Events

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon Saturday


24th June 2017

Yorkshire

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Online bookings have now closed for Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon Saturday, if you’d still like to hire a bike, please contact Blake at blake@britishbikehire.co.uk or on 0800 689 3527.

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon Sunday


25th June 2017

Yorkshire

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Online bookings have now closed for Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon Sunday, if you’d still like to hire a bike, please contact Blake at blake@britishbikehire.co.uk or on 0800 689 3527.

Goodman Masson Diamond Triathlon


25th June 2017

London

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Online bookings have now closed for Goodman Masson Diamond Triathlon, if you’d still like to hire a bike, please contact Blake at blake@britishbikehire.co.uk or on 0800 689 3527.

Cycle Live Nottingham


25th June 2017

Nottinghamshire

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Online bookings have now closed for Cycle Live Nottingham, if you’d still like to hire a bike, please contact Blake at blake@britishbikehire.co.uk or on 0800 689 3527.

JLL Property Triathlon South


30th June 2017

Dorney Lake, Windsor

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The event, which is firmly established as one of the UK’s top five largest triathlons has raised over £1.7million to date and this year we will be supporting our corporate charity Crisis.   Our sprint triathlons are open to anyone in the property industry and are a great way for people of different ages and abilities to come together and compete side by side. The events attract all levels of competitor, from complete novices to more seasoned triathletes.

SuperTri Children’s, Youth & Junior Open Water Triathlon


1st July 2017

Dorney Lake, Eton

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The event takes place at Dorney Lake, Eton (a leading venue for Senior and Elite triathlon events) giving young people the opportunity to feel what it is like to compete on a grand stage. Dorney Lake was the venue for the rowing and kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The biking and running are all on closed roads so there’s no worry about traffic. All participants are considered winners for taking part and taking on the prospect of a 100, 200, 300 or 400m open water swim followed by a 1.5, 3, 5.3 or 10.6km bike ride and 600m, 1, 1.8 or 2.5km run. The scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. Boys will race with girls at the same time in various age categories.

The Leaderboard Team Relay Triathlon Challenge


2nd July 2017

Eton Dorney Lake

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Three years ago, a group of business leaders from across the UK were brought together by Phil Smith, Cisco’s Chairman for the UK & Ireland, to compete in a triathlon and raise money for Comic Relief. The Leaderboard returns in 2017 for its fourth triathlon challenge in the form of a team relay which this year is in support of Comic Relief/Red Nose Day.

Join us for a fun day out which will include a scootathlon and duathlon for the kids and entertainment for all ages, so bring your colleagues and families along to support your teams.

Whether you’re a whizz on a scooter, a brave swimmer experiencing open water for the first time or a hard-core triathlete, register for the Leaderboard 2017 event today!

2017 Media and Advertising Triathlon


7th July 2017

Dorney Lake, Berkshire

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The 2017 Media and Advertising Triathlon in association with Media Trust welcomes those in the media and advertising industries to compete against friends, clients and colleagues. If you’re not in either industry don’t be put off, you’re still invited to enter the event to help support a great cause. Organised in partnership with Dentsu Aegis Network, Google and Sky Media, the event is designed to raise funds for Media Trust, a charity that inspires the media and communications industry to give their time and creative power to benefit charities, communities and young people. With support from key players in the media industry, the day promises to feed your competitive spirit with plenty of inter-company and inter-industry competition.

Lidl BananaMan Triathlon


8th July 2017

Dorney Lake, Berkshire

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The Lidl BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike – BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UK’s most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, there’s something for all abilities and ages. The Lidl BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, there’s a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay. Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

Festival of Endurance at Castle Hever


9th July 2017

Eden Bridge

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Due to popular demand, the Hever Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will be held bi-annually giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors on 9th July 2017. Whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, we shall host a further three challenges for those looking for an opportunity to ‘go long’.

Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon


9th July 2017

Dorney Lake, Berkshire

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This one is just for the females amongst us! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon has evolved into a full female-only multi-sport day. Take your pick; there’s something for everyone. So, whether it’s about taking on a challenge for the first time for the official charity Breast Cancer Care, or just to challenge yourself to better your time, the atmosphere at Dorney Lake makes this the perfect event at which to do this.

