With 2022 over and 2023 in full swing, it’s time to think about what challenges you might want to undertake this year!
Having an event planned in is a great way to keep up your motivation throughout winter and pre-season training, and with so many great events to choose from in 2023, now is a great time to start looking around for your next challenge!
We’ve picked out a range of events from all parts of the country and with a range of terrain, lengths and levels of intensity. Here are our must do cycling events in 2023:
Tour of Cambridgeshire – 2 - 4 June 2023
If 100 miles of fully closed, traffic free roads sounds like your idea of cycling heaven, then look no further! The Tour of Cambridgeshire offers a full range of sportives, races and a time trial all over one weekend, meaning there’s something for every rider. With an indoor cycle show style exhibition on-site, this event has a real festival feel to it. But hurry, this event can sell out quickly! On course you can look forward to being fuelled by HIGH5 Energy Drink and HIGH5 Energy Gel.
The Yorkshire Beast– 24 June 2023
There are challenging sportives out there… and then there’s the Yorkshire Beast. Dubbed the toughest day on a bike there is, the beast is 15,000ft of climbs over a brutal 200-mile course. Not tough enough? Throw in the Beast itself chasing you the whole way at a steady 12.5mph, and if he catches you… game over! This truly unique ride is one for the bucket list. Can you beat the beast? A range of HIGH5 products will be on course for the Yorkshire Beast, from Energy Gel to ZERO.
Tweedlove Bike Festival – 29 - 30 April 2023
Set in the Tweed valley along the Scottish Borders, Tweedlove Bike Festival is an adrenaline fuelled celebration of off-road riding along some of the best riding trails in the country. There is a wide range of events to suit everyone taking place over one fun-filled weekend, finishing off with the perfect bike-ride afterparty featuring live music and great food and drink. Throughout the festival you’ll find HIGH5 on course to fuel you to the finish line.
London Revolution – 23 - 24 September 2023
This fantastic event features an unforgettable 156.9mile two day cycling challenge which starts in London and quickly heads out to the beautiful surrounding countryside. If you're looking for an extra challenge you can choose to attempt all 156.9 miles in one day! Although if you do opt for the two day option you will be able to enjoy the perks of the midway Festival Basecamp which offers camping facilities, hot showers, bars, food and live music. You will be supported on course with HIGH5 Slow Release Gels, Slow Release Energy Drink and ZEROs.
Tour of the Boarders – 3 September 2023
Starting in the Borders town of Peebles, the ‘Touro’ routes travel mainly over quiet, picturesque back roads and climb several stiff hills along the way. This event is challenging but rewarding, the routes feature the most amazing natural scenery and some of the best road cycling terrain in Scotland! What better way to take your mind off your efforts than by enjoying this beautiful part of Scotland! We’re confident this is the best value-for-money closed road sportive in the country. You will be supported on course with HIGH5 Energy Gels, Energy Drink and Energy Bars.
Ride London – 28 May 2023
The world greatest cycling festival is back! After a short break Ride London is back and with a brand-new route, so even if you’ve previously tackled this challenge there will be brand new experiences to be had. As before, Ride London gives you a unique opportunity to cycle on traffic free roads in the country’s capital, topped off with an epic finish on Tower Bridge - this is one not to be missed. Throughout this festival you’ll find HIGH5 on course to fuel you to the finish line!
Etape Loch Ness – 23 April 2023
If incredible scenery is your thing, this is the sportive for you. With 106km of traffic free roads circling the stunning Loch Ness and finishing in Inverness, this is certainly one to attend. While places for the 2022 ride have sold out (and for good reason!), we had to include this incredible sportive as one to try and snag a ticket to in 2023. On course you’ll be supported with HIGH5 Energy Drink and Energy Gels at the three feed stations.
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