RCUK Sportive of the Year


Posted Wednesday 2nd January 2013 –

We’re always interested to see what other websites pick as their sportives of the year and one such survey is the Road Cycling UK Survey of the Year who have just published the results of their end of year reader survey. As with any of these polls the results tend to depend on who and how many people take the time to vote and often it’s the biggest events that by their very nature have the most people taking part that come out on top. Anyway, here’s the results of their survey, the top 3 UK sportives last year were –

1. Etape Cymru
2. Dragon Ride
3. Etape Caledonia

And, the top 3 oversees sportives were –

1. Etape du Tour
2. La Marmotte
3. Tour du Mont Blanc

It’s interesting to see the Etape Cymru take the top spot, that’s a definite turn around of fortunate after the problems with the launch event in 2011.