Classic Tours Students London to Paris Wave 1


Start date: 7th July 2017

End date: 10th July 2017

London

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Classic Tours and British Bike Hire have teamed up for another year for the London to Paris rides.

Classic Tours Students London to Paris Wave 2


14th July 2017

London

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Classic Tours and British Bike Hire have teamed up for another year for the London to Paris rides.

Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival


16th July 2017

Penn House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

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Firmly established as one of the toughest sportives in the UK and situated right on London’s doorstep, the Chiltern 100 takes in the finest riding the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer – proving that brutal can be beautiful. The sportive is a ‘best of’ the region’s many gruelling climbs, including the infamous Whiteleaf Hill (as featured on Simon Warren’s list of the 100 Greatest UK Cycling Climbs) and Wardrobes. Unrivalled route management and support ensure that your focus is 100% on your ride, whether the Chiltern 100 is your main challenge in 2017 or a crucial leg of a longer journey.

Castle Howard Triathlon Saturday


22nd July 2017

Yorkshire

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The rapturous reception afforded to previous Castle Howard Triathlons subsequently led to the expansion of a two day weekend extravaganza.

In its eighth year, the Castle Howard Triathlon will be the fourth weekend event of the 2017 Castle Tri Series and will once again feature the obligatory picture postcard backdrop and a course with something for every level of triathlete. Indeed, the 13,000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.

Race entrants will start the race by swimming through Castle Howard’s Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through the glorious rural idyll of Yorkshire and the Howardian Hills. The spectacular run leg passes through the undulating countryside of the estate before a sprint finish tops everything off in style right in front of the main doors of the house.

Castle Howard Triathlon Sunday


23rd July 2017

Yorkshire

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The rapturous reception afforded to previous Castle Howard Triathlons subsequently led to the expansion of a two day weekend extravaganza.

In its eighth year, the Castle Howard Triathlon will be the fourth weekend event of the 2017 Castle Tri Series and will once again feature the obligatory picture postcard backdrop and a course with something for every level of triathlete. Indeed, the 13,000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.

Race entrants will start the race by swimming through Castle Howard’s Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through the glorious rural idyll of Yorkshire and the Howardian Hills. The spectacular run leg passes through the undulating countryside of the estate before a sprint finish tops everything off in style right in front of the main doors of the house.

JLL Property Triathlon North


28th July 2017

MediaCityUK, Manchester

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The JLL Property Triathlon North will be held on Friday 28 July 2017 at MediaCityUK  – Register your place now!

This sprint distance triathlon is open to anyone in, or connected to, the property industry and is a great way for people of different ages and abilities to come together and compete side by side. The event attracts all levels of competitor, from complete novices to more seasoned triathletes.

The JLL Property Triathlon North is the sister event of our highly successful Property Triathlon and Property Swim. The events combined have raised nearly £1.7million to date and this year The Tri North will be supporting JLL’s corporate charity Crisis The Peel Groups charity The Christie (Tim Bacon Foundation).

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle


29th July 2017

London

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Prudential RideLondon Freeycle offers a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London. The 2016 event, held on Saturday 30 July, showcased new areas of the capital as part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London’s office. The route takes in the Strand and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and returns to the Victoria Embankment, taking in a section of the newly opened East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3). The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.

Prudential RideLondon Sportive (46 & 100) – Saturday Bike Collection


30th July 2017

London

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Book Here for bike collections on Saturday at the RideLondon 2017 Expo (London Excel). All bike drop offs are at the event finish at Green park.

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at 06:00 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

Prudential RideLondon Sportive (46 & 100) – Thursday/Friday Bike Collection


Start date: 27th July 2017

End date: 30th July 2017

London

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Book Here for bike collections on a Thursday or Friday at the RideLondon 2017 Expo (London Excel). All bike drop offs are at the event finish at Green park.

