Sportive cycling events: what's on in 2011

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There are more UK sportive cycling events than ever before but don't hang around too long to enter because rides are already selling out if you have your heart set on a particular one. If you do miss out, you may be tempted to look a little further afield; and why not?

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Abbreviations:  CF changing facilities,  ET electronic timing,  FS feed station,  ATC affiliated to charity,
EOL entry on the start line,  EM electronic mapping

JULY 2011

Saturday July 9

CUMBRIA

The Chris Walker Cycle Challenge

Keswick Rugby Union Football Club, Davidson Park, Keswick CA12 5EG

22/43/85 mile

£5/£6/£7

www.chriswalkercyclechallenge.com (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/ATC

SOUTH WALES

Iron Mountain Sportive

Bailey Park, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 5TR

100 miles/50 miles/15 miles

www.touroftheblackmountains.com (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/EOL

Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10

CUMBRIA & DURHAM

C2C Challenge

Chain Events, Co Durham DH8 8EX

140 miles

£75

www.chain-events.co.uk (opens in new tab)

FS

Sunday July 10

MANCHESTER-LANCASHIRE

Manchester to Blackpool

Manchester United Football Ground, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA

60 miles

£18

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

HEREFORDSHIRE

The Kington Classic Sportive

The Old Vicarage, Lyonshall, Kington HR5 3LN

74 Miles

£20

www.kingtonlions.org (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/ATC

POWYS

The Devil Ride

The Pavilion, Brecon Leisure Centre, Penlan, Brecon

160/130/100 km

£26/£30/£35

www.cyclosportives.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

SOUTH WALES

Tour of the Black Mountains

Bailey Park, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 5TR

120 miles/101 miles/63 miles

£30/£25/£18

www.touroftheblackmountains.com (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/CF

SURREY

Action Medical Research - Surrey 100

Mount Browne, The Ridge, Guildford GU3 1LH

100 km/100 mile

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/surrey100 (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

HAMPSHIRE

Wiggle Super Series - Mega Meon Sportive

South Downs College, College Rd, Waterlooville PO7 8AA

95 miles/72 miles/55 miles

£25/£20/£15 EOL £28/£23

www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL/EM

Sunday July 17

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - DERBYSHIRE

Beeston Challenge Ride

Bramcote Park Car Park, Coventry Lane, Nottinghamshire NG9 3JT

135/100/45 miles

£15/£7.50

www.beeston.cc (opens in new tab)

FS/EM

HAMPSHIRE

Big Wheel 17

Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke RG24 9NB

5/15/27/51 Miles

£16/£8 EOL £20/£10 (£42 EOL £60 Family/£30 EOL £40 Tandem) & Sponsorship

www.stmichaelshospice.org.uk/events (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/ATC/EOL

BERKSHIRE

Anthony Maynard Sportive

Theale Green School, Church Street, Theale RG7 5DA

119 km/110 km

£20

www.anthonymaynardsportive.org (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC/EM

 

ESSEX

London to Southend

Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E9 5HT

52 miles

£20

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS

SOMERSET
The Great Weston Ride
HQ
Long Ashton Park and Ride, BS3 2HB

How far 56 miles

Entry £22.50
CA Says
One of the friendliest events we rode last year with the achievable distance and seafront finish lending it a family atmosphere. The first third is merely lumpy before you have to tackle the steady climb to the top of the Mendips via Burrington Combe. The tops of the Mendip Hills are rolling with beautiful views especially where you tumble off the ridge for the descent to the final third across the Somerset Levels.

www.greatwestonride.com (opens in new tab)

FS / ATC / EOL / EM

DEVON

2 Moors 100 Sportif

The Rugby Club, Victoria Park, Bideford, Devon

100 miles/100 km

£27

www.twomoors100.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

Tuesday July 20 - 24

LONDON TO PARIS

Action Medical Research - London to Paris

Various start points

300 miles

www.action.org.uk/L2P (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

Saturday July 23

SCOTLAND

CycleOps Power Road Sportive - Scotland

Selkirk

80-100 miles/40-50 miles

£27

www.roadsportives.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/FS

 

ESSEX

Essex Castle

King's Head Meadow, Catchpool Rd. (off Cowdray Ave.) Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH

75/50/25 miles

£16/£8 Children

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

Sunday July 24

EIRE - MEATH

An Post Series- Heritage Cycle Tour of Meath

15/50/100/160 km

TBC

www.meathsports.ie (opens in new tab)

