The Best International Cycling Events
Whether you are simply a spectator out to watch or an avid cyclist yourself, there is nothing quite like being on holiday and enjoying a cycling event.
Here are the top four cycling events across the globe to enjoy – either by participating or being a spectator.
France: Tour de France
The world-renowned epic cycle event Tour de France is a must see for any cycling fan, and this year we are set for another epic event. With its start set in Brussels this year, you have the opportunity to see not just the beautiful French countryside but also beautiful Belgium.
Tour de France is restricted to elite cyclists who compete on the international level, so weekend cyclists will have to make do with watching from the sidelines and enjoying some sightseeing instead. With the 2019 race set over 23 days, spectators will have plenty of time to watch both the race and the beautiful views that France is known for.
South Africa: Cape Argus
The world’s largest tied race is held annually in the beautiful Cape Town, with the race winding its way around the most amazing scenery imaginable – around the stunning and iconic Table Mountain.
This year the Cape Argus will be held in March, and general tickets have all been snapped up already (so start planning now if you wish to enter the 2020 competition). The tour is a 109km long, with about 30000 people taking part each year. The cyclists getting to compete on a course that takes you through the most beautiful and scenic areas, on roads usually only safe for vehicles. The Cape Argus is also hugely popular with spectators; as locals and holidaymakers line the streets to watch the epic race unfold. And if you’re waiting for the riders to come past, you can always play a few games of the online Baccarat Canada makes available on your mobile to add to the thrill.
USA: TD Five Boro Bike Tour
Each year more than 30000 cyclists of different skill levels take part in this 64km race, which is one of the biggest cycling events in the world. The streets are free of cars, and since the race is open to all levels, you can enter and enjoy up close views of iconic New York sights!
Starting off in Downtown Manhattan, riders head through Central Park, Harlem and the Bronx, over the Queensboro Bridge and into Queens, through Brooklyn across the New York Harbour to Staten Island.
Its tradition to end the Five Boro at the Finish Festival, which is basically one big party that you do not want to miss, no matter how much your calves hurt.
Italy: Granfondo Campagnolo Roma
This event is open to everyone, from the professional cyclist to the kiddies with training wheels, families and novices and everyone in-between there is a cycling option for you.
The event takes place in Rome along a 120km route, traveling through many historical sights like the Roman Forum and the Colosseum in October, and is a great way to see Rome as well as interact with actual Romans.