If you love to cycle and love to travel, why not combine the two and spend your next holidays riding in some of the World’s Top Cycling Events.
There are literally hundreds of different cycling events scheduled to take place between now and next spring, so now is the perfect time to dust off your bike, dig out your Lycra shorts, and pack your rucksack with a few essentials before heading off to the airport for a cycling holiday adventure.
The London – Paris Cycle Tour, June 2014
The London – Paris is a 520km three-stage event that is “the closest the amateur rider can get to the Tour de France experience”. Available to just 450 cyclists each year, this fantastic tour from London’s Hampton Court to the Eiffel Tower in Paris attracts both semi-professional and cycling amateurs, and comes with a complete support group to help you make it safely from one side of the English Channel to the other.
The RBC GranFondo Whistler, Canada – September 2014
A mass-participation cycling event for competitive and amateur cyclists, the RBC GranFondo in Canada offers riders three different routes to choose from; The Medio at 55km and 700 metres elevation, The GranFondo at 122km and 1700 metres elevation, and The Forte at 152km and 2500 metres elevation for more advanced riders.
Starting in Vancouver and ending in the Whistler, this magnificent one-day event is perfect for those who want to combine their holiday in Canada with a cycling tour.
The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, New Zealand – November 2014
Described as one of the six best recreational rides in the world, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is a one-day, one-lap, 160km event around Australasia’s largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand.
Suitable for the whole family, this premier-cycling event caters for all levels of fitness and cycling abilities, and as it takes place on the last Saturday of November each year, you can enjoy some winter sun on a self-drive or self-ride holiday in New Zealand.
By the time you have completed the London-Paris, the RBC GranFondo and the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, you will be more than ready to tackle the largest timed cycle race in the world – The Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2015!
A fantastic one-day 109km event around the Western Cape of South Africa, the Cape Argus attracts over 35,000 cyclists each year from all corners of the globe, and it is often described as one of the most beautiful cycle routes in the world.
With its Start Line in Cape Town, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour will fit into any South African Holiday itinerary, so you can combine your cycling adventure with a city break, a wine-tasting tour, and a safari!