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Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s extensive calendar of British cyclo-sportive events for 2013.

Events are sorted by date. Event information will be added and updated regularly.

Have we missed out your ride? Have we got something wrong? Let us know by emailing nigel_wynn@ipcmedia.com

LISTING KEY

CF – Changing facilities; ET – Electronic timing; FS – Feed stops; EOL – Entry on the line; ATC – Affiliated to a charity;  EM – Electronic mapping

May

Saturday May 4

Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive

Exeter Racecourse, A38

58/98 miles £30

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclingweekly

Website: http://cyclingweekly.ipcshop.co.uk/shop/sportives

CF-ET-FS-EM

Sunday May 5

Forest of Dean Classic

Monmouth Show Ground, Redbrook Road, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4LG

90/62 miles £29.50

Website: http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/FOD/forest_of_dean_spring_classic_cycling_sportive.html

ET-FS

Sunday May 5

Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge

Pilgrims Hospices, Canterbury, CT2 8JA

45/75 miles £25

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pilgrimshospice

Website: www.pilgrimscyclechallenge.org

CF-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 5

Preseli Angel

The Parrog, Newport, SA43 0RP

40/80 miles £10 – £20

Website: www.velo-teifi.org.uk

CF-FS-EOL

Sunday May 5

Somerset Hills Gran Fondo

HQ Broadway Acres, Axbridge Road, Cheddar, BS27 3DB

How Far 54/84/120 miles

Entry £15/£19/£25

Website: www.somersetgranfondo.co.uk

CF/FS/ET/EOL

Sunday May 5

Tour of the Dengie Cyclosportive

Bradwell Waterside, Essex, CM0 7RB

43/82/121km £14 – £20

Website: www.dengieevents.co.uk

ET-FS

Sunday May 5

Tour of The National Forest

Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3GR

45km/100km/160km £25

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LSCC_Events

Website: http://lsu-cycling.co.uk/sportive/

CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 5

Sarn Helen Sportive

The Academy, Llandarcy, Wales

80/110 miles

£32

Website: www.sarnhelensportif.org

FS

Sunday May 5

The Venta

The Dryers, Standon,Winchester, SO21 2JH

25/40/75 miles – £24-30

Website: www.renewable-eco-home.com/Cycling

FS-EOL 

Monday May 6

San Fairy Ann CC

Vestry Hall, Marden, TN12 9DP

118km £15 – £20

Website: www.sanfairyanncc.co.uk

CF-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Monday May 6

Cycle Swarm

Norwich City Football Club Carrow Road stadium

35/70 miles

£10.60/£15.60

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cycleswarm

Website: www.cycleswarm.co.uk

CF-FS-EOL-ATC

May 10 – 11

Moonriders London 2 Cambridge

North London TBC

100km £49 + sponsorship

Website: www.moonriders.co.uk

ET-FS-ATC-EM

May 11-12

Borders Ciclista

Heart of Hawick complex, Hawick, Scottish Borders.

50/75 miles

£18 one day £30 two days

Website: www.action.org.uk /borders_ciclista

CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM 

Saturday May 11

AMR – DIVA Sussex ladies only Bike Ride

East Sussex National Hotel & Golf Course, Uckfield, TN22 5ES

25/50/100 km £28

Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres

Website: www.action.org.uk/action_diva_sussex

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Saturday May 11

Nova Raiders C.C. “Route 66″

The Pavilion, Newport, TF108LR

10/33/66 miles £TBC

Website: www.novaraiders.org.uk

CF-FS-EOL-EM

Saturday May 11

The Arrow Sportive

Easter Court, Leominster, HR6 0DE

38/70/105 miles £18 – £25

Website: www.redkite-events_pg_Inspire.co.uk

CF-ET-FS-EM

Saturday May 11

The Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive

Yarborough Leisure Centre, Lincoln, LN1 3SP

54/83/110 miles £25 – £30

Website: www.itpevents.co.uk

CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Saturday May 11

Wooler Wheel

Cheviot Centre, Northumberland, NE71 6BL

160km £25

Website: www.woolerwheel.com

CF-ET-FS-EM

Saturday May 11

Rough Rider: The Commuter Belt Classic

Watton-at-Stone Village Hall, Watton-at-Stone, SG14 3SF

49 miles £25

Website: www.roughridersportif.com

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday, May 12

Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia

Pitlochry, Scotland

81 miles £63

Twitter: www.twitter.com/etapeseries

Website: www.etapecaledonia.co.uk

ET-FS-ATC-EM

EVENT SOLD OUT

Sunday May 12

High Peak Hog

Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7AS

Half Hog: 80km/50 miles Whole Hog 133km/83 miles £20

Twitter: www.twitter.com/GKVCC

Website: www.glossopkindervelo.co.uk/index.php/sportive/

CF-ET-FS-EM

EVENT SOLD OUT

Sunday May 12

AMR – Suffolk Sunrise 100

Brandeston Hall, Brandeston, IP13 7AH

60/100/160 km £28 – £50

Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres

Website: www.action.org.uk/suffolk_sunrise_100

ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12

Evans Cycles Hatfield RideIt!