LANCASHIRE

Bill Bradley Memorial Sportive

Preston Arena

80 miles/40 miles

£7

www.southportcc.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ATC

CHESHIRE

Cheshire Plains and Peaks Sportive

Broomfields Leisure Centre, Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 3AE

60/100 miles

£30

www.stroccos.org.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/ATC

KENT

Downland Cycles Man of Kent Challenge

Downland Cycles, Malthouse Road, Canterbury CT2 7JA

100 km/100 miles

£25.00

www.downlandcycles.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC

HAMPSHIRE

Wiggle Super Series - Wight Ferry Sportive

HQ Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE

How far 100 miles/ 70 miles

Entry £37/ £32 EOL £40/£35

CA says Combining two of the UK’s areas of outstanding beauty along with a unique ferry trip gives a sportive an interesting twist. This three-part sportive starts from the iconic New Forest National Park with the route sweeping south through the forest passing picturesque villages and wild animals at the roadside before arriving at Lymington where your timing will stop. Cyclists will board the next ferry, cross the Solent and arrive on the Isle of Wight. Your time will start again as you continue the second part of your sportive around the sensational Isle of Wight. The route will head clockwise around the island and picks the quietest roads and coastline vistas. Once riders arrive back at Yarmouth, your time will stop and you’ll take the ferry back to the mainland. The final leg is a short ride back through the stunning forest to the finish. The shorter route still completes a lap of the Isle of Wight but has a shorter New Forest section.
www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk
(opens in new tab)
CF/ET/FS/EOL/EM

 

LONDON TO CAMBRIDGE

London to Cambridge

Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Pickett's Lock, off Meridian Way, London N9 0AS

58 miles

£20

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

BEDFORDSHIRE
National Trust - Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cycling (opens in new tab)

YORKSHIRE

Big G – Grimpeurs des Wolds

Details TBC

160km/100km/60km?

£20

www.eastyorkshireclassic.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/FS

Sunday July 31

LANCASHIRE

Action Medical Research - Cross Pennine 100

Roefield Leisure Centre, Edisford Road, Clitheroe BB7 3LA

100 km/100 miles

£25and £25 suggested sponsorship EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/crosspennine (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

WILTSHIRE

Santini Sportive Series - Castle Combe

Castle Combe Racing Circuit SN14 7EY

100 miles / 50 miles / 25 miles

£30 / £26 / £22

www.santinisportive.co.uk
(opens in new tab)ET/FS/EOL/EM

AUGUST 2011

Saturday August 6

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Galloway reCycle Sportive

Parish Church Hall, Kirkcudbright DG6 4BG

103/67 miles

£25

www.gallowayrecyclesportive.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC

Sunday August 7

SOUTH WALES

Action Medical Research- Brecons 100

University of Wales, Caerleon Campus, Newport NP18 3QT

100 km/100 miles

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/brecons (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

LANCASHIRE

Cottages 4you Pendle Predator (Previously Bowland Beast/ National CycloSportive/ Pendle Pedal)
Rolls Royce Sports Ground, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick

160 km/100 km

£28 EOL £30

www.pennineevents.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL

CHESHIRE

Broken Spoke

The Catholic High School, Old Wrexham Road, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HS

85 miles/55 miles

£20/£15

www.chsc.cheshire.sch.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL £25/£20/The Catholic High School

WARWICKSHIRE

The Great Shakespeare Ride

Stratford Manor Hotel. Warwick Road. Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0PY

100 miles/ 100 km/ 20 miles

£20/ £15

www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/thegreatshakespeareride (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC/EM

YORKSHIRE
Phil Liggett CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive

TBC Sheffield

100 km/150 km

£17/£27

www.ctc.org.uk/challengerides.co.uk (opens in new tab)

FS/ET

YORKSHIRE

Ryedale Rumble

Ampleforth College, Ampleforth, York YO62 4ER

110.6/70.7/48.6 miles

£27

www.ryedalerumble.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC

SUFFOLK

Suffolk Coast

Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge IP13 0BT

35/60 miles

£17

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

ESSEX

Waterside Cycle Tour of the Dengie

Bradwell Waterside, Essex, CM0 7QX

42 km/122 km

£14/£17

www.dengieevents.co.uk

ET/FS/EM

Saturday 13th- 20th August

ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND & WALES

Celtic Cycle Challenge
Irish Heart Foundation, 4 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 or Barnardos, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8.
585 miles
€2,500 fundraising target, €150 to secure a place
www.celticcyclechallenge.ie
(opens in new tab)CF/FS/ATC/EM

