22-09-2021 | Frank Jansen

5 events you can ride this weekend

In most of Europe, the weather forecasts for next weekend are again looking quite good. September is yet again proving to be a good month for cycling. Much better than for instance April and May, and in some parts of Europe even better than the summer. A great excuse to ride another event. CycloWorld collected 5 awesome rides.

Cycle Flanders Fields 25-9

Great event which largely follows the roads of the famous classic of Gent-Wevelgem. Various route options - the longest being 180 km. Contains a few cobble stone sections and the Kemmelberg, but no serious elevation. The event starts in Nieuwport, in between Calais (France) and Oostende.

Gravel Epic Switzerland 25-9 & 26-9

Serious 2-day Swiss gravel stage race. Two stages, two different variants: in total 200 km / 6000m+ or 120 km / 3000m+. Starting location: Champex, Valais, not far from Martigny. It's an event with time registration, but if you're in casual riding, you're more than welcome as well.

SKS Billstein MTB Marathon 26-9

If you don't mind spending a few hours in the car for an MTB marathon, then this event is for you. The longest race course is 105 km with 2700m+, but there's also a shorter version of 70 km / 1800 hm. Perfect organization. Located quite centrally in Germany, so accessible for most Europeans.

Cyclosportive La Vache Qui Rit 25-9 & 26-9

New 2-day event in the French Jura. A gravel ride on Saturday and a gran fondo on Sunday. Longest course of the gran fondo: 163 km / 2332m+. Stunning surroundings. Promoted by former pro rider Laurent Jalabert. 

Imster Radmarathon 26-9

One of the many postponed gran fondos in Europe. Awesome course around the city of Imst. Longest distance 110 km / 2300m+. The Haimingerberg (with 1,000m+ over 10 kilometers) serves as the executioner. It was here that Emanuel Buchmann set the world record for everesting, which was declared invalid due to incorrect adherence to the rules.

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