Coming up: UK cycling events, 17 April - 12 May

Sportives, mountain biking, demo days and more

Every week we’re going to be letting you know what cycling events are going on throughout the UK. Whether it’s a road sportive, mountain biking enduro or one of our own Demo Days, we’ll have it listed here.

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You can find the full UK events guide here.

April 17: DHL Sprint School series

Aims to develop young track cyclists in a warm and inclusive atmosphere, using top Olympic, world and national champions as coaches.

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April 19: 5 Castles Spring Sportive

Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne road,Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 4RQ

The 5 Castles Spring Sportive is harder than reliability ride, but softer than a full-on cyclosportive and has been designed to suit riders of all abilities. There are three routes to choose from:

5 Castles- 164km with 1610meters of climbing.

3 Castles - 113.5km returning from Montgomery.

2 Castles - 82.5km returning to Shrewsbury from Llansantffraid.

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April 19: Mountain bike race - Lee Quarry, Lancashire

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April 19: North Cornwall Tor    

The Dragon Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1DE    

Distances; 100M, 70M, 43M

Fee: £27

April 24: DHL Sprint School series

Aims to develop young track cyclists in a warm and inclusive atmosphere, using top Olympic, world and national champions as coaches.

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April 25-26th - MSC Bikes/Descent-Gear NPS DH - Round 1 - (UCI Cat 2)

Ae Forest

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April 26: White Horse Challenge

Shrivenham, Wiltshire

Route: 150 km distance

Fee: £22

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April 26: Princes Risborough Sunday Sportives

Princes Risborough School, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0DT

Distances: 126km, 93km, 80km

Fee: TBC

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May 2: Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge    

Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries, Scotland, DG3 4AG

Distances: 82M, 44M, 40M

Fee: £25

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May 3: SuP6R Six Series (Round Three)



May 3: Preseli Teifi Sportive

Festival Centre, Newport,Pembrokeshire, SA42 0SY

Distance: 77.5M

May 3: Forest of Dean Spring Classic    

Monmouth, NP25 3EQ

Distance: 85M

Fee: £25

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May 4: Mountain bike race - Lee Quarry, Lancashire

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May 8 - 10: Avalanche Enduro UK 

7stanes, Ae Forest

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May 9: Bealach Beag Challenge

Sheildaig Village Hall, Sheildaig, Ross-shire, IV54 8XN

Distance: 43M

Fee: £35

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May 9: Original Bicycle Festival

The Original Bicycle Festival, billed as an all-encompassing celebration of cycling, takes place across Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland from 9 to 24 May. 

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May 10: CTC Guided Cycle Ride

Dalbeattie Coach Park

A ride to DrumlanrigCastle, passing through beautiful countryside with few big hills.  Suitable for experienced cyclists.  60 miles.

More Info: / Contact: John Taylor, CTC Dumfries and Galloway Group, 01556 670395 /

May 10: DalbeattieJunior Mountain

7stanes, Dalbeattie Forest

A great active day out for young people aged 6 - 15 and their families in DalbeattieForest with Mountain Bike relay races, bike skills training, bike safety checks, with cheap bike hire available on site.  Storytelling and face painting (mainly for younger folks.)

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May 10: Fred Whitton Challenge    

Bike Fun Day

Coniston Sports Centre, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AL    

Distance: 112M

Fee: TBC

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May 10: The Bucks Off–Road classic

Martin Baker sports and social club, Denham

Distances: 65km, 100km & 121km

Fee: £16

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May 10: The Hampshire Hilly Hundred

Sparsholt College, near Winchester

Distances: 100 miles & 76 miles

Fee: £22

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May 10: Suffolk Sunrise

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Distances: 50 miles & 100 miles

Fee: £15

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May 10: Duncton Sunday Sportives

Duncton Cricket Club, Duncton, Petworth,West Sussex

Distances: 133km, 111km, 60km

Fee: TBC

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