Cycling Weekly has added five new events to its 2013 Sportive series.
Managed by UK Cycling Events and sponsored by Boardman Bikes for the second year, the sportives offer 'epic rides' for seasoned cyclists, as well as shorter courses for newcomeers and leisure cyclists alike,
The new events will take place in Wiltshire, East Sussex, Devon, North Yorkshire and Worcestershire – the previously established sportives take place in Surrey.
"2012 was an incredible year for cycling," said Boardman Bikes co-founder and R&D director Chris Boardman. "Our partnership of the Cycling Weekly Sportive series and its huge success was one of our many highlights. This year Boardman Bikes are really pleased to again be the official partner of the new extended series across the country. We hope that everyone will be inspired to join us at the events and to take up the challenge of a sportive in 2013."
Martin Barden of UK Cycling events added: “UK Cycling Events are delighted to be working with Cycling Weekly to expand their series of events to seven. The two events last year were a massive success with over 2500 riders taking part and received glowing reviews. The expansion allows the series to spread geographically taking in some awesome cycling areas including the Yorkshire Dales and Dartmoor National Park.”
Cycling Weekly publishing director Keith Foster commented: “The events are a perfect opportunity for the team to interact and ride with readers up and down the country. We hope to showcase the very best sportive day out.”
CW Sportive Series 2013
Mar 10th (Sun) Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive
Mar 23rd (Sat) South Downs Spring Sportive
Apr 21th (Sun) Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive
May 4th (Sat) Dartmoor Demon Sportive
Jun 23rd (Sun) Ripon Revolution Sportive
Sep 1th (Sun) Malvern Mad-Hatter Sportive
Oct 13th (Sun) Box Hill Original Sportive