Sunday August 14

WALES, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND

5 Nations Cycle

Millenium Stadium, Cardiff

600 miles

£99 and £1800 suggested sponsorship

www.5nationscycle.com

ATC

GLASGOW

Action Medical Research- Glasgow 100

Bishopton, Glasgow

100 km/100 miles

£25 and £25 suggested sponsorship £50

www.action.org.uk/get_involved/glasgow_100 (opens in new tab)

FS/EOL/ATC/EM

YORKSHIRE

Action Medical Research - York 100

University of York, Heslington, York  YO10 5DD

100 km/ 100 miles

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/york100 (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

PEAK DISTRICT

Wiggle Tour of the Peak

TBC - Buxton

97 miles/65miles

TBC

www.kilotogo.com (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/EM

OXFORSHIRE
Woodcote Sunday Sportive

RATZ event field, Woodcote, Oxfordshire RG8

135km/ 100km/ 77km

£18/ £16/ £15

www.southernsportive.com (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/EM

Monday 15th- Sunday 21st August

UK, IRELAND

East to West

The Pier, Southend on sea

560 miles

£750 in sponsorship

www.ballsoutchallenge.org

CF/FS/ATC

Sunday August 21

SCOTLAND
Glasgow Bikeathon

Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge ML5 1RX

13/26 miles

£10/£5/£25 Family+Team EOL £20/£15

www.beatbloodcancers.org/event/glasgow-bikeathon

FS/EOL/ATC

EIRE - COUNTY CLARE

Sky Ride Etape Hibernia

County Clare, Ireland

82 miles

£54

www.etapehibernia.com (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

WEST SUSSEX

The Burgess Hill RUMBLE

Oakmeeds Community College, Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9EA

95/65/43/23 miles

£25/£20/£10

www.srs-events.cc (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC/EM

IRELAND
Leinster Loop

(Date change from 11th Sept)

Old Grange, County Kildare, Ireland

120 km/80 km/57 km/10 km

www.leinsterloop.com

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

HAMPSHIRE
New Forest Rattler

Moyles Court School, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NF

47 miles/79 miles

£21
www.newforestrattler.co.uk
(opens in new tab)
CF/ET/FS/EOL £23/Cystic Fibrosis Trust/EM

CHESHIRE
Steve Cummings Challenge Sportive

Ness Botanic Gardens, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, Cheshire CH64 4AY

35 miles/85 miles

£18/£25 EOL £24/£29

www.vitacycles.co.uk

FS/EOL/ATC/EM

SCOTTISH BORDERS

The Ken Laidlaw  Sportive

Hawick Rugby Club, Mansfield Road, Hawick TD9 8Aw

165km/83km

£27/£25/£24/£15

www.hamishdsmith.co.uk/cycling (opens in new tab)

OXFORDSHIRE

Bike Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

60/100 miles

£29

www.bikeblenheimpalace.com (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/ATC

WALES

The Prostate Cancer Welsh Tour Ride

Welshpool to Swansea

www.tourride.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL

MIDLANDS

Two Counties Challenge Ride

Dunchurch Village Hall, CV22 6PN or Jacks Hill Café, Towcester NN12 8ET

100 km/60 km/16 km

£10 EOL £12

www.challengingtimes.org.uk (opens in new tab)

ATC

Sunday-August-28

BRISTOL/BATH/LONDON

Action Medical Research- Action 100

103 miles/ 115 miles

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/action100 (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

EIRE

Lap The Lough

The Upbeat Agency, Upbeat Office, Maghery Business Centre BT71 6PA

85 miles

£25-£30

www.lapthelough.org (opens in new tab)

FS/EM

EAST SUSSEX

London to Hastings

The Terraces, Crystal Palace Park, London SE19 2BB

70 miles

£19

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

EIRE

Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

Dungarvan Sports Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

50/90/160 km

€40/€20/€10

www.theseankellytour.com (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/ATC

