We pick out some of the toughest and hardest cycling sportives in the UK, the rides that cover monster miles and tackle the steepest and longest climbs.

The Paris-Nice start list for 2017 is steadily being released, with the provisional list of riders including defending champion Geraint Thomas (Team Sky).

Get the latest Tour Down Under start list as the pro cycling WorldTour gets underway on January 17-22 2017

The latest research has confirmed what us cyclists knew all along: that being active and riding your bike can increase your wellbeing and make you happier.