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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.

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The spectacular Beast but this year for different reasons- horrific weather failed to dampen 1000 cyclists spirits

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Riders criss-cross on a decepitively hilly course through the archetypal English hedgerows and out onto the quiet undulating roads of Surrey, East Sussex and Kent

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Riders attack a 'tougher than expected' course with severe climbs, quiet roads and stunning scenery.


The Manchester 100 charity event proved a sportive need not be a suffer-fest for a sense of achievement.

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The Southern Sportive has managed to pull off great weather every year and with a clear blue sky and a lovely autumn sun, it looked like they had done it…