Monday-August-29

KENT

Kent Air Ambulance

The Iron Rooms, Boughton Aluph Village Hall, Ashford TN25 4HP

100/30 km

£10/£5 EOL £15/£7.50
www.medwayvelo.org.uk/kaa
(opens in new tab)
EOL/EM/ATC

BEDFORDSHIRE

MacBike @ Millbrook

Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford, MK45 2JQ

100K Road/Mountain Bike Challenge and Fun Circuit

£35 Children under 16 free

www.macbike.org.uk

ATC

Sunday August 31- September 4

LONDON TO BRUSSELS
Action Medical Research- 3 Cities Cycle Challenge

317 miles

www.action.org.uk (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

SEPTEMBER 2011

Saturday September 3

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Bealach Mor

Kinlochewe Village Hall

90 miles

£37

www.handsonevents.co.uk (opens in new tab)

ET/FS

Sunday September 4

ESSEX

Action Medical Research - Essex 100

Danbury Outdoors, Well Lane, Danbury, Essex CM3 4AB

100 km/ 100 mile

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested £50

www.action.org/essex100 (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

HAMPSHIRE

Action Medical Research - Winchester 100

Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2NF

100 km/ 100 miles

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/winchester (opens in new tab)

FS/EOL/ATC/EM

YORKSHIRE
King of the Pennines

Airville School, Gargrave Road, Skipton

BD23 1UQ

101/48 miles

£30/£5

www.evanscycles.com/kOTP

ET/FS/ATC/EM

SURREY / WINDSOR

London to Windsor

Richmond Green (off Kew Rd) Richmond, Surrey TW9 1LX

29/37 miles

£19

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

MANCHESTER

Manchester 100

Wythenshawe Park, Manchester M23 0AB

100 miles/100 km

£19

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

NORTH CUMBRIA

The Cumberland Challenge

William Howard School, Longtown Road, Brampton, North Cumbria

105 miles/ 57 miles

£25

www.thecumberlandchallenge.co.uk (opens in new tab)

SCOTLAND

The Prostate Cancer Scottish Tour Ride

Peebles to Dumfries

www.tourride.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL

SURREY
The Redhill YMCA Sportive
Reigate & Redhill YMCA, Princes Road, Redhill RH1 6JJ

40/100/150 km
£20/£25 EOL £25/£30
http://redhillcc.co.uk/content/redhill-ymca-sportive-4th-september-2011
CF/ET/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

 

WEST SUSSEX
The Worthing 125
The Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ
125 km/125 miles
£
24
www.worthingexcelsior.co.uk
ET/FS/EM

Saturday September 10

EIRE

An Post Series - Rebe Tour of Cork

10/50/80/150 km

www.corkrebeltour.ie (opens in new tab)

LONDON TO BRIGHTON

Action Medical Research - The Independent London2Brighton Ride

56 miles

£25 and £25 suggested sponsorship EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/london2brighton (opens in new tab)

FS/EOL/ATC/EM

SCOTLAND

Cairngorm Challenge

Hike and Bike

Cairngorm National Park, Aviemore

Gold 25km hike/75km bike Silver 20km hike/55km bike Bronze 15km Hike/35km bike

£60 and £400 suggested sponsorship

www.barnardos.org.uk/cairngormchallenge.htm

ATC/EM

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Wiggle Super Series - Night Rider

Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire

70 miles/100 miles

£20/ £25 EOL £28/ £23

www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL/EM

Sunday September 11

NORTHERN IRELAND

Action Medical Research - Finn MacColl 100

Belfast to Coleraine

100 miles

£25 and £100 suggested sponsorship EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/finn_maccool (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

SURREY / HAMPSHIRE
BHF London to Southampton

The Stockyard, Bushy Park, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2EJ

82 miles

£20 and £50 suggested sponsorship

www.bhf.org.uk/mbhevents

FS/BHF

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Castle 2 Castle

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9BQ

42/21/10 miles

£10/£20 for family £50/£90 suggested sponsorship

www.stroke.org.uk/castle2castle

ATC

BEDFORDSHIRE

Cycletta South

Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire

40 km

£45

www.cycletta.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

National Trust - Wimpole

Wimpole Estate

100/50/25 km

£20/£28

www.opencycling.com/wimpole

ET/FS/ATC

KENT

The Circuit of Kent

Sevenoaks Prep School, Godden Green, Sevenoaks TN15 0JU

130 km/80 km

£30

www.kentcyclosportive.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

WARWICKSHIRE

Shakespeare 100

Stratford-upon-Avon Park and Ride CV37 0RE

100 km/100 miles

£24 EOL £30

www.shakespeare100.org.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

HAMPSHIRE

Southern Sportive

Churchers College, Ramshill, Petersfield, GU31 4AS

155 km/112 km/71 km

£26/ £25/ £24

www.southernsportive.com (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EM

