The Big Six

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. Here is our guide to everything you need to know to ride your first sportive:

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 out in record time – just 4 minutes! And this is not a small, local sportive. 13,000 riders take to the streets of Cesenatico every Continue Reading »

How to stay hydrated on the Etape du Tour As I’m sure you’re aware given you’ve signed up to ride it, this year L’Etape Du Tour follows the route of Stage 18 of The Tour De France from Briançon to Col D’Izoard. It’s 178km with 2 huge climbs (the Col de Vars, 2,108m and Col D’Izoard, 2,360m) in the closing miles. In other words, the route’s a bit of a b*stard. If you want to thrive on your way around Continue Reading »