Coming up: UK cycling events 02 July – 26 July

Sportives, races, family rides and more

Coming up: UK cycling events 02 July – 26 July

Planning to enter a mountain bike marathon or ride a sportive or two in 2009 but don’t know where to start? Here’s a rundown of all the major events taking place this year.


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July 4-5: Pearce Cycles Downhill Series 2009 (Round 3)

Rhyd-Y-Felin, near Llangynog, Powys

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July 4: National Points Series Four Cross (Round 6)

Redhill, Gloucestershire

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July 4: SuP6R Six Series (Round 5)


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July 4: Tour of Exmoor    

Porlock Village Hall, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 8HY

Distances: 103 and 85 miles   

Fee: £23

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July 5 : British Heart Foundation Worcester Family Bike Ride

Registration opens from 8am, mass start 10-10.30am

Starts and finishes at Worcester Racecourse

Routes: 32 and 48 miles

Fee: pre-event £10 for adults and £5 for children. More on the day

More Info: or call 0800 169 3672

July 5: The Merlin Ride 

National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG

Distances: 112, 70 and 50 miles   

Fee: £18-25

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July 5: Wyre Forest Stinger    

Stourport Sports Centre, Kingsway, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 0AA

Distances: 99, 62 and 17 miles

Fee: £10-20

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July 5: Wantage Sunday Sportive

Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Oxfordshire

Distances: 142, 112 and 66km

Fee: TBC

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July 5: New Forest Road Challenge

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA

Distances: 150, 100 and 50km

Fee: £7-15

July 11: 10 at Kirroughtree

Galloway Forest Park

The second event in the Benromach Three Tens Series of endurance cross-country mountain bike events

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July 12: British National Trials Cup (Round 3)

Blackpool, North Shore Moon Rocks

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July 12: Porkpies & Potholes’ CiCLE Challenge Rides    

King Edward VII Sports Centre, Burton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1DR

Distances: 112, 62 and 19 miles   

Fee: £15-20

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July 12: The Devil Ride    

Sennybridge Ranges, near Brecon, Powys         

Distances: 62 and 100 miles

Fee: £25

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July 12: Southern Uplands Sportive – The Radar Ride

Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, ML12 6UN

Distances: 40, 65 or 105 miles

Fee: £27.00

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July 12: The Seventy70

Woodgreen Village Hall, Woodgreen (New Forest), Hampshire

Distance: 70 miles, 70km and 35km

Fee: £5 adult, £3 under-18s and over-60s

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July 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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July 19: Two Moors 100 (sportive) and fun ride

North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple

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July 19: Surrey 100

Guildford, Surrey

Distance: 100 miles

Fee: £25

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July 19: The Anthony Maynard Sportive

Theale Green School, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 5DA

Distances: 190 and 105km

Fee: TBC

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July 19: Roses Round

Tosside Village Hall, Tosside, Long Preston, Lancashire    

Distances: 75 and 35 miles

Fee: £15

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July 19: White Rose Classic    

Otley, West Yorkshire        

Distances: 115, 83 and 50 miles

Fee: TBC

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July 25: Tour of the Black Mountains    

Pen Y Dre Farm, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Monmouthshire, NP7 8DH

Distances: 115 and 90 miles

Fee: £23

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July 25-26: Pearce Cycles Downhill Series 2009 (Round 4)

Kinnerton, near Knighton, Powys  

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July 25-26: New Balance Endurance Series (Open 24 Event)

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July 26: Cheshire Plains and Peaks Charity Sportive

Start: Appleton, Warrington

Distances: 160, 100 and 25km

Fee: £30 (includes donation/sponsorship)

More info: or Ian on 01909 484734 (evenings)

July 26: TykeTrial (Round 5)

Cockhill Lead Mines (provisional)


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