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Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s extensive calendar of British cyclo-sportive events for 2013.

Events are sorted by date. Event information will be added and updated regularly.

Have we missed out your ride? Have we got something wrong? Let us know by emailing nigel_wynn@ipcmedia.com

LISTING KEY
CF – Changing facilities; ET – Electronic timing; FS – Feed stops; EOL – Entry on the line; ATC – Affiliated to a charity;  EM – Electronic mapping

May

Saturday May 4
Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive
Exeter Racecourse, A38
58/98 miles £30
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclingweekly
Website: http://cyclingweekly.ipcshop.co.uk/shop/sportives
CF-ET-FS-EM

Sunday May 5
Forest of Dean Classic
Monmouth Show Ground, Redbrook Road, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4LG
90/62 miles £29.50
Website: http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/FOD/forest_of_dean_spring_classic_cycling_sportive.html
ET-FS

Sunday May 5
Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge
Pilgrims Hospices, Canterbury, CT2 8JA
45/75 miles £25
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pilgrimshospice
Website: www.pilgrimscyclechallenge.org
CF-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 5
Preseli Angel
The Parrog, Newport, SA43 0RP
40/80 miles £10 – £20
Website: www.velo-teifi.org.uk
CF-FS-EOL

Sunday May 5
Somerset Hills Gran Fondo
HQ Broadway Acres, Axbridge Road, Cheddar, BS27 3DB
How Far 54/84/120 miles
Entry £15/£19/£25
Website: www.somersetgranfondo.co.uk
CF/FS/ET/EOL

Sunday May 5
Tour of the Dengie Cyclosportive
Bradwell Waterside, Essex, CM0 7RB
43/82/121km £14 – £20
Website: www.dengieevents.co.uk
ET-FS

Sunday May 5
Tour of The National Forest
Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3GR
45km/100km/160km £25
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LSCC_Events
Website: http://lsu-cycling.co.uk/sportive/
CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 5
Sarn Helen Sportive
The Academy, Llandarcy, Wales
80/110 miles
£32
Website: www.sarnhelensportif.org
FS

Sunday May 5
The Venta
The Dryers, Standon,Winchester, SO21 2JH
25/40/75 miles – £24-30
Website: www.renewable-eco-home.com/Cycling
FS-EOL 

Monday May 6
San Fairy Ann CC
Vestry Hall, Marden, TN12 9DP
118km £15 – £20
Website: www.sanfairyanncc.co.uk
CF-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Monday May 6
Cycle Swarm
Norwich City Football Club Carrow Road stadium
35/70 miles
£10.60/£15.60
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cycleswarm
Website: www.cycleswarm.co.uk
CF-FS-EOL-ATC

May 10 – 11
Moonriders London 2 Cambridge
North London TBC
100km £49 + sponsorship
Website: www.moonriders.co.uk
ET-FS-ATC-EM

May 11-12
Borders Ciclista
Heart of Hawick complex, Hawick, Scottish Borders.
50/75 miles
£18 one day £30 two days
Website: www.action.org.uk /borders_ciclista
CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM 

Saturday May 11
AMR – DIVA Sussex ladies only Bike Ride
East Sussex National Hotel & Golf Course, Uckfield, TN22 5ES
25/50/100 km £28
Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres
Website: www.action.org.uk/action_diva_sussex
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Saturday May 11
Nova Raiders C.C. “Route 66”
The Pavilion, Newport, TF108LR
10/33/66 miles £TBC
Website: www.novaraiders.org.uk
CF-FS-EOL-EM

Saturday May 11
The Arrow Sportive
Easter Court, Leominster, HR6 0DE
38/70/105 miles £18 – £25
Website: www.redkite-events_pg_Inspire.co.uk
CF-ET-FS-EM

Saturday May 11
The Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive
Yarborough Leisure Centre, Lincoln, LN1 3SP
54/83/110 miles £25 – £30
Website: www.itpevents.co.uk
CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Saturday May 11
Wooler Wheel
Cheviot Centre, Northumberland, NE71 6BL
160km £25
Website: www.woolerwheel.com
CF-ET-FS-EM

Saturday May 11
Rough Rider: The Commuter Belt Classic
Watton-at-Stone Village Hall, Watton-at-Stone, SG14 3SF
49 miles £25
Website: www.roughridersportif.com
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday, May 12
Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia
Pitlochry, Scotland
81 miles £63
Twitter: www.twitter.com/etapeseries
Website: www.etapecaledonia.co.uk
ET-FS-ATC-EM
EVENT SOLD OUT

Sunday May 12
High Peak Hog
Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7AS
Half Hog: 80km/50 miles Whole Hog 133km/83 miles £20
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GKVCC
Website: www.glossopkindervelo.co.uk/index.php/sportive/
CF-ET-FS-EM
EVENT SOLD OUT

