European Cyclosportives Are Fantastic!
"The thrill of the race, camaraderie and amazing terrain all combine in an exciting cycling experience that just cannot be equalled anywhere other than European Cyclosportives or Gran Fondos." ~ Jez Meades of Sportive Cycling
Preparing for a Cyclosportive
"My experience of competing for four years in cyclosportives has taught me that preparing for a cyclosportive requires more than just riding your bike. Developing endurance is a big factor because of the race distances involved but equally important is developing speed and riding skills.
In the 'Preparation' section of Sportive Cycling I attempt to 'lift the lid' on training, nutrition/hydration, bike preparation and riding skills including climbing, descending and group riding."