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at 06:00 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon Saturday


26th August 2017

France

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Set over the UK bank holiday weekend, the racing will take place in the spectacular and historic town of Chantilly, just a 2.5hrs drive from Calais and 40 miles north of Paris. Over 3200 participants took part in the hugely successful 2016 event. As we look forward to 2017, the event will continue to include a whole spectrum of distances, with races for children aged eight and up to the middle-distance race, Le Gantelet, first introduced at Château de Chantilly in 2013. Chantilly provides a fantastic and challenging race, with the 2.5km Grand Canal overlooked by the Château and its gardens hosting the open-water swim. Triathletes will transition within the Terrasse des Connétables and set off into a fast 20km or 45km cycle circuit around the Forêt de Chantilly. After entering T2, competitors will run the surrounding woodlands, the world famous race course “LHippodrome” and Chateau gardens finishing within sight of the beautiful Chateau.

Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon Sunday


27th August 2017

France

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Set over the UK bank holiday weekend, the racing will take place in the spectacular and historic town of Chantilly, just a 2.5hrs drive from Calais and 40 miles north of Paris. Over 3200 participants took part in the hugely successful 2016 event. As we look forward to 2017, the event will continue to include a whole spectrum of distances, with races for children aged eight and up to the middle-distance race, Le Gantelet, first introduced at Château de Chantilly in 2013. Chantilly provides a fantastic and challenging race, with the 2.5km Grand Canal overlooked by the Château and its gardens hosting the open-water swim. Triathletes will transition within the Terrasse des Connétables and set off into a fast 20km or 45km cycle circuit around the Forêt de Chantilly. After entering T2, competitors will run the surrounding woodlands, the world famous race course “LHippodrome” and Chateau gardens finishing within sight of the beautiful Chateau.

Woburn Abbey Triathlon Saturday


9th September 2017

Bedfordshire

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tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UK’s most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. Now in its 9th year, tri for life has raised over £2m for its charity partners. In 2016, we raised money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Melanoma Focus. 2016 saw the event take a leap into becoming of the UK’s largest triathlons with the event expanding to two days of racing and the introduction of a new half iron distance.

Woburn Abbey Triathlon Sunday


10th September 2017

Bedfordshire

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tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UK’s most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. Now in its 9th year, tri for life has raised over £2m for its charity partners. In 2016, we raised money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Melanoma Focus. 2016 saw the event take a leap into becoming of the UK’s largest triathlons with the event expanding to two days of racing and the introduction of a new half iron distance.

Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon


16th September 2017

Dorney Lake, Berkshire

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The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon is a new triathlon specifically designed for Private Equity, Venture Capital, Professional Services (e.g. banks, credit managers, accountants, lawyers, consultants & hedge funds) and Portfolio companies. The race promises to feed your competitive spirit with plenty of inter-company and inter-industry competition followed by a barbeque giving you the perfect opportunity to compare race times with your peers. With kids’ races built into the day, it combines a family day out with an opportunity to network with people from the industry.

Duchenne UK Triathlon


17th September 2017

Eton Dorney Lake

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The Duchenne UK Triathlon is the ideal way to finish our year at Dorney Lake, giving you a final chance to take on our fast and flat course in 2017. This is the perfect event for triathletes of all abilities, from first-timers to veterans. There’s a range of distances available, including the return of the popular duathlon, and the younger members of the family can join the fun too with children’s race options.

Expect a feel-good atmosphere with the fastest times of the year being challenged throughout the day, and the quickest finishers for 2017 in each discipline revealed.

Descente London Duathlon


17th September 2017

Richmond Park, London

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The Descente London Duathlon (Sunday 17 September 2017) is a run-bike-run event offering athletes of all abilities the chance to race through the stunning surroundings of Richmond Park while on completely closed roads. Entry includes an amazing Descente cycle jersey. Alternatively, you could enter Descente RUN10, London’s most beautiful 10k run (we think!), which includes a Descente running t-shirt, and is great value!

Hever Castle Triathlon Saturday


23rd September 2017

Eden Bridge

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Hever Castle Triathlon has established itself as an essential destination for British and international triathletes and the mainstream media, for its picture postcard venue, elite action, age-group choice and festival atmosphere. Put simply, instant classic doesn’t do the Hever Castle Triathlon justice. Sibling bonding, friendship and sporting camaraderie were the theme at the Hever Castle Triathlon 2016. The World’s largest children’s triathlon continued the Brownlee spirit, with a festival of sport at the historical Kentish and iconic venue.

