Road Cycling events in Lerwick

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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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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

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
Charity Tickets

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
Official Partner
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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
£20£35

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