May 2012 Cycle Sportive Calendar

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Your complete calendar guide to UK cycle sportives taking place in May 2012 –

The Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge – 5th May 2012
Scotland’s longest running cyclo-sportive taking place on the traffic free roads around Drumlanrig Castle, more…

 

Polocini CyclosportivesPolocini The B*Stard – 5th May 2012
In 2011 Polocini ran an event called Kegs and Legs. The weather was horrific and the riding was tough. There was one word that described the long route, more…

 

The TVCC North Pennine Cyclo-Sportives – 5th May 2012
A cyclo-sportive arranged for the eve of the Tour of the Reservoir, sponsored by the Tyne Valley Cycling Club, more…

 

Somerset Hills Gran FondoSomerset Hills Gran Fondo – 6th May 2012
Both the 180km Gran Fondo and 124km Medio Fondo Routes take in the Mendip, Quantock and Exmoor Hills and feature very few flat sections, more…

 

Wheels In Wheels EventsForest of Dean Classic – 6th May 2012
The 2012 edition of this Classic sportive, with a new start and finish location at the New Monmouth Show grounds on the edge of the town, more…

 

Scott Long Leg Sportive – 6th May 2012
The long Leg Sportive returns for 2012 with Scott GB as healine sponsor, a choice of 65k, 100k or 150km courses taking in the rolling roads of Surrey, more…

 

Preseli Angel – 6th May 2012
The Preseli Angel 2012 (aka Preseli Angel 3.0) promises new, exciting routes on fast, flowing roads. Out goes Ceredigion, in comes more of North Pembrokeshire, more…

 

San Fairy Ann Cyclo Sportive – 7th May 2012 (Bank Holiday)
Organised by the San Fairy Ann Cycling Club, a 118km Cyclo Sportive in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance, more…

 

Lincoln Grand Prix SportiveThe Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive – Saturday 12th May 2012

The Lincoln Grand Prix race weekend kicks off on the Saturday with the Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive, a choice of two routes through the challenging Lincolnshire Wolds, more…

 

Tour of PembrokeshireTour of Pembrokeshire – Saturday 12th May 2012

Now in it’s fifth year of running offering cyclists a choice of 3 route distances ranging from 63 to 117 miles around the scenic Pembrokeshire countryside, more…

 

The Hard Man Sportive – Saturday 12th May 2012

Organised by Red Kite Events, a choice of challengine 60 and 100 mile options suitable for road and cross bikes starting from Llanwrtyd Wells, more…

 

Bealach Beag Sportive – Saturday 12th May 2012

Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053ft (626m) from sea level in just 6mls (10k). It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and the hills, more…

 

Manchster Chester Manchester Cyclosportive – Saturday 12th May 2012

A new event for 2012, a choice of 3 routes (30 miles 60 miles and 100 miles) designed by experienced local club cyclists, more…

 

Suffolk Sunrise 100 – 13th May 2012

Charity event raising money for Action Medical Research offers a choice of 100 miles or 100km routes starting and finishing at Woodbridge Town Football Club, more…

 

Fred Whitton ChallengeThe Fred Whitton Challenge – 13th May 2012

A gruelling 112 mile sportive run in memory of Fred Whitton, including the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes, more…

 

Etape CaledoniaEtape Caledonia – 13th May 2012 – SOLD OUT

Now in it’s sixth year and looks to be another sell out in 2012 with 6,000 riders already pre registering an interest for the 5,000 places, more…

 

Diva 100 Sussex – 13th May 2012

Join Davina McCall for the DIVA 100 for what has become one of the biggest, women-only cycle events in the UK, more…

 

Evans Cycles Ride It!Evans Cycles Ride It Bristol – 13th May 2012

A choice of 4 route distances on offer from 12 to 90 miles heading out from Wooton-under-Edge and into the country lanes of the Cotswolds, more…

 

Wiggle Super SeriesWiggle Jurassic Beast – 13th May 2012

Set along Dorset’s historic Jurassic Coastline and promising some of the best Vistas out of all the UK’s sportives, with views of Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove and Poole Harbour, more…

