Road Cycling events in York

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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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210km cycling event starting from Anywhere, to York..

Ride of minimum 200km maximum 420km ie 15 to 30 kph over 14hrs. Saturday starts also acceptable

Summer Dart to York

York, York, GB

400km cycling event starting from Anywhere, to York..

24 hour (360k+) team ride from anywhere to York.

Devise your own event and form a team of 3-5. Entries on official forms ONLY (see below) plus normal AUK entry form for each member. Can also start on 18th. Arrow patches included in entry fee for successful riders

Summer Arrow to York

York, York, GB

Again this year, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories with 1,000s of cycling fans and ride on the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.
From the climbs, still covered in riders names, to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.

For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you cant get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a must do event for any serious cycling fan.

Ripon Tour Sportive

Ripon, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races
£20£27.50

Struggle Moors will take place on 8 July 2018. The event begins in the stunning setting of Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire and takes riders over 110 miles of challenging terrain among breathtaking Yorkshire Moors landscape.

The route has been dubbed as one of the hardest cycling events in the UK, with riders continuing their training following Struggle Dales to take on this monster event. Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: One of the best days out and something to aspire to.

Struggle The Moors sportive takes you over notorious Yorkshire Moors climbs such as Boltby Bank and Carlton Bank, Cote de Grosmont (as seen in the Tour de Yorkshire 2016), the aptly name Glaisdale Horror and finally the infamous Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Struggle Moors

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB

The Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds, plus the magnificent Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are just some of the highlights youll see on the York 100 charity cycling sportive. You can experience some of the best cycling terrain in England on this bike ride raising funds for vital medical research to help sick and disabled babies and children.

If you are relatively new to cycling you may want to try our Classic 68 mile route which will provide you with a great ride and a fantastic challenge. Or if youre an experienced cyclist or sportive rider the Champion route at 100 miles is the perfect distance to push yourself to the limit.

Join the Action Medical Research team on this charity cycling event and enjoy a great day in the saddle with first class support throughout the day.

York 100

Heslington, York, GB

This route explores the best cycling Yorkshire has to offer including many of the roads used for the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart linked together via quiet scenic lanes. The route is a real mix of Yorkshire cycling routes, taking in quiet undulating roads to long slogs up to the high, exposed moors that deliver dramatic views across stunning landscapes.

Starting out from Thirsk Racecourse you will start by heading north for the first section of endless rolling roads before diving back south through Leeming Bar. Shortly after the Standard and Epic riders will push on west and head for the Moors!

Once you have dropped down into Leyburn on your first swoop of Wensleydale, you will head back north east, linking with the Tour de France route for the first time. As you begin to climb back out of Wensleydale, Epic riders will peel off cut directly through Bellerby Ranges, with its incredible views, before dropping down to Swaledale to cross the magical river swale for the first time. After passing through Reeth, riders will hop back over the river Swale for a second time, before leaving the tour route.

Next is the challenging climb up onto Summer Lodge Moor, passing some of the Dales disused mines on the way. When on top of the moor the landscape unfolds, before the technical descent into Askrigg, to rejoin the Tour Route. Now back in Wensleydale we will follow the River Ure before crossing at the Stunning Aysgarth Falls, to then head East at Leyburn for the final quick stretch back to Thirsk.

Wiggle Yorkshire Tour Sportive

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races
£3£45

Cycle from the city of York, through the scenic moors and countryside of North Yorkshire. Choose your challenge from 26 and 41-mile routes and join the fight for every heartbeat. Both routes start from the historic city of York and take in some of North Yorkshire's breathtaking countryside.

Heart of York Bike Ride

York, GB
2 races
£15£60

You might think that ay up is nothing more than an affectionate greeting in this part of the world, but the phrase also hints at what youll be doing in the Ay Up Wiggle sportive youll head up, then up, then up once more, on a series of testing hill climbs along the route.

Heading out from Thirsk Racecourse, youll be able to designate the first few miles to settling into the ride and warming up for the lung-busting climb challenges that are yet to come. In this early, sedate part of the course youll be given the opportunity to appreciate the surrounding scenery, before heading up the first climb, which will in turn give you excellent views of the Thirsk area. Indeed, gorgeous scenery is part and parcel of this ride but so too is pain!

Wiggle Ay Up! Yorkshire Sportive

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, GB
3 races
£3£45

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