UK Cycling Events (UKCE) has joined forces with Sigma Sports for a second year combining some of your favourite rides with the NEW Ride Yorkshire and Suffolk Spring Classic plus the scenic Mendips Sportive.
Bookings are now live for the Sigma Sports Challenge Series, featuring 10 road events across the UK.
Series rides include the popular West Coast Classic. Starting from Preston on Sunday 7 July, this is your chance to experience the best of the north west coast with the option to tuck into free fish and chips after a hard day in the saddle.
Sigma Sports Challenge Series dates for your diary:
Saturday 16 March: Wiltshire WildCat - Salisbury
Saturday 23 March: Surrey Hills Cyclone - Cranleigh
Saturday 30 March: Suffolk Spring Classic - Newmarket
Saturday 4 May: Dartmoor Demon - Exeter
Sunday 26 May: The Arrow - Market Rasen
Sunday 7 July: West Coast Classic - Preston
Saturday 27 July: Mendips Sportive - Somerset
Sunday 11 August: Ride Yorkshire - Thirsk
Saturday 5 October: Box Hill Original - Dunsfold Aerodrome
Saturday 19 October: Cobbler Classic - Turweston Aerodrome
Ian Whittingham, Managing Director at Sigma Sports, an online cycling and triathlon retailer with a flagship store in Kingston-upon-Thames catering for all abilities, said: "We're excited to partner with UK Cycling Events for a second year and it's great continue to be a part of such a popular and well known series of events.
“We're busy bringing the high-quality, in-store, service you'd expect from Sigma Sports to our online offering, and this is a great chance for us to get out there and meet enthusiastic cyclists from all over the UK."
All 10 events will feature an epic, standard or short route, and will be fully supported mechanically and medically. Riders can also expect fully stocked SiS feed stations, well signed routes, route marshalling, and a finisher medal.
Visit UK Cycling Events now to book your place.
Natalie Hicks, Head of UK Cycling Events said: “We’re proud to deliver the very best event experiences for our participants and this means working with trusted brands like Sigma Sports.
“With their continued backing, we have evolved the Challenge Series and added some great new events encouraging more participants to benefit from the outstanding areas of cycling the UK has to offer.”
Best cycling base layers: A buyer's guide
Our guide to cycling base layers, including long sleeve, short sleeve and sleeveless base layers, as well as what you should look for in terms of fit and materials
By Rupert Radley •
CHPT3 and Vielo claim to have created the perfect gravel bike
The limited run of 50 bikes will each receive a unique custom paintjob
By Stefan Abram •
Best cycling sportives in Yorkshire
There are more cycling sportives in Yorkshire to choose from than ever, so we've chosen the best for you to ride in Yorkshire in your 2020 sportive season.
By Tim Bonville-Ginn •
Best 2020 cycling sportives near Bristol
We pick out some of the highlights of the 2017 cycling sportive calendar around the Bristol area
By Owen Rogers •
Sigma Sports Dartmoor Demon Sportive
CW's very own Richard Windsor tackles Cycling Weekly's hardest sportive the Dartmoor Demon
By Richard Windsor •
Former rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio launches cycling event held at iconic Goodwood Circuit
Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio has launched a day of cycling events at the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit.
By Cycling Weekly •
New Forest Spring Sportive welcomes headline sponsor Freewheel
The New Forest Spring Sportive has announced a new sponsor for 2019, bringing with it some welcome perks for riders.
By Richard Windsor •
Spectacular venue for the New Forest Spring Sportive
Somerley House, Hampshire, 13th & 14th April
By Victor Alway •
Here's how you can ride a sportive this year completely free
Entries are now open for two early-season ‘No Excuses’ cycling sportives, the first in a series of events for 2019 that are set to raise more than £50,000 to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.
By Victor Alway •
A 'big ride' for a 'big man': Tim Stevens memorial sportives open for entry
Former Great Britain rider Tim Stevens will have distances on offer in his memorial sportive – Big Tim's Big Day Out – held on Sunday September 2
By Nigel Wynn •