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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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210km cycling event starting from Anywhere, to York..

Ride of minimum 200km maximum 420km ie 15 to 30 kph over 14hrs. Saturday starts also acceptable

Summer Dart to York

York, York, GB
Summer Dart to York

400km cycling event starting from Anywhere, to York..

24 hour (360k+) team ride from anywhere to York.

Devise your own event and form a team of 3-5. Entries on official forms ONLY (see below) plus normal AUK entry form for each member. Can also start on 18th. Arrow patches included in entry fee for successful riders

Summer Arrow to York

York, York, GB
Summer Arrow to York

Again this year, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories with 1,000s of cycling fans and ride on the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.
From the climbs, still covered in riders names, to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.

For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you cant get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a must do event for any serious cycling fan.

Ripon Tour Sportive

Ripon, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races
£20£27.50
Ripon Tour Sportive

To celebrate Tour de France month, the ride will follow a large part of the 2014 Grand Depart day 1 route. This is a real epic route and includes 4 of the most iconic climbs in the UK as well as the 3 beautiful dales of Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale.

The rolling route up Wharfedale to Buckden warms you up nicely for the first climb of Fleet Moss and the stunning beauty of the source of the river Wharfe. A quick descent to Hawes follows and then, after passing the hotel of the famous Top Gear steak incident, its the majestic Buttertubs. You need a pause at the top before the next descent as the view down to Swaledale is guaranteed to take your breath away! A much needed flatish section follows before the next climb of Grinton Moor and then the Cote de Cray before you coast back into Wharfedale and enjoy the pleasant canter back down the valley.

There is an option on this route for the slower group/s to shorten the route and miss out 2 climbs. The group/s will make a communal decision after reaching Hawes.

Challenge Ride 5: Tour of the Dales

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, GB
Challenge Ride 5: Tour of the Dales

One Saturday each month from March to September we are hosting a fully supported challenge ride. The routes are incredibly varied with each one having its own very distinct character to show off the wide variety of terrain and scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines.

The rides are an exclusive individual guided and supported experience similar to a sportive ride in that there is a set route, but are not timed. What you get over and above a typical sportive is a pre-ride bike check, a support vehicle and team mechanic, the benefit of riding in a small group with your own dedicated ride leader and a top caf stop. The rides are a great way of exploring new territory in the safe hands of YVT and will be of interest to local riders as well as visitors to the area. We guarantee to give you an epic day out that will stay long in your memory! If you are concerned about running out of energy on the ride, there are up to 4 spaces available in the support vehicle, so you can hop on board if necessary.
Nought Bank

Park Rash, Coverdale and Nought Bank – Ride 5

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, GB
Park Rash, Coverdale and Nought Bank – Ride 5

200km cycling event starting from Denshaw, Saddleworth. Controls at Settle: Free control Stamp or Receipt and Slaidburn: Stamp from riverside cafe or receipt, plus 3 information controls.

A scenic tour over the Pennines to Settle, return over the Bowland Fells with great views of the Three Peaks and then Pendle Hill.

Bowland

Oldham, GB
Bowland

Struggle Moors will take place on 8 July 2018. The event begins in the stunning setting of Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire and takes riders over 110 miles of challenging terrain among breathtaking Yorkshire Moors landscape.

The route has been dubbed as one of the hardest cycling events in the UK, with riders continuing their training following Struggle Dales to take on this monster event. Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: One of the best days out and something to aspire to.

Struggle The Moors sportive takes you over notorious Yorkshire Moors climbs such as Boltby Bank and Carlton Bank, Cote de Grosmont (as seen in the Tour de Yorkshire 2016), the aptly name Glaisdale Horror and finally the infamous Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Struggle Moors

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB
Struggle Moors

The Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds, plus the magnificent Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are just some of the highlights youll see on the York 100 charity cycling sportive. You can experience some of the best cycling terrain in England on this bike ride raising funds for vital medical research to help sick and disabled babies and children.

If you are relatively new to cycling you may want to try our Classic 68 mile route which will provide you with a great ride and a fantastic challenge. Or if youre an experienced cyclist or sportive rider the Champion route at 100 miles is the perfect distance to push yourself to the limit.

Join the Action Medical Research team on this charity cycling event and enjoy a great day in the saddle with first class support throughout the day.

York 100

Heslington, York, GB
York 100

Cycle from the city of York, through the scenic moors and countryside of North Yorkshire. Choose your challenge from 26 and 41-mile routes and join the fight for every heartbeat. Both routes start from the historic city of York and take in some of North Yorkshire's breathtaking countryside.

Heart of York Bike Ride

York, GB
2 races
£15£60
Heart of York Bike Ride

A challenging 100k Autumn tour of the Yorkshire and Lancashire hills, starting from Mytholmroyd.

Season of Mists

Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, GB
Season of Mists

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