Gran Canaria Bike Week – Maspalomas – La Cicloturista – Gran Canaria Cycling

Gran Canaria Cycling Bike Week – 10 Day Cycling Holiday
It is a full week long bike event on Gran Canaria that has been celebrated since 1988. Special moments and unforgettable editions with routes that go through the island where fun is guaranteed kilometre after kilometre.

In 2022 it will 34 years old. A long path where we have created our landmark and got national and international recognition. We have cycled together setting the pace and reaching every target. The island is our host and this dream moves us on the calendar toward this unique event.
December means Gran Canaria Bike Week and from the 5th to the 12th we will feel and be infected by the good weather, the atmosphere and the expectation that always generates a new opportunity to know and discover the island on two wheels.

Day 1 – Meet and Greet GCC and all the riders – Friday
Day 2 – Gran Canaria Cycling Recce ride – bike & equipment test or Late Arrival Saturday
Stage 1 – Gran Canaria South East Maspalomas – Santa Lucía – Tunte – Maspalomas – 77 km, Elevation Gain: 1.360 m –
Stage 2 – Gran Canaria Cycling South to North – Maspalomas Lighthouse – Agaete – 95 km, Elevation gain: 2130 m
Stage 3 – Gran Canaria Cycling North to South – Agaete – Maspalomas – 98 km, Elevation gain: 2.305 m
Stage 4 – Maspalomas Bike – Maspalomas – Ayagaures – Maspalomas – 32 km, Elevation gain: 505 m
Stage 5 Maspalomas to Guayadeque – Maspalomas Light House – Guayadeque – Maspalomas Light House – 88 km, Elevation gain: 1.615 m
Stage 6 – Pico De Las Nieves Climb – Ingenio – Pico de Las Nieves 30 km, Elevation gain: 1.930m
Stage 7 Gran Canaria Cycling Verde – Arucas – Caldera Pinos de Gáldar – Arucas – 82 km, Elevation gain: 1.900 m
Stage 8 Love Gran Canaria Cycling – Maspalomas Lighthouse – Taurito – 53 km, Elevation gain: 730 m – 12 Dec 2021
Rest Day / Family Day /
Gran Canaria Cycling cooldown day café ride day and awards / recognition –

#GreatDestination describes Gran Canaria (Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO) like a miniature continent that inspires and creates joy. The natural environment, landscape, history, cultural and gastronomic wealth of the island is complemented by a wide offer for exploring its corners and secrets. Sea and summit united in a single pulse, pride for the islanders and a unique place for visitors who fall in love with the amazing weather, picturesque corners and the hospitality and kindness of its people.

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Challenge Peguera Mallorca, Triathlon – Majorca Cycling / Espania Cycling

Challenge Peguera Mallorca is a middle-distance triathlon in Europe. The village of Peguera hosts this perfect end-of-season hit out for European athletes. Next to that, Peguera is located on the west coast of Mallorca, just 20 minutes away from Palma. Most importantly, it is surrounded by golden beaches and majestic hills.

Spectacular courses through one of most amazing parts of Mallorca island: you will swim in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, you will reach with your bike up to 70 K/h in some stretches of the course and you will run along the crowded boulevard of Peguera as well as its promenade while the public is cheering you. Challenge Peguera-Mallorca courses stand out not just for their beauty but for their speed, contrasts and control

Perfect en of season hit-out (sport and holidays): Enjoy swimming on the beaches, explore the trails that take you along the stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, discover Calvia’s 14 towns on a bike and let yourself be drawn to all their services. You’re in a great place, enjoy it

Peguera, Mallorca, Spain, Europe

Middle distance, Challenge Women / Junior Challenge

The Boxer Sportive 66 Miles – South Lakes Cycling


Come and ride among the foothills of this famous region, now with World Heritage Status. Something for all tastes await – traffic free lanes, remote valleys, welcoming villages, seaside promenades and a breath-taking view over Morecambe Bay to finish.

