Save 10% on exciting 2020 cycling events with the CW5000 February Challenge

Special offers on events across the UK to help you hit your CW5000 target

If you’re looking for an exciting cycling challenge in 2020, check out UK Cycling Events' sportives across the UK.

UK Cycling Events are the event partner and February sponsor for the CW5000 Challenge, an annual challenge to CW readers to ride 5000. However if that distance is too far for you, which it will be for many, do not worry, because you can enter as a group, or just join the community and take part in the monthly challenges.

Sign up to the CW5000 February Challenge and not only could you win a Gold Season Pass worth £260 but you will receive a 10% discount code for sportives from Hampshire to North Yorkshire, so don’t miss out.

Sportives are a great way to push your endurance by riding with like-minded people, and could be the perfect motivator to help you hit your targets for the Cycling Weekly 5000 Mile Challenge.

First up is the Cambridgeshire Classic on March 1, a nice easy event to help kickstart your year with distances from 34 up to 70 miles.

Next up is the Ridgeway Rouleur in Oxfordshire on March 29, with secluded valleys and scenic landscapes.

Other events include, the New Forest Spring and Cycling Festival in Hampshire on April 18-19, followed by Ride Cotswolds on May 30, and the beautiful Peaks Tour on June 28.

For peak summer rides, look no further than the Malvern Mad Hatter in Worcestershire on July 25 and Ride Yorkshire on August 9.

Then to close out the season, the New Forest 100 on September 19 and the Box Hill original in Surrey on October 4 are a perfect way to close out the season.

UK Cycling Events, Cycling Weekly’s sister company, is the UK’s leading sportive organiser. The events include expertly planned routes that are suitable for all level of cyclist, offering full mechanical and medical support, well-stocked feed stops, timing and bespoke finisher’s medal.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.