The new year often brings with it a renewed determination to better yourself, and nothing helps motivate you for training better than a big event to look forward to.
And while there are many great European sportives to ride, the UK sportive scene is packed with must-ride events. In fact, we think the UK is home to some of the best riding in Europe, so why not make the most of it?
Stunning scenery, gruelling climbs, cobbles, some of the UK’s highest roads all feature in our round-up of the top ten toughest UK sportives. Fancy a big challenge in 2017? Then look no further. Pick your event, mark the date in the calendar and get training.