Road Cycling events in Omagh May 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 Omagh May 2018

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The Orbea Border Bike Festival includes a road sportive with a choice of 2 distances, a mountain bike marathon with a choice of 2 distances and a mountain bike Enduro, so if bikes are your thing there's bound to be an event to suit you.

Orbea Borders Bike Festival

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, GB
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201km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Whygate, Falstone, Elsdon, Buckham's Bridge and Elsdon.

A very popular event with a scenic course. Despite somewhat challenging route 2017 saw a high success rate 89 finished out of 91. This maybe due to the quality home baking at refreshment stops.

Chevy Chase

Ponteland, Northumberland, GB
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After a little pressure from the regular riders who have been asking for an extra event this year, Sportive HQ brings you the King Edward 100, promising an HQ in a great, easy access location Newark Showground and plenty of new routes around the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire lanes.

The King Edward 100 brings all of the Sportive HQ style of doings things a big event at small event prices.

If you are doing either the long or medium routes, please feel free to change on the day itself, just let the organisers know when you get back if you changed routes, they like a relaxed atmosphere for this.

New for 2018 is the short route of 25 miles. This route doesnt have a feed stop on the route but the price includes hot food and cuppa on return.

We hope that after youve tried the King Edward 100, youll be hooked on their value for money sportives where a great day out on the bike is all that matters.

King Edward 100

Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire, GB
3 races
£7.50£22.50
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This long established Classic sportive on spring bank holiday weekend will start and finish county town of Monmouth on the border of the Forest of Dean.
The Classic route with its 20 named and numbered climbs has been compared with some of the famous Belgium classics without the cobbles, with climbs of 3 miles too short pitches of up to 25% all crammed into 91miles, no one rider has yet to break 4 hours on the Classic ride. The Forest of Dean is tough terrain hence the 2 options of the Challenge ride and the new Come and Try ride to ease riders into one of the most testing areas in the UK.
The 3 routes have something for everyone and all abilities, but with a bit of climbing thrown in. If youre up to the test we look forward to seeing you on May 6th.The new shorter route will follow the Classic route to Staunton where it joins the inward route back to Monmouth.
Both longer rides will follow the same routes as in recent years.

Forest Of Dean Classic

Monmouth, Monmouthshire, GB
3 races
£20£35
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The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. This is your chance to ride many of the same roads as the pros before they do, including the pro finish line, complete with support from the waiting crowds.

Tour de Yorkshire Ride

Hensall, North Yorkshire, GB
4 races
£45£75
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The Bealach is the UKs biggest road climb with an ascent of 626m from sea level in just 10km. It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and hills. The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as a gem in Scotlands crown of natural wonders. The idea of a sportive belongs to local cycling legend Clifford Davidson.

The event was first run in the summer of 2006 and it was immediately obvious that it had captured the imagination of cyclists of all standards. Shortly after, due to demand, we introduced a 2nd shorter option which also included the opportunity to climb the big one! The Bealach Mor retains the original route of 144km and the Bealach Beag introduced a shorter distance of 72kms.

Bealach Beag

Strathcarron, GB
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407km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. Controls at SETTLE, DENT, ALSTON, SCOTCH CORNER and GARGRAVE, plus 6 information controls.

One of AUK's toughest and most scenic events, climbing its way through classic Pennine landscapes. ENTRY IS OPEN UNTIL 6.30am ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

The Old 240

Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, GB
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403km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. A trip to the flatlands of the East Riding. The cafe at the tip of Spurn Point has gone, so the sand and pave have been replaced by the Isle of Axholme.

Not Quite The Spurn Head 400

Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, GB
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This classic sportive, named after and on the same route as the original Tour of the Peak road race, which ran from 1943 through to 2005, is steeped in cycling history; you will follow in the wheel tracks of some of the top original British bike racers who have graced these roads.

The long route is probably one of the toughest challenges that can be done at 115 miles and over 10,000ft of climbing, it certainly isn't to be underestimated! A little more tame but still with the Killer Mile of Winnats Pass, the medium route is 62 miles and manages to squeeze in over 5000ft of climbing - a great starting point if you're looking for a challenge and the long route is just too much! Bakewell Showground gives you beautiful surroundings to start and finish your day.

Tour of The Peak Sportive

Bakewell, Derbyshire, GB
2 races
£27.50
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This is a beautiful and popular 30 or 50 mile circular bike ride starting and finishing in the same location at Cheltenham Racecourse, on the outskirts of Cheltenham. The ride follows a route through some of the most spectacular and unspoilt Cotswold countryside, making this a really special ride for all the family.

BHF Cotswolds Bike Ride

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GB
2 races
£15£20
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The Wiggle County Durham Dynamo, now in it's second year, explores the hills and rolling roads of the southern-most countryside in County Durham. Reaching out to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at its furthest point, the route takes in some excellent climbs and some even better views.

Heading out from the home of the Darlington Mowden Park RFC, we bear north almost immediately, taking in the villages of Piercebridge and Staindrop, at which point the Short route splits and heads south.

The route continues north, climbing up to Butterknowle, eventually splitting at Woodland village with great views out over Langleydale. The Epic riders continue north, riding the edge of Hamsterley Forest before descending in to Wolsingham.

As you leave the main road at Frosterley you are faced with a tough climb to the top of Hill End, with views out over Bollihope Common and the burn at the bottom on the descent. We ride south through Bollihope Common and pass by Middleton-in-Teesdale, before climbing out of the valley towards Barnard Castle. The final push back west stretches through a series of quaint English villages typical of the County Durham area.

At the finish you will receive a warm welcome, medal and finisher t-shirt.

Wiggle County Durham Dynamo Sportive

Hurworth Moor, Darlington, GB
3 races
£3£45

The event will have two distances - The 55 Mile "Target Mission" and the 35 Mile "Fighter Escort" route.

Both routes take you to Llandovery and the longer of the two routes then heads up via Cil-y-Cwm to Rhandirmwyn. The final run up to the dam and reservoir includes a 4 mile steady climb and this is the toughest part of the entire ride. The feed station at the dam will be manned by family members of the famous war-time ace and double amputee Douglas Bader, in whose name The Douglas Bader Foundation was set up on his death in 1982. The shorter route turns off at Llandovery avoiding the major climb to the dam and apart from one short climb to the village of Bethlehem, is as flat as any ride in this area can possibly be!

The DamBuster Cycle Ride

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, GB

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