Category: Sportives

What are Sportives?

Sportives are cycling events organised in advance for cyclists to ride a pre-determined route. Events are sometimes aimed at raising money for charity but can also be for the sole pleasure of introducing new routes to cyclists in parts of the country they may be less familiar with. Either way, they are known collectively as Sportives. In this section, I list Sportives from a personal experience, which is why many are based in Cheshire, Wirral & Merseyside. These are sportives that I have either participated in or plan to, including these Closed Road Sportives.

Wirral Bikeathon 2024

The 2023 Wirral Bikeathon date is 21 May 2023. Read our review of the Bikeathon and find route map, directions, FAQs and brief history of this Wirral based bike ride.

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Closed Road Sportives Score 76%

Closed Road Sportives

Closed Road Sportives are special cycling events, a unique experience in the UK to cycle on roads. The best UK Sportives on closed roads include Ride London, Etape Loch Ness, Tour of Cambridge and Tour o the Borders.

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Velo Birmingham 2019

The Ultimate Guide to the Velo Birmingham Sportive, including route maps, feed stations & elevations. Download the GPX / TCX files and enjoy this unique closed road sportive event.

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