Whether you’ve just started cycling to work or are a seasoned club cyclist, at some point in your pedal-powered journey it’s only natural to seek out a cycling challenge to add to your calendar. The UK has a rich selection of sportives, charity cycle rides and gran fondos to sign up for. In fact, during the height of the season (April to September), it’s possible to take part in one every weekend.
But which events deserve to be on your bucket list? From an ideal introductory event that’s been taking place since 1976 to an ultra-distance epic that takes in most of a country, here are the best UK cycling events to sign up for. Sidley London Revolution
Next event: 1-2 October 2022
Entries open now
London is home to a number of cycling events but the Revolution is its only weekend-long affair. Setting off from the Lee Valley Showground, the 157-mile (252km) loop takes participants through the heart of the city before linking up with some of the best lanes that the home counties have to offer. The two-day ride sees you spin your way through Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, spending the night in Windsor. Alternatively, you can sign up for the ultra edition and do it all in one gruelling hit.
Visit the Sidley London Revolution website | General entry from £125, ultra from £140, all-inclusive weekender from £210 Fred Whitton Challenge
Next event: 7 May 2023 When entries open: January 2023Held since 1999, the Fred Whitton […]