Road Cycling events in Wick 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 Wick 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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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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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
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203km cycling event starting from Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria. Controls at Caldbeck, Wasdale Head and Hawkshead, plus 2 information controls.

A very scenic anti-clockwise tour of The Lakes, starting near Windermere and taking in Caldbeck, Buttermere, Wasdale Head, Duddon Valley and Coniston, but avoiding the busy 'honeypots' and main tourist roads.

Only uses two well known passes, Kirkstone and Newlands, but takes in a few tough, though lesser known, climbs. Very little traffic, with splendid views of lakes and peaks too numerous to mention. Potential for lambs and bluebells. Refreshments and sleeping facilities in the pavilion before and after the event. BYO sleeping bag and mat. Please note that the 100km route is not on as a calendar event, but the perm cards will be on sale on the day.

The Cumbrian 200

Windermere, GB
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300km cycling event starting from Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria. Controls at Alston, Bellingham, Langholm and Gretna Green Services.

An early morning run past Ullswater, quiet roads via Alston, Bellingham, Kielder Water and Langholm. Fast food at the Gretna motorway services then back south to enjoy an evening descent of the Kirkstone Pass.

Just about hilly enough for AAA, but nothing too steep and for the majority of the ride lovely quiet roads with fine views. Short sections of main road near Langholm and Carlisle. Basic accommodation before and after the event in the school gym, bring sleeping bags/mats. Splendid catering in the pavilion and parking included in the price, You couldn't park in The Lakes and get tea and a cake for less than 8.00!!! Note that the 100km ride is not on as a calendar event this year, but the perm cards will be on sale on the day.

The Westmorland Spartans

Windermere, GB
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Still covering the same 110 miles in the Yorkshire Dales as in previous years and starting and finishing at Wharfedale Rugby Club in Threshfield near Grassington, the 2018 event turns the tables and goes the opposite way round to the traditional route. And we think it's harder!

Already the Etape du Dales is an extremely difficult ride and requires an excellent level of fitness, but riders are now faced with the northern ascents of Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the summit of the latter coming at just 20 miles to go! The course has good signage, legendary feed stations but you still should be aware of the route and terrain. Make sure you have adequate clothing and your equipment is in perfect order, a bottom gear of 34 x 28 as a minimum is recommended.

Etape du Dales

Threshfield, North Yorkshire, GB
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A challenging 81 miles, the ride begins and concludes in Pitlochry, featuring steep climbs, rolling hills and forest-lined roads. Once you have set off from a buzzing Pitlochry and taken in the breath taking views of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, your legs will be readily prepared for the steep climb of Schiehallion. Youll then be rewarded with exhilerating views of the Scottish Highlands, which will inspire you as you glide through tree-lined closed roads.

Once youve crossed the finish line, make the most of the vibrant atmosphere of our new look Event Village, relax with friends and family and raise a glass to your latest or first cycling achievement. A host of activities are being going to be taking place throughout the course of the weekend, watch this space!

Etape Caledonia

Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, GB
1 race
£40£125

300km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cycles, Ponteland. Controls at Muggleswick Hall, Penrith, Newcastleton, Bellingham and Elsdon, plus 2 information controls.

The Mosstrooper

Ponteland, Northumberland, GB

Now in its 13th year, the Richmond Cyclosportives originally offered three challenging routes of 55, 80 and 100 miles taking in 3, 4 and 5 of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales respectively. This year sees a repeat of 2015's upgraded TdF Special Edition with routes modified and extended to 118, 85 and 60 miles to take in 3, 2 and 1 respectively of the feature ascents (Cote de Cray, Cote de Buttertubs & Cote de Grinton Moor) of Stage 1. Riders are free to swap between routes on the day depending on the weather and how their legs are feeling!

Richmond Cyclosportives

Richmond, North Yorkshire, GB

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