Your day starts by following the Lune cycle-way and heading through Halton village before a short, sharp climb that gains the quiet road that heads north and towards The Lakes.
Traffic free lanes then lead to a short section of quiet A road through Burton in Kendal and continues over the busy A65 at a roundabout. After a short distance, deserted country lanes are rejoined and then followed around the large Cumbrian town of Kendal.

Your route joins and follows the A road that heads to Shap for a short way before descending to cross the hidden River Sprint and following the remote lanes that lead to Staveley village, with its toilets and our well stocked feedstation.

Once through the village you will head south on remote lanes through several villages and head across the busy A6 towards the coast at Arnside.

You will then turn your back on the coast and head inland through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that we ride most, to pass through our home town of Carnforth and back up to the surrounding hillsides. Here you can savour the memorable view across Morecambe Bay and the distant Cumbrian Fells before dropping back down to event HQ.

Distance –
106 km / 66 miles

Ascent –
1 335 m / 4380 ft

Event HQ –
Lancaster Park & Ride car park, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA2 9HG (M6 junc 34)

Highland Perthshire Challenge – Scotland Cycling

The Highland Perthshire Challenge

Join us at the Highland Perthshire Challenge for your choice of 50 mile or 100 mile routes.

As always, you’ll experience some amazing scenery, a friendly volunteer team, and excellent refreshments along the way!

The Highland Perthshire Challenge 50 mile route is a more modest cycling challenge. The route takes in the historic Scottish towns of Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, and Pitlochry. It also passes notable landmarks such as the Meikleour Beech Hedge, the Birk’s of Aberfeldy, and lots of famous bridges.

The route starts and ends of Scone Airfield, just north of Perth. The Airfield has ample car parking and toilets. Accommodation, a restaurant and a cafe are available on site.

The Highland Perthshire Challenge 100 is a challenging 100 mile route.

Taking in the historic Scottish towns of Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, and Pitlochry, as well as passing notable landmarks such as the Meikleour Beech Hedge, the Birk’s of Aberfeldy, and lots of famous bridges.

The route starts and ends at Scone Airfield, just north of Perth. The Airfield has ample car parking and toilets. Accommodation, a restaurant, and a cafe are available on site.

White Horse Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

The White Horse is a fine way to end your Sportive Season.

With three distance options, there is something to suit all abilities. From the 26mile short route with one “challenge” climb, the Medium route with some major hills and the long route which tackles both Carlton and White Horse Bank. The routes are all really well designed and though the distances are not overly long there are no sections which are just there to get from A to B. Every mile is on beautiful North Yorkshire country roads with great views, breathtaking views and hardly a car in sight.

As well as the climbs we enjoy some fast and challenging descents and some great sections which are our personnel favourites but hardly known by local riders. The medium and long enjoy a brilliant 15mile section from the White Horse to Osmotherley, roads you won’t know well but will do soon!

Everyone arrives back at the HQ with a real buzz, as we twist through the empty lanes with only cyclists in sight we’ll be lost in what a wonderful route the White Horse is and how enjoyable riding these roads in a Velo29 Event really can be.

White Horse Sportive

HQ Laurence Jackson School
TS14 6RD


Ride Stats
Distance: 59.2km
Elevation: 515m
Ride Time: – Start: 08:30 – 08:45
Price: £25

Ride Stats
Distance: 111.9km
Elevation: 1582m
Ride Time
Start: 08:00 – 08:30
Price: £30

Ride Stats
Distance: 139km
Elevation: 2099m
Ride Time: –
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Price: £35

The Bealach Mor 90 Miles – Scotland Cycling

The Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb with an ascent of 626m from sea level in just 10km. It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and hills. The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as a gem in Scotland’s crown of natural wonders. The idea of a sportive belongs to local cycling legend Clifford Davidson.

The event was first run in the summer of 2006 and it was immediately obvious that had captured the imagination of cyclists of all standards. Shortly after, due to demand, we introduced a 2nd shorter option which also included the opportunity to climb the big one! Bealach Mor retains the original route of 90 miles and the Bealach Beag introduced a shorter distance of 43 miles.




