The cycling sportive season is well and truly under way. Compared to when I first got into to club cycling about 6 years ago, there is certainly a great variety, with a sportive or "charity" cycle on offer nearly every weekend from now until October.
Back in the day it was more or less expected that a cycling club did their yearly sportive, throw in the Ring of Kerry for the charity side of things and that was it.
So times have changed with lots of organisations getting in on the act. But is more really better? [...]