POWYS

Trans Cambrian Cyclo Sportive

Smithfield, North Street, Rhayader LD6 5BU

87 miles

£20

www.clivepowell-mtb.co.uk (opens in new tab)

ET/FS

DEVON

The Black Rat Challenge - North Devon

Lobb Fields Camping and Caravan Site, Saunton Road, Braunton EX33 1HG

100 km/100 miles

£25

www.blackratcycle.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

CUMBRIA

The Cumbrian

Dallam School, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7DD

91 miles/55 miles

£25

www.sportivebike.com (opens in new tab)

CF/FS

WARWICKSHIRE

MacRide

Stratford Park and Ride, CV37 0RE

60 miles/25 miles

£10/£5 EOL £15

www.macride.org.uk (opens in new tab)

EOL/ATC

SCOTLAND

Pedal for Scotland

Glasgow Green

51/100/9 miles

£22/£30/FREE

www.pedalforscotland.org/index.htm (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/ATC

WILTSHIRE

Wessex 50/100

The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH

100/ 50/ 20 mile routes

£19/ £5 Children’s entry and 20 mile route

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS

Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th September

LONDON TO AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam 300

£149 sponsorship total: £1,000
www.amsterdam300.com
(opens in new tab)

Saturday-September-17

SURREY
Surrey Legs of Steel: Dave Aitchison Challenge Ride

Box Hill National Trust Park, Nr Dorking, Surrey

81km/46km

£25

www.fulontri.com

ET/FS/ATC- Dave Atchison Fund

LANCASHIRE / YORKSHIRE
Tour of the Pennines

Radclyffe Athletics Centre, Hunt Lane, Chadderton OL9 OLS

100km/60km

£25 EOL £30

www.torelli.co.uk or http://www.tourofthepennines2011.blogspot.com

CF/ET/FS/EOL/ATC-Land of Smiles

Saturday September 17 - Sunday September 18

LANCASHIRE
BHF Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride

60 miles

www.bhf.org.uk/mbhevents

ATC

Sunday September 18

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Action Medical Research- Action Arrows 100

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Near Aylesbury HP18 0JH

100 km/ 100 miles

£25 and £25 sponsorship suggested EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/arrow (opens in new tab)

FS/EOL/ATC/EM

SOMERSET

Cheddar Cyclosportive

Sharpham Road Playing Fields, Sharpham Road, Cheddar BS27 3DR

160 km/100 km

£23

www.cheddarcyclosportive.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS

BERKSHIRE
CTC Cycle Champions- Women Only

Theale, Reading

30/50/80 km

£10

www.ctc.org.uk/challengerides

CF/ET/FS/EOL

NORTH YORKSHIRE

Evans Ride It - Thirsk

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, YO7 2EH

15/ 30/ 60/ 90 miles

£11 EOL £13.50

www.evanscycles.com/ride-it (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/EOL/EM

NEW FOREST

New Forest Ride

Brockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE

17/34/44 miles

£17

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

HAMPSHIRE

OrchidCycle

Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE

17/31/44 miles

£16 EOL £19

www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

EOL/ATC

HAMPSHIRE

Southdowns Challenge

Southwick D Day Memorial Hall, Priory Road, Southwick, Hampshire PO17 6EU

80 miles/ 50 miles

£23 EOL £25

www.southdowns-challenge.co.uk (opens in new tab)

FS/EOL/EM

CUMBRIA

The Jennings Rivers Ride

Fitz Park, Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH

85/36/8.6 miles

£25/£10

www.cumbriafoundation.org (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/ATC

KENT

The Cyclefit Fondo - Tour of the Marshes

Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe CT21 4HX

150 km/100 km

£25

www.cyclefitevents.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ET

LONDON

The Prostate Cancer London Tour Ride (Family Ride)

www.tourride.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL

Wednesday 21st- Sunday 25th September

LONDON TO PARIS

London to Paris

300 miles

EVENT FULL

www.clicsargent.org.uk/challenges (opens in new tab)

