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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 and quick allowing some recovery from the cobbles and then the focusing the mind on the last few hundred metres round the velodrome. As you Continue Reading »

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.

Here is our no stone un-turned guide to the best sportives in 2016. We are going month by month and staying just in Europe. These are all trips that you can easily squeeze into a weekend. If you want more help finding the right Sportive for you please get in touch.

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 star hotels in the heart of the action for under £300 including transport. Here is our guide to the best European Sportive weekends for under Continue Reading »

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 calendar in this region. About half the riders on the sportive are from outside of Belgium with 3,000 or so coming from the UK. In Continue Reading »

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