Tour de France
France | 7 – 29 July
Already in its 105th year, the famous Tour de France is an event not to be missed. Pretty much the whole of July is dedicated to ‘Le Tour’ which sees France become a hive of cycling activity, from the flat city streets to the heights of the Alps. The Grand Départ of the 21 stage race takes place at Noirmoutier-en-l’Île in Vendée on 7th July, with the finish line at the Champs-Élysées in Paris, on 29 July.
Find a good viewpoint along the route and enjoy the buzz from the crowds whilst cheering on your favourite team. You’ll be amazed at how close you are to the riders and how you can almost feel their adrenaline as they fly by. It’s infectious!
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Netherlands | 5 – 7 May
During May, the Netherlands will host two World Cup rounds of the BMX Supercross in Papendal, Arnhem. This elite sporting event will take place over two days from 5 May with racing competitions for both men and women.
BMX (or bicycle motocross) was originally an activity for daring kids, yet now this dynamic and high-energy sport is growing in popularity for adults thanks to the Olympics. Take the whole family along to see the action and get the unique opportunity to witness championship riders being born.
Ovo Energy Tour of Britain
England | 2 – 9 September
Back on home soil, towards the end of summer, the British roads play host to a multi-stage cycling event where participants race to complete the course in the fastest time. The week-long event starts on 2 September and will welcome the world’s very best cyclists racing on Great Britain’s roads.
If you’re motivated to get back on your bike, then sign up to the OVO Energy Tour Ride on 1 July. The charity race is open to male and female riders of any ability and takes place along the same routes as the top professionals and world champions of the Tour of Britain race.
Jump into the saddle on a cycling holiday.