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
Hugh Gladstone was feeling down in the dumps, that was until the Richmond Meet Cyclo-Sportive rejuvenated his spirit
One of the most scenic challenge rides of the year, through the country lanes of the Garden of England
Could cycling coach and former pro Dave Lloyd rein in his competitive streak on the mountain roads of Mid-Wales?
Huw Williams takes on the Ride of the Falling Leaves around the lanes of Kent, Surrey and South London
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
Huw Williams samples the delights of the Etape du Dales, possibly England's toughest event