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Ride With Brad (and GB’s Olympic heroines)

Bradley Wiggins, Giro d'Italia 2013

Places available on Ride With Brad sportive on August 11 in Lancashire, where you can roll with Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and Dani King

Cycling Weekly Lakeland Monster Miles

Cycling Weekly Lakeland Monster Miles

New adventure cross event taking in 44- and 62-mile routes around the Lake District on Sunday, October 6 2013

Cycling Weekly Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive

Cycling Weekly Surrey Hill Cyclone Sportive

Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive – 28, 68 and 81 mile routes taking in some of Surrey’s finest villages, countryside and hills on Sunday, April 21

Come ride with us – South Downs Spring Sportive last chance to book!


Cycling Weekly South Downs Spring Sportive: Three great routes around Sussex: 33, 57 and 74 miles on Saturday, March 23

Great Manchester Cycle: Entries now open

Great Manchester Cycle

Entries for 2013 Great Manchester Cycle (June 30) now open – choose 13, 26 or 52 mile routes

Cyclo-sportive calendar 2013

Cyclo-sportives 2013

Full list of British cyclo-sportives and challenge rides from January to December 2013

Bike Blenheim Palace gets some Team GB

Bike Blenheim Palace

Last call for entries to the coming weekend’s Bike Blenheim Palace cycling festival (August 18-19)

Bike Blenheim Palace 2012

Bike Blenheim Palace sportive

From the Queen’s Jubilee to the Olympic, this summer won’t be short of patriotic opportunities, but we guarantee you won’t find a more wonderfully British day out on your bike than at Bike Blenheim Palace 2012

New Road Cycling Show for 2012


Road Cycling Show to be hosted at Sandown Park, Surrey over 21-22 April 2012 – bikes, demos, advice and more

Sandown Cyclone Sportive: Entries now open

Sandown Cyclone Sportive

The 2012 Sandown Cyclone Sportive in Surrey will take place on Sunday, April 22, part of the Road Cycling Show to be hosted at Sandown Park, Surrey over 21-22 April 2012

Sportive cycling events: what’s on in 2012

July - Wiggle New Forest Sportive 2010 -

Looking for an event to ride in 2012? Look no further, with our extensive list of British challenge rides

Sportive cycling events: what’s on in 2011

Cyling Active What's On / sportivephoto

12 August 2011

Welcome to the 2011 Events list. More organised sportive rides than ever before but you’re going to have to get your skates on; the popular ones are filling fast.

Saturday: Silverstone circuit open for cyclists


23rd June 2011

The famous motor-racing venue is open for cyclists of all speeds this Saturday evening.

2011 Tweed Run announced

Tweed Run 2010 / Oleg Skrinda

21st February 2011

Better get your skates on Saturday; entries open at noon for the Tweed Run on April 9th and there are only 500 places.

Italian clothing company Santini sponsors two big rides

Santini Sportives

17th February 2011

The prospects for sportivists this coming summer are looking rosier by the minute as new sponsors and events join the growing fixture list.

Coming up from Evans: “UK’s biggest demo days”


29th January 2011

Based at the Redbridge Cycling Centre, there’s a huge bike demo weekend coming in March from Evans. Plus a couple of their RideIt! sportive events to start your year off.

Davina leading Sussex charity ride for “women only”


18th January 2011

If Davina looked like she was enjoying herself on last year’s John O’Groats to Lands End Sport Relief ride, the proof is that she’s signed up for more.

CTC goes sportive crazy


18th January 2011

The Cyclists’ Touring Club used to be all about the touring. Now it’s cyclosportives as well with two of the largest taken under its wing for 2011

Great Weston Ride returns next July 17th

Great Weston Ride 2010 /

11th December 2010

The Great Weston Ride is the kind of event we like; at 56 miles not too taxing and across some of the loveliest countryside imaginable. There’s a ‘but’, of course.

Duke it out at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Sportive 2009

18th September 2010

Coming soon: a great day for all cyclists at Blenheim House in Gloucestershire. There are two lengths of sportive and the now-legendary Brompton World Championships.

Robin Hood Charity Ride 21st January 2011

1st September 2010

There’s a fun ‘family scramble’, completing as many laps as you like of a short route, with the longer distance of 36 miles heading off road into a circular route around Sherwood Pines.