Penny Comins puts her fitness to the test after a night of live bands, Cornish cuisine and cider with a Cycletta sportive and a trio of beach sports...
You voted the Dartmoor Classis your favourite sportive of 2012 despite its unseasonal, inclement weather. Chris Sidwells went to see what makes this even so special.
Book your place for the third closed road event in the UK this year
100 riders will be able to sign up for 'Wiggle Dragon Double' entry to Dragon Ride and Etape Cymru on Monday, January 28
300km around a Swedish lake fuelled by Blueberry soup. A truly epic sportive
We rode the first closed-road sportive in England to see if it was one of the toughest
The world junior time trial champion rides the circuit she uses to prepare for racing against the clock with her sister
CW's very own Nigel Wynn takes on the Circuit of Kent, Sevenoaks, Kent, September 9
Now in its second year, the Etape Cymru is a closed-road sportive through an often-overlooked corner of Wales. David Else tests his legs against the landscape.
David Else talks us through the 2012 Cotswold Spring Classic
Now in its second year, the Paris-Roubaix Challenge follows the route of professional cycling's toughest race. David Else samples the notorious pavé
CW photographer Chris Catchpole rides the 2012 London to Brighton Night Ride
David Else tackles the 2012 Severn Bridge Sportive, which coincides with the Castle Combe Cycling Festival
Penny Comins slays the UCI Golden Bike behemoth - 128 miles through South Wales
David Else takes on the all-terrain 2012 Saxon CX Sportive
Ellis Bacon survives a four-stage sportive in the French Alps around Annecy, chivvied along by a former Tour de France winner
Penny Comins takes on a very wet version of what is fast becoming an southern early-season classic
Ed Pickering goes to hell and back - quite literally - in one of the first UK sportives of 2012
Penny takes on the rough ride of the Wiggle Southern Rough Ride in Storrington
CW's very own Hannah Reynolds rides the inaugural Sandown Sportive, part of the Road Cycling show