Interest in cycling has grown massively in recent years, with the exploits of riders like Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish inspiring thousands of people to take up riding.
The professional cycling calendar attracts huge interest in the United Kingdom throughout the year, with the best riders competing in races in towns and cities across the country.
Read on for our top four events worth checking out in 2018.
Chorley Grand Prix
Head to Chorley in the middle of April to cheer on Britain’s professional cyclists as they tackle a 116 mile course in the opening round of the British Cycling Elite Road Series for 2018.
The popular market town is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside. With a bustling town centre, historic halls, pleasant parks and wonderful walks, Chorley is an unspoilt gem in Lancashire’s crown.
Check out 888 Offers before travelling for the chance to boost your budget for visiting attractions like Astley Hall, Hoghton Tower, Botany Bay or Yarrow Valley Country Park.
Tour de Yorkshire
This year’s event will take place over four days in early May in towns and cities across the White Rose county.
Sheffield, Leeds and Ilkley are amongst the destinations on this year’s route for an event that attracted over two million spectators in 2017.
Around £64 million was generated for the Yorkshire economy, while the action was also beamed live in 180 countries and attracted 9.7 million global TV viewers on Eurosport and ITV alone.
The 2018 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire will take in all four corners of the county, visiting 169 villages, towns and cities along the way.
Ryedale Grand Prix
First promoted by British Cycling’s Yorkshire region in 2005, the Ryedale Grand Prix has featured as the National Road Race Championship in 2005, 2008 and in 2012.
In 2013 the event moved to Ampleforth Abbey, since when the magnificent grounds have played host to some thrilling racing, across a setting that provides iconic photos and lasting memories.
Nestling between the City of York and Heritage Coastline, Ryedale is a diverse and beautiful area of spectacular scenery, bustling market towns, dale and hill farms, and picturesque villages.
European Cycling Championships
Cycling history will be made at Glasgow 2018 with the European Cycling Championships in four different disciplines taking place in the same city simultaneously for the first time ever.
Around 800 of the best cyclists from Track, Road, BMX and Mountain Biking will go head-to-head with one goal in mind – to become champion of Europe.
Glasgow is famed for its culture and shopping, making it the perfect base to enjoy Scotland’s famous hospitality.