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Cheshire Cat – the traditional season opener, we were there and our staff sportiver Eddie Allen tackled the infamous Mow Cop climb for the first time. See how he got on.
West Riding Classic – the promise of home made parkin and soup at the feedstation was too much for our intrepid sportive correspondent to resist. Here’s his full report from a Yorkshire Dales classic in the making.
Rutland CiCLE Tour – sometimes adverse weather can create the most dramatic pictures and this certainly held true for the CiCLE Classic, the sportive based on the UK’s Roubaix-esque spring classic. Lensman Luke Webber was there to capture the gritty action.

Endura Lionheart - Now in its second year and twice the size of its 2011 incarnation, the Endura Lionheart Sportive returned with a roar to Longleat House in Wiltshire, home to the famous Longleat Safari Park.

Wiggle Wild Edric - We sent our sportive correspondent Eddie Allen to ride the 60 mile Shropshire and Welsh Marches route. Read his personal account of a day on Long Mynd, Long Mountain and the many rolling miles between.


Colomba Chemo Classic – British Cycling staffer Pete Maxwell takes to the road for this North Yorkshire cancer charity event and is joined by Alex Dowsett, Ben Swift and a host of other hardmen!

Ali McGill Sportive - 180 riders from all over Scotland made their way to Dunfermline, to take part in the Ali McGill Sportive. Some 28 clubs were represented, with riders travelling from as far as Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Peebles and even Carlisle to take part.

Coastal Cruise Sportive - With over 100 riders pre-entered......the rain came, the fog was patchy, and the wind blew....that was even before over 60 of the toughest riders decided to battle the elements and take on the Coastal Cruise.

Tour of the Roaches - Nearly 200 cyclists battled buffeting winds on a new cyclosportive, the Tour of the Roaches on 29th May. The bike event passed through Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire countryside, and offered riders a choice of three distances: 35, 75 or 103 miles.

Endura Lionheart - A new event on the calendar for 2011, the Endura Lionheart Sportive looks set to become an early season classic. 600 riders arrived at the stunning setting of Longleat House for a choice of 100 mile or 100 kilometre routes around the Wiltshire and Somerset countryside.

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