Sunday May 12
AMR – Suffolk Sunrise 100
Brandeston Hall, Brandeston, IP13 7AH
60/100/160 km £28 – £50
Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres
Website: www.action.org.uk/suffolk_sunrise_100
ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12
Evans Cycles Hatfield RideIt!
Chancellor’s School, Hatfield, AL9 7BN
12/30/60/90 miles £5 – £17.50
Website: www.evanscycles.com/ride-it/find-a-ride
CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 12
Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge
Coniston Sports Centre, Cumbria, LA21 8AL
112 miles £40
Website: www.fredwhittonchallenge .org.uk
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12
Stephen Roche Tour de Cure
Middleton GAA Club, Midleton, Co. Cork
60/100/160 km €30 – €40
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stephenrochetdc
Website: www.stephenrochetourdecure.com
CF-FS-ATC

Sunday May 12
The Hampshire Hilly Hundred
Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, SO21 2NF
76/100 miles £26
Website: www.hampshirehilly.moonfruit.com
CF-ET-FS-EM

Sunday May 12
Wiggle Jurassic Beast
National Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG
36/66/101 miles £18 – £28
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ukcyclingevents
Website: www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12
Wiggle Yorkshire Weaver
HQ Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, Aireville Park, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
56/90 miles
£31-£34
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kilotogo
Website: www.kilotogo.com
ET-FS-EM 

Sunday May 12
Cheltenham Spa Sportive
Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU
25/64/88 mile
£24
Twitter: www.twitter.com/VeloSportives
Website: www.velosportives.co.uk
CF-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12
Cycletta Cheshire
Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN
37/52 km £38 – £42
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cycletta
Website: www.cycletta.co.uk
ET-FS-ATC

Sunday May 12
Dot Sharp Memorial
St John’s Church Hall, Essex, CM15 0TJ
80 km £4 – £5
Website: www.essexcycling.co.uk
FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12
Sue Ryder Ride for Ryder
Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, Henley on Thames, RG9 5DF
10/25/60 miles £7 – £15
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SRNettlebed
Website: www.sueryder.org/rideforryder
ET-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 12
Cheltenham Spa Sportive
Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU
25/64/88 miles – £24
Twitter: www.twitter.com/VeloSportives
Website: www.velosportives.co.uk
CF-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday May 12
SWRC May Flyer
Oxshott Club, Oakshade Road, Oxshott, Surrey, KT22 0LE.
153km/86km £20
Website: http://www.swrc.org.uk/randonee.html
ET-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday May 12
Malvern Spring Sportive
The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
50/100/160 KM
£24.50
Website: www.malvernspringsportive.co.uk
CF-FS 

May 15-19
London to Paris Cycle Ride – Breast Cancer Care
Blackheath Common, London, SE3 0RL
300 miles £149 + sponsorship
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bccare
Website: www.breastcancercare.org.uk/fundraising-events
FS 

Saturday May 18 (rescheduled from March 23)
Cycling Weekly South Downs Spring Sportive
Plumpton Race Course, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AL
33/57/74 miles £20/£30
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclingweekly
Website: http://cyclingweekly.ipcshop.co.uk/shop/sportives
CF-ET-FS-EM

Saturday May 18
Hargroves Cycles Meon Sportive
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean, PO8 0QE
100/150km – £20
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hargrovescycles
Website: http://www.qecyclefest.co.uk/
ET-FS-EOL-EM

Saturday May 18
Keswick Sportive
Mountain Festival Bike Village, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
48/90/105 km £28
Website: www.highterrainevents.co.uk
ET-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday May 19
Little Lumpy Sportive
Woolmer Hill, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 1QA
40/60/100 miles
£15-£25
Twitter: www.twitter.com/littlelumpy
Website: www.littlelumpy.co.uk
CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Peterborough 5×5 Challenge
Marholm Village Hall Castor Road Marholm PE6 7JA
50/70/100 miles £10 advance/£12 on day
Website: http://www.peterborough5x5challenge.org
FS-EM-EOL 

