Chris and Paul Young, West Yorkshire ride

Former top pro road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross racer Chris Young's all-purpose training ride, with a cobbled surprise near the end

Matt Rowe, Cotswolds ride 2010

Pro racer Matt Rowe rides part of the route of the Breast Cancer Care’s Bike Blenheim Palace sportive

Flat out in the fens

Flat is the key word here, but don’t be fooled into thinking that makes it easy: 156 miles at a relentlessly regular cadence

Evans Ride It Woking

With a range of waymarked distances, novices, families even hardened roadies can enjoy a day in the saddle with Evans events

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An early season event took riders on the reverse of one of the oldest and toughest time trials, the shorter distance not to be disguised for an easier route.

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Cycling Weekly hit the hills hard in the Chiltern 100 under the heat of the first real summer weekend of the year

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Lionel Birnie experiences the cumulative effect of three long days in the saddle on one of the most challenging sportives in the country.