Long sportives

Long sportives

Mass-participation road cycling events suited to cyclists with experience of longer distance rides.

96 Long sportives in the UK

Long distance sportives are mass-participation road cycling events over distances of above 70 miles. 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. Select your location for sportives in your area or scroll down to browse events.

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Long sportives in 2023

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Long distance sportives in 2024

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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 14 Apr
  • £43.65
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
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 28 Apr
  • £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
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 5 May
  • £52.65
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 5 May
  • £43.65
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
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 19 May
  • £34.65
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
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 2024.
  • Sun 26 May
  • £99
  • 26 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 2024.

  • 100 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 2 Jun
  • £34.65
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
Part of Action's RIDE Series, join the charity's celebrity ambassador and TV presenter Davina McCall on this Sussex bike ride raising funds for sick babies and children.
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • £34.65
Uckfield, East Sussex, UK

Davina's Big Sussex Bike RIDE | Epic

Part of Action's RIDE Series, join the charity's celebrity ambassador and TV presenter Davina McCall on this Sussex bike ride raising funds for sick babies and children.

  • 100 miles road cycling
A stunning bike ride across Britain. This iconic 150-mile route will take you through 3 of England’s finest National Parks in a day - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors!
  • Sat 22 Jun
  • £95-£115
Seascale, Cumbria, UK

Coast to Coast in a Day

A stunning bike ride across Britain. This iconic 150-mile route will take you through 3 of England’s finest National Parks in a day - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors!

  • 150 miles road cycling + 4500 m ascent
Join this exhilarating Endurance Weekend in the stunning Chiltern Hills! Whether you seek a weekend of endurance, picturesque sights or a chance to bond with fellow athletes, this is your opportunity!
  • Sat 22 Jun
  • £60
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

ATW Chiltern Endurance Weekend | 180km Cycle Sportif

Join this exhilarating Endurance Weekend in the stunning Chiltern Hills! Whether you seek a weekend of endurance, picturesque sights or a chance to bond with fellow athletes, this is your opportunity!

  • 180 km road cycling
Join this exhilarating Endurance Weekend in the stunning Chiltern Hills! Whether you seek a weekend of endurance, picturesque sights or a chance to bond with fellow athletes, this is your opportunity!
  • Sun 23 Jun
  • £50
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

ATW Chiltern Endurance Weekend | 160km Cycle Sportif

Join this exhilarating Endurance Weekend in the stunning Chiltern Hills! Whether you seek a weekend of endurance, picturesque sights or a chance to bond with fellow athletes, this is your opportunity!

  • 160 km road cycling
This route through gorgeous Cornish countryside, although shorter than the Extreme route, still has it’s ups and downs but offers a huge goal and mighty achievement - training highly recommended.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £38
Padstow, Cornwall, UK

Coast and Clay Sportive | Epic 73 miles

This route through gorgeous Cornish countryside, although shorter than the Extreme route, still has it’s ups and downs but offers a huge goal and mighty achievement - training highly recommended.

  • 73 miles road cycling + 6110 ft ascent
Not for the faint-hearted, this route covers the full width of Cornwall from Padstow on the North Coast to St Austell on the South and everywhere in between! It'll really test you to the limit.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £40
Padstow, Cornwall, UK

Coast and Clay Sportive | Extreme 104 Miles

Not for the faint-hearted, this route covers the full width of Cornwall from Padstow on the North Coast to St Austell on the South and everywhere in between! It'll really test you to the limit.

  • 104 miles road cycling + 8500 ft ascent
Featuring the brand new King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge! Part of the friendly Ride Reigate sportive, you'll roll through Ashdown Forest and along quiet country lanes to a finish-line party.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £37-£43
Reigate, Surrey, UK

Ride Reigate | 100K

Featuring the brand new King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge! Part of the friendly Ride Reigate sportive, you'll roll through Ashdown Forest and along quiet country lanes to a finish-line party.

  • 100 km road cycling + 1106 m ascent
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
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, 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
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
  • 5 charities
Penzance, Cornwall, UK

Ride Across Britain

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
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
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
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

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