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Set the scene for a great cycling season by taking on the Sigma Sports Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive, experiencing some of Surrey and Sussexs tough climbing roads making a memorable day in the saddle.

Setting off from the village of Lingfield you will be out in the country before you know it, as all three routes head east towards Edenbridge with gentle rolling roads to get those legs warm for whats about to come.

Once those legs are warm, you will then enter into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you will pass through wooded, rolling hills. A few miles past Cowden Pound, at the 26-mile mark, the Short route riders split off from the other two routes and loop back towards the finish at Lingfield.

The Standard and Epic route riders travel further south towards Ashdown Forest, passing low lying meadows to reveal the Weir Wood Reservoir, a stunning 1.5-mile long stretch of water built in 1951. From here the Epic riders enjoy a southern loop dropping down towards Horsted Keynes for a pit stop. Once refuelled, riders will take on the steep climbs around Ardingly to reach the top of Turners Hill - the name says it all!

Re-joining the Standard route, riders will be glad to give their legs a rest on the downhill sections heading back to the venue. But remember to leave enough in the tank for the last climb of the day, between Felcourt and Dormansland, before grabbing yourself a well-deserved medal.

With three routes to choose from, The Sigma Sports Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive is a great mid-season event for all abilities of cyclists to enjoy.

Cycling Weekly Surrey Hills Cyclone

Dormansland, Surrey, GB
3 races
£3£40

The Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo will show you the best of what West Sussex and Hampshire have to offer and then both the North and South Downs - yep, the 125-mile route really is a long one. Nine major climbs and five other significant ascents will come before you as this mega-mile epic unfolds, giving this the potential to be your crowning glory of the seasons riding success.

Starting just outside of Chichester, the route passes Cocking, flirts with Midhurst and almost kisses Liphook, skirting under Petersfield before heading north.

A High Cross feed stop signifies the highest north this will take you, before looping back. Small villages such as Kilmeston, Warnford and Brockbridge will soon blur into one as you count down the miles until the finish line.

Crossing over the top of Portsmouth, then Chichester, its smooth sailing back to base camp. After a mega day of riding, youll need those last few miles to be as straightforward as possible!

Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo

Fontwell, West Sussex, GB
4 races
£3£50

The north pennines area of outstanding natural beauty is one of those rare gems in the British landscape, a place where theres space to breathe, think, to see, and to ride, for miles and miles - ideal for the Pennine Pedaler Adventure Cross event.

Comprising of open moors and peatlands, tucked away dales, meadows and woodlands, its a diverse and beautiful area criss-crossed with a network of bridleways, forest roads, byways, old railway lines, quiet tarred lanes and roads making it a fantastic landscape to explore by bike and a perfect Adventure Cross ride.

The Pennine Pedaler Adventure Cross is a new route for the 2017 season. We think it offers a different challenge from the other events in the Adventure Cross series as there are simply so many different types of surface and terrain to be tackled.

Both the Massif (long) and Mini Massif (short) routes start with a bang and begin with a road climb out of Weardale before topping out on the moors and taking to the first off road sector on the Waskerley Way.

The Pennine Pedaler Adventure Cross

Bakewell, GB
2 races
£26£35

More than 100 miles lay in wait for a true Scottish sportive test on the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive. Exploring the gently undulating terrain of Fife, Perth and Kinross, this ride will take you to iconic areas around Glen Eagles, Knockhill and beyond on a days riding not to be forgotten.

Departing from the Lochore Meadows Country Park, the course begins to head north in to the Cleish Hills with a quick descent and some excellent views, shortly before arriving in Benarty Hill and Loch Leven. Looping around Loch Leven, the route aims for Milnathort, and in our first course split Short riders head east while Standard and Epic go north for Glen Farg.

After reaching the Bridge of Earn, the route turns west towards Dunning, at which point the Standard riders go back in a south-easterly direction and the Epic riders bear true south to Castlehill Reservoir. Its then a case of following the course arrows north, through the Gleneagles district and along the River Devon.

After the climb out of Gleneagles, youll head east through Auchterarder back to Dunning. From Dunning, a long climb out awaits before heading south to Kinross, after which the course cuts through the Cleish Hills for one final time, tackling the climb to Knockhill on the way back to the ride HQ, where a finishers medal and t-shirt wait for you.

As per last years event, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras.

Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills 100

Lochgelly, GB
3 races
£3£105

The Wiggle South Downs Epic stands out as one of our best mountain bike events in the calendar. At 40 miles, the Epic route of this ride is the longest, and its 3,218ft of elevation gain also makes for the most amount of climbing with Standard and Short courses also ranking as relatively tough.

Dont let this dissuade you though as the climbs give irresistible dropping descents in return, and the incredible views and scenic Sussex sights across the South Downs National Park are tricky to top.

