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Take Your Climbing to the Next Level: Mont Ventoux
Take Your Climbing to the Next Level: Mont Ventoux
6 Provence Rides including 2 Ventoux Ascents & An Unmatched Sense of Achievement Mont Ventoux22kms, 1909m, 1600 altimetres!Tour de France Legend 29th July - 5th August 2023 Head to Proven...
Your Guide to Preparing for the Mallorca 312 & Marmotte Granfondo Alps Sportives
Your Guide to Preparing for the Mallorca 312 & Marmotte Granfondo Alps Sportives
You’ve booked the big sportive and you’re eager to prepare and develop the right condition to complete it. That’s great but how is that accomplished? This guide will provide guidance on how to compl...
The Right Food for the Right Ride – Determine Your Cycling Nutrition
The Right Food for the Right Ride – Determine Your Cycling Nutrition
The chances are you know that cycling nutrition is vital to putting in good cycling performances. What you eat on and off the bike is important and plays an important role in how far you can ride, how...
17 Tips for a Stellar New Year of Road Cycling
17 Tips for a Stellar New Year of Road Cycling
We all know that New Year’s resolutions don’t tend to stick. You make the promise to do this and do that, and a few weeks in they start to slide. It’s just how it is. At SportActive, we have your bac...
Ride Your Way Into the Ventoux Legend
Ride Your Way Into the Ventoux Legend
Test Your Limits & Savour Your Achievements29th July - 5th August 2023  Mont Ventoux (22Kms, 1909m, 1600 altimeters) is the legendary mountain that the Pros respect. Towering above...
Marmotte Alps Sportive- 4 Tour de France Cols, One Glorious Day
Marmotte Alps Sportive- 4 Tour de France Cols, One Glorious Day
Marmotte Alps is Europe's Toughest Alpine Sportive! Ride Glandon (1924m, 20.9 km), Télégraphe (1570m, 11 km), Galibier (2645m, 22 km),Alpe d'Huez (1815m, 13.8 km) in one Glorious Day! 174...
6 Reasons to Ride in the French Alps and Beyond!
6 Reasons to Ride in the French Alps and Beyond!
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes regions are located in southeast France. Go there and you’ll find yourself looking at the fantastic, spectacular and beautiful French Alps. The mountain rang...
Fantastic Mallorca Cycling Holidays That You Need to Ride!
Fantastic Mallorca Cycling Holidays That You Need to Ride!
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8 Reasons to Embrace the Mallorca Cycling Experience
8 Reasons to Embrace the Mallorca Cycling Experience
Head 200 kms east of the Spanish coast and you’ll come to the enigmatic and beautiful island of Mallorca. It is part of the Balaerics and is nestled in the Mediterranean Sea and has the climate to mat...
3 Fantastic French Cycling Holidays Not to be Missed
3 Fantastic French Cycling Holidays Not to be Missed
SportActiveFaster, Fitter, Stronger  French Bucket List Cycling Holidays Geneva to Nice550kms, 6 days 11 alpine passes10-17th June 2023 Marmotte Granfondo Alps174 kms, 5000+ Altimeters25th Jun...
Cycling in Winter can be fun! Tips for Better Performance in the Cold
Cycling in Winter can be fun! Tips for Better Performance in the Cold
Winter is not a great time for cyclists. The daylight hours shorten, the weather gets colder, wetter, foggier, and icier, and as such maintaining fitness and keeping your cycling skills on point becom...
Great Riders Who Have Taken on the Mallorca 312
Great Riders Who Have Taken on the Mallorca 312
The Mallorca 312 is Europe’s longest and most popular sportive. It began in 2010 when founder Xisco Lliteras turned discussions about riding the whole island in one day in a bar, into the Mallorca 312...
Riding Col du Galibier 2642 Metres of Tour de France Legend
Riding Col du Galibier 2642 Metres of Tour de France Legend
There are several cols in cycling that push you physically and psychologically. They are in cycling folklore and have a legendary status. Alpe d’Huez is one, Mont Ventoux is another and in the souther...
How Accurate is Your Calorie Burn Device?
How Accurate is Your Calorie Burn Device?
Thanks to the rise of electronic devices we have a plethora of ways of measuring calorie burn when on two wheels. The more sophisticated devices can measure distance and show GPS information as well a...
Ride Puig Major a Brilliant Cycling Challenge, Fantastic Views and Selfie Opportunities!
Ride Puig Major a Brilliant Cycling Challenge, Fantastic Views and Selfie Opportunities!
Mallorca is blessed with things that bring cyclists back to it year after year. Roads are smooth, winding and enticing, the weather is perfect for riding your bike, and the Sierra de Tramuntana Mounta...
Tom Simpson the Cycling Crusader that Time Forgot
Tom Simpson the Cycling Crusader that Time Forgot
Tom Simpson will forever be known as the British rider who died on a tragic day riding Mont Ventoux, ‘The Beast of Provence’. On a hot day in 1967, he would collapse an estimated 5 minutes from the su...
Training Tips for Every Kind of Cycling
Training Tips for Every Kind of Cycling
Whether you crave the feeling of getting to the summit of the highest cols, riding faster on the flat, cyclosportives, or simply enjoy cycling for the beauty of it, we have a training tip for you. In ...
Discover Mallorca’s Epic Road Cycling Climb Sa Calobra
Discover Mallorca’s Epic Road Cycling Climb Sa Calobra
Sa Calobra is arguably Mallorca’s most iconic climb. Made famous by Bradley Wiggins who trained hard on it prior to his 2012 Olympic and Tour de France success, the mountain has been like a Mecca for ...
Am I Good Enough to Ride Marmotte Granfondo Alps?
Am I Good Enough to Ride Marmotte Granfondo Alps?
Marmotte Granfondo Alps is a gruelling one day sportive set in the beautiful and awe inspiring French Alps. Like all great cycling challenges, Marmotte Alps is hard to complete. It is not impossible,...
9 Achievable New Year’s Cycling Resolutions
9 Achievable New Year’s Cycling Resolutions
Now you’ve had your turkey and celebrated the new year, now is the time to get organised and back on the bike. We have all made resolutions but sticking to them can sometimes be difficult. In cycling,...
Best Christmas Wishes – The SportActive Team
Best Christmas Wishes – The SportActive Team
In 2021 SportActive returned to Mallorca. With every kilometre we rode you were with us. We reconnected, we made new friends, we rode together, we had fun together. Thank you.   It was gr...
Sean Kelly - 'Mont Ventoux Should be on your Cycling Bucket List'
Sean Kelly - 'Mont Ventoux Should be on your Cycling Bucket List'
Mont Ventoux is one of the most legendary mountains in cycling. Technically, it is part of the French Alps but the great monolith stands alone towering over the French region of Provence. It has see...
7 Facts About Cap de Formentor You May Not Know!
7 Facts About Cap de Formentor You May Not Know!
Head to Mallorca’s most northern point and eventually, you’ll reach the famous Cap Formentor. Here you’ll be greeted with spectacular views and, if you’ve ridden to reach it, a great sense of achievem...
7 Breaches of Cycling Etiquette Never to do!
7 Breaches of Cycling Etiquette Never to do!
There is an unspoken etiquette in cycling circles that can get you a bad reputation should you breach it. From wearing earbuds to half wheeling, the following should be avoided at all costs. Blocking...
7 Tips for Riding Your First Sportive and Loving it!
7 Tips for Riding Your First Sportive and Loving it!
Sportive and cycling events are wonderful. You get the atmosphere that only the larger organised cycling events can bring, together with challenge and achievement. They are a good way to chart progres...

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