Easter weekend event calendar

What's on this weekend?

With arctic weather set to bite here in Britain over the unusually early Easter weekend, it looks like riders will be digging out their full winter kit before taking to the nation’s trails, tracks and highways. In the US, some cyclists will enjoy balmy weather with a handful of brevets and populaires scheduled throughout the country.

And for those hardy souls still seeking events at which to spectate or participate, here’s a list of some of the options you can choose from, together with a sprinkling of those happening further afield.

Mountain bike

March 22: Alpine Bikes Winter Series Round 3 East of Scotland Innerleithen MTB DH http://npsdh.com

March 22: Dragon Downhill Rheola Practice Day – MTB uplift http://www.dragondownhill.co.uk/

March 23: Welsh Points XC Series Round 2, Coed Trallwm, Abergwesyn http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/

Road/Track/Time trial

March 21 – 24: The Easter 4 Day Road Race, Newcastle, UK. Road

March 21: Castle Combe Easter Classic. Castle Combe circuit Chippenham. Closed circuit  http://www.riderhq.com/events/castlecombeeasterclassic-3

March 21: SCCU Good Friday International, Herne Hill, London. Track

March 22:  99th Milan - San Remo Classic. Road

March 22: Normandy Landings Audax, Bayeux, France. Audax,   http://www.aukweb.net/cal/index.htm 

March 22: Portsmouth Easter Open Meet inc. the New Kingsbury Cup, South Portsmouth. Track

March mile Time Trial, Aberdeen. Time trial

March 22: SERRL Event 2 – Betteshanger, Kent. Closed circuit

March 22: Surrey League Easter 3 Day Stage Races. Road http://www.surreyleague.co.uk/

March 22: Dunfermline CC - Jack Murray Trophy. Road http://www.dunfermlinecyclingclub.co.uk/

March 22 – 24: Girvan Stage Race, Ayrshire and Dumfries. Road

March 22: White Rose Youth League National Youth Races, Bradford. Closed circuit

March 23: National Clarion 2008 Easter Sportive, Stamford, Lincs. Sportive http://www.clarioncc.org/catalog.html

March 23: LVRC Region 9 Spring Criteriums2, Laindon, Essex. Closed circuit

March 25: Reading Velodrome Racing Bordeaux-Paris Meeting. Track

US Events: brevets and populaires

March 21: Hell Week 200/300K brevets http://www.hellweek.com/hwbrevets.html

March 21 -23: Spring Equinox Dart, Oregon Randonneurs http://www.orrandonneurs.org/rba/2008/SpringTeam/2008_SpringDart_Info.html

March 22: Moss Beach 200K brevet, Santa Cruz, California http://pages.prodigy.net/scrandonneurs/surfcity600kmap2.html

March 22: Middle Tennessee 300K brevet, Harpeth Bicycle Club http://www.harpethbikeclub.com/Ultra/TNBrevets/default.aspx

March 22: TexSun 150K populaire http://www.texsunrandonneurs.com/Home.html

March 23: Rocky Mountain Cycling Club 106K populaire http://www.rmccrides.com/brevet2008schedule.htm

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