The route will take you east from Kinlochewe near beautiful Loch Maree to the wide canvass of Achnasheen and its surrounding hills. From there you head south on a fine new road down through Glen Carron to the sea at picturesque Lochcarron. Things get tough now as the road swings sharply upward for the main climb to Bealach-na-Ba. The section of road from Tornapress up the Bealach and down to Applecross campsite is closed for the event.

The route will take you east from Kinlochewe near beautiful Loch Maree to the wide canvass of Achnasheen and its surrounding hills. From there you head south on a fine new road down through Glen Carron to the sea at picturesque Lochcarron. Things get tough now as the road swings sharply upward for the main climb to Bealach-na-Ba. The section of road from Tornapress up the Bealach and down to Applecross campsite is closed for the event.

The reward is great as a massive vista over the west coast and the Isle of Skye opens before you as you plunge down to sea level again at Applecross. The hard work is not over as the next section around the north of the peninsula has hardly any flat as it clings to the coast, past rocky cliffs and sandy coves. Finally you pass through the charming village of Sheildaig nestling in the shelter of its loch and the final section begins. Weary legs will be revived through rugged Glen Torridon overshadowed by the massive craggy bulk of Liatach and its sisters on the famous ridge. Finally, relief is at hand with a gentle descent back to the finish at Kinlochewe.

There will be a timing station at the bottom of the Bealach and another at the top. If you want your time on the climb recorded and be eligible to compete to become the Highlands answer to Chris Froome you must stop and ‘dib’ at both!

Beyond Yorkshire Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling


Yorkshire is home to outstanding scenery, great castles, abbeys and a breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere.

Each route will weave through stunning, massively varied scenery and historical landscapes creating an experience to be remembered.

This is a great ride to give a varied profile, some ups, plenty of downs and spectacular Yorkshire scenery.


With aid stations and on course support, you ride, we will help you finish.

Starting and finishing just on the outskirts of Wetherby at Wetherby racecourse.

Come join us for a smile that will last for weeks.


All routes will start and finish at Wetherby racecourse and we have tried to make the whole route as open and free flowing as we could.

The event centre location is at

Wetherby racecourse

  • Free parking (Parking is next to the event centre and registration)
  • Toilets (portaloos)
  • Pre and Post event massage (Fee payable).
  • Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable)

We will have the finest coffee house serving Hot drinks, snacks, please bring some change as we are not sure about the mobile networks for card payments.


LONG ROUTE 160 km or 100 Miles

MEDIUM ROUTE 101 km or 62 Miles

SHORT ROUTE 58 km or 36 Miles


Race the Sun Coniston (multisport MTB)- for Action Medical Research – Lakes Cycling

Take on an incredible team challenge journeying through majestic mountains of the beautiful Lake District National Park in this brand-new event featuring an off-road mountain biking section.

Push your limits to complete the course of mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking between dawn and dusk, racing the sun on this triathlon-style adventure charity fundraising challenge.

Due to exceptionally high demand, we have introduced this BRAND-NEW event in the Lake District

Challenge Day! You will wake early for a pre-challenge breakfast before teams of four begin the adventure with the bike section up the hill and into Grizedale Forest. The circuit in the forest is one of the Lake District’s most famous mountain biking locations. You can guarantee you will be well tested on the forest tracks before descending back to Coniston.

Next up is the steep, thigh-bursting trek to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston, a classic Lake District mountain looming over the surrounding countryside at 803 metres above sea level.

The final section sees you challenge yourself to a circular kayak loop on Coniston Water (no canoe experience or equipment necessary) before you finish this incredible challenge and celebrate your achievements with your medal, a drink on us and a well-deserved bite to eat!

With awards for first, second, and third fastest teams, as well as fastest all-female, mixed, and ‘Golden Oldies’ (teams with a combined age of 200+) and the all-important best team spirit, there’s a reason for everyone to keep pushing right until the very end!

Please note that there will be an obligatory safety briefing the evening before (Friday 17 September), where you will register, be given your start time, a full briefing on everything to expect, as well as an opportunity to meet other teams and ask any burning questions.

