The sportive season is finally here. The first two months are firmly focused on northern Europe and the famed pave of northern France and cobbled bergs of Flanders. March & April are packed with some great sportives. Cycling weekends do not come better with great beer, nightlife and massive pro races on the Sunday. Best … Read more
You can’t just turn up and play football at Wembley the day before the cup final. You can’t go and bat at Lords the morning of a Test match and you can’t run the 100m at the Olympic Stadium while Usain Bolt is warming up on the track. Unique to cycling is the brilliant reality … Read more
Excluding December, there are just four bank holiday weekends in 2016. That’s four opportunities for oversees cycling breaks with zero days off work. Here, we go through all the Sportive options for the four bank holiday weekends: Easter Weekend: March 25th – March 28th 2016 The Sportive – Gent Wevelgem One of the early season … 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.