Sport Sunday, July 10th Words by: Adam Knight

All the sportives, road races and MTB races around Herefordshire

Sport Sunday, July 10th

All the sportives, road races and MTB races around Herefordshire

Here, in one place, are all the major sportives, mountain bike and road races happening within driving distace of Herefordshire over the next six months or so.

Whether you're Chris Froome or still working out how to clip your cycling shoes - or just feel like getting out and getting muddy - you'll find something for you below.

If you know of a race not listed on here, let us know by email:


"A cyclosportive, or often simply sportive, is a short to long distance, organised, mass-participation cycling event, typically held annually."

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Saturday,  July 23

Cycling Weekly Malvern Mad Hatter @ Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire

The Kidderminster Killer @ Belbroughton, Worcestershire

From Clee to Heaven @ Belbroughton, Worcestershire

Sunday, August 21

Wiggle Cotswold @ Cheltenham Racecourse

Acorns Severn Valley Cycle @ Oldbury Wells School, Worcestershire

Sunday September 11

Evesham Escapade @ Evesham Rowing Club, Worcestershire

Sunday, September 18

South Shropshire Tors @ Ludlow Rugby Club,  Shropshire

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Sunday, September 18

Pedal for Maggie’s 2016 @ Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, Cheltenham

KTG Shropshire Mynd @ Ludlow Racecourse

Sunday, October 2

Autumn Epic @ Knighton Community Hall, Powys

Tour Ride Worcestershire (official sportive of the Tour of Britain) @ Worcester Racecourse

Sunday, November 13

RIDE IT: Malvern Hills, Sportive @ Worcester Racecourse 

Road Races

"Road bicycle racing is a bicycle racing sport held on paved roads. The term "road racing" is usually applied to events where competing riders start simultaneously (unless riding a handicap event) with the winner being the first to the line at the end of the course. Road bikers are called "roadies" among one another."

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Sunday, July 17

Grand Prix of Wales @ Abergavenny Leisure Centre, Gwent

Sunday, July 31

Redditch Road Race @ Inkberrow Village Hall, Worcestershire

Sunday,  August 7

Worcester St Johns CC Summer road race @ Ealrs Croome Village Hall, Worcestershire

Sunday, August 14

Steve Taylor Memorial, part of Cotswold Cycle Racing League @ Redmarley Village Hall, Gloucestershire

NFTO Junior Tour of Wales @ Brynmawr Foundation School, Gwent 

MTB/Mountain Bike Racing

"Mountain bike racing (shortened MTB or ATB racing) is a competitive cycle sport held on off-road terrain."

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Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14

Pearce Cycles DH Series, Round 5 @ Bucknell, near Knighton

Sunday, September 4

NIJ Downhill Forest of Dean, Round 4 @ Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Saturday, September 10 

Evesham Cycle MTB Challenge @ Evesham Country Park, Worcestershire

Saturday, Octoer 1 and Sunday, October 2

Pearce Cycles DH Series, Round 6 @ Hopton Woods, Shropshire



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