Can anybody recommend some sportives worth entering? Particularly 21 or 28 July or 4/5 August. I've had a look on British Cycling website but there does't seem to be very many so I'm wondering if anybody know of any others? Or maybe even some midweek ones (doubt it).
I'm in the Northwest of England, don't mid travelling a fair way but the South Coast is probably a bit too far.
In addition I'm also looking to the next step up from sportives. Racing? The whole licence and categories system is way confusing. Is anyone here able to explain or link to a clear explanation to what a newcomer needs to do and what sort of standard do you need to be looking at in order to not be left too far behind?
Thanks to anyone who can provide a bit of info on any of this.