Organised Rides

This page: sportives, bike festivals, cycling events, sponsored rides.

Elsewhere on MalvernTrail: ideas on planning recreational cycle rides and local cycling groups who will have their own ride programmes. For more Worcestershire cycling events, see PushBike! annual listing available from the county council’s website.

Note that this page used to be on the Cycle Malvern website.

Sportives, Festivals

Let’s Go Velo started ‘brewery sportives‘ in 2016, sociable events which feature (usually as the start/finish point) breweries or similar. The line-up for 2020 includes Wye Valley Brewery (April) – in 2019 they also had one at Westons Cider House (June).

Mountain Bike Festival, Eastnor Deer Park. Organiser details change but for 2020 (June) its the GT Bicycles Malverns Classic.

Malvern Mad Hatter, June (UK Cycling Events).

Sponsored Rides


To help organisers avoid ugly clashes and prospective participants to find the events, here are regularly held sponsored rides that we know of in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

  • Blossom Trail Bikeaway, Vale of Evesham. 2012:  Sunday 15th April. Choice of 11, 16, 27 or 50 mile routes, in aid of St John Ambulance. Contact 25 Hands Orchard, Great Comberton, WR10 3DZ, phone 01386 565373/710437.
  • St Richards Hospice Bikeathon. Various distance options
  • Macmillan Elgar Ride, early summer. 2011: 15th May. Family, intermediate or advanced rides, beginning and finishing at Worcester Racecourse. No event for 2012?
  • LINC Three Counties Cycle Ride 2012: Sunday 10th June. Choice of 2 routes: the longer 64km option takes in Eastnor, Upton on Severn and Tewkesbury whilst the shorter 32km option goes through Bushley and Bushley Green to Upton upon Severn before joining the longer route.  Leukaemia + Intensive Chemotherapy Fund supports patients and their families receiving intensive chemotherapy.
  • British Heart Foundation may have a Worcestershire Bike Ride. Previously: starts and finishes at Sixways Worcester Rugby Stadium, 17, 30 or 50 miles – country lanes and lush green landscape views.
  • Elgar Sunbeam ride, from Bromsgrove CC with Elgar Society, Worc Uni, Worc CC, Worc City. First held  Sept 07?, in aid of Clic Sargent, Acorns Hospice, Elgar Birthplace Museum. Starts Worcester (Uni) and includes Malverns, 15 or 50 miles.
  • Churches ride, second Saturday of September. National event which began in Suffolk in 1982. Various local rides (e.g. Colwall one, info usually from Adrian Mealing).
  • Leukaemia Research North Worcestershire Bikeathon, Sunday after churches ride (Sept). From Mere Hall, Hanbury (north east of Worcester). First held 1998?

We would be pleased to receive further information on the above and other local annual rides.

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