Sometimes, a whole morning on the saddle just isn’t enough for some of us. No, we need to go further than we’ve ever been before: we need sportives.

Sportives are usually challenging and physically demanding. It’s likely you’ll need to train up to the big event, so it’s important you plan ahead. To find events here in the UK or abroad, please visit (it’s updated each month).

For more sportives and extreme distance rides, check out the Dragon Ride, British Cycling, Cyclosport and Bike Events. And don’t forget it’s good to support your local rides, too. Make sure you check out: