Just under a thousand riders turned out for the inaugural edition of the Cycling Weekly Malvern Mad Hatter cyclo-sportive on Sunday, September 1, in Worcestershire.

Chris Boardman joined riders on the short route, before returning to the finish line to hand out finishers’ medals, meets fans and talks through the latest models in the Boardman Bikes range.

Tracy Barber from Sidcup was the lucky rider to receive the exclusive, one-off Boardman Mad Hatter jersey.

Rider photos for the event are available now from www.sportivephoto.com. Just use your rider number to search for your images.

Rider finishing times are available via the UK Cycling Events website now >>  

The next event in the Cycling Weekly 2013 sportive series is the Box Hill Original, on Sunday October 13, starting and finishing at Epsom Race Course. Three routes are on offer: 44, 80 and 103-mile loops around the quiet Surrey lanes including an ascent of the iconic Olympic road race climb of Box Hill. Enter the Box Hill Original now >>

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  • ian franklin

    It’s great to see so many riders on this profitable venture. Making money from cycling is far more important, perhaps, than giving coverage and encouraging the development of the sport across all it’s many facets. It’s a good business decision: Just like the Pru London rides where I witnessed the most amazing and dangerous riding from people who think they were in a race: tri-bars mixed with the road bar riders, putting brakes on in the bunch and so on. It always amazes me that these sport teeths do not report more accidents. Encouraging the development of club runs and club riding at all levels would help to sort out the many problems we get with CW’s new readership – the sportive rider and weekend warrior.