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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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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
£22.50£35
Thornbridge Brewery Sportive

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

104km cycling event starting from Dore, Sheffield. Controls at Wentworth: Obtain stamp or sticker and Dinnington: Obtain stamp or sticker, plus 4 information controls.

This mainly rural ride circumnavigates Sheffield and Rotherham. A hilly section to the west and north, part of which follows the Tour de France route, is complemented by an interesting undulating route to the east.

Ring of Steel (City)

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
Ring of Steel (City)

Short but tough
Tackle the famous hill climbs in the Matlock/Derwent Valley area.

Matlock and the surrounding area is steeped with road biking hill climb history: Bank Road, Riber Road and Rowsley Bar to name just three of the well known infamous ascents. The Matlock Top 10 celebrates the richness of the areas steep, 20% plus gradient hill climbs by creating a route that ascends 10 of them in just 61.5 km/38.2 miles. Thats 1736 m of ascent or 5696 ft in old money.

For those looking for a slightly less extreme challenge then the Matlock Top 4 is for you 32.7 km/20.3 miles based around the same route as the Top 10 but climbing just 4 of the 10 climbs.

Matlock Top 10

Darley Dale, Derbyshire, GB
2 races
£17.50£22.50
Matlock Top 10

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