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Featured in Cycling Weekly’s Best Sportives near London, the Red Kite Ride 2023 will take place on Sunday 3rd September.

Organised and run entirely by unpaid volunteers at Marlow Riders Cycling Club, the Red Kite Ride is run by cyclists for cyclists to raise money for local charities. 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.

Entries this year have been held at £39.

Online entries have now closed for tomorrow’s ride but we will have some places available for on-the-day entries.  We recommend arriving early if you’re planning to enter on the day; registration is open from 7.00am to 8.30am for the 100 mile ride, until 9.30am for the 80 mile ride and 10.00am for the 50 mile ride.  Registration is at Marlow Sports Club, Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE.

Routes 2023

The Red Kite Ride offers a choice of three routes over 50, 80 or 100 miles.

Whichever route you choose you will be cycling through some of the most picturesque parts of the Chilterns. This is the land of “Midsomer Murders”, “The Vicar of Dibley” and countless TV commercials. But it is also great cycling territory.

All routes start and finish at the Marlow Sports Club, with the first riders able to leave at 7.30am.

On your return you’ll receive a warm reception with medal and goodie bag. There will be a BBQ, hot and cold drinks, plenty of cake, and sounds from Marlow FM.

Event Photos

We will update photography details shortly. Bear with us !


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!