 

Hampshire Hilly Hundred SportiveHampshire Hilly Hundred – 13th May 2012

Now in its seventh year, starting near Winchester the demanding 100 mile course features 20 significant climbs and over 2000m of ascent, more…

 

Wyre Forest StingerThe Wyre Forest Stinger – 13th May 2012

Billed as a Family Sportive, starting in Stourport-on-Severn the organisers will also be holding Go Race / Youth events on our track on the day, more…

 

May Flyer SWRC – Altura Sportive Series – 13th May 2012

A choice of two routes, the 80km ‘Flyer’ route meanders around the North Downs while the 147km ‘Flyer Challenge’ crosses the North Downs on the way to Amberley in Sussex, more…

 

Borders Ciclista – 13th May 2012

A new cycle sportive event based in the Scottish Borders, admire the fanstic scenary on offer while testing yourself over 76 miles, including a handful of tough climbs and blistering discents, more…

 

Vitus Sportive Selkirk – 19th May 2012
New sportive series for 2012 organised by Chain Reaction Cycles and Vitus Bikes, this round takes place in Selkirk, Scotland, more…

 

The Garmin Sportive – 19th May 2012
A new event for 2012 promises a challenging sportive in the rolling Meon Valley with stunning views at the top of the climbs. Supported by Timelaps and Garmin as the headline sponsor, more…

 

The Keswick Sportive – 19th May 2012
A choice of 3 route distances (105km, 90km, 46km) and for this year in support of the Great North air ambulance, more…

 

London Revolution – 19th-20th May 2012
2 days, 180 miles, 2,500 riders, 1 iconic city. Your chance to join the cycling revolution and celebrate an incredible year for the capital, more…

 

Wiggle Super SeriesWiggle Ups & Downs Sportive – 20th May 2012

Rescheduled date following the cancellation due to bad weather of the originally planned April date. Taking in the best of the Surrey Hills and North Downs, all 3 courses are based in the heart of this area of outstanding natural beauty, more…

 

Castle Ride 100 – 20th May 2012

Charity event raising money for Action Medical Research offers a choice of 100 miles or 100km routes through the Kent countryside starting from the ground of Tonbridge Castle, more…

 

The Wild Edric – 20th May 2012

The Wild Edric Edric takes you on a scenic and historical ride around Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, more…

 

Xtra Mile EventsTour of the Roaches Cyclo-Sportive – 20th May 2012

Organised by Xtra Mile Events taking riders into the Cheshire countryside and the stunning rocky outcrop that is The Roaches, more…

 

Black Rat ChallengeBlackrat Cycle Challenge Bristol – 20th May 2012

Offering a choice of 100km and 100 miles distances with both routes including some tough Mendip climbs including the iconic Cheddar Gorge, more…

 

Pearson 150 SportiveThe Pearson 150 Sportive – 20th May 2012

Two distances, 150km or 75km, a great day of riding, beautiful scenery, and a challenge for all levels of rider in aid of Royal Marsden Hospital, more…

 

SRS Sportive EventsEastbourne Cycling Festival Sportive – 20th May 2012

Part of the Eastbourne Cycling Festival, a weekend of cycling events based on the seafront. The sportive has a choice of 50, 60 or 106 mile routes, more…

 

GC Giro Midland MonsterGC Giro Midland Monster Sportive – 20th May 2012

This is the original Midland Monster Sportive. CC Giro have been promoting the sportive for 4 years now, on a not for profit basis. Using the original route designed be John Perks, more…

 

Solway Sportive – 20th May 2012

Organised by Dumfries Cycling Club, enjoy a great day out riding along the beautiful Solway coast and countryside and raise money for a local charity, more…

 

Diva 100 Scotland – 20th May 2012

Second event in the Diva 100 women’s only sportive series sees a new location for 2012 starting from Kincardine, Fife, more…

 

Etape Du Dales 2011Etape Du Dales – 20th May 2012

112 mile sportive in the Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in Threshfield, nr Grassington and raising money for the Dave Rayner Fund, more…

