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06/07/2019 - Scottish Tour

Glen Mor View Point

A supported tour in the magnificent scottish Highland with baggage transort, on ride support and meals provided. Raising funds for Tearfund

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23/04/2019 - The Sharpener

Dont Fear The Hill

Test if your spring training is on target with a little Short, Sharp, Shock treatment! Running from the picturesque Buckingham village of Haddenham, The Sharpener is well established as a lively Spring Sportive running through the beautiful Chiltern Hills and South Oxfordshire. We make sure to pack in some challenging terrain for you with 3,900ft ascent of climbing in 110km route and 2,500ft in the Short 65km Sharpener. Then 'warm you down' with coffee and hotdogs!

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23/09/2018 - The Howler

Shut Up Legs

The Howler is back for year 5 with all new 50 & 80 Mile figure of eight course, plenty of climbing involved. Short or Long there is no 'easy option', but the 80 is one Epic Ride!

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19/08/2018 - Ken Laidlaw Sportive

Ken Laidlaw riding the Sportive 2010

The Ken Laidlaw Sportive celebrates the first Scottish Cyclist to complete the Tour de France. There are three routes all leaving from Mansfield Park, Hawick each with greater levels of difficulty and endurance. The easy route is 55miles, The medium route 85 miles and the long route, Ken's training route for the mountains of France, 104 miles. Expect great hospitality, a warm Borders welcome, excellent scenery, some spectacular climbs and plenty of well-stocked feeding stations on route.

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16/08/2018 - NC500 Cycling Challenge

Atlas mountains cycling challenge

Supported cycling challenge where participants will cycle 500 miles in 5 days. This event is aimed at sportive riders who are looking for a bigger or multi-day challenge.

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01/10/2017 - Autumn Epic


The Autumn Epic set the standard for events when it started in 2005 and was twice voted best UK sportive by Cyclosport readers. The Classic course is a testing day out in the wilds of Radnorshire (central Wales) and there'll be a new 80km route for new riders.

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03/09/2017 - Tesco Bank Tour O The Borders

Tesco Bank Tour O The Borders 2016

A classic Scottish Closed Road Sportive in the beautiful Scottish Borders. - Two routes - 88km Challenge route or 120km full route

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17/06/2017 - 2017 Cyclone Challenge Rides

The famous "Ryals" climb features in the Cyclone Challenge Rides

The Cyclone Challenge Rides are amongst of the UK's largest and longest standing sportives. Part of the 3-day Cyclone Festival of Cycling, the Cyclone Challenge Rides are an outstanding cycling experience and with route options of 34, 64, 90 and 106 miles, there's something to challenge everyone. Riders on all routes benefit from top quality support, including mobile mechanical back-up, regular well-stocked feed stations, plus a vast array of home-made cakes and teas available in village halls. All four routes take you out into rural Northumberland, an area little known, but blessed with truly varied and beautiful landscapes: tranquil river valleys alternate with picture-postcard villages, wooded hillsides and heather clad uplands. With few population centres, the roads are also very quiet, making for a perfect cycling environment. Staggered starts mean that everyone can enjoy a stress-free day. Large car parks, under-cover sign on and lots of marshals and volunteers on hand throughout mean that you are able to relax and enjoy the ride. But don't be fooled - the road may be beautiful and quiet, but there is plenty to challenge even the best cyclist with some of the UK's most respected climbs, including the unique Ryals, a three-stage hill that has to be ridden to be believed. With family/leisure rides on the Tyne river banks the night before and elite road races on the Sunday, why not make a weekend of it? For more info & entries, visit the event website:

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28/05/2017 - Continental Tyres Welsh Wild West Sportive

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The Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive forms part of the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival which brings downhill mountain biking, pro televised road racing and sportive riding to Mid Wales. Now featuring four distances, the Welsh Wild West is sponsored by Continental tyres and this insures a great goody bag and technical support. Ride the little known roads of Ceredigion, as featured in the popular BBC crime drama, Hinterland, with up to 10,000 ft of climbing,

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30/04/2017 - The Sharpener

Look Sharp This Spring

Avoid the threat of DIY next May Bank Holiday Sunday and book a ride on The Sharpener! . Back for a fifth year, The Sharpener sets out from the picturesque village of Haddenham and is routed through some of the best back road and stunning countryside Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire has to offer. Riders might find some of the scenery strangely familiar if they have ever watched an episode of the Midsomer Murders. Quiet roads, great views and some 'sharp' climbs - further details of the event are available on the British Cycling calendar and at

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02/10/2016 - Autumn Epic

Autumn Epic banner

One of the first and most respected sportives in the UK is back for 2016. The Autumn Epic set the standard for events when it started in 2005 and was twice voted best UK sportive by Cyclosport readers. The Classic course is a testing day out in the wilds of Radnorshire (central Wales) and there'll be a new 80km route for new riders.

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18/09/2016 - The Black Legend Sportive

The Black Legend - photo 1

OPEN YOUR SEASON WITH THIS STUNNING SPORTIVE - The Black Legend is the tale of forbidden love, passion and murder, played out on top of the highest and most sacred hill on the Wiltshire Berkshire border.

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11/09/2016 - Lanky Tours 'Thin Air 100 Challenge'

one round every corner

THE THIN AIR 100 CHALLENGE Sunday, 11 Sep 2016 cracking off at 9 (arrive at 8) It's rock 'ard with 100ml and 10,000ft of climbing ( - you'll feel like your at altitude, thankfully we have 50ml ( and 25ml ( options if your feeling reet jiggered. LankyTours - sportives with personality on our lovely lanky lanes - supporting NW Air Ambulance. Starting and finishing at The Fell Bike and Triathlon Superstore (, with free parking and food. 'Join us for a proper reet good day out' pre-enter on BC link - £25 contact us on or

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25/06/2016 - L'Ariégeoise Cyclosportive

L'Ariégeoise Cyclosportive

An exceptional course via Pailheres and Le Plateau de Beille, the two over category Ariegoise climbs, puts it top of the List! As well as the usual 3 courses (Ariegeoise, Montagnole and Passegade) L'Ariegoise XXL will be a true challenge. The Plateau de Beille was the star of the queen stage of the Pyrenees in July, crowned by the victory of Joaquim Rodriguez in front of the top names from the UCI world tour. Over the 16km of climb, cycling fans flooded the lopes to encourage the stars of the road. Catalon supporters were at the party with the victory of one of their own and many climbed the colossal bike ride a few hours before "Purito". The Pailheres straddles both the Aude and the Ariege. During the last Tour de France, a certain Nairo Quintana passed to the head of the group; 2,001m of altitude known for its 'exceptional scenery' and the difficulty of its slopes, Pailheres joined "2000" to their name while participating in the "Cyclosportive of the Pyrenees". Gravir Pailhères et le Plateau de Beille, les 2 Hors Catégorie ariégeois TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE - PLATEAU DE BEILLE 169km - 4378m D+ No doubt that this course is going to be a favourite with cyclists who want to take up the challenge. The Ariegeoise XXL 2016 promises to be THE event of the cycling season with elevation gain of 4,378m with 2,466m being 'above category' spread over a 169km route in the Pyrenees.

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12/06/2016 - Beeston CC Sportive 2016

Beeston CC Flyer

Three diverse distances: 47miles (3,710 ft climbing), 75 miles (6,193 ft climbing), 111 miles (10,078 ft climbing). Full support, incredible routes, some offering the biggest challenges the Peak can offer - enjoying the finest cycling in the Peak District.

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