Festival of Cycling 2018 sponsored by NFU Mutual Market Harborough Branch

NFU Mutual

There are a few changes for 2018. We will update the information on this page as it is finalised. Firstly, the routes have been tweaked slightly so that they all go past the fantastic Cafe Ventoux. More details to follow. Secondly, Kelmarsh Hall is in the process of being sold so that feed station will now be at Naseby Village Hall.

Click here for 2018 entries

2017 Details

Read our blog post “Our 2017 Festival of Cycling gets record number or riders…” to see what last  years Festival of Cycling was all about!

Start/Finish Address: Robert Smith Academy, Burnmill Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7JG

  • Klds skills workshop
  • 50km cycle sportive
  • 100km cycle sportive
  • 100mile cycle sportive

Pre Event Rider Pack 2017

What you get!

  • Finisher Medal
  • Hydration support from Nuun & Clif Nutrition
  • Delicious hot meal (pre-ordered)
  • Free massage
  • Professional electronic Mat Timing
  • On-site mechanical support
  • On-site showers
  • Fully signed course with unique feed/water stations

Market Harborough’s Spring Festival of Cycling is an event all about celebrating cycling and promoting its benefits along with being safe and fun, it will be a great way to get out and complete a challenge as a family. Whatever your goal there is a distance for you!


Thrilled to be supported by our favourite Clif bar and Nuun hydration!

2017 Routes

Please see the maps below to learn more about the routes. The first 25km is all distances combined and then where signposted the routes will split. There are multiple water and feed stations on offer this year;

  • The first stop is an optional one at the very funky Cafe Ventoux
  • 100 mile route – Feed station Great Dalby & Stoughton village halls
  • The main feed station will be located in Lubenham for all rides with hot/cold refreshments, food and of course a loo stop!
  • The final water station (for 100K/100M riders only) will be hosted by our friends at the Kelmarsh Buddhist Centre.

50km, The Little Lamb:

GPX file Ride with GPS website

100km, The Cheeky Chick:

GPX file Ride with GPS website

100Mile, The Big Brave Bunny:

GPX file  Ride with GPS website

Whilst we will try our best, we cannot guarantee that the routes will be exactly the same on the day.

Changes to your entry: if you have already entered but feel the distance isn’t for you or you need to transfer your entry to someone else please sign in and amend details as required. This can only be done up to 7 days prior to the event. Edit Entry


Thank you to everyone who attended our 50km social ride, we hope to see you at the main event!

We like to work alongside local clubs and we appreciate the support we get from you. This year again there are special offers available for you guys with bulk discount on entry!


Now into our third year we have worked closely with a local family who tirelessly campaign for a safer cycle route connecting their village into Market Harborough. Learn more about our chosen charity partner Adam’Smile, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the entry process and event day to make your contribution! A donation of your entry goes directly to them and also to Cyclists Fighting Cancer, a new charity we are delighted to support this year.








Also on the day – Children’s skills coaching, limited spaces! Book here

Our local club WVCC Whizz kids will be delivering Go-Ride coaching activities which have been designed to introduce young people to a range of cycling disciplines. So if you are aged between 4yrs and 12yrs book yourself a place! Bike and helmet required! For more info on what the club offer here. The small charge for this coaching will be donated to the club to help assist other young people develop their cycling skills.


2017 Festival of Cycling Rider times

2016 Festival of Cycling Rider times

2015 Festival of Cycling: Rider times

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