Chancellor’s School, Hatfield, AL9 7BN

12/30/60/90 miles £5 – £17.50

Website: www.evanscycles.com/ride-it/find-a-ride

CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 12

Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge

Coniston Sports Centre, Cumbria, LA21 8AL

112 miles £40

Website: www.fredwhittonchallenge .org.uk

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12

Stephen Roche Tour de Cure

Middleton GAA Club, Midleton, Co. Cork

60/100/160 km €30 – €40

Twitter: www.twitter.com/stephenrochetdc

Website: www.stephenrochetourdecure.com

CF-FS-ATC

Sunday May 12

The Hampshire Hilly Hundred

Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, SO21 2NF

76/100 miles £26

Website: www.hampshirehilly.moonfruit.com

CF-ET-FS-EM

Sunday May 12

Wiggle Jurassic Beast

National Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG

36/66/101 miles £18 – £28

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ukcyclingevents

Website: www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12

Wiggle Yorkshire Weaver

HQ Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, Aireville Park, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD

56/90 miles

£31-£34

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kilotogo

Website: www.kilotogo.com

ET-FS-EM 

Sunday May 12

Cheltenham Spa Sportive

Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU

25/64/88 mile

£24

Twitter: www.twitter.com/VeloSportives

Website: www.velosportives.co.uk

CF-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12

Cycletta Cheshire

Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN

37/52 km £38 – £42

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cycletta

Website: www.cycletta.co.uk

ET-FS-ATC

Sunday May 12

Dot Sharp Memorial

St John’s Church Hall, Essex, CM15 0TJ

80 km £4 – £5

Website: www.essexcycling.co.uk

FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 12

Sue Ryder Ride for Ryder

Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, Henley on Thames, RG9 5DF

10/25/60 miles £7 – £15

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SRNettlebed

Website: www.sueryder.org/rideforryder

ET-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 12

Cheltenham Spa Sportive

Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU

25/64/88 miles – £24

Twitter: www.twitter.com/VeloSportives

Website: www.velosportives.co.uk

CF-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday May 12

SWRC May Flyer

Oxshott Club, Oakshade Road, Oxshott, Surrey, KT22 0LE.

153km/86km £20

Website: http://www.swrc.org.uk/randonee.html

ET-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday May 12

Malvern Spring Sportive

The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW

50/100/160 KM

£24.50

Website: www.malvernspringsportive.co.uk

CF-FS 

May 15-19

London to Paris Cycle Ride – Breast Cancer Care

Blackheath Common, London, SE3 0RL

300 miles £149 + sponsorship

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bccare

Website: www.breastcancercare.org.uk/fundraising-events

FS 

Saturday May 18 (rescheduled from March 23)

Cycling Weekly South Downs Spring Sportive

Plumpton Race Course, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AL

33/57/74 miles £20/£30

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclingweekly

Website: http://cyclingweekly.ipcshop.co.uk/shop/sportives

CF-ET-FS-EM

Saturday May 18

Hargroves Cycles Meon Sportive

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean, PO8 0QE

100/150km – £20

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hargrovescycles

Website: http://www.qecyclefest.co.uk/

ET-FS-EOL-EM

Saturday May 18

Keswick Sportive

Mountain Festival Bike Village, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

48/90/105 km £28

Website: www.highterrainevents.co.uk

ET-FS-ATC-EM 

Sunday May 19

Little Lumpy Sportive

Woolmer Hill, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 1QA

40/60/100 miles

£15-£25

Twitter: www.twitter.com/littlelumpy

Website: www.littlelumpy.co.uk

CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Peterborough 5×5 Challenge

Marholm Village Hall Castor Road Marholm PE6 7JA

50/70/100 miles £10 advance/£12 on day

Website: http://www.peterborough5x5challenge.org

FS-EM-EOL 

Sunday May 19

AMR – DIVA Warwickshire ladies only

Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0NR

25/50/100 km £28

Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres

Website: www.action.org.uk/action_diva_warwickshire

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

AMR – DIVA Scotland ladies only

Tulliallan Castle Scottish Police College, Kincardine, FK10 4BB

25/50/100 km £28

Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres

Website: www.action.org.uk/action_diva_scotland

ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

AMR – Castle Ride 100

Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, TN9 1BG

50/100/160 km £28 – £50

Twitter: www.twitter.com/actionmedres

Website: www.action.org.uk/castle_ride_100

ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

The Midland Monster

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

45/72/100 miles £25

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MidlandMonster

Website: www.midlandmonster.com

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Cyclothon 2013

The Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract, WF8 4BG

30/45/60 miles £6 – £20

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pwhospice

Website: www.pwh.org.uk/events

ET-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 19

Evans Cycles RideIt! Langholm

Dumfriesshire, DG13 0HG

30/60/90 miles £15 – £17.50

Website: www.evanscycles.com/ride-it/find-a-ride

CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 19

Keswick Sportive

Mountain Festival Bike Village, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

