Five steps to riding a major European sportive

Your route from local sportive to Continental challenge

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.

Fancy a more challenging event than your local sportive? The roads of Europe await! pic: ©Media-24

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.

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