Now in its second year, the Etape Cymru is a closed-road sportive through an often-overlooked corner of Wales. David Else tests his legs against the landscape.

Now in its second year, the Paris-Roubaix Challenge follows the route of professional cycling's toughest race. David Else samples the notorious pavé

David Else tackles the 2012 Severn Bridge Sportive, which coincides with the Castle Combe Cycling Festival

Penny Comins slays the UCI Golden Bike behemoth - 128 miles through South Wales

David Else takes on the all-terrain 2012 Saxon 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

Mini sportive review: Cycling Weekly heads to Majorca to tackle a 167km ride in the mountains of Majorca

Penny Comins takes on a three-day sportive in the wild South-West of England, which serves up a feast of mouth-watering climbing

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