Around 27 million Brits have access to a bike, so there’s a good chance you and your work colleagues have one stashed in the garage or shed – well done if you ditched the car at home this Wednesday and made the trip to work by bike.
If you enjoyed the healthy commute and want to know how you can take the next step in your cycling journey, there’s plenty of organised rides across the UK for all levels of ability. We’ve laid out a selection of the best bike rides coming up in England and Wales, suitable for beginners, weekend riders and seasoned cyclists...
Upcoming cycling events in the South of England...
Pedal4Cancer | 16 Sep
60 miles / 739m ascent
Join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Team at Pedal4Cancer, a fun-filled event for all the family which sees you ride from London to Cambridge.
London to Brighton Cycle Ride | 16 Sep
54 miles / 950m ascent
A 54-mile charity cycle ride from Clapham Common to Brighton sea front with over 3000 cyclists taking part for hundreds of charities - come and join the fun!
BOXCAM 100 or 200 | 22 Sep
This great sportive will test your legs on a mixture of tough climbs, fast descents and scenic flats. Ride 100 miles from Oxford to Cambridge, or if you prefer, cycle 100 miles from Bristol to Oxford. Fancy a bigger challenge? Complete both rides in 2 days when you sign up for BOXCAM 200.
Vélo South| 23 Sep
100 miles / 1385m ascent
Cycle through the magnificent Goodwood Estate and into the beautiful West Sussex countryside at Vélo South, a closed-road 100-mile event with an expected turnout of 15,000.
Escape the City | 30 Sep
80, 60 or 30 miles / 918m, 566m or 257m ascent
Pedal from the Big Smoke out along Surrey's quiet, scenic country lanes as you Escape the City! Three distances available to suit all abilities: Hero (80 miles), Sportsperson (60 miles) or Tourist (30 miles).
Dulux London Revolution | 11 May 2019
186 miles / 2868m ascent
The Dulux Trade London Revolution takes participants on a tour of historical, natural, industrial, royal, sporting and architectural landmarks with live music, bars, food and a full camp in between.
RideLondon 100 & 46 | 4 Aug 2019
Be part of the UK’s ultimate 100-mile sportive, featuring the leg-testing climbs of Newlands corner, Leith Hill and Box Hill. If 100 miles is pushing it, why not jump in the saddle and see the wonderful sights of London with RideLondon 46!
Upcoming cycling events in the North of England...
Pedal to the Pier | 15 Sep
Love cycling and stunning scenery? Then we've got the perfect event for you - ride 100km off-road from the vibrant city of Manchester to the bright lights & coast of Blackpool!
Tour de Yorkshire Sportive | 5 May 2019
80, 52 or 30 miles / up to 2,059m ascent
The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. Register your interest for a chance to win one of 10 FREE places in the 2019 sportive.
Upcoming cycling events in Wales...
The South Wales Bike Ride | 23 Sep
30 miles / 568m ascent
Take part in this beautiful ride from Cardiff through the South Wales countryside and raise valuable funds for vulnerable children, whilst enjoying the great outdoors alongside friends, family and workmates.
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