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.

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…

2007 Etape du Tour lived up to its reputation as one of the ultimate challenges

Multi-day sportive offering tough terrain and beautiful West Country vistas

Could cycling coach and former pro Dave Lloyd rein in his competitive streak on the mountain roads of Mid-Wales?

CW goes back into the valleys for the 2006 version of the premier Welsh sportive — the Dragon Ride — with 1,000 riders, 100 miles and 3,370 metres of climbing.

James Shrubsall attempts the hardest cyclo-sportive in the world. Warning: contains scenes some may find disturbing, and mild swearing