If you are still looking for a Summer cycling escape, then why not head to the Channel Islands this June for the Jersey Festival of Cycling.

Britain’s leading cycle race series, The Pearl Izumi Tour Series heads to Jersey for the first time for the final round of the 2014 calendar on Friday 13 June and with a weekend full of activities it’s a great time to not only watch the professionals, but to also get on your bike yourself.

Saturday will see The Pearl Izumi Tour Ride sportive, with a choice of 50 and 100-kilometre routes on Jersey’s peaceful and beautiful coastal roads.

Entry to the sportive is via British Cycling here, while you can also find a range of holiday deals for families or couples to experience the Festival of Cycling from just £269pp including accommodation and travel here.

Gorey on the island’s north east corner will be the hub for the weekend’s activities. Friday afternoon will see Britain’s top professionals taking on an individual hill climb followed by the final circuit race of this year’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series, after which the 2014 Champions will be crowned.

With 2011 Champions Rapha Condor JLT back to their best, Madison Genesis leading the way in the early season British races and Team Raleigh performing strongly abroad, plus five other elite teams packed with stars, the scene is set for the most competitive Pearl Izumi Tour Series yet!

After the action packed racing of Friday, the professional teams will be back on Jersey’s roads on Saturday morning, joining amateur riders on the coast roads in the Pearl Izumi Tour Ride sportive.

Following the sportive riders can relax in the beautiful surroundings of Gorey and enjoy a spectacular display of downhill mountain biking, in a unique location.

Sunday morning dawns early with youth racing and then the National A level Pearl Izumi backed Jersey International Grand Prix road race, taking in ten laps of a 14-kilometre circuit, starting and finishing in Gorey.

And with all of Jersey’s fantastic attractions to also explore, it makes the Festival of Cycling weekend a great chance to explore the island, whether for a weekend or a longer holiday. Just don’t forget your bike to make the most of all of Jersey’s fantastic cycling routes!