Sportives calendar

Sportives calendar

Discover some of the most popular non-competitive long distance cycling events in the UK.

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Sportives in the UK

Sportives are mass-participation road cycling events over distances of 20 to 200+ miles usually over a single day. Events are typically well sign-posted with feeding stations and mechanical support along the route and so are popular with all levels of cyclists looking for a ride out in an organised event. Short distance rides are generally up to about 40 miles, medium distance are up to around 70 miles and long distance are anything above 70 miles. Select a specific distance, your location for sportives in your area or scroll down to browse events.

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Join Team Marsden for a charity-branded cycling jersey, dedicated fundraising support, post-race massage, snacks, refreshments & 50% off in July. Plus there's a group offer: buy 5 + get 1 free!
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £55 + £150 fundraising
London, UK

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Join Team Marsden for a charity-branded cycling jersey, dedicated fundraising support, post-race massage, snacks, refreshments & 50% off in July. Plus there's a group offer: buy 5 + get 1 free!

  • Charity bike ride
Ride 212 miles of Britain's beautiful countryside over 4 days all the way from Honeypot Hampshire to Honeypot mid-Wales alongside two star guests and supporting young carers along the way!
  • Thu 1 - Sun 4 Aug
  • £100-£595
Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Honeypot House to House Cycle

Ride 212 miles of Britain's beautiful countryside over 4 days all the way from Honeypot Hampshire to Honeypot mid-Wales alongside two star guests and supporting young carers along the way!

  • 4 days road cycling
Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, as you journey through quiet villages and farmlands. The Champion is ideal if you're an experienced sportive rider.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £43.20
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

RIDE Essex | Champion

Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, as you journey through quiet villages and farmlands. The Champion is ideal if you're an experienced sportive rider.

  • 100 miles road cycling + 3209 ft ascent
A beginner-friendly route in stunning surroundings and part of the Pedal Stirling Sportive for Parkinson's UK. You'll get chip timing, finishers medal and professional photos too!
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £35-£40
Stirling, UK

Pedal Stirling Sportive | Classic 22 Mile

A beginner-friendly route in stunning surroundings and part of the Pedal Stirling Sportive for Parkinson's UK. You'll get chip timing, finishers medal and professional photos too!

  • 22 miles road cycling + 513 m ascent
The intermediate route of the Pedal Stirling Sportive, expertly brought to you by Parkinson's UK, heading across Flanders Moss, past Lake of Menteith and up to the Carron Valley Reservoir.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £45-£50
Stirling, UK

Pedal Stirling Sportive | Challenge 50 Mile

The intermediate route of the Pedal Stirling Sportive, expertly brought to you by Parkinson's UK, heading across Flanders Moss, past Lake of Menteith and up to the Carron Valley Reservoir.

  • 50 miles road cycling + 998 m ascent
The most demanding route of the Pedal Stirling Sportive covering some of the most iconic climbs in the Trossachs National Park including Dukes Pass and the infamous Crow Road.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £55-£60
Stirling, UK

Pedal Stirling Sportive | Tough 100 Mile

The most demanding route of the Pedal Stirling Sportive covering some of the most iconic climbs in the Trossachs National Park including Dukes Pass and the infamous Crow Road.

  • 100 miles road cycling + 2015 m ascent
Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, as you journey through quiet villages and farmlands. The Classic route, part of the RIDE Series, is a great challenge.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £41.40
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

RIDE Essex | Classic

Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, as you journey through quiet villages and farmlands. The Classic route, part of the RIDE Series, is a great challenge.

  • 64 miles road cycling + 1985 ft ascent
Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, as you journey through quiet villages and farmlands. The Cool ride, part of the RIDE Series, is ideal for newcomers.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £32.40
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

RIDE Essex | Cool

Close your cycling season on a stunning ride through the Essex countryside, as you journey through quiet villages and farmlands. The Cool ride, part of the RIDE Series, is ideal for newcomers.

  • 36 miles road cycling + 1079 ft ascent
Across 9 epic days, Babble Ride Across Britain covers 980 miles of the most beautiful landscapes accessible on two wheels. There is no better way to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats!
  • Sat 7 - Sun 15 Sep
  • £2,150-£2,750
  • 4 charities
Penzance, Cornwall, UK

Babble Ride Across Britain | Full Classic route

Across 9 epic days, Babble Ride Across Britain covers 980 miles of the most beautiful landscapes accessible on two wheels. There is no better way to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats!

