As close as most of us will get to feeling like a pro rider, HotChillee's four stage answer to the impossible frame starts and ends in picturesque Annecy

October 2014 cyclo-sportive listing: The year's British challenge rides, details of what's going on and when - updated regularly

August 2014 cyclo-sportive listing: The year's British challenge rides, details of what's going on and when - updated regularly

July 2014 cyclo-sportive listing: The year's British challenge rides, details of what's going on and when - updated regularly

June 2014 cyclo-sportive listing: The year's British challenge rides, details of what's going on and when - updated regularly

Leith Hill Octopus ride

Andy Lulham undertakes the challenge of traversing all eight of arduous ascents of Leith Hill in Surrey

David Else rides a new sportive on the calendar and enjoys quiet roads, fine views and great camaraderie - plus some very impressive home baking

CW's Hannah Reynolds rides the inaugural adventure cross sportive the Lakeland Monster Miles

Dartmoor Classic 2013 was ridden by ex-organiser Ron Keegan on a very wet and windy day

L'Eroica Britannia will take place in the Peak District National Park over June 20-22 2014, recreating the classic Italian event