Saturday September 24

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Ullapool Mor and Ullapool Beag

Ullapool, Ross-shire

130miles/ 65miles

£37

www.handsonevents.co.uk (opens in new tab)

ET/FS

DEVON

Tour of Dartmoor

River Dart Country Park, Ashburton TQ13 7NP

102 miles/82 miles

£27/£21

www.tourofdartmoor.com (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EOL/ATC/EM

Sunday September 25

CUMBRIA

Action Medical Research - Lake District 100

Keswick

100 miles

£25 and £25 suggested sponsorship EOL £50

www.action.org.uk/lakedistrict (opens in new tab)

FS/EOL/ATC/EM

NORTH YORKSHIRE

Arthur Metcalfe Memorial Ride

Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold  Y061 3AD

25/50/75 miles

£10/£8

www.jjhardy.co.uk (opens in new tab)

CF

WEST SUSSEX

Brighton 50/100

Preston Park, Brighton BN1 (off A23)

100/50 miles

£18

www.bike-events.com (opens in new tab)

FS/ATC

BURGESS HILL

Burgess Hill Autumn Classic Cyclosportive

Burgess Hill town centre

103/85/63/34 miles

£26

www.srs-events.cc (opens in new tab)

ET/FS/ATC

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Cycle for Cynthia

The Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Manfield Health Campus, Kettering Road, Northampton NN3 6NP

50/25/5 miles

£10/5/25 families After Sept 11 £15/7.50/30 families

www.cycle4cynthia.co.uk

FS/ATC

ESSEX

Essex Roads Autumn Leaves

Hannikins Farm, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay CM12 0SY

150 km

£15/ £20

www.essexroadscyclingclub.com (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EM

SURREY

Ibbo’s Cake Quest

Walton on the Hill Community Centre, Breech lane, Tadworth KT20 7SN

150/110/60 km

£20

www.ibbocakequest.com (opens in new tab)

STAFFORDSHIRE
Prostate Cancer Tour ride

Stoke On Trent

140km/80km

£30/£35

www.tourride.co.uk

FS/CF

LONDON

Ride Around London

Herne Hill Velodrome

115/60/25 miles

£28 and £50 suggested sponsorship

www.accesssport.org.uk/ride-around-london

RUTLAND

The Wiggle Rut

Catmose College, Oakham

101 miles/74 miles

TBC

www.kilotogo.com (opens in new tab)

CF/ET/FS/EM

OCTOBER 2011

Sunday October 2

BATH / NORTH EAST SOMERSET

BHF Bath to Bournemouth

Royal Avenue, Bath, BA1 2NR

80 miles

£20/£10

www.bhf.org.uk/mbhevents

FS/ATC

NORFOLK / CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride

Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB2

77 miles

£18

www.bike-events.com

CF/FS/ATC

HAMPSHIRE
Wiggle Super Series- The New Forest 100 Sportive

Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7ZE

102/66/44 miles

£25/ £20/ £15 EOL £28/ £23

www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/EOL/EM

POWYS
Autumn Epic

Knighton Community Centre, Powys LD7 1DS

155 km/130 km

£26/£30/£35

www.cyclosportives.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/EM

DEVON
National Trust - Dartmoor Atlantic Challenge

Parke Estate

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cycling

Saturday-October-8

The Brighton Cyclosportive

Madeira Drive, Brighton

119/103/74/55 miles

www.srs-events.cc

ET/FS/ATC

Sunday-October-9

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Brickhills Challenge

Harley Hall, Milton Keynes MK7

100 km

£10 EOL £15

www.racetimingsystems.com

CF/ET/EOL/ATC/EM

Etape Cymru

Tetrapak, Bedwell Rd, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham, LL13 0UT

100 miles

£65 or £53 Britsh Cycling member/non

www.etape-cymru.co.uk

ET/FS/ATC


LANCASHIRE
Lancashire Loop Cycle Challenge

Cockerham Village Hall, Main Street, Cockerham, Lancashire, LA2 0DZ

100/50/18 miles

£18

www.medequip4kids.org.uk

CF/FS/EOL £20

National Trust- Sizergh Castle

Lake District

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cycling

Sunday-October-16

ESSEX

Evans Ride It – Epping

St John’s C OF E VC School, Tower Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5EN

