James West rides the Meon Valley Rider in Hampshire on April 7, here is how he got on...

The clue is definitely in the name for this bracing early-season test of fitness run on some very tough roads

Regular sportiver David Else takes on the multi-road Woodcote CX Sportive

Penny Comins takes on a very wet version of what is fast becoming an southern early-season classic

Ed Pickering goes to hell and back - quite literally - in one of the first UK sportives of 2012

The Dartmoor Classic squeezes every inch of scenery and climbing out of this wonderful National Park to create a stand-out event on the calendar

Milk Race winner and former national pro circuit race champion Chris Lillywhite rides some of the roads used by the Ibbo Cake Quest cyclo-sportive

A team of under-23s invites Chris Sidwells along to one of their group training days in Sussex

With a range of waymarked distances, novices, families even hardened roadies can enjoy a day in the saddle with Evans events