Words: Matt Lamy

If you’ve spent winter rolling in the mud and you’re not quite ready for a return to smooth sportive asphalt, event organiser Southern Sportive has come up with a middle way – the CX Sportive.

The final cyclo-cross sportive of the current series will take place on March 10 in Duncton, West Sussex, with a choice of 40, 60 or 80-kilometre routes, all enjoying the best on and off-road South Downs scenery.

Entry costs £14 for the short route, £16 for the mid route and £17 for the full route. For that you’ll get feed stations, mechanical back-up and all the usual sportive support on course.