12/30/60/90 miles

£7.50/£12.50 EOL £10/£15

www.evanscycles.com/ride-it

ET/FS/EOL/EM

WILTSHIRE
Severn Bridge Sportive

Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7EY

105/170 km

£24

www.severnbridgesportive.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/EM

WORCESTERSHIRE
Worcester CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive

Worcester Racecourse WR1 3EJ

100 km/150 km

£17/£27

www.ctc.org.uk/challengerides.co.uk

FS/ET

CORNWALL
Lands End 100

St Ives Leisure Centre, Trenwith Burrows, St Ives, TR26 1HB
100 miles/100 kilometres
£20/£15
www.cornwall.gov.uk/sportsevents (opens in new tab)
EOL/FS/ET/EM


Sunday-October-23

WEST SUSSEX
Wiggle Super Series- The South Downs 100 Sportive

Chichester College, West Gate Fields, PO19 1SB

102/70/45 miles

£25/ £20/ £15 EOL £28/ £23/ £18

www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/EOL/EM

 

Sunday October 29

SHROPSHIRE
Wiggle Wild Edric

HQ SPARC Centre Brampton Road, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. SY9 5AY
How far
98/59 miles

Entry £24/£26

CA says With some slight modifications to the 2010 route, Wiggle Wild Edric takes you on a historical ride around Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. The ride takes you to the top of the most rewarding hills with some breathtaking views over Shropshire and Wales with exciting and rewarding descents to enjoy. Between climbs, the roads are made for quiet bike cruising or fast riding along well maintained and traffic free roads. There are mountains to climb and hidden valleys to explore in Shropshire - the secret county. This years Wiggle Wild Edric is a sportive for everyone but it's still one of the toughest and most fulfilling challenges around. Not only will your legs be challenged but your whole mind, body and soul too.

CF / ET / FS / ATC / EM
www.kilotogo.com
(opens in new tab)

Sunday October 30

HERTFORDSHIRE

Emitremmus Desrever
Costello's Café, Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage SG2 0BL
101 km
£6 EOL £8
www.emitremmus.org.uk
CF/FS/EOL/EM

STAFFORDSHIRE

Evans Ride It- Cannock Chase

Tackeroo Campsite, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley WS15 2UA

12/30/60/90 miles

£7.50/£12.50

www.evanscycles.com/ride-it

ET/FS/EOL £10/£15/EM

SOMERSET

The Exmoor Beast
Butlins Minehead, Somerset
100 miles/100 km
£27
www.exmoorbeast.org
CF/ET/FS

 

NOVEMBER 2011

February - The Kentish Killer / www.sportivephoto

Sunday November 6

KENT

Downland Cycles Autumn Challenge

Downland Cycles, Malthouse Road, Canterbury CT2 7JA

100 km/100 miles

£25

www.downlandcycles.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/ATC

HAMPSHIRE

Wiggle Super Series- Devils Punch Bowl Sportive

Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill, Liphook GU30 7LP

75 miles/ 50miles

£25/ £20 EOL £28/ £23

www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/EOL/EM

Saturday-November-12

NORTH YORKSHIRE

Colomba Chemo Classic

Richmond Cricket Club, Hurgill Road, Richmond DL10 4AR

65 miles

£15

www.colombachemoclassic.org.uk

Sunday-November-20

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Winter Mini-Sportive Series (event 2 of 6)

Performance Cycles, Unit 1-2 Butts Courtyard, Poulton, Cirencester GL7 5HY

100 km/ 60 km

£6

www.minisportiveseries.co.uk

Sunday-November-27

WEST SUSSEX

Evans Ride It! Gatwick

Camino Park, James Watt Way, Crawley RH10 9TZ

15/30/50/70 miles

£7.50/£12.50

www.evanscycles.com/ride-it

ET/FS/EOL £10/£15/EM

DECEMBER 2011

Sunday December 4

ISLE OF WIGHT
Wiggle Wight Winter Sportive

Yarmouth Primary School, Mill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RA

62/43 miles

£16/£21/£28/£33

www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CF/ET/FS/EOL surcharge £3

Sunday-December-18

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Winter Mini-Sportive Series (event 3 of 6)

Performance Cycles, Unit 1-2 Butts Courtyard, Poulton, Cirencester GL7 5HY

100 km/ 60 km

£6

www.minisportiveseries.co.uk

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