Redbourn Road Rider

Results from the Redbourn Road Rider can be seen here.

Meep meep, Get ready for the Rebourn Road Rider, Sunday the 14th of July 2024 – Redbourn is a wonderful little village with a rich cycling heritage. It’s easily accessible from London and the surrounding areas by both road and rail.

We’ve put together 3 spectacular routes that we feel will suit most levels. With the buzz of the crowd and being part of something bigger than your usual group ride, this organised bike event will allow you to push the boundaries of your usual comfort zones, knowing you’ll be supported both in the well stocked feed stops and in your mechanical needs.

fete du vélo sportive reborn road rider

With the Tour de France just starting you’ll certainly be fired up and raring to get on your bike! A shame there may not be a GB rider toping the podium this year.

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Online pre-entry allows you to get this event in your diary and is the easiest way to secure your place. Numbers are limited for this event and you will be saving yourself an admin fee if you enter on-line rather than paying on the day. On-line pre-entry will also allow you to turn up on the day and just collect your entry pack without the hassle of filling in forms, registering and queuing up.

We may have to close registration on the day if the event reaches its capacity so it is best to pre enter on-line to avoid disappointment.

25 Miles
The 25 miler is a great way of testing your legs if just getting into cycling, or if you wanted to extend that usual family ride to something special to remember. This is a great route from the offset, providing great views, as well as a few testing hills on the way. The last five miles provide a gentle run in to the finish, making this the ideal bike ride for those not quite ready for higher distances.

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50 Miles
The 50 miler is the perfect distance for those wanting to get a few extra miles on the clock. With a nice hill to warm you up and a couple thrown in towards the end, you’ll enjoy the flat middle section of this glorious ride that will take you further west towards Grove and Long Marston. There you’ll be able to tuck into cheese & crackers, homemade flapjacks and fill up your bottles before hitting the hills through Aldbury on the way back.

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85 Miles
The Full 85 mile course enjoys the same lovely scenery of the 50 miler, but heads further south after the feed stop to enjoy a few extra hills we’ve thrown in that’ll get your Strava elevation stats soaring. Don’t worry too much though as your mind will be taken off the 6 categorised climbs by some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK. With the likes of The Hale climb on the radar just after Wendover our famous homemade flap jacks should help you back to the HQ. Once at the finish you’ll be able to congratulate yourself after by tucking into a burger and beer, or maybe even a Sunday Roast at one of Redbourn’s fantastic pubs.

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Three Beautiful Courses

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Fete Redbourn Road Rider

80 Mile Road Bike Sportive Rebourn

85 Mile Profile

Redbourn Road Rider Sportive

50 Mile Profile


25 Mile Profile

Please note – routes may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen conditions at the time of the event.

Although this is a non-competitive event, we realise that riders like to know what times they have achieved for their distances chosen, and what this times equates to in terms of the Gold, Silver and Bronze standards. Its also a good way of keeping track of your fitness levels if you decide to do any other of our events. These awards will be available to view from our website after the event.

The Standard Times for 85 miles are:

Age Group 18 to 39 = 5:00 Gold, 5:20 Silver, 5:50 Bronze

Age Group 40 to 49 = 5:15 Gold, 5:30 Silver, 6:00 Bronze

Age Group 50 to 59 = 5:25 Gold, 5:45 Silver, 6:15 Bronze

Age Group 60+ = 5:45 Gold, 6:10 Silver, 6:35 Bronze

The Standard Times for 50 miles are:

Age Group 18 to 39 = 3:00 Gold, 3:20 Silver, 3:35 Bronze

Age Group 40 to 49 = 3:10 Gold, 3:30 Silver, 3:55 Bronze

Age Group 50 to 59 = 3:20 Gold, 3:45 Silver, 4:10 Bronze

Age Group 60+ = 3:40 Gold, 4:05 Silver, 4:30 Bronze

The Standard Times for 25 miles are:

Age Group 18 to 39 = 1:25 Gold, 1:35 Silver, 1:50 Bronze

Age Group 40 to 49 = 1:30 Gold, 1:40 Silver, 1:55 Bronze

Age Group 50 to 59 = 1:35 Gold, 1:45 Silver, 2:00 Bronze

Age Group 60+ = 1:45 Gold, 1:55 Silver, 2:10 Bronze

We also realise that some riders are not interested in times and awards and are purely riding for the experience and stunning views that this ride will offer – that’s ok as well .

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Venue Info

Event Headquarters

Redbourn Recreation Centre
75 Dunstable Road
St Albans
Herts, AL3 7PP
The HQ is minutes away from the M1 or for those on Public Transport Harpenden station is convenient with regular trains from London.

On the Day

The event HQ will open at 6.30am for registration, please do not arrive more than 30 mins before your designated start wave.

Start Time

When signing up you would have selected a start wave, arrive no more than 30 mins before your selected wave, pick up your timing chip and number then head to the start line.

Other Information

There is a mechanic and drink stops on route where you can refill your bottles and tuck into some food to keep you going. You should however bring spare food and drink as the route is rural and may not be near shops.

We do our best to try and make sure your ride on the road runs as smoothly as possible by marking the roads clearly. If you find you have not seen a marker for a while, stop and consult your map, ask someone, or find a landmark and give us a call using the number provided on the day.

Once you complete the ride, make sure you report back to one of our team at the finish line and hand back the timing chip. We’ll make sure your time is recorded. If you do not report back, you may be presumed lost and emergency services may be called.

Wearing a helmet is compulsory. Failing to do so will result in refused entry.

Enjoy the ride!

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