Road Cycling events in Kirkwall June 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 June 2018

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A 400km cycling event starting from Kirkley, Ponteland, using a mix of A and B roads in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

400km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Hawick, Lockerbie, Peebles and Cornhill-on-Tweed, plus 1 information control.

A popular event in 2018 Route thorough Northumberland and Scottish borders. Cornhill on Tweed hall night-time control at 290Km for sleep and food. Ideal first 400K route.

The Hot Trod

Kirkley, Northumberland, GB
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A fun and (mostly) fear-free experience for the enduro-curious, younger riders or just those with not enough time for a full-on enduro weekend. Or even if you just fancy a good day of enduro fun.

Welcome to the second year of our introductory-level enduro race, designed to provide a sweet way into the joy of enduro racing. This is Enjoyro!

After last years success, we are devoting a whole day to this event in 2018 more riding time = more fun.

G-Form Enjoyro is for have-a-go enduro riders who might feel slightly intimidated by the perceived commitment, technical difficulty or length of normal enduro races. Its also intended as a taster event for both adults and younger riders (age 12 and older*). Dont worry if you spot people taking part who looks like their very experienced enduro types chances are theyre accompanying one of the kids or a less experienced enduropal. Theyre not there to hunt you down (unless theyre your own off-spring perhaps).

G-Form Enjoyro

Peebles, Scottish Borders, GB
1 race
£40£60

More than 100 miles lay in wait for a true Scottish sportive test on the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive. Exploring the gently undulating terrain of Fife, Perth and Kinross, this ride will take you to iconic areas around Glen Eagles, Knockhill and beyond on a days riding not to be forgotten.

Departing from the Lochore Meadows Country Park, the course begins to head north in to the Cleish Hills with a quick descent and some excellent views, shortly before arriving in Benarty Hill and Loch Leven. Looping around Loch Leven, the route aims for Milnathort, and in our first course split Short riders head east while Standard and Epic go north for Glen Farg.

After reaching the Bridge of Earn, the route turns west towards Dunning, at which point the Standard riders go back in a south-easterly direction and the Epic riders bear true south to Castlehill Reservoir. Its then a case of following the course arrows north, through the Gleneagles district and along the River Devon.

After the climb out of Gleneagles, youll head east through Auchterarder back to Dunning. From Dunning, a long climb out awaits before heading south to Kinross, after which the course cuts through the Cleish Hills for one final time, tackling the climb to Knockhill on the way back to the ride HQ, where a finishers medal and t-shirt wait for you.

As per last years event, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras.

Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills 100

Lochgelly, GB
3 races
£3£105

The most hilarious race in the TweedLove program, with loads of fun and a challenging course providing big entrainment for riders and spectators.

Integrated right into the heart of the TweedLove on The Green Expo, so all the racing will take in the event arena down by the river, where everyones hanging out having a drink and some festival food, this event is going to be a cracker. Expect heckling, mad obstacles, cheering, more heckling, a beer barrel slalom, water pistols and a whole lotta crazy-ass riding.

As always, Love Cross is almost as exciting to watch as it is to enter. Bust Only almost!

Love Cross

Newby Court School Brae, Scottish Borders, GB

Grit, gravel or whatever you call it want to try a cycling adventure into the lesser-known corners of the Tweed Valley? Everyone knows the Tweed Valley has fabulous roads jammed with stunning views and hardly any cars, and of course, we have a vast collection of world-class mountain bike trails spreading like veins through the hills and woodlands. But what lies between has been something of a secret pleasure countless miles of backcountry forest, dirt or drove roads taking the adventurous bicyclist to undiscovered corners of this beautiful land.

All you need is a spirit of adventure and a bike that can despatch the miles on a variety of surfaces, leaving the traffic far behind and often far below you.

Gritopia is a new event for adventure/gravel/backcountry, or whatever you want to call it, riders. With an event HQ in the TweedLove T On The Green event village, Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel, and a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.

The course will be around 60km, all way-marked and youll also get a route map and feed station along the way. There will be some big climbs along the way lifting you to spectacular high roads and ancient trails.

Aimed at any bike rider whos up for an adventure, the event works as a first-time gravel event but will also have plenty of fun for the more experienced gravellist. You can do it on any suitable bike which means a mountain bike will be fine too, but a small-tired pure road bike will likely be a tad uncomfortable (and the gearing might be unhelpful in one or two places!).

Gritopia

Newby Court School Brae, Scottish Borders, GB

New route for 2018! Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed has been part of the TweedLove Bike Festival since our first events in 2010, and this year it will have a shiny new route for you to enjoy! Always keen to show off why this is the best place in the UK for all sorts of bike-riding, we think youll love the new course just as much as the old one. Route details are soon to be revealed, but the new course will cover a similar distance of approximately 75-80km of beautiful scenery. The route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, through some stunning Tweed Valley and Scottish Borders scenery. The event starts and finishes in the buzzing center of TweedLoves event village, with all kinds of bike brands, demo bikes, food stands and much more.

Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed

Newby Court School Brae, Scottish Borders, GB

Pedalling 50 miles around Edinburgh youll see the sunset over the coast, cycle through beautiful Georgian streets under the moon and stars, and discover stunning night views of the city as you pass iconic sights along the way, including Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh Castle, The Forth Bridges, Scottish Parliament Buildings and Holyrood Palace (to name a few) all whilst the city sleeps it really is a unique way to explore this spectacular city!

What are you waiting for? Sign up today and leave your tyre tracks on the streets of Edinburgh.

We set off in the evening, cycling towards the Forth Bridge in time for the sunset, continuing along the coast to Musselburgh. We'll then ride inland, passing Arthur's Seat, followed by Holyrood Palace, the Parliament buildings and the Royal Mile, before we complete our ride around the beautiful streets of Edinburgh.

After covering 50 miles we finish our challenge in the early hours of Sunday morning, pedalling triumphantly across the finish line to claim our finishers medals not forgetting a well-deserved drink and slice of cake!

Please note that the route is fully signposted and on open roads which are not closed to traffic. The GPX file of the route is usually available a few months before the challenge if you would like this file please contact our offices. Also this is not a timed event.

For further information head over to the dedicated Edinburgh Night Ride website www.edinburgh-nightride.com ! #EdinburghNightRide

Edinburgh Night Ride

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
1 race
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The Trossachs Ton offers the mighty Double Duke; two ascents of the Dukes Pass on the Champion route. It's one of the best ride outs in Scotland in an area of outstanding beauty with mountains and forests, making this bike ride such a pleasure despite the hills.

Starting out from Stirling with a choice of two distances, the Classic 75 mile route offers a nice ride with Crow Road and a single Duke pass whilst the Champion route at 106 miles is ideal if youre an experienced Sportive rider.

Expect a great day in the saddle raising funds to help sick and disabled babies and children on this cycling event with first class support throughout the day.

Trossachs Ton

Stirling, Stirling, GB

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