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Win! A fantastic sportive break for two!

We've teamed up with Sportive Breaks to offer you the chance to train for and ride one of Europe's top sportives...

What's on your wish list this year? The Marmotte? The Étape du Tour? Riding up the Stelvio? Well, listen up: you could be heading out to the big European sportive or Gran Fondo of your choice, with a friend, for free! We've teamed up with Sportive Breaks to offer one lucky reader a fantastic package break to a top continental ride. Interested? Read on!

Sportive Breaks are an official partner to many top sportives and they offer entries and hotel bookings for all the top European sportives in one place. They research each host town and sell only cycle friendly hotels in the best locations for each sportive, so you can be sure of the best ride experience. And that's what you can win!

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The prize is two entries to a sportive of your choice, from a stellar list:

  • Paris Roubaix
  • Liege Bastogne Liege
  • Mallorca 312
  • Nove Colli
  • Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux
  • Stelvio Santini
  • La Marmotte
  • L’Etape du Tour

The prize includes three nights at a four-star hotel, and transfers to and from the airport as well. So as soon as you get off the plane, everything's sorted.

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Get sportive fit with a 12-week training plan from Dig Deep Coaching

Worried you'll be found out by the Stelvio or the Ventoux? Our prize includes a 12-week plan from Dig Deep Coaching to get you into the best possible shape. Their crack team of coaches – which includes current professional riders such as Ian Field and Steve Lampier as well as ex professional champions like Colin Sturgess – will tailor a package for you to hit your peak on your chosen ride. So: no excuses!

To enter, just fill in your details below. Good luck!

Terms and conditions: The competition will run until midnight on Tuesday 26 January 2016. Employees of Farrelly Atkinson, Sportive Breaks, Dig Deep Coaching, and their families and agents are excluded from entering. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be identified and deleted at the sole discretion of Farrelly Atkinson. The winner will be drawn at random from all the entries and notified using the email address supplied on entry. Farrelly Atkinson is not responsible for non-receipt of a winner's email. Should a winner not respond within three days of the sending of the winner's notification, another may be randomly selected at the sole discretion of Farrelly Atkinson. The name of the winner will be posted on following the draw. The prize is a sportive break and training plan as described; no cash alternative will be offered. As winner you are responsible for organising your travel to and from the airport nearest the event. It is a condition of entry that you agree to join the Sportive Breaks, Dig Deep Coaching and mailing lists. The judge's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. By entering the competition you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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