At the Cycle Events Organisation, we are committed to bringing you the best organised, friendliest and most enjoyable cycling events you can find. We’ve been doing this for a long time now, and have organised something like a thousand events (in all honesty we’ve lost count, but it’s seriously somewhere around that number), so you can be sure that we know how to design the best courses, provide you the best support and give you the best day out on the bike. Our events cover road, off road and mixed terrain riding, with different courses and distances on most events, so there’s almost certainly something for you! Check out our different event websites here, and find your next great ride today!
Southern Sportive have been providing top quality road cycling events since 2006. As part of the Cycle Events Organisation we bought 20 years of events experience ot the sportve scene and have been instrumental in developing this exciting movement in cycling!
Those are our credentials anyway; all you really need to know is that we’re committed to bringing you the best rides on the best courses, with the friendliest and most professional team.
With Trail Break, we’ve been providing great mountain bike events since before the ‘events industry’ was even a thing. We were there when MTB first kicked off, and we put events on because we wanted to share the thrill of it. Back then, suspension meant bending your arms and legs, and flourescent purple was an acceptable colour for bike parts and lycra. A lot has changed. But riding bikes hasn’t; not really. A good ride is timeless; it’s you and the bike against whatever the trail has in store. It was fun then, and it still is now. That’s why we’re still running events all these years on.
The bikes we ride and the way we ride them are changing, and versatility is the new watchword. CX Sportive events are inspired by the new generation of cross and gravel bikes, the latest 29″ & 27.5″ MTBs and by old skool classic riding attitudes when the bike you rode didn’t define the way you were supposed to ride it. Course mix up different shades road and off road riding to create avaried and exciting experience. All you need is a bike and a can-do attitude. Join in and rediscover the joy of riding without limits!
Our events are designed to give you all back up you need, so you can get on with the riding bit!
Keep on Track
Our routes are fully signed, and you get maps, GPS support and emergency back up too!
Beat your Best
RFID timing all events lets you challenge your limits and see how you match up to the pack!
What’s a ride without tea and cakes to follow? Or even better, a bowl of our home made chilli?
The Original MTB Trail Rides
Our Trail Ride series has been showing riders the best routes on their doorstep and further afield for over 20 years. We devised a simple format (that’s pretty much become an industry standard event format now) to bring you the best riding; a choice of three distances, fully marked routes to follow and target time bands ot aim for if you’re feeling feisty (or to ignore if you’re not!) Follow that up with a mug of tea and bite to eat back at base, and you’ve got a great day out!
2018 EVENTS ON SALE SOON!
The Ridgeway 100 Returns in 2018!
The Ridgeway is Europe’s oldest continually used highway – dating back thousands of years, this was a prehistorically important route, with many ancient landmarks along it’s length, and ending at the magnificent stone circles of Avebury (which predates Stonehenge by some 700 years!)
Fast paced and perfect for tempo riding, the Ridgeway keeps you high up among it’s continuous sweeping views, with just enough dips and diversions along the ridge to keep your climbing / descending muscles ticking over! It’s a 100kms and 5,000 years of historic trail in one day; a ride which invites you to open up your engines, and test how long you can keep them running!
Returns Summer 2018
The Ultimate Summer Pub Ride
Bikes and Beer (in that order)
Is there anything better than a summer evening bike ride that ends at a classic English country pub? How about when that ride racks up an awesome 1,000 metres of climbing (and descending!) through one of Hampshire’s best (yet least well known) riding spots? And how about if the pub even has it’s own campsite, so you don’t even have to drive home? A hidden gem in every sense, the Ride With No Name is an absolute must!