If you’re new to sportives, or even cycling, then it can be seem like a long road ahead from where you are now to tackling your first European event. While some may opt for the ‘let’s jump in at the deep end approach’ often it’s a well thought out plan with incremental goals and gains that will see you have the most enjoyment come the big day.
In reality there is no rush to undertake your first Euro sportive, they certainly won’t be disappearing from the calendar any time soon that’s for sure! So it makes sense to build your form and confidence over time, only filling out the entry form when you’re good and ready. So here are our five steps towards European greatness.