The Highclere Sportive has been accredited with a UCI calendar listing after last year?s event.

This year?s event will be held on Sunday 10th June and will feature the 115 mile Victor Ludorum Challenge and 72 mile Downs Challenge. Cyclosportive organisers Ken and Barbara Robson said: ?We believe that the quality of the route designs, attention to rider care and overall support last year has enabled this to happen.?

The Victor Ludorum is about performing best on the day. The second edition of the ride will feature new anticlockwise courses, three new climbs and upgraded main controls, including bike mechanic services and washroom facilities. The four-person team challenge will remain the same along with the individual performance awards for both courses, judged against gold/silver/bronze standards by age category.

In order to reach peak performance levels, there is a month-by-month series of Audax Victor Ludorum training events starting in March. These can be booked on the new Britain by Bicycle website.

For more information go to www.cyclegb.co.uk or email Ken Robson at info@cyclegb.co.uk