At number 4 in our series of unmissable sportives, the ones you have to ride at some point of your life, is probably the most iconic ride in cycling – Paris Roubaix. Its not very long (the long route is 163km), its very flat with almost no serious inclines and the weather is often perfect … Read more
Number 5 in our series of sportives you have to ride in your lifetime is a gem on the Adriatic. Not widely known in the UK with only a few hundred Brits in attendance each year, this is one of the biggest events in the Italian amateur cycling calendar. Entries for the 2019 event sold … Read more
At number 6 and the first in our series of sportives you have to ride in your lifetime is the Tour of Flanders Sportive. This is one of the most popular sportives in Europe with around 16,000 riders taking to the roads and bergs of Flanders the day before the biggest race in the pro … Read more
Want to ride some of the most classic routes in cycling? From the cobbles of Roubaix to the hairpins of Alpe d’Huez, like no other sport you can test yourself over the exact same roads as Froome, Contador and Cancellara. Best of all, you can ride classic sportives staying in cycle friendly three & four … Read more
A tough climb is often ridden in silence. The hardest kilometre is accompanied by the sound of swearing. At each other, the bike & most importantly the road. Often these are legendary sections where the anticipation builds as you get closer. Occasionally, they come out of nowhere. Here are our hardest kilometres in Europe.
You’ve ridden some local sportives in the UK. You’ve spent your work days in July glued to ITV Player watching the Tour. You’ve read all about the cobbles of Roubaix and the bergs of Flanders. Its time to pack your bike and ride the greatest roads in the world at one of Europe’s best sportives. … Read more
Fed up with the boxing day tradition of figuring out how to return your gifts to Wiggle? Not this year. Not on our watch. Here are some of the best cycling gifts around at the moment. Ping this to your secret santa / family / friends to make sure your boxing day can be spent … Read more
Finishing a sportive is always a great feeling, but some have more memorable home straights than others. Here are our top 5 finishes in European sportives: The Velodrome Sportive: Paris Roubaix The most famous finish in cycling is the legendary velodrome at Roubaix. After sector after sector of punishing pave, the last 15km is flat … Read more