Flat is the key word here, but don’t be fooled into thinking that makes it easy: 156 miles at a relentlessly regular cadence
Riding 200 kilometres under a blazing sun is a big ask, but there were plenty of riders more than up for the challenge
An epic of the sportive calendar, run on a monumental course that goes to the heart of the Brecon Beacons
9,000 riders took part in one of the best mass participation rides in the world on July 4 in Italy, the Maratona dles Dolomites
One of the longest running British sportives with a reputation for great organisation and a picturesque route
With four different routes to challenge most abilities the Burgess Hill Rumble takes in some of the best climbs of the South East
Essex Road Club lead riders through the hidden and maligned rural heart of Essex on their first of two Sportives
The season has started- Riders get a wake up call when they attack the Cheshire Cat
With a range of waymarked distances, novices, families even hardened roadies can enjoy a day in the saddle with Evans events
An early summer sportive that starts and finishes in Austria
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.
Andrew Canning experiences the Surrey Hills in this early season event
Cycling Weekly attacks what is rumoured to be the hardest sportive in the country
A route that took Cycling Weekly through battlefields, stately homes and a challenge reducing some to walking
A sell out stunning route taking riders up and over four white horses and three counties
Cycling Weekly hit the hills hard in the Chiltern 100 under the heat of the first real summer weekend of the year
Lionel Birnie experiences the cumulative effect of three long days in the saddle on one of the most challenging sportives in the country.
Riders get to grips with a dog of a sportive
Riders attack the Welsh beast- The Dragon Ride
The Dave Lloyd Mega Challenge is just that, featuring a fearsome route of hand-picked Welsh hills
Riders head to damp Devon for 'Moor' suffering
The spectacular Beast but this year for different reasons- horrific weather failed to dampen 1000 cyclists spirits
A well judged route and exclusive royal setting gives this event the potential to blossom into one of the most popular sportives in the country.
Claire Beaumont experiences the legendary spring classic in Belgium.
A chilled and picturesque event that took riders of all abilities on an excellent course around the New Forest.