This year is Carnival Year in Saffron Walden! And Walden Velo ( are running the Carnival Sportive on Sunday 9th July.

Take on our cycling challenge in the beautiful Essex countryside, choose between 30 or 50 mile routes, both with a feed station.  Starting from and ending at the Common in Saffron Walden, the routes take in rolling roads, passing through iconic villages such as Henham, Thaxted, Stebbing and Finchingfield to name but a few.

These are Walden Velo’s favourite local roads and were very popular with 200 of the world’s greatest professional cyclists back in 2014 when the Tour de France passed through.  Could you be the next cycling great? Find out at

Enter today, hope to see you there.