  • 9 days
Complete the Babble Ride Across Britain stages through England from Land's End to Edinburgh! An unforgettable 6-days cycling through lakes, peaks and moors.
  • Sat 7 - Thu 12 Sep
  • £1,350
Penzance, Cornwall, UK

Babble Ride Across Britain | England route

Complete the Babble Ride Across Britain stages through England from Land's End to Edinburgh! An unforgettable 6-days cycling through lakes, peaks and moors.

  • 645 miles road cycling
Get ready for one of the most scenic cycling events in the UK with some sections from the Tour De Yorkshire, Tour De France and UCI courses - yet  accessible to first-timers and pros alike.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £65
Masham, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Dales Sportive 112

Get ready for one of the most scenic cycling events in the UK with some sections from the Tour De Yorkshire, Tour De France and UCI courses - yet accessible to first-timers and pros alike.

  • 112 miles road cycling
Get ready for one of the most scenic cycling events in the UK with some sections from the Tour De Yorkshire, Tour De France and UCI courses - yet  accessible to first-timers and pros alike.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £50
Masham, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Dales Sportive 56

Get ready for one of the most scenic cycling events in the UK with some sections from the Tour De Yorkshire, Tour De France and UCI courses - yet accessible to first-timers and pros alike.

  • 56 miles road cycling
Embark on a grand tour of the Chilterns and Thames Valley this September to help men affected by prostate cancer! Explore stunning countryside then toast your success in the bustling Event Village.
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £35
Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Big Blue Bike Ride

Embark on a grand tour of the Chilterns and Thames Valley this September to help men affected by prostate cancer! Explore stunning countryside then toast your success in the bustling Event Village.

  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
Complete the Babble Ride Across Britain stages through Scotland from Edinburgh to John O'Groats! Immerse yourself in Scottish natural grandeur for 3 days.
  • Fri 13 - Sun 15 Sep
  • £1,250
South Queensferry, West Lothian, UK

Babble Ride Across Britain | Scotland route

Complete the Babble Ride Across Britain stages through Scotland from Edinburgh to John O'Groats! Immerse yourself in Scottish natural grandeur for 3 days.

  • 325 miles road cycling
A great route showcasing the amazing Cornwall coast road! Each rider will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on the completion time for their appropriate age and gender category.
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £43
Marazion, Cornwall, UK

Lands End 100 | Long

A great route showcasing the amazing Cornwall coast road! Each rider will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on the completion time for their appropriate age and gender category.

  • 105 miles road cycling + 7200 ft ascent
A great route showcasing the amazing Cornwall coast road! Each rider will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on the completion time for their appropriate age and gender category.
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £41.50
Marazion, Cornwall, UK

Lands End 100 | Medium

A great route showcasing the amazing Cornwall coast road! Each rider will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on the completion time for their appropriate age and gender category.

  • 72 miles road cycling + 4850 ft ascent
A great route showcasing the amazing Cornwall coast road! Each rider will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on the completion time for their appropriate age and gender category.
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £40
Marazion, Cornwall, UK

Lands End 100 | Short

A great route showcasing the amazing Cornwall coast road! Each rider will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on the completion time for their appropriate age and gender category.

  • 46 miles road cycling + 3020 ft ascent
Britain's best-known one-day cycle route! Wake up in London, get on your bike and end up on Brighton's pebbly beach plus conquer the mile-long climb of Ditchling Beacon on route.
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £55
  • 16 charities
London, UK

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Britain's best-known one-day cycle route! Wake up in London, get on your bike and end up on Brighton's pebbly beach plus conquer the mile-long climb of Ditchling Beacon on route.

  • 55 miles road cycling
Explore the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area on this medium-long sportive. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.
  • Sun 29 Sep
  • £43
Exeter, Devon, UK

Moor to Sea | Challenge

Explore the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area on this medium-long sportive. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.

  • 64 miles road cycling + 5700 ft ascent
Explore the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area on this long sportive. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.
  • Sun 29 Sep
  • £43
Exeter, Devon, UK

Moor to Sea | Extreme

Explore the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area on this long sportive. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.

  • 101 miles road cycling + 9700 ft ascent
Explore the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area on this short sportive. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.
  • Sun 29 Sep
  • £43
Exeter, Devon, UK

Moor to Sea | Inspire

Explore the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area on this short sportive. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.

