Summer is the time to make the most of life on the bike. Balmy weather (well, some of the time, anyway), long days and new roads to explore.
But it doesn’t last forever. The nights are already beginning to draw in, summer will soon turn to autumn, the temperature has begun to drop and many cyclists will enter a winter hibernation.
So make the most of what’s left of the season – get out and ride, enjoy what’s left of the summer and test the late-season form you’ve built up over the winter, spring and summer of 2014.
With that in mind, here are six sportives across the country to ride before summer’s out.