No series of articles covering European Sportives would be complete without a report on the ‘Daddy’. This is without question the Tour du Mont Blanc and it’s not for the faint hearted!
Caven O'Hara rode the Ride It! Milton Keynes at the weekend, the driving wind and long climbs didn't put him off enjoying a great day out, the next two Ride It! events are sold out, proving that cycling really is booming.
James Berresford gets out to review the Maxifuel Longest Day Sportive, he finds out Spring has sprung and that there's some vicious leg sapping headwinds out there.
The New Forest Sportive (13th April) has been subject to attempted sabotage by a few people intent on causing damage to both property and person.
Castle Combe Cycling Festival Is set to welcome Savage Skills, a BMX stunt display team to the much anticipated festival of cycling.
Triple Crown winner Stephen Roche is well known for his exploits on road, here he talks about going off road to conquer the worlds hardest mountain bike race, The ABSA Cape Epic.
Jennifer Trotman checked out The Hammer Sportive in Devon, what Jennifer found was hills, hills and more hills, a tough but enjoyable day in the saddle.
The Mallorca 312 sportive, arguably the longest in Europe is to welcome former World Road Champion Oscar Freire to ride the full 312 km route.
Henry takes on a sprint and ramp test upon an SRM bike, guided through the motions by Tony Gibb at CHHP London, all in the aid of science of course.
Josh Cunningham guides us through his early season exploits about racing in Belgium, the pain and the glory.
In the previous articles, we've covered the background to European Sportives, how they differ from the UK versions and in particular our perception of a sportive. It is after all a race! We also looked at targeting your main event and riding others to prepare. In this article, we’ll look at bikes, gearing and everything else you need.
If you're looking for a lung busting, leg testing ride that combines stunning scenery with classic climbs and exhilarating descents, you'll find everything you want when you enter the King of the Downs.
Top UK elite cycling team Madison Genesis has announced its support for the Virgin Money Cyclone weekend (27 to 30 June) with the team's riders taking part in the whole weekend - from racing to beginner rides.
The idea of running the Ronde Van Calderdale (RVC) came from Mick Collins, an ex-pro racer who has a passion for the 'Classics'. In a bid to recreate the atmosphere and drama of the Tour of Flanders with its cobbled climbs, this is Calderdale and Kirklees answer to it.
Although nice to ride roads unfamiliar, it does sometimes make a change to ride a little more locally, a bonus that the usual pre-ride panic over having everything you need and the ridiculously early alarm call can take the weekend off.