  • 36 miles road cycling + 1085 ft ascent
An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!
  • Sun 30 Mar 2025
  • £40.50
Reading, Berkshire, UK

RIDE Wessex Downs | Champion

An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!

  • 100 miles road cycling + 1315 m ascent
An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!
  • Sun 30 Mar 2025
  • £38.50
Reading, Berkshire, UK

RIDE Wessex Downs | Classic

An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!

  • 70 miles road cycling + 931 m ascent
An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal on the super Cool route!
  • Sun 30 Mar 2025
  • £28.50
Reading, Berkshire, UK

RIDE Wessex Downs | Cool

An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal on the super Cool route!

  • 34 miles road cycling + 158 m ascent
Themed ride around wartime airfields of East Devon and Somerset, with routes that pass RAF Exeter (Exeter Airport), RAF Dunkeswell, RAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), RAF Culmhead and more sites of interest.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £44
Honiton, Devon, UK

Taunton Flyer | Wellington Route

Themed ride around wartime airfields of East Devon and Somerset, with routes that pass RAF Exeter (Exeter Airport), RAF Dunkeswell, RAF Upottery (Smeatharpe), RAF Culmhead and more sites of interest.

  • 101 miles road cycling + 5500 ft ascent
This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £44
Honiton, Devon, UK

Taunton Flyer | Dakota Route

This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs.

  • 63 miles road cycling + 4000 ft ascent
This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs. Children aged 11+ can join in accompanied.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £44
Honiton, Devon, UK

Taunton Flyer | Spitfire Route

This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs. Children aged 11+ can join in accompanied.

  • 37 miles road cycling + 2500 ft ascent
The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the longest Epic Route!
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £50.50
Tonbridge, Kent, UK

RIDE Castle | Epic

The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the longest Epic Route!

  • 126 miles road cycling
The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the long Champion route!
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £40.50
Tonbridge, Kent, UK

RIDE Castle | Champion

The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the long Champion route!

  • 100 miles road cycling
The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £38.50
Tonbridge, Kent, UK

RIDE Castle | Classic

The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!

  • 73 miles road cycling
The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the super Cool route!
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £28.50
Tonbridge, Kent, UK

RIDE Castle | Cool

The Kent countryside serves up a mixture of quiet villages and beautiful scenery as you ride along quiet lanes. Earn your medal conquering the super Cool route!

  • 36 miles road cycling
One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for  an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £40.50
Woodbridge, UK

RIDE Suffolk Sunrise | Champion

One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!

  • 102 miles road cycling
One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for  an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £38.50
Woodbridge, UK

RIDE Suffolk Sunrise | Classic

One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!

  • 65 miles road cycling
A sportive that starts moderately hilly then ramps up the mountain passes! Features the Back O’Skiddaw, Buttermere and Newlands House Pass. Includes Full Weekend Festival Ticket in the price!
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £60-£65
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Keswick Mountain Festival | Back O’Skiddaw 100K

A sportive that starts moderately hilly then ramps up the mountain passes! Features the Back O’Skiddaw, Buttermere and Newlands House Pass. Includes Full Weekend Festival Ticket in the price!

  • 100 km road cycling + 1625 m ascent
One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal on the super Cool route!
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £28.50
Woodbridge, UK

RIDE Suffolk Sunrise | Cool

One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal on the super Cool route!

  • 42 miles road cycling
A great event for cycle sportive enthusiasts looking for a half-day ride that's occasionally furious on the climbs! Includes Full Weekend Festival Ticket in the price!
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £45-£50
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Keswick Mountain Festival | Back O’Skiddaw 72K

A great event for cycle sportive enthusiasts looking for a half-day ride that's occasionally furious on the climbs! Includes Full Weekend Festival Ticket in the price!

  • 72 km road cycling + 650 m ascent
RideLondon-Essex 100 returns with an exciting traffic-free route from the capital into glorious Essex countryside and back to a rapturous finish at Tower Bridge. Charity places now available for 2025.
  • Sun 25 May 2025
  • £99
  • 11 charities
London, UK

RideLondon-Essex 100

RideLondon-Essex 100 returns with an exciting traffic-free route from the capital into glorious Essex countryside and back to a rapturous finish at Tower Bridge. Charity places now available for 2025.

