The original South Downs sportive, first run in 2006, and now featuring the massive 192km Gauntlet option. The Southern Sportive is a bona fide classic that covers the best roads on the South Downs, taking advantage of a wealth of superb riding both north and south of the ridge. The route bisects the massive rolling chalk downs several times; travelling over the tops on it's way to and from the coast, and passing through some of the most picturesque villages in the country along the way. The result is a flowing route that combines challenges and rewards in equal measure, with a stunning landscape backdrop throughout. Find out why it’s consistently praised as one of the best and most beautiful rides on the calendar!