Hever Castle Triathlon Sunday


24th September 2017

Eden Bridge

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Hever Castle Triathlon has established itself as an essential destination for British and international triathletes and the mainstream media, for its picture postcard venue, elite action, age-group choice and festival atmosphere. Put simply, instant classic doesn’t do the Hever Castle Triathlon justice. Sibling bonding, friendship and sporting camaraderie were the theme at the Hever Castle Triathlon 2016. The World’s largest children’s triathlon continued the Brownlee spirit, with a festival of sport at the historical Kentish and iconic venue.

Velo Birmingham Sportive


24th September 2017

Birmingham

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On Sunday September 24 2017 in the heart of Birmingham, 15,000 cyclists will line up to start their unforgettable 100 mile route on completely closed roads, taking them through the picturesque Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside before returning to Birmingham. Whether you are a seasoned sportive rider, a cycling newbie on a mission to complete a century ride or a charity fundraiser in search of an epic challenge, Vélo Birmingham will deliver an unforgettable experience for each and every participant.

ICAP L’Etape London


24th September 2017

London

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L’Etape London by Le Tour de France, organised by Human Race and in support of Access Sport brings the glamour of the Tour de France to the capital, following sister event the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride. The open roads route for the event takes in much of Stage Three of the 2014 Tour de France route and culminates spectacularly with a lap of honour around the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the London 2012 Games. It sold out in 2015, making it a must-ride event for those lucky enough to get a place.

Thames Bridges Bike Ride by Stroke Association


1st October 2017

Kings House Sports Ground, Chiswick

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From our new event hub alongside the Thames at Kings House Sports Ground, Chiswick, saddle up and take on our brand new 55, 35 or 8-mile circular cycle routes! They’ll lead you through our capital city, taking in world-famous landmarks, crossing iconic and beautiful Thames Bridges.

Our 55-mile Challenge and 35-mile Classic routes steer by Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster and Downing Street, through Trafalgar Square and onto Tower Bridge. The imposing Battersea Power Station which has featured in iconic movies like The Battle of Britain and Batman: The Dark Knight, we then stay mainly south of the river, with the 55-mile route continuing past Hampton Park Palace and Kew Gardens.

Palace to Palace Charity Cycle Ride


1st October 2017

Buckingham Palace

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Palace to Palace is a cycling event with an iconic route. Take in the sights of Buckingham Palace, before cycling through Richmond Park and the beautiful Surrey countryside towards the finish line alongside Windsor Castle. Whether you choose our 45-mile Classic or 90-mile Ultra route, the end goal is the same – to celebrate your incredible achievements with friends and family at our festival finish and to change the lives of vulnerable young people in the UK.

CEP Winter Ballbuster


4th November 2017

Box Hill, Surrey

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The Winter BallBuster was one of the first events ever launched by Human Race in December of 1990. The notoriously tough event concept is now in its 27th year and remains one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK; a ‘must-do’ race for every competitive multi-sport athlete in the country, it will test your fitness and stamina to the max! Set in the picturesque setting of the Box Hill National Trust site, the course takes you on five lap course of Box Hill and the undulating hills of the North Downs. Everyone who finishes the event is awarded with a free event hoodie that you can wear with pride after the event, your badge of honour to show that you took on the infamous BallBuster… and won.

Women V Cancer Ride The Night 5 May 2018


5th May 2018

London

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Join the biggest female cycling challenge in the UK and raise funds to help fight women’s cancers.

Due to the huge demand for places on this iconic challenge we are delighted to announce there will be two challenge dates for Ride the Night 2018.

The challenge is on to cycle 100km around London at night. The route will take you past many famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more! It will be a challenging ride that is achievable with plenty of training beforehand. The friendship and camaraderie along the way however will be amazing as women of all ages and from all walks of life come together to do something amazing.

Women V Cancer Ride The Night 26 May 2018


26th May 2018

London

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Join the biggest female cycling challenge in the UK and raise funds to help fight women’s cancers.

Due to the huge demand for places on this iconic challenge we are delighted to announce there will be two challenge dates for Ride the Night 2018.

The challenge is on to cycle 100km around London at night. The route will take you past many famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more! It will be a challenging ride that is achievable with plenty of training beforehand. The friendship and camaraderie along the way however will be amazing as women of all ages and from all walks of life come together to do something amazin