What, When & Where

Berkhamsted Cycling Club riders are active in a number of Sportives throughout the year – many are organised by local cycling clubs. Help support them by signing up.

Upcoming Events

Sunday 22nd May 2022 

The ‘Red Run’ (50KM) is a relaxed and entertaining ride that will suit all abilities and can be ridden on mountain bikes or hybrids – so no need to rush out and buy an expensive new road bike, (unless you so desire!). This route will be hilly and provides a fantastic introduction to sportive-riding.

The ‘Black Run’ (100KM) is a dramatic ‘modern-century’ through the Chiltern hills. This route will provide the best experience for riders on road-bikes of mixed abilities. An excellent challenge that most riders will be able to achieve providing they put in regular training. This will be a great opportunity to test yourself. 
Book via British Cycling(Confirmed as on although the event website has some issues)

Thur 2nd June 2022

Lovelo Cycle Works Jubilee Gravel Grinder  

A self navigated Gravel adventure through some of the best bits of Chiltern countryside. Choice of route distance. 30km or 50km. Self navigation by GPX or route map. 

Mid way refreshments provided.

Start at Lovelo Cycle Works at any time between 08:30 and 09:30. Price includes post ride curry at the Court House ……. Details

11-12 June 2022

Isle of Wight BCC Trip 
– Saturday – cycle loop from Winchester through the beautiful South Downs National Park
– Sunday –  full lap of the island is 105km with 1,300m of climbing.

10-12 June 2022

Tour of Cambridgeshire Events – Sportive – A weekend festival of closed-road cycling events combined with a food festival, live music, entertainment, camping, glamping, party and much more. Riding events to cater for all ages and abilities, featuring Sportive (50, 70 & 100 mile routes), Road races, Gran Fondo, Time Trials, family rides, the Azaylia Ride for charity and more! The various routes are perfect for every cyclist; closed-road, safe from traffic and brilliant on-course support.

Drag Sunday 19th June 2022

Dragon Ride Sportive – Each route will begin and end at our event village in the beautiful Margam Park  near Port Talbot
The “short” route of Dragon Ride is 98km with 1314m of climbing. 
The Medio” Fondo is still considerably tougher than most other sportive’s longest routes with 157km and 2396m of climbing.
The Gran Fondo – 213km with just under 3500m of ascent

Sama Saturday 25th June 2022

Samaritans Cycle Sportive – The Samaritans Cycle Sportive was established in 2017 and is now firmly established as one of the best value sportive events in the Chilterns and is situated on London’s doorstep with all proceeds going to the Chiltern SamaritansAll entrants completing any of the 3 routes will receive a free glass of local ale and a burger at the finish, and enjoy wonderful feed stations and glorious Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty scenery during the ride.

The Samaritans Cycle Charity sportive consists of three routes: 40, 80  & 130 kilometres.  All three routes have excellent route management, which includes chip timing,  gpx file, signage and marshals on the day.

Tour of Chilterns Sunday 10th July 2022

Tour of the Chilterns Cycling Festival – Be part of this incredible Summer celebration and choose the Chiltern Legend route that best suits you and your cycling friends. Select from three distances 150km, 100km or 50km and you’ll discover why the stunning Chiltern hills are a designated AONB, with picturesque lanes and villages, challenging climbs and amazing views. The sportives start and finish at Penn House country estate, where you’ll have free entry into our Velo Village after your ride. Relax and unwind with a craft beer or enjoy our stalls, with over 30 vendors selling cycling fashion, gifts and gourmet food. This year also sees the return of the famed Archer GP Road Race. Starting and finishing in the heart of the festival, you’ll get to ride the same roads and then cheer on the elite riders as they compete for the win after almost 4 hours of racing. There’ll be activities for all the family, including vintage bike and car displays, a retro inspired Concors d’Elégance competition and music for a fantastic day out. 

Dunwich Dynamo 16th July 2022

Definitely not a sportive, the Dunwich Dynamo is nevertheless one of the ‘must ride’ events of the summer calendar for many cyclists. 2022 sees the 30th edition of the annual 200km night ride from London Fields in Hackney to Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast.

Eroica Britannia Festival 6-7 August 2022   http://eroicabritannia.co.uk/ Inspired by an Italian, yet quintessentially British, Eroica Britannia is a unique event, attracting vintage cyclists from across the globe. Thousands come together for a weekend of cycling, camaraderie, food and drink, and entertainment. There’s so much for all ages to enjoy.
   

 

Sigma Sports event calendar   https://www.sigmasports.com/events-rides-runs 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

F Sunday 8th May 2022

The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 113 mile sportive around the Lake District, now a World Heritage Site. Starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott, Wrynose and Blea Tarn passes.

Hemel Hillbuster 2022 Sunday 24th April 2022 DENS Hemel Hillbuster Sportive –  The Hemel Hillbuster is in support of DENS (Action Against Homelessness) and will start and finish in Hemel Hempstead. All routes take on the undulating and scenic Chilterns with its beautiful scenery. The route has 100 km and 60 km options.
Sunday 13th March 2022
Berkhamsted Cycling Club Spring Classic (Chiltern) –  Choice of two routes through the stunning Chiltern countryside. 65 km/42 miles or 106 km/66 miles  The longer route takes in a beautiful loop through the Vale of Aylesbury, past the historic Waddesdon Manor and then back via a challenging climb up Aston Hill. The shorter loop shares its outward leg with the longer route before splitting off at 35km and avoiding Aston Hill.

Entry via British Cycling website.

Verulam Reliability Ride Sunday 6th March 2022 Verulam Reliability Ride – The main route is 110km (c70 miles) whilst the shorter route is 66km (c45 miles). The rides follow two challenging routes, starting in Redbourn (AL3 7PP). The main route has 6 significant climbs including Whiteleaf, Wardrobes, Wigginton Lane and New Road. A good training ride for the early Spring.
Woodcote Wildwood 6th March 2022 Chilterns Wildwood CX Sportive –  More suited to CX, Gravel or MTB’s as around 40% of it is either farm track, bridleway or single track but that’s what makes it fun! Starting in Woodcote, RG8 0QY (1hr drive from Berko) with route options of 80 km, 60 km or 40 km taking in areas south of the Thames and back north to the Chilterns. Many BCC riders have entered in the past and had a great time.
Harp Hilly

 

Harp Hilly Hundred Reliability RideCANCELLED for 2022 

Tour de Yorkshire Sportive – CANCELLED for 2022 https://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire-ride/ 

L’Etape UK Sportive – CANCELLED for 2022
L’Etape by Tour de France (letapebytourdefrance.com)