Anyone up for this? I rode the event two years back - twice winner of's "Best Sportive" award for 2008 and 2009 - and can highly recommend it. The scenery is simply stunning and the organisation among the best I've experienced. It's set in the Welsh Marches, a bit of a trek, yes, but well worth it for the landscape and setting. There are one or two tough climbs however nothing too insane ie it's a lot easier than the Etape du Dales, Devil Ride (or Etape du Tour while I'm at it). There's also an excellent place to stay just up the road if anyone's interested; it would require a stopover of one or two nights.

The closing date for entries is August 1st so need to move quickly. Entry is £26. See for more details.