Road Cycling events in Manchester

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What you need to know about Road Cycling

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 Manchester

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200km cycling event starting from Burnley, Lancashire. Controls at Slaidburn, Tan Hill Inn and Gargrave.

A 200 km Audax, long-distance cycling event from Lancashire to the Yorkshire Dales and back again - in a day! Uses commercial controls throughout.

Tan Hill 200

Burnley, Lancashire, GB
Tan Hill 200

This is one of our hardest rides and weve cut down the distances to reflect it. Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, its certainly one for rewarding views and challenging gradients; the route includes a catalog of well-known climbs up to Oldgate Nick, Bunsal Cob, Mam Tor and Snakes Pass. Our riders will pass through Edale Valley and along the shores of the Lady Bower Reservoir. This is no easy spin, but riders will certainly see some of the highlights of this incredible national park.

Evans Cycles Peak District Road Sportive

New Mills, Derbyshire, GB
4 races
£7.50£25
Evans Cycles Peak District Road Sportive

One of the UK's most iconic cycling events is back. Cycle through the night aiming for a finish line under the Blackpool Illuminations - left on just for the occasion.

Make 2018 the year you do something different, something you'll never forget.

At midnight youll set off from the iconic Intu Trafford Centre and take on a 52 mile Lancashire route, heading for the glow of the Blackpool sea front, where the world famous illuminations will be switched on exclusively to welcome you across the finish line. While others are tucked up in bed, you'll be putting your mental and physical endurance levels to the test on this unforgettable challenge. It'll be hard work but as you cycle up Blackpool Promenade, under the dazzling lights and cross the finish line in time to watch the sunrise over the sea, safe in the knowledge you've just completed a tough challenge in order to help save lives, it will all feel worth it.

Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride

Stretford, Greater Manchester, GB
1 race
£30£40
Manchester to Blackpool Night 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

609km cycling event starting from Clitheroe, Lancashire. Controls at Ripon, Robin Hood's Bay, Stokesley, Barnard Castle, Hexham, Langwathby, Seascale and Carnforth.

4th time running of this very popular, 612 km Audax event through the Pennine chain. Entries so far: 54. Last updated: 24.06.2017 EVENT NOW STARTS AND FINISHES IN WEST BRADFORD, LANCASHIRE!

Pendle 600

Clitheroe, GB
Pendle 600

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