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Featured in Cycling Weeky’s Best Sportives near London, the Red Kite Ride 2022 will take place on Sunday 4 September.

Organised and run by Marlow Riders, the Red Kite Ride is run by cyclists for cyclists. The sportive gives you a taster of the Chilterns, a top UK cycling destination. Beautiful rolling countryside, home to the graceful Red Kite, provides challenging climbs rewarded with sweeping descents.

Participants of this year’s event can purchase photos here:


We have three distances, 50, 80 and 100 miles, each with well stocked feed stations and toilet facilities.  All routes take you through quintessential old English villages and countryside (filming locations for Midsomer Murders, Vicar of Dibley, Lewis, Miss Marple, Jonathan Creek) and return to Marlow via the Grade I listed Marlow Bridge.

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Marlow Riders and Location

The home of social road cycling in the Chilterns, Marlow Riders is an inclusive club, with something for most levels of cyclist, and about a third of our members are female. Our ethos is Cycling for All, no-one gets left behind on our rides, and there’s usually a coffee and cake stop, or a beer at the end!