The Push Bike! 2015 ‘What’s On Guide to Cycling Events Around Worcestershire’ is now available. So far we’ve pulled together details on over 50 cycling events for you to either take part in or watch. If you know of any we’ve missed, do let us know!
Highlights for 2015 are a welcome return of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series to Redditch and, for the first time, the Friend’s Life Tour Ride Sportive will be coming to Worcester.
The Tour Series returns to Redditch on 19th May. You’ll be able to see some of your favourite British and International riders as they race around the town centre. After Worcester hosted the Tour of Britain last year the Tour Ride lets you cycle parts of the route for yourself. Starting from ‘The Arena’, rides of 35, 75 and 100 miles will be on offer. There’ll also be a short family friendly ride around the riverside.
Want to set yourself a challenge and raise money for charity? There’s plenty of choice. The ‘Easter Epic Sportive’ takes place at Top Barn on 5th April. Pershore Leisure Centre has a ‘Spinathon’ on 12th April. On the same day there’s the ‘Mad Malvern Team Challenge’. Evesham’s hardy perennial the ‘Blossom Bikeaway’ takes place on the following Sunday 19th April. The Worcester Classic Bike Ride returns on 12th July. To help you let off steam the Severn Valley Cycle Challenge arrives on 16 August. On 23rd August there’s the ’Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive’. To celebrate the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary this year’s Evesham Cycle Festival includes a 3-day fund raiser taking in Runneymead and Salisbury. If you want to make up your own challenge and visit some of Worcestershire’s historic churches there’s the annual ‘Ride and Stride’ on 12 September. Prefer to dress up in Edwardian costume – then why not join the ‘Elgar Vintage Cycle Ride’ on 13th September. Finally in mid October the ‘Bredon Hill Bikeaway’ returns.