2012 Cycle Sportive Calendar


Welcome to our 2012 calendar of cycle sportive events taking place in the UK. The sportive scene in the UK has seen a huge growth in popularity over recent years and 2012 and sees riders offered more choice than ever in terms of the number of events taking place.

Browse 2012 Sportive Events By Month

Browse our full 2012 calendar of sportive events by month, click on the relevant month icon below to view a full list of events.

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Browse 2012 Sportive Events By Region

Browse our full 2012 calendar of sportive events by region, click on the relevant region below to view all cycle sportive events taking place in that area.

Our 2012 Sportive Calendar Highlights

The cycle sportive calendar is packed full of events for 2012 and the popularity of the sport shows no signs of slowing down with more organisers continuing to add new events to satisfy demand. It’s almost impossible to pick out just a few highlights as there are loads of really great events taking place across the country but we’ve highlighted a few events below that we feel deserve a special mention.


Evans Cycles Ride It!Evans Cycles Ride It Chieveley – Sunday 22nd January 2012

Lots of organisers wait for the better weather later in the year but for the last few years Evans Cycles have kicked off their Ride It series of events early, if the snow and ice stays away it’s a great way to kick off the year, more…



Hell of AshdownThe Hell of the Ashdown Sportive – 26th February 2012
Popular early season sportives and thought by many to mark the start of the new sportive season. Entries open in November and sell out within a few days. It’s not the longest or most challenging but a good early season test of fitness, more…


MARCH 2012

Wiggle Super SeriesWiggle Super Series No Excuses Sportive – 18th March 2012

Wiggle pioneered the free cycle sportive concept and is still the only completly free sportive in our calendar. Just because it’s free you still get all the usual sportive trimmings with a well marked route, feed stations and finishers medal, more…


APRIL 2012

Cotswold Spring Classic – 9th April 2012

We rode the Cotswold Spring Classic last year really enjoyed it. 2012 sees the fourth running and Santini steppimg in as headline sponsors, a choice of routes through some of the best countryside the Cotswolds has to offer, more…


MAY 2012

Fred Whitton ChallengeThe Fred Whitton Challenge – 13th May 2012

A candidate for the UK’s toughest sportive, a gruelling 112 miles, it’s an ultra hilly course around the Lake District including the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes, more…


JUNE 2012

Wiggle Dragon RideWiggle Dragon Ride – 10th June 2012

One of the UK’s longest established sportive events and 2012 will see it become a round of the UCI Golden Bike World Series and with the start moving to Margam Park near Port Talbot it should help organisers deal with the demand, more…


Flatout in the Fens – 17th June 2012

If you want to claim you’ve ridden the longest and flattest single-day sportive in the UK then this 154 mile event will be your target, it takes place around the longest day of the year so it should give riders enough daytime hours to get round, more…


JULY 2012

Wiggle Super SeriesWiggle Wight Ferry Sportive – 8th July 2012

Offfers riders the chance to ride a 3 part sportive starting from the New Forest National Park, the first leg takes riders to Lymington, then across the ferry to the Isle of Wight for the second part followed by a final third leg back home, more…



Bike Blenheim PalaceBike Blenheim Sportive – 19th August 2012

The sportive event on Sunday offers a choice of two routes starting from Blenheim Palace, but Bike Blenheim is more than just a sportive it offers a weekend full of cycling related activities for everyone from novices to competitive racers, more…



Etape Cymru – 9th September 2012

Hit with some organisational issues in it’s inaugural year the closed road Etape Cymru returns to North Wales for 2012. Now being run by experienced events company, Participate Sport, the event should live up to it’s promise in 2012, more…



Etape Pennines – 7th October 2012
There are very few closed roads events in the UK and the Etape Pennines brings the format to England for the first time. Organised by the team behind the Etape Caledonia so they’ve got the experience to pull it off, more…



Exmoor Beast Cycle ChallengeThe Exmoor Beast Cycle Challenge – 4th November 2012
The season maybe heading to it’s end but there’s still a chance to bag a century with some great riding through the Exmoor National Park, a challenging ride on a choice of 100km or 100 mile routes, more…



Wiggle Super SeriesWiggle Wight Winter Sportive – 2nd December 2012

With the season heading for a close there are still a few chances to bag a final sportive of the year, the promise of free mince pies and indoor feedstations makes the Wiggle Wight Winter sportive our choice for rounding off the year, more…