Youll enjoy stunning views over the south coast from the top of Kingley Vale and St Roches Hill while out on the course and the rolling finish on the last few miles of bridleways and paths along the South Downs Way make this a must for any keen off-road rider.

Wiggle South Downs Epic MTB

Fontwell, West Sussex, GB
3 races
£3£45

Taking its name from the shoe-making history of its Northamptonshire surroundings, the Sigma Sports Cobbler Classic Sportive will take you through some of the countys best sights and cycling roads.

There are no major climbs on the course, leaving you to set your own stride on an undulating route that never levels out but in fact helps with the odd short downhill push every now and again. As you set off from just outside Brackley, youll pass through the sleepy villages of Shalstone and Chackmore, with quiet country lanes connecting them, before going over the top of Silverstone the historic race track on your left on the way through.

Pushing on, youll dip into Towcester before its out into the open once more and after a stretch on a long and straight country lane, its time for the first feed stop of the day just outside Farthingstone. One or two short and sharp climbs may crop up around this part of the course, but climbs tend to be rolling, brief and joined up, making this an ideal all-weather event ideal for the early season elements.

As you weave through rural roads that lead to villages such as Charwelton, Byfield and Culworth on the way back to the ride HQ, you can afford to empty the tank near the end as the gradient will stay the same throughout. After reaching Biddleston, youre nearly there, and ready to claim a well-deserved finishers medal and PowerBar recovery product once over the line.

Cobbler Classic

Brackley, GB
3 races
£3£40

This ride explores the captivating countryside and surrounding scenery throughout the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Balancing quiet rural roads that flow through meadows and woodland and packing in three testing climbs in Win Green, Bulbarrow and Milton Abbas, this all-round sportive offers something for every type of rider, from the outright beginner to the seasoned sportiviste.

Please note that the routes for this event are currently being plotted. The distances advertised are what we are aiming to achieve but they may vary by a couple of miles. We will announce via our newsletter (sign up at the foot of this page), Facebook and Twitter when the new routes are live.

Crossing over the River Avon and skirting around the western edge of the New Forest, this sportive is not short of spectacle. Tired legs aside, youll ride roads that deliver panoramic views of distant Somerset from Bulbarrow, Dorsets highest point. Youll also pass through the quintessentially British picture postcard village of Milton Abbas before tackling the climb of the same name. North Dorsets North Downs are the icing on this tasty three-county cake.

Wiggle Bournemouth Sportive

Christchurch, GB
3 races
£3£45

Yorkshire, for all of its natural beauty, is best explored by bicycle. A Tour de France Grand Depart and a subsequently founded Tour de Yorkshire pay dividends to that sentiment, proving that the rustic landscape is a perfect test for road cycling with its challenging climbs, equally rewarding descents and magnificent scenery.
We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years old only have to pay a small fee to cover the entry process. All under 16 riders must be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.

The Sigma Sports Ripon Revolution will send you riding through the famous landscapes Yorkshire that were part of this years Tour de Yorkshire route. As you set off from Ripon, youll see for yourself how the hills and pastoral roads made for a great bike race.

The first few miles start on an increasing hill incline, as well give you chance to warm up your legs before taking on the highest peak of the day fairly soon after rolling over the start line. This ascent is part of a four-strong line-up of climbs that follow one another, passing Masham then the Leighton Reservoir, eventually reaching High Ash Moor at the top to take in the breathtaking views across the surrounding area.

Youll be able to rack up some speed on the descent down to Lofthouse, which starts off steep and levels out, following the River Nidd to pass the naturally attractive Gouthwaite Reservoir before the next big uphill test, taking on the challenging climb of Greenhow Hill, just after passing through Pateley.

Once more, your efforts will be rewarded with a long and sprawling descent, offering some recovery time before its time to tackle the last two major climbs of the day, going over Round Hill and Brimham Rocks.

The hard work done, the remainder of the miles left until you reach ride HQ mostly lean downhill, so theres no reason not to empty the tank on your final push to earn a well-deserved finishers medal.

Cycling Weekly Ripon Revolution

Ripon, GB
3 races
£3£40

Celebrating its 12th year in 2018, the Wiggle MagnifiCat sportive has gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge. Forging the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs on the South Downs as one, this event is one of a carefully picked few that many cyclists aim to tick off the to do list.

The longest route of the MagnifiCat one of our oldest events spans 124 miles and will drag you over more than 6,500ft (2,000m) of hill climbing action. Based on the UCI European Golden Bike Events model, the route is a simple anti-clockwise loop that begins in Newbury.

Theres enough climbing action in this ride to keep your legs turning over and the most challenging of them all can be despatched first of all as the long stretch from Combe to Ibthorpe is up first. Once this is over with, youll plunge back down to the level from which youve just climbed, before another steep test for the legs just after the 20-mile marker.

The terrain tends to settle after this for a while, albeit with consistent rolling roads, but there are more great climbs to come. In fact, there are nine major climbs in all on this route.

