The spectacular Beast but this year for different reasons- horrific weather failed to dampen 1000 cyclists spirits

Riders criss-cross on a decepitively hilly course through the archetypal English hedgerows and out onto the quiet undulating roads of Surrey, East Sussex and Kent

Riders tackle the giants of the Surrey Hills in one of five new events for Action Medical Research.

Riders attack a 'tougher than expected' course with severe climbs, quiet roads and stunning scenery.

The Manchester 100 charity event proved a sportive need not be a suffer-fest for a sense of achievement.

The Southern Sportive has managed to pull off great weather every year and with a clear blue sky and a lovely autumn sun, it looked like they had done it…

Could this be the ultimate end-of-season challenge ride?

2007 Etape du Tour lived up to its reputation as one of the ultimate challenges

Multi-day sportive offering tough terrain and beautiful West Country vistas

One of the most scenic challenge rides of the year, through the country lanes of the Garden of England