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Fantastic cycling events from Bristol to County Durham

The RideCatcher has 7 country-spanning cycling events including Ride the Route in Scotland and the Bristol Belter in the South West

This week's round of RideCatching covers the length of England, and also dips into Wales on two seperate occasions.

This weekend you've got the option of a ride in the South West and Wales, the North West, and the Midlands, while the following weekend sees Bristol play host to the Belter sportive.

On that weekend you'll have the chance to ride parts of Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain the day before the race up in Clitheroe on the Ride the Route Sportive.

Later in September the exciting Revolve 24 takes place, as does Bike Bath's sister event Bike Oxford.

Unfortunately, none of our rides this week venture into the beautiful Scottish hills, but keep your eyes out next week!


Sunday August 30

Roof of England Sportive

Chatterbox Cafe, Market Place, St Johns Chapel, Co Durham, DL13 1QF

Featuring 2743m of climbing, the Roof of England Sportive is slated - by the event organisers - as the ride of your life so far.

The stunning village of St John's Chapel in County Durham will get the day off to a promising start as you start to circle some of the more beautiful countryside the North East has to offer.


Sunday August 30

SkyRide Leicester

Bede Park, Leicester, LE2 7HN

Sky Rides are fantastic opportunities for cyclists of all ages and abilities to get involved and enjoy some stress-free inner city cycling.

Leicester plays host this weekend, and you can still sign up online to get you and your friends/family on the roads quicker.

You'll be able to sign up on the day, but be prepared to wait as you head through registration.


Sunday August 30

Severn Bridge Sportive

Castle Combe Circuit, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY

Fancy a trip across the Severn Bridge to Wales from Castle Combe race circuit in Chippenham - not far from'sh HQ?

Run by the local Castle Combe cycling club is a great day's riding over some of the best scenery in the South West.


Sunday September 6

BW Bristol Belter

Fry Club & Conference Centre, Somerdale Road, Keynsham BS31 2AU

Celebrate the end of the summer in style in the South West with the Bristol Belter.

Three great courses feature as entrants will have the opportunity to tour some of the area's best and most famous cycling roads.

The Mini, Standard, and Classic ride options cover 70km, 100km, and 160km of fantastic Mendip countryside

If you're not signing up for the Mini Belter, the entrance price will be £29, while the short course will only set you back £24.


Sunday September 6

Ride The Route

The Green Jersey, Shawbridge Sawmill, Taylor Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1LY

Sign up via British Cycling

The Tour of Britain is set to get underway between Beaumaris to Wrexham on Sunday September 6. It's due to then go on to cover roads from Cockermouth to Floors Castle, which is where the Green Jersey bike shop in Clitheroe comes in.

Placed rather handily on Stage 2's route, the bike shop will host a pre-race ride of the route the day before - that name is becoming all the more relevant now, eh?

Entrance will cost you £25, and you can do that via the British Cycling website.


Sunday September 13

Bike Oxford 2015

Oxford Harlequins Rugby Club, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford , OX2 7EE

The super-succesful Bike Bath and Bike Oxford, sister events and two of the biggest events for cyclists in the South West.

Rides for all abilities are available including a 128km ride for the hardcore, which will cost £35 for on-the-day entry and £33 if you book ahead.

There are shorter rides for those who would like to spend some of their day relaxing rather than recovering they include an 80km route and a 32km route. The longer of the two will cost the same as the 128km ride, however the 32km route will only cost £20 on the day, and £18 if you book ahead.

Children who want to come along will be charged the reduce price of £10, or £12 on the day.

You can sign up via British Cycling.


Saturday September 19

Revolve 24 - Brands Hatch

Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG

Are you looking for a challenge for later in September?

Revolve24 is a new series of 24-hour relay events based at famous motor circuits, and the first one is at Brands Hatch on the weekend of 19-20 September.

Motor circuit relay events aren't new, by any means, but the Revolve 24 team are looking to bring some new technology into the fray to spice things up.

Once you've signed up download the app to help you train and keep track of competitors. When the big day comes use the same app to keep track of your team's progress.

A team from will be in attendance. Click here to find out more.

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macrophotofly | 8 years ago

Are you sure there is a Castle Combe cycling club? Couldn't find any sign of it online and the link you provided talks about AndyCookCycling

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