Road Cycling events in Norwich

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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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A ride that takes you through the beauty of the Surrey hills and the North downs, with an beautiful start and finish location, located at Polesden Lacey deep in the surrey hills.

Surrey Sportive

Great Bookham, Surrey, GB
3 races
£25£35
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Open your season with this stunning ride - one not to be missed! Rolling along quiet country lanes, passing through picturesque country villages, tackling climbs - this event has everything you need to kick-start your season.

Dust off your bike and get started, or test out how well your Winter training has gone. Short (40 miles) or Standard (60 miles) options, both with a start and finish at Buckingham School.

The Buckingham Cycle Sportive

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, GB
2 races
£25£27
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Exciting weekend of racing. The Saturday will host races of separate disciplines: a 10k run, the Mersea Mile swim and a 25 mile cycle time trial. On Sunday athletes will have a choice of a super sprint or standard distance triathlon. You can enter these events individually or register for the whole weekend and become a Weekend Warrior!

Weekend Warriors – Show Your Strengths

Colchester, GB
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Date: 28th July 2018
Event HQ: Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GS
Fun Ride: 30 Miles
Challenge Ride: 60 Miles

The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Peak District from one of the best breweries in the UK based in one of the most picturesque villages in the UK. With two distances of 30 and 60 miles this sportive is for everyone!

The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive will take you through beautiful rolling countryside across the Dove and into the Staffordshire Peak District taking in the medieval market town of Longnor. You will discover the Manifold Valley, enjoying picturesque views as you journey back via the village of Hartington and the strangely named Custard Fields as you experience the hidden Peak District.

Those that are taking on the FUN RIDE will finish at the brewery while the CHALLENGE RIDERS will take on the second loop towards the delightful village of Tidwells and covering some majestic countryside with some toughish climbs and exhilirating descents. Refreshments and food will be flowing once back at the brewery to mull over the days excursion!!

Thornbridge Brewery Sportive

Bakewell, Derbyshire, GB
2 races
£20£35
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Leave the buzz of the city behind you as you face the challenge of a 54 mile journey on two wheels on the iconic London to Brighton Cycle. You will start from Clapham Common, travelling through idyllic country lanes as you ride through Mitcham, picturesque Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally finish on the colourful and bustling Brighton seafront. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can go as fast or as slow as you like.

London to Brighton Cycle

London, GB
1 race
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Open your season with this stunning sportive. The Black Legend is the tale of forbidden love, passion and murder, played out on top of the highest and most sacred hill on the Wiltshire Berkshire border and the Black Legend Sportive will take you up this very same hill. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire, Lambourn and Marlborough Downs, the three well designed, anti-clockwise routes, roll along quiet country lanes passing through picturesque country villages. Each of the three courses starts and finishes at the John OGaunt School in Hungerford.

The Black Legend Epic, Standard and Short

Hungerford, West Berkshire, GB
3 races
£25£29

Join us for a Primavera ride around the ancient hills of the Charnwood Forest. The terrain is wooded and undulating. Taking in the most picturesque lanes and villages, including some less hilly sections to the south and west, you'll get a well planned route that shows the best of the area and provides a good test of your fitness. Starting at the modern Sutton Bonington Sports Centre, part of Nottingham University, there is ample parking and good changing facilities. THIS IS A ROAD EVENT, NOT A MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT.

Charnwood Primavera

Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire, GB

The CFC (Cyclists Fighting Cancer) Sportive starts and finishes at the racecourse in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. Four distance options: 150 miles, 100 miles, 64 miles and 30 miles. The 150 mile ride is a time restricted (12 hour) endurance ride, perfect timing for people going to the L'Etape du Tour, Marmotte, London to Paris, Dragon ride etc. or for those just looking to push the boundaries. A great day on the bike up and over the Cotswolds.

CFC Sportive

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, GB

Struggle Dales will take place on 27 May 2018. The event begins in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire and takes riders over 108 miles of stunning yet unforgiving Yorkshire Dales scenery.
The route has claimed cult status nationwide, with riders travelling hundreds of miles year after year to tackle the challenge again and again. Cycling Plus called it: One of the best events in the UK.

Test your mind, challenge your mates and rip off your legs on a sportive in Yorkshire that will bury you into the darkest depths of bike riding.

Spanning 108 miles and taking in seven of North Yorkshires notorious killer climbs, the Struggle sportive makes a century ride feel like your average Sunday club run!

Dare to dig yourself out of the black hole, down that last gel and block out the lactic-acid-burn as you crest the final climb back to Harrogate to complete one utterly epic day on the bike.

The Struggle sportive is set within North Yorkshires stunning scenery along the regions best cycling roads. Whether you rock up and ride alone, smash in through-and-off style with your team mates or roll out in club kit full peloton the Struggle offers a day of fun, camaraderie and bike-riding banter.

Struggle Dales

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB

414km cycling event starting from Manningtree. Controls at Ixworth, Halesworth, Acle, Wells, Barton Mills and Saffron Walden.

Classic tour of East Anglia, via Ixworth, Halesworth, the Reedham Ferry & Acle to fish 'n' chips at Wells-Next-The-Sea. Easy night run down to Barton Mills, returning through Saffron Walden. Postal finish.

Asparagus & Strawberries

Manningtree, Essex, GB

Following another wonderful ride for 2017, we can confirm that the Big Bike Ride will be back once again for 2018.

The ride will again follow a circular route from Wetherby with two distance options 35 and 64 miles (we are even looking to re-route the long stretch along the A168 to make your cycling experience with us even better!)

The Big Bike Ride

Wetherby, West Yorkshire, GB
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The Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival is one of a kind; a mass-participation cycling festival for those who have a love and passion for a diverse type of bike and event. Our aim is to bring all types of cycling into one event, bringing all types of cycling together, enabling more and more people who have a love for any kind of cycling to be involved. The event is held at the East of England Arena and Showground from 1st-3rd June 2018, with a number of different disciplines, which are all held on fully closed roads.

There are 9 Events within the Festival: Gran Fondo Race, Gran Fondo Sportive, Chrono, Team Chrono, Mellow Vlo, Tour classic, Family Fondo, Folding Bike Race & Gravel Enduro Relay, as well as the Cambridgeshire Bike Show.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire has quickly become one of the most popular events in the UK, with the first being held in 2015. The route starts and ends in Peterborough. This part of the country is reminiscent of Western Flanders with unprotected roads, canals and narrow tracks. Luckily, there are a lot of riders to form a bunch and share the work. The locals come out in huge numbers to cheer on all the riders and help create a great atmosphere.

Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival

Peterborough, Peterborough, GB
8 races
£8£220

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