 

VC10 SportiveVC10 Cyclosportive – 20th May 2012

Event organised by VC10, a new internet based club formed to provide cyclist at every level with a club they feel is their own regardless of their location in the UK, more…

 

The Wight Riviera Sportive – 20th May 2012

A new event for 2012 from the Southern Sportive, the event features a mass start lead out from Yarmouth harbour front, leading into the 25km closed road Avant loop, more…

 

The Sarn Helen Sportif – 20th May 2012

Starting in Llandarcy, the full 115 mile route includes the ascent of the devils staircase and a descent of the devils elbow, more…

 

Skye Sportive – 26th May 2012

The Skye Mor and Skye Beag, will take riders around the wild and beautiful Trotternish Peninsula right at the Northern tip of Skye, more…

 

UK End 2 End – 26th May 2012

Take on the ultimate cycling challenge that the United Kingdom has to offer. Cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, 1000 miles over 9 days, more…

 

Dentdale Beauty and the Beast Cycle Sportive– 26th May 2012

The Dentdale Beauty & The Beast is a brand new sportive designed to show off the wealth of untapped road riding in and around the picturesque Dentdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales, more…

 

Cairn O Mount Challenge – 26th May 2012

A new event for 2012, a choice of two routes that start and finish at The Muir in the centre of the beautiful Angus village of Edzell, more…

 

Grampian Transport Museum Cyclefest Sportive – 26th May 2012

Run by Deeside Thistle Cycling Club in conjunction with Grampian Transport Museum’s Cyclefest, choice of 100 mile, 100km or 25 mile routes , more…

 

CTCCTC Challenge Ride Guildford – 27th May 2012

The Guildford CTC Challenge Ride and Sportive takes place in  and around the roads of the home office of CTC, more…

 

Wiggle Super SeriesWiggle Bournemouth Sportive – 27th May 2012

Sun, Sea and Cycling… Set near the seaside town of Bournemouth and set across the 3 Counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, more…

 

King of The DownsThe King of The Downs – 27th May 2012

Harder, longer and hillier than the usual Ride It! sportives, the 115 mile King of The Downs super sportive route with 10 climbs designed to test your cycling endurance to the max, more…

 

Wiggle Tour of The Peak – 27th May 2012

Based on the post-war Tour of the Peak cycle race and featuring the three iconic Peak District climbs of the Cat and Fiddle, Winnats and Holme Moss, more…

 

Wheel Heroes 100′s – 27th May 2012

The Wheel Heroes 100′s offer a choice of 100 km and 100 miles routes from Stratford Racecourse along the picturesque highways and byways of Warwickshire and  adjacent counties, more…

 

The Broken Spoke Sportive – 27th May 2012

A cycling challenge which also raises funds for The Catholic High School, Chester and runs through the stunning scenery of Cheshire, Shropshire and north Wales, more…

 

Diva 100 Warwickshire – 27th May 2012

Third event in the Diva 100 women’s only sportive series sees a new location for 2012 starting from Stratford-upon-Avon, more…

 

The Chiltern Hundred – 27th May 2012

Promoted by the Verulam CC and Amersham RCC, a choice of 3 routes which start and finish at Amersham, in the heart of the Chilterns, more…

 

The Moor Tour – 27th May 2012

A new Sportive event for 2012 taking place in the North Yorkshire Moors, a choice of two challenging routes of either 60 or 100 miles, more…

 

Little LumpyCycleworks Little Lumpy – 27th May 2012

The Cycleworks Little Lumpy ‘not-for-profit’ sportive is back for 2012 with routes from 38 miles to the gruelling 100 mile ‘Epic’, more…

 

Prince of Wales Hospice Cyclothon – 27th May 2012

The Prince of Wales Hospice sponsored Cyclothon has a route for everyone, from novices to time conscious club riders, more…

 

The Robert Miller Sportive – 27th May 2012

This is a great opportunity to ride some of the Scottish roads that helped to develop Robert into the world famous professional cyclist that he became, more…