Cycling sportives: what is a sportive and how to get involved in 2018?

Entering a sportive is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and log the training miles – but what do you need to do to prepare and what can you expect on the day?

New Forest 100. Image: Chris Catchpole

Entering a sportive is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and log the training miles – but what do you need to do to prepare and what can you expect on the day?