Road Cycling events in Penzance

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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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Date: 17th June 2018
Event HQ: The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2NQ
Fun Ride: 31 Miles
Challenge Ride : 68 Miles

The Westons Cider Sportive is a fantastic adventure through the Hereford countryside from one of the best cider houses in the UK taking you along the most scenic routes. With two distances of 31 and 68 miles this sportive is for everyone!

Westons Cider Sportive

Much Marcle, Herefordshire, GB
2 races
£20£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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Our cycling events range from short fun rides to more challenging cross-country adventures. We ride in groups on great countryside routes which are fully marked and well organised, Meet friendly like-minded people and have a great day out. Many of our sportives aim to raise funds for charity too, so you've every reason to get on your bike!

There are 2 options:
Challenge ride - 50 miles
Fun ride - 25 miles

Wadworth Brewery Sportive

Devizes, Wiltshire, GB
2 races
£20£30
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The Bridport Dagger now in its third year and growing into one of the toughest most challenging yet visually stunning cycle Sportives in the South West.

This beautiful and stunning tour around the Dorset countryside is about taking your time, taking in the views and just enjoying the ride, it has lots of long running straights away from large amounts of traffic where you can "Peleton" if that's your thing, we have climbed, some tough, some not so, all on Strava (tut tut), and then there are country lanes with stunning views that go for miles, above all remember its a sportive and not a race, your supposed to enjoy it and have fun.

Bridport Dagger Sportive

Symondsbury, Dorset, GB
3 races
£20£35
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The Wales Sportive is into its eighth year, and has grown to be one of Wales' biggest cycling events. Many triathlon and cycling clubs across the UK - as well as individuals from across the globe - include this in their event calendar, and it's a must-do in the mid-season schedule. With an award winning finish line, an atmosphere few can compete with, as well as being the UK's only televised sportive, you won't want to miss it.

The Wales Sportive

Weston Terrace, Pembrokeshire, GB
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Date: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Event HQ: Whitestrand Car Park, Fore Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8JE
Regatta Ride: 26 miles
Start Time: 7:30am

An AMAZING location to start and finish a sportive right in front of the waters edge. This is a relatively short sportive which takes in some of South Hams most scenic routes and takes you the whole way around the Salcombe estruary/ria. The route is ungulating and quite challenging but will the scenery will no doubt keep you distracted. As an added bonus you will take the ferry from East Portlemouth and finish the ride back in the Whitestrand Car Park.

This is one of the most amazing rides of the summer!!

THE COST OF THE FERRY CROSSING IS INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE

Salcombe Town Regatta Sportive

Salcombe, Devon, GB
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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
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Ride with former Welsh Rugby Union star Shane Williams MBE at this last club, Amman Utd RFC. It just so happens to be an ideal starting location to explore the surrounding countryside of Carmarthenshire by bike. And what a countryside it is; the roads, hills and vistas are among some of the best cycling routes in the UK.

You will go over the impressive Black Mountain, through the Brecon Beacons National park, ride through the centre of the historic Welsh market towns of Llandovery and Brecon as well as the numerous picturesque valley villages and hamlets and mountain passes along the way. All with a mixture of decent climbs, technical downhills and nice long flat stretches. The two course are challenging but also achievable for all and with the timing of the event being mid October its ideal for one last ride of the season, or a social gathering after a hard season of competing or even a personal challenge to build up to throughout the year. There's something for everyone.

Tour De Shane – The Amman Adventure

Glanaman, Carmarthenshire, GB
2 races
£32£35
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A relaxed yet stunning tour around the Somerset levels, this fun ride is about taking your time, enjoying the views and just getting in some early season miles, with some amazing weather in 2018 and a great vibe.

This new sportive returns in 2019. Come join us for a smile that will last for weeks.

Be under no illusion the long route will still test you, its long with an iconic climb and the last 20 miles include a few more climbs just in case you haven't worked hard enough.
With 3 feeds for the long and 2 for the medium, we will refuel you, all you need do is enjoy the day.

Yeovil Sportive

Yeovil, Somerset, GB
3 races
£20£35

After the urban based events of Friday and Saturday, its time to get out into the countryside and relax. Explore the challenging local terrain on one of three routes which provide something for everyone. Whether you're an experienced cyclist looking to take on the challenging 'Cawr' or Mynach rides, or perhaps fancy a more relaxing tour of Ceredigion on the 'Diafol' or 'Corrach', you'll be sure of one thing - one of the most spectacular rides in Great Britain!

Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive

Tregaron, Ceredigion, GB
4 races
£20£30

Continuing with our ethos of breaking down sporting barriers, Gold Events is proud to announce the return of the Wirral Ultra & Bike Ride.

The 35 mile Ultra-Marathon will be fast and flat, meaning it is a great option for people looking to complete the distance for the first time. It will follow the Wirral Circular Trail in a loop of well trodden paths, with feed stations at regular points to help you through the journey.

A non competitive bike ride will also take place, so whether you want to support your friends and family running, or just want to take in the scenery, we have an option for you. As a cyclist you will also have access to the feedstations, facilities and be rewarded with a memento.

All of this on a really scenic and often untapped area of the country. What are you waiting for???

Sealskinz Wirral Ultra & Bike

Birkenhead, Merseyside, GB
1 race
£7.50£36

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