All precise routes and distances are subject to weather conditions on the day.

Location: Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria
Team Registration Fee: £195
Team Fundraising Target: £1,800

Food and drink
Celebration meal, beer and bubbly
Event t-shirt
Free parking
Safety briefing
Bike mechanics
GPX route files
Timing tracker
Kayak equipment
Marshals and signage

Tour O The Borders – Scotland Cycling

Welcome to the Tour O The Borders, a top class, closed road sportive which takes you through stunning scenery on beautiful Borders roads.
About this Event
Tour O The Borders powered by Pirelli is a cycle sportive in the Scottish Borders. Tour O The Borders takes place on closed roads, meaning no traffic whatsoever, and offers two route lengths;

The Full Route – 120km/74 miles
The Challenge Route – 88.8km/56miles
With mile after mile of spectacular scenery, some of the best road cycling terrain in Scotland, and the inclusion of the famous Talla Wall climb, our route is truly a classic.

It’s a cracking day on the bike!

We’re confident this is the best value-for-money closed road sportive in the country, and it’s 100% organised by local riders.

Ticket Options
We offer two different ticket options for each distance;

– Postal Entry

Our postal entry ticket ensures that your rider pack will be sent out to you in advance so all you need to do on event day is ride your bike! This option is an additional £10 and you must select the ticket titled ‘POSTAGE INCLUDED…’ and that for the distance you wish to complete.

– Standard

Our standard entry ticket means you will need to register in person on Saturday 4 September 2021 at Event HQ. So, if you can’t make that you will need to opt for postal.

– Team Kidney Entry

Join Team Kidney and help put the brakes on kidney disease. You’ll need to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship for the charity. In return you’ll get your Tour O The Borders entry for £40 as well as; – A Kidney Research UK cycling jersey – A fundraising pack full of tips and ideas – Support from Kidney Research UK every step of the way – Regular updates to inspire your training and fundraising – Encouragement from Team Kidney across the event weekend – A Kidney Research UK medal and certificates.

Please note this does not include postage of your ride pack in advance of the event, you must register in person on Saturday 5th September.

What you get for your money;
– A fantastic closed road ride including some of the UK’s best cycling country and awesome scenery

– Great feed stations on the route with a variety of locally-made treats, including some fantastic cake and Forsyth’s famous macaroni pies

– The best electronic chip timing system, results texted to you soon after finish

– Official souvenir for all finishers

– Mechanical support before and during the event

– Comprehensive first aid and safety provision around the course

– Water and toilet stops where you’ll most likely need them (we’re riders too!)

– A sweeper vehicle and tech/service support on course

Selby Three Swans Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

Selby 3 Swans, another amazing new event in the Velo29 Calendar!

This Sportive was established originally by Selby Cycling Club, a victim of its own success and a credit to the great job done by the club it rapidly outgrew the capacity of a Club setup so was passed to Yorkshire Cancer Research. Hit by the pandemic, the charity is no longer able to run the event so Velo29 have stepped in to retain what is an important event for Yorkshire Cancer Research and to give you all yet another awesome day out on the bike!

20% of your entry fee (excluding booking fee) will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research, 5% will go to Selby Cycling Club. You are of course welcome to fundraise and donate further to the charity if you wish, we’d love to hear your stories on that.

As always, 3 great routes, feed stops on all of them, brilliant Velo29 signage, our great ride support and of course the friendliest atmosphere you’re likely to encounter!

Get your entry in soon!

Road Cycling 102.1 miles road cycling
Road cycling 67.1 miles road cycling
Road cycling 29.6 miles road cycling

Ride Stats
Distance: 29.6mi (47.6km)

Elevation: 499ft (152m)

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: –

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 67.1mi (108km)

Elevation: 1430ft (436m)

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feeds: –

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 102.1mi (164.4km)

Elevation: 2160ft (658m)

Ride Time: –

Start Time:07:30 – 08:00

Feeds: –

Price: £37.50

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