Bike Events claim to be the UK’s largest organiser of fund raising and recreational cycle rides – catering for the interests of beginners, families and regular cyclists. From one-day rides which are fully-supported with clearly-signed routes, wayside marshals, first-aid cover, bike-mechanics and pick-up vehicles to foreign cycling holidays with friendly qualified staff to look after the baggage-relay and accommodation.
Sportive: A cyclosportive, or often simply sportive, is a short to long distance, organised, mass-participation cycling event, typically held annually. The Italian term Gran Fondo is commonly used for these events in the United States, Australia and some other English-speaking countries.
UK Cycling Events is a dedicated cycling events company, which is passionate about encouraging all abilities of rider to experience the best cycling the UK has to offer.
CX Sportive is an exciting new ride format. It’s ideal for your cross bike, but equally suitable for your XC MTB or even road winter training bike, tweaked for a little rough stuff! The course mixes back roads, interwoven with byways and a few short tougher off road links that will certainly bring on the heat!
KILO TO GO is a trading name of GST Team Limited run by Simon Thomson. KILO TO GO specialises in providing cycle event organisation. They have worked alongside and run events for Union Cycliste Intenationale (UCI), International Olympic committee (IOC), British Cycling (BC) and Road Records Association (RRA).
Sportive.com is a website that helps you organise your cycling online. They have events, results, reports, news, reviews and even our own bloggers. Use their event finder to locate an event near you and sign up easily – then read up on their tips and training articles before tackling your sportive!
Justracinguk.com Events for runners, cyclists, triathletes or endurance athletes (sprint triathlons, middle distance triathlons and long distance triathlons, running events including 5k fun runs, relay marathons and half marathons, kids events and cycle sportive events).
Timeoutdoors.com This website lists 1000’s of local events, charity challenges and activity holidays and trips as well as clubs to join and expert advice to help you on your way. The link here takes you to the cycling section.
RIDE IT (Evans Cycles) RIDE IT is a series of organised off-road and road sportive bike rides that take place all over the UK. With over 50 events per year, RIDE IT is a fantastic way to meet like-minded cyclists and to get out and ride through stunning surroundings.
Cycling Time Trials is the bicycle racing organisation which supervises individual and team time trials in England and Wales. It was formed out of predecessor body the Road Time Trials Council in 2002.
Time-trialling is a test of a rider not against other cyclists but the watch. Other than in team events, which are less numerous, competitors compete separated by a minute or more. Riders may not ride together when one catches another. The order of start is often organised so that the fastest riders are spaced apart. In that way they are less likely to catch each other while, when they catch lesser riders, they will pass that much faster that neither will be helped or hindered.
Races can be organised over any distance but in practice they are most often run at the standard distances of 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles with occasional races at 30 miles. The winner is the fastest over the course, routed so it finishes close to the start to lessen the effect of hills and wind. Races also last 12 or 24 hours, the winner covering the greatest distance.
Audax United Kingdom is the internationally recognised long-distance cycling association in the UK. Usually referred to as Audax UK or AUK, it was established in 1976. AUK oversees the running of long-distance cycling events in the UK, and, using a system of timed checkpoints, validates and records every successful ride.
Audax UK is a non-profit organisation and provides its members with;
– A quarterly A4 magazine, called Arrivée, packed with information, event updates, letters, stories and photographs.
– This web site giving up to date details of events and results.
– Inclusion in the AUK Awards and Championships structure.
– 3rd-party insurance while participating in AUK events.
– And the warm glow you get from belonging to the world’s largest long-distance cycling club.
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