This year marks the quasquicentennial anniversary of Cycling Weekly, and to celebrate there will be a special sportive taking place in Cheshire on September 18

Launched on January 24, 1891 Cycling – as it was known then – will this year celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Cycling Weekly pre-dates the first edition of the world’s best and most famous cycle race as the first issue of the magazine came out twelve years before newspaper L’Auto organised the inaugural Tour de France.

To mark the quasquicentennial anniversary Cycling Weekly is teaming up with long term sportive partner UK Cycling Events for the CW125 sportive.

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The event, which starts and finishes at the Oulton Park Race Circuit in Cheshire, features three distances.

The longest route takes in a full 125-mile loop of the Cheshire agricultural plains and the stinging climb of Mow Cop.

The medium route of 125km also features the same major climb, whilst there is the shorter 60-mile route for those looking for a short day in the saddle.

Full information on the sportive, as well as how you can be part of this special celebratory event, is available here.