Road Cycling Events
There are too many events to list all here so please see the individual club websites for more information.
For the road there are many different local club events to choose from depending on which area you live in. One of our local clubs Fibrax Wrexham Road Club, organise local road races and time trials. The Events list is regularly updated on the their website and we've listed a few events below:
NIGHTINGALE HOUSE CHARITY RIDE
Meet: Wrexham Baths car park
Date: Sunday, February 12th 2012 (10.00am) -
OPEN MOUNTAIN TIME TRIAL
Course: D32/2 (Horseshoe Pass)
Date: Sunday, April 15th 2012 (9.00am)
OPEN HILL CLIMB
Course: DHC/1 (Horseshoe Pass)
Date: Sunday, October 14th 2012 (10.00am)
Cyclosportives (sometimes spelled Cyclo Sportifs but correctly Cyclosportives, since the full name is randonnée cyclosportive and randonnée is a feminine noun in French) are long distance, organised, mass-participation cycling events typically held annually. Sportives are the cycling cousin of running’s marathon: as with the 42 kilometer (26 miles) event, rather than racing other participants, sportives see many cyclists use the event to challenge themselves in a personal battle against the distance and then ultimately, the clock
Chain Reaction/Cycle-ops Road Sportives (www.mtb-marathon.co.uk)
Selkirk - Scotland
19th May 2012 - Vitus Road Sportives
Marshbrook – England (Shropshire)
14th July 2012 - Vitus Road Sportives
Abergavenny - Wales
5th August 2012 - Vitus Road Sportives
Ruthin - Wales
15th September 2012 - Vitus Road Sportives & Exposure Light Big Night Out (Night Marathon)
The Fred Whitton Challenge
The Fred Whitton Challenge is a gruelling 112 mile sportive challenge ride for charity around the Lake District, run in memory of Fred Whitton. It starts & finishes at Coniston, and the route includes the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.
Our annual event is run in May each year, on the Sunday after May Day bank holiday Monday. We've also set up a timed self-led challenge ride over the same course, called the Four Seasons Fred Whitton, that you can do at any time of the year, when it suits you, with friends or clubmates for example
The 2012 Fred Whitton Challenge will be held on Sunday 13th May, and you can now enter the event.
For the entry form and details of how to enter see Enter 2012 Event. Entries must be in by Thursday January 12th at the latest.
The entry fee is the same as last year, £40, and this includes electronic timing, 2 feed stations plus a small meal at the finish, a certificate of your ride and free parking at Coniston Sports Centre field. And after expenses all remaining money from the entry fee, and all the sponsorship raised, is donated to the charities that the event supports.