Road Cycling events in Kirkwall 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 Kirkwall July 2018

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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

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
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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

Great Dun Fell Radar Station sits at almost the highest point of the Pennines. The road up to the top is regarded as the highest tarmac road in England. This sportive gives cyclists the rare opportunity of a mountain top finish in a British cycle sportive event.
The event isnt all about the climb to the summit though. Starting in Appleby, the county town of Westmorland, the route features almost sixty undulating and scenic miles around the Eden Valley and edge of the Lake District before the final 4.4 mile climb begins. With almost 6000 feet of climbing it presents a genuine challenge.

Great Dun Fell Cycle Sportive

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, GB

Back for a 3rd year and another ride in glorious Scotland. We are based at Lanark Racecourse, which is now disused but was once the site of Britain's oldest horse race.

Lanark is just south of Glasgow and it's not long until you are into the typically beautiful countryside with rolling hills and a scenic vista. Due to the remoteness of some of the roads we are running slightly different route distances to our usual events with Fun, Medium and Long routes only. Our other Scottish events sell out way in advance so make sure you sign up nice and early to get your place.

Evans Cycles Lanark Road Sportive

Lanark, South Lanarkshire, GB
3 races

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