A cyclo sportive, or often simply sportive, is a short to long
distance, organised, mass-participation cycling event, typically
Many cyclists use sportives to challenge themselves in a personal
battle against the distance and then ultimately, the clock.
Some participants in a cyclosportive will ride the event like a
race, with prizes awarded and considerable prestige for top place
finishers, particularly in events like La Marmotte, L'Etape du Tour.
Baxter's Cycling Trips are running tours to some of the most popular
The Spring Classics sportives where you can take the opportunity to ride the course of one of the
the day before / after the professionals have ridden it.
Click on the link to the relevant sportive.