A good sportive can be determined by the speed in which it sells out and then the waiting list that forms. The Forest of Dean Sportive Spring Classic is just that type of ride.

Capped at 750 entrants, entries were consumed in record time. In its fourth year running, organisers Wheels in Wheels CC, have gained extensions with local authorities and opened the race to another 250 riders.

Held on Sunday May 3rd this year, riders will be challenged over an 85 mile ride, including some killer climbs, nicely numbered to count down to home.

Entries are being taken through the website www.forestofdeanspringclassic.co.uk on a first come first served basis. So don’t delay on your second chance to get a spot to complete this picturesque ride through the Forest of Dean and surrounding Monmouth area.