Basing you in Roubaix is ideal for soaking up race weekend atmosphere and seeing the Race.

Paris Roubaix Sportive

Paris, Île-de-France, FR
Paris Roubaix Sportive

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