15th January 2020

Alternative Cycling Events to Look out for in 2020

Not just in the UK but through-out the world there are some excellent cycling evens to take part in. From family rides to sportives to time trials and races. However, here we look at some slightly alternative cycling events, cycling events in the UK that could be described as unusual or even whacky – some are competitive, some are not but all of them look fun!

1. World Naked Bike Ride UK

Dates: TBC [2019: June]

Location: various

It does what it says – it a bike ride where everyone is naked (at least in some part)! A peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. A celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. A symbol of the vulnerability of the cyclist in traffic.

I’m up for it!

2. The London Tweed Run

Dates: TBC (2019: 4 May)

Location: London

A bike ride with style. Forget the lycra as for this ride you’ll need to take to the streets of London in your tweed finery. Plus, there’s a tea break and picnic break along the way and that’s not forgetting the jolly good knees-up afterwards.

I’m up for it!

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Done your Tweed finery for the Tweed Run

3. Brompton World Championship

Dates: throughout the year (2019 final: 3 Aug)

Location: various

As you might expect, this is a race where all cyclists are riding Brompton folding bikes. There are qualifying heats throughout the world with the final in the UK.

I’m up for it!

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Unfold, cycle and race on a Brompton bike

4. The Pie Run

Dates: TBC (2019: 28-29 Sep)

Location: Inverness – Lochinver

Cycle from Inverness to the Pie Shop in Lochinver before closing time to claim your prize! This event only started in 2019 but watch this space for it running again in 2020.

I’m up for it!

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What flavour of pie will you opt for if you make it to the pie shop in time?

5. Eroica Britannia

Dates: TBC (2019: 18 August)

Location: Bakewell, England

Dubbed as the world’s most handsome bike ride this event stipulates you must cycle on a pre-1987 road bike – and fancy dress of that era is also very encouraged. Very much a celebration of cycling and not competitive at all.

I’m up for it!

If you’ve signed up to any of these events, let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

 

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