Moving around the western outskirts of Andover, youll pass over the top of Winchester and head south, stretching out the loop until its time to head north and back towards the Basingstoke and Deane district. Dont be deceived by the lack of climbs on this part of the route theres enough here to make for a fast and technical sportive, well worth ticking off the list.

Wiggle MagnifiCat Sportive

Thatcham, GB
4 races
£0.01£45

As a mid-summer sportive test, the Malvern Mad Hatter pretty much has it all. Weaving around rural roads shared between the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, the route will give you tough climbs, fast descents and amazing views across the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains of Wales and more.

The first loop of the ride is relatively easy going, compared to the rest of the ride, as you start south of Great Malvern and ride an anti-clockwise circle around the town. Passing through small villages such as Rhydd, Powick and Alfrick, youll touch the outskirts of Worcester before stopping for the first feed stop. Gradient up until this point is rolling and free-flowing, allowing you to settle into the ride.

Starting to head back towards Great Malvern, the toughest climb of the day rears its head, and Malvern Hill is yours to conquer before you can pass on to Herefordshire and beyond. The iconic climb is a long and gradual continuous effort and can become steep in sections.

Your effort will be worth it when you reach the top, though, with spectacular views across the sprawling landscape, equally matched by a fast and frantic descent that mirrors the harsh gradient of the climb in reverse.

From here on in, youll spend the rest of the ride battling the Malvern and Cotswolds hills, heading out west almost as far as Hereford. Dipping south, the River Wye comes and goes to your right, while youll enjoy occasional glimpses of the stunning hills and landscape facing outwards towards Wales.

The odd spike in gradient will present itself between then and the finish line, as you can head back through the quiet and undisturbed rural roads at a pace to suit you.

Cycling Weekly Malvern Mad-Hatter Sportive

Great Malvern, Worcestershire, GB
3 races
£3£40

Escaping Britains shores if only just for a day is enough to make this event sell out each time it has been held. Built on the foundations of Frances celebrated love of cycling, the Wiggle French Revolution is a teasing taster of what life is like riding on the other side of the English Channel.

This European trip takes the sting out of independently planning cycling abroad, as well take care of everything on this ride to ensure you enjoy your day and get the most out of the fast-paced sportive setting. From meeting en masse in Dover with the other riders, to getting a group escort onto the boat, to guiding you around the picturesque, quaint and signposted wilderness of northern France to getting you back again all is included as part of the package.

Upon arrival in Calais, youll head out along the cliff-top coast roads that test the legs straight away youll climb to a vantage point that, on a good day, you can see back to England set against a backdrop of the ever-busy to-and-fro of boats and ships sailing on the Channel. Before long, up turns to down, and youll be employing your best descending technique to drop into Escalles but dont forget this steep hill as itll be the last thing you have to conquer before reaching the finish line later in the day.

Dropping into the Parc naturel rgional des Caps et Marais d'Opale, a counter-clockwise loop ensues as you ride through pretty and sleepy French villages like Caffiers, Fiennes and Bazinghen. Many of the back roads that connect these communes are littered with grape fields and small farms but best of all, nearly no cars at no point will you forget youre in France.

After the last climb back to Calais, you'll have a perfectly flat 7-mile run to the finish, which is at the Calais Ferry port itself. A finishers medal will be given to you before you board the next ferry back to Dover with your sense of adventure and exploring spirit fulfilled. Food and showers will be available on the Ferry.

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive

Dover, Kent, GB

In its first year, the temptingly titled West Coast Fish and Chip Ride takes you from city to sea, exhibiting some of the best of Bowland en route. With one or two tough climbs to test you, and perhaps more pertinently work up an appetite, we will make sure that you are well rewarded for your efforts once you reach the coast! A tasty and well-earned portion of fish and chips right on Lytham Green awaits the riders who tackle this brand new sportive. Theres nothing quite like lunch by the sea!

The ride will begin at Preston College, and from here we weave our way out of the city and onto the cycle network heading east towards Bowland. For those that just cant wait for lunch, the Short route soon heads back west, leaving the Standard and Epic riders to push on east, accumulating a few more miles and a couple of climbs in preparation for the calorific indulgences of the chip shop. Continuing east all riders cut an edge off the Forest of Bowland before the Standard riders leave, heading back west shortly after crossing the River Hodder.

Epic riders now begin a northerly tack, making for the southern hills of Bowland and skirting the edge of Clitheroe. We then climb up out of Waddington to the top of the Newton Fells only to be rewarded with a sweeping descent down into the village of Newton. Here we follow the course of the River Hodder to Dunsop Bridge, where we turn left and head south via the ascent of Hall Hill. After rejoining the Standard course we now skirt the northern edge of Longridge Fell and make a beeline for the coast, heading west, hightailing our way through the beautifully countryside of Flyde.

West Coast Classic

Fulwood, Lancashire, GB
3 races
£3£40