Best cycling sportives near Manchester

We pick out some of the highlights of the 2017 cycling sportive calendar around the Manchester area

Manchester and the north west of England is one of the best places in England for the cyclist - why do you think British Cycling bases itself there?

With the flatter areas of Lancashire and Cheshire for the easier days, there are plenty of hills to keep you occupied. Head north to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, south west to Wales or East into the Peak District and you can find the toughest roads the country has to offer.

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