Sunday 7 Aug 2016
Reading Roubaix is a 100km Paris-Roubaix-inspired sportive with 13 cobbled/gravel sectors in the Thames Valley and the Chilterns. It finishes on the historic Palmer Park velodrome in Reading.
Sunday 29 August 2016
Cardiff Roubaix is a pan-flat 105km ride on the coastal plain around Cardiff and Newport. It features 11 gravel sectors and bridleways, and finishes on the iconic Maindy Velodrome in Cardiff.
Sunday 18 Sept 2016
Liverpool Roubaix is a tough 105 km Paris-Roubaix-style sportive featuring 9 unpaved/cobbled sectors and a finish on the spectacular new outdoor velodrome at Knowsley.
Melton CiCLE Challenge
Sunday 17 July 2016
The Melton CiCLE Challenge is a 112 km event inspired by Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Held on the same course as the epic professional CiCLE Classic. 9 unpaved gravel sectors, closed-road finish in Melton Mowbray.
Sunday 16 Oct 2016
The 110km Bournville Classic is inspired by the Belgian one-day Classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege. It features 15 climbs (up to 33% max. gradient) and 10 fast, sweeping descents. Quiet country roads, all within 10 miles of Birmingham.
Cannock Chase Classic
Sunday 30 Oct 2016
The Cannock Chase Classic is a 100km road bike sportive held in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Cannock Chase Forest. It takes in every road on the Chase, including 8 forest tracks.
Inspired by Paris-Roubaix
Sunday 7 May 2017
The Lapierre Tour of the Black Country is a 100km sportive which takes in 20km of cobbled roads, stony farm tracks and bridleways in the West Midlands and Worcestershire, with a Roubaix-style velodrome finish.
Inspired by the Tour of Flanders
Sunday 11 June 2017
The Lapierre Cheshire Cobbled Classic is an extremely tough 105km sportive featuring twelve cobbled sectors. Five cobbled climbs exceed 20% in gradient, including the infamous 45% max. Corkscrew - the steepest in the country.
Inspired by the Strade Bianche
Sunday 2 July 2017
The Lapierre White Roads Classic is a 115km sportive that includes nine sectors of white gravel and chalk roads totalling 15km on and around The Ridgeway in Oxfordshire - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
INSPIRED BY THE CLASSICS
They are not primarily based around big climbs, as many sportives are, but rather on variations in surface: the long flat gravel and cobbled sectors of Reading Roubaix, Cardiff Roubaix, Liverpool Roubaix and the Tour of the Black Country, which mimic Paris-Roubaix; the short, steep Flanders-like cobbled climbs of the Cheshire Cobbled Classic; the white gravel and chalk roads of the White Roads Classic, which replicate the Italian strade bianche. Each of these surfaces provides a unique riding experience, but common to all of them is the enhanced sensation of speed and the adrenaline that riding on unpaved roads delivers. The Lapierre Classics Series captures the epic quality of these famous races, and gives you a real sense of what riding them is like.
We are proud that the Classics Series is supported by Lapierre.
- Christopher R.
- Paul H.
- Urban Cycles
- Urban Cycles
- Neil K.
- Neil K.
- Julie B.
- John C.
- Alistair C.