Going the extra miles: how to train for and complete an ultra-distance sportive

The century ride is old news - distance-lovers have upped the ante to 150 miles and beyond. Simon Schofield explores the appeal of going very long

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As the sportive scene matures, more and more riders are looking for a bigger challenge.

Organisers understand the value of marketing the magnitude of their cycling events, many focusing on the toughness of the route.

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