Sunday May 19
AMR – DIVA Warwickshire ladies only
Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0NR
25/50/100 km £28
Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres
Website: www.action.org.uk/action_diva_warwickshire
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
AMR – DIVA Scotland ladies only
Tulliallan Castle Scottish Police College, Kincardine, FK10 4BB
25/50/100 km £28
Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres
Website: www.action.org.uk/action_diva_scotland
ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
AMR – Castle Ride 100
Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, TN9 1BG
50/100/160 km £28 – £50
Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres
Website: www.action.org.uk/castle_ride_100
ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
The Midland Monster
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX
45/72/100 miles £25
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MidlandMonster
Website: www.midlandmonster.com
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Cyclothon 2013
The Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract, WF8 4BG
30/45/60 miles £6 – £20
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pwhospice
Website: www.pwh.org.uk/events
ET-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 19
Evans Cycles RideIt! Langholm
Dumfriesshire, DG13 0HG
30/60/90 miles £15 – £17.50
Website: www.evanscycles.com/ride-it/find-a-ride
CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 19
Keswick Sportive
Mountain Festival Bike Village, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
48k/90/105 km £28
Website: www.highterrainevents.co.uk
ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Nomads Going Beyond Cyclo Sportive
Hitchin Rugby Club, Hitchin, SG5 1XL
49/80 miles £22 – £25
Website: www.gobeyondultra.co.uk/events
CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Palace to Palace
Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU
45 miles £30 – £35
Website: www.princestrust.org.uk/support_us/events/palace_to_palace/wm_palace_to_palace_2013.aspx
FS-ATC

Sunday May 19
Solway Sportive
Dumfries Rugby Club, Dumfries, DG2 7LU
30/115km £5 – £25
Website: www.dumfriescc.btck.co.uk
CF-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Wight Riviera Sportive
Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO41
25/62/110/154 km
£20/£38/£39
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclosportive
Website: www.southernsportive.com
FS/ET/EM/ATC

Sunday May 19
Wiggle Essex Explorer
HQ Shenfield high School, Alexander Lane, Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8RY
40/74/96 miles
£24-£34
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kilotogo
Website: www.kilotogo.com
ET-FS-EM

Sunday May 19
Long Leg Sportive
Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AD
109/129km
£23/£26
Website: http://allabouttriathlons.co.uk/race/longleg
FS-ET

Sunday May 19
Boudicca Sportive
World Horse Welfare, Norfolk, NR16 2LP
30/70/100 miles £15 – £22
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Boudicca2012
Website: www.boudiccasportive.co.uk
ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Tees Valley Riders Sportive
Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR
30/50/80 miles £15 – £20
Twitter: www.twitter.com/teesvalleyrider
Website: www.teesvalleyriders.org.uk
CF-ET-FS-EOL

Sunday May 19
The Pearson 150 Sportive
The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, SM2 5PT
75/150 km £25
Website: www.pearsoncycles.co.uk/store
CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 19
Tour of the Pennines
Radclyffe Athletics Stadium, Chadderton, OL9 0LS
30/50/75 miles £20 – £30
Website: www.tourofthepennines4.blogspot.co.uk
CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 19
Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior
Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE
49/66/97 miles £18 -£28
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ukcyclingevents
Website: www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Wight Riviera Sportive
Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO41
25/62/110/154/ km £20 – £39
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclosportive
Website: www.southernsportive.com
ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19
Peak Punisher
Chapel Leisure Centre, Chapel-en-le-frith, High Peak, High Peak, SK23 0TQ
60/100 miles – £29.40-£30
Twitter: www.twitter.com/peakpunisher
Website: http://www.peakpunisher.co.uk/
ATC-FS-ET-EM

May 18 – 25
The Ultimate Irish Cycle Challenge – Malin to Mizen
Malin Head, Co. Donegal
415 miles £195 +sponsorship
Website: www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/malin-mizen-cycle
CF-FS-ATC

May 18 – 19
MITIE London Revolution
Roberts House, London, W14 0QH
180 Miles £39 – £169
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RevolutionRides
Website: www.london-revolution.com
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Saturday May 25
Bealach Beag
43 miles / £39
Website: http://www.handsonevents.co.uk 

May 25-27
Tour of Wessex
Somerton Sports Club, Somerton, TA11 6HS
10/20/57/83/73/107/112/116 Free – £105
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tourofwessex
Website: www.tourofwessex.com
CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Monday May 27
Lord Whisky Cyclo Sportive
Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary, Canterbury, CT4 6AN
50/72 miles £15 – £20
Website: www.lordwhisky.co.uk
ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

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  • Ken Jolliffe

    Thanks for running that article on the new Elveden Race Series of 5 events but did you know that the Lotus Cars Cycle Race League will be running 17 events this year in total. 10 at the Lotus Test Track including a 4 up team time trial. The Gas Hill Gasp in Norwich which attracts capacity crowds + for the 2nd year the Boudicca Ride Sportive.
    We had 350 for the 1st Boudicca and hope this rises to 600+ this year. We use the proffits to further the sport and will susbsidise Elveden if necessary. I see that the Boudicca is not on your Sportive Calendar.

    http://www.lotuscycleracing.org/events/ is due to be updated shortly.

    Ken
    01953 681755 or 07775 615360