  • 100 miles road cycling
This unique ride sees participants pedal past impressive London landmarks and through picturesque rural Essex – all on traffic-free roads. Ideal for newcomers to RideLondon.
  • Sun 25 May 2025
  • £55
  • 1 charity
London, UK

RideLondon-Essex 60

This unique ride sees participants pedal past impressive London landmarks and through picturesque rural Essex – all on traffic-free roads. Ideal for newcomers to RideLondon.

  • 60 miles road cycling
Ideal for those looking for their first mass participation bike ride. This special 30-mile ride on traffic-free roads passes through central London to Essex and is ideal for people of all abilities.
  • Sun 25 May 2025
  • £25
London, UK

RideLondon | Essex 30

Ideal for those looking for their first mass participation bike ride. This special 30-mile ride on traffic-free roads passes through central London to Essex and is ideal for people of all abilities.

  • 30 miles road cycling
Featuring the Trapping Hill climb from the Tour de Yorkshire and the UCI Road World Champs with great views to boot. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!
  • Sun 1 Jun 2025
  • £40.50
York, North Yorkshire, UK

RIDE The Dales | Champion

Featuring the Trapping Hill climb from the Tour de Yorkshire and the UCI Road World Champs with great views to boot. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!

  • 100 miles road cycling + 422 m ascent
The Classic Route takes riders into Nidderdale AONB with its rolling dales and friendly villages. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!
  • Sun 1 Jun 2025
  • £38.50
York, North Yorkshire, UK

RIDE The Dales | Classic

The Classic Route takes riders into Nidderdale AONB with its rolling dales and friendly villages. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!

  • 70 miles road cycling + 396 m ascent
The Cool Route is the least intense ride of the Ride The Dales sportive and offers a relatively flat alternative, taking riders past Fountains Abbey. Earn your medal on the super Cool route!
  • Sun 1 Jun 2025
  • £28.50
York, North Yorkshire, UK

RIDE The Dales | Cool

The Cool Route is the least intense ride of the Ride The Dales sportive and offers a relatively flat alternative, taking riders past Fountains Abbey. Earn your medal on the super Cool route!

  • 41 miles road cycling + 147 m ascent
Europe's oldest charity bike ride is back and you can be part of it! Ride from capital to coast covering 54 miles through rolling countryside to a spectacular finish on Brighton Beach.
  • Sun 15 Jun 2025
  • £45
  • 2 charities
London, UK

London to Brighton Bike Ride

Europe's oldest charity bike ride is back and you can be part of it! Ride from capital to coast covering 54 miles through rolling countryside to a spectacular finish on Brighton Beach.

  • 54 miles road cycling
Now the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales with an award-winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive.
  • Sat 28 Jun 2025
  • £64.80
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, UK

The Wales Sportive 70-Mile

Now the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales with an award-winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive.

  • 70 miles road cycling
Now the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales with an award-winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive.
  • Sat 28 Jun 2025
  • £81
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, UK

The Wales Sportive 112-Mile

Now the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales with an award-winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive.

  • 112 miles road cycling
Now the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales with an award-winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive.
  • Sat 28 Jun 2025
  • £48.60
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, UK

The Wales Sportive 42-Mile

Now the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales with an award-winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive.

  • 42 miles road cycling
The toughest cycling challenge in the South West! This epic route is against a pace clock. Any rider who falls behind the minimum pace will be required to retire from the event.
  • Sat 2 Aug 2025
  • £100
Yelverton, Devon, UK

Dartmoor Legend Sportives | Dartmoor Legend

The toughest cycling challenge in the South West! This epic route is against a pace clock. Any rider who falls behind the minimum pace will be required to retire from the event.

  • 200 miles road cycling + 18000 ft ascent
The Mezzofondo features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!
  • Sat 2 Aug 2025
  • £42.50
Yelverton, Devon, UK

Dartmoor Legend Sportives | Mezzofondo

The Mezzofondo features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!

  • 92 miles road cycling + 9000 ft ascent
The Leggero features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!
  • Sat 2 Aug 2025
  • £42.50
Yelverton, Devon, UK

Dartmoor Legend Sportives | Leggero

The Leggero features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!

  • 74 miles road cycling + 7214 ft ascent
The Fondo features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!
  • Sat 2 Aug 2025
  • £75
Yelverton, Devon, UK

Dartmoor Legend Sportives | Fondo

The Fondo features many of Dartmoor's most iconic climbs without having to complete the Dartmoor Legend Ultra also taking place that day!

  • 149 miles road cycling + 13000 ft ascent