48k/90/105 km £28

Website: www.highterrainevents.co.uk

ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Nomads Going Beyond Cyclo Sportive

Hitchin Rugby Club, Hitchin, SG5 1XL

49/80 miles £22 – £25

Website: www.gobeyondultra.co.uk/events

CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Palace to Palace

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

45 miles £30 – £35

Website: www.princestrust.org.uk/support_us/events/palace_to_palace/wm_palace_to_palace_2013.aspx

FS-ATC

Sunday May 19

Solway Sportive

Dumfries Rugby Club, Dumfries, DG2 7LU

30/115km £5 – £25

Website: www.dumfriescc.btck.co.uk

CF-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Wight Riviera Sportive

Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO41

25/62/110/154 km

£20/£38/£39

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclosportive

Website: www.southernsportive.com

FS/ET/EM/ATC

Sunday May 19

Wiggle Essex Explorer

HQ Shenfield high School, Alexander Lane, Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8RY

40/74/96 miles

£24-£34

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kilotogo

Website: www.kilotogo.com

ET-FS-EM

Sunday May 19

Long Leg Sportive

Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AD

109/129km

£23/£26

Website: http://allabouttriathlons.co.uk/race/longleg

FS-ET

Sunday May 19

Boudicca Sportive

World Horse Welfare, Norfolk, NR16 2LP

30/70/100 miles £15 – £22

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Boudicca2012

Website: www.boudiccasportive.co.uk

ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Tees Valley Riders Sportive

Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR

30/50/80 miles £15 – £20

Twitter: www.twitter.com/teesvalleyrider

Website: www.teesvalleyriders.org.uk

CF-ET-FS-EOL

Sunday May 19

The Pearson 150 Sportive

The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, SM2 5PT

75/150 km £25

Website: www.pearsoncycles.co.uk/store

CF-ET-FS-EOL-ATC

Sunday May 19

Tour of the Pennines

Radclyffe Athletics Stadium, Chadderton, OL9 0LS

30/50/75 miles £20 – £30

Website: www.tourofthepennines4.blogspot.co.uk

CF-ET-FS-EOL-EM

Sunday May 19

Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior

Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE

49/66/97 miles £18 -£28

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ukcyclingevents

Website: www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Wight Riviera Sportive

Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO41

25/62/110/154/ km £20 – £39

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cyclosportive

Website: www.southernsportive.com

ET-FS-ATC-EM

Sunday May 19

Peak Punisher

Chapel Leisure Centre, Chapel-en-le-frith, High Peak, High Peak, SK23 0TQ

60/100 miles – £29.40-£30

Twitter: www.twitter.com/peakpunisher

Website: http://www.peakpunisher.co.uk/

ATC-FS-ET-EM

May 18 – 25

The Ultimate Irish Cycle Challenge – Malin to Mizen

Malin Head, Co. Donegal

415 miles £195 +sponsorship

Website: www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/malin-mizen-cycle

CF-FS-ATC

May 18 – 19

MITIE London Revolution

Roberts House, London, W14 0QH

180 Miles £39 – £169

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RevolutionRides

Website: www.london-revolution.com

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Saturday May 25

Bealach Beag

43 miles / £39

Website: http://www.handsonevents.co.uk 

May 25-27

Tour of Wessex

Somerton Sports Club, Somerton, TA11 6HS

10/20/57/83/73/107/112/116 Free – £105

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tourofwessex

Website: www.tourofwessex.com

CF-ET-FS-ATC-EM

Monday May 27

Lord Whisky Cyclo Sportive

Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary, Canterbury, CT4 6AN

50/72 miles £15 – £20

Website: www.lordwhisky.co.uk

ET-FS-EOL-ATC-EM

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  • Ken Jolliffe

    Thanks for running that article on the new Elveden Race Series of 5 events but did you know that the Lotus Cars Cycle Race League will be running 17 events this year in total. 10 at the Lotus Test Track including a 4 up team time trial. The Gas Hill Gasp in Norwich which attracts capacity crowds + for the 2nd year the Boudicca Ride Sportive.
    We had 350 for the 1st Boudicca and hope this rises to 600+ this year. We use the proffits to further the sport and will susbsidise Elveden if necessary. I see that the Boudicca is not on your Sportive Calendar.

    http://www.lotuscycleracing.org/events/ is due to be updated shortly.

    Ken
    01953 681755 or 07775 615360