A selection of cycling events organised by the company Bike Events, they are open events so you will be riding with people fundraising for a range of charities. Click on the titles for more information and registration.
Description: Join us on the hugely popular Tour de Tendring bike ride and raise money for Greenpeace. Three circular routes in the picturesque district of Tendring - it’s perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea.
The three circular routes all start and finish in Dovercourt near Harwich. The long route visits the classic seaside resort of Clacton on Sea, famous for its Pier, St Osyth, and Great Bentley which has the biggest village green in England. The routes rejoin in Great Oakley, mentioned in the Domesday Book, before the finish where you can unwind with refreshments, entertainment, and a swimming pool!
The 6 mile family ride is mostly traffic free as it passes through the historic town of Harwich (including Britain's oldest cinema!) up to the coast, passing three lighthouses on the way back to Dovercourt.
Description: The rolling Essex countryside is perfect for cycling and this exciting ride explores the west of the county, starting and finishing from the Olympic legacy Redbridge Cycling Centre and offering a choice of 33, 60 and 100 mile routes. This event features chip-timing and web results so after the event, you can see your overall time and average speed along with the opportunity to compare your time with your friends..
Description: Enjoy this midsummer challenge of 100 or 50 mile routes starting and finishing in the heart of Oxford. Test yourself and raise funds for Greenpeace. From the start at Oxpens Meadows the routes tour beautiful Oxforshire country lanes and cross the Chiltern Hills, bringing you back to finish on the banks of the thames to enjoy refreshments, live music and a well-earned drink in the beer tent! This event features chip-timing and web results so after the event, you can see your overall time and average speed along with the opportunity to compare your time with your friends.
Description: Enjoy a late Summer's day cycling from Richmond Green through the pretty villages of the Thames Valley to Alexandra Gardens in Windsor. There's a choice of 55 and 37 mile on-road routes or a shorter 29 miles which includes some towpaths. The short route has a family option through Windsor Great Park to the finish. At the finish by the river you'll find entertainment, food stalls, beer tent, music and sports massage. Head for the circus big top!
Description: Three fabulous routes in the ancient Kingdom of Wessex. From the start in Devizes, the 100 mile route follows the Wylye valley to Wilton and Salisbury, continuing into the Avon Valley and the Vale of Pewsey where we meet the 45 mile riders. Emerging from Savernake Forest we reach the historic market town of Marlborough and with a final climb up over the Ridgeway the route drops back into the Vale of Pewsey to the Finish. The 12 mile family route stays within the Vale of Pewsey with a stop at All Cannings for a spot of lunch. The 100 mile route features chip-timing and web results so after the event, you can see your overall time and average speed along with the opportunity to compare your time with your friends.
Description: A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise vital funds for Greenpeace. There's a choice of four routes, all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. Quiet roads and gentle hills make the shorter rides ideal for families. (The 15 mile route follows forest tracks so nearly all traffic-free. NOT suitable for racing bikes.)