After two successful years that have seen the creation and success of the Women's Tour and the sustained growth of Britain's biggest professional cycle race, the Tour of Britain, event organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that Aviva's title sponsorship of both events will not continue beyond the Aviva Women's Tour in June 2016.
The Tour Ride sportive, the official mass participation cycle ride of the Tour of Britain, will return to Worcestershire in October 2016, to build on the success of the initial event in the county three months ago, which saw almost 1,000 participants.
From everyone at SweetSpot, the organisers of the Tour of Britain, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope all our fans, followers, riders, teams, volunteers, staff and officials enjoy a safe and happy festive season.
The latest book review has landed with plenty of time until Christmas to still pick up a copy of Everybody's Friend, the life and career of Dave Rayner, whether for your own festive season reading or as a present for a friend or loved one.
If you're still looking for inspiration for your Christmas list, or maybe pondering what to buy the cyclist in your life then Brendan Gallagher has the latest book review to hand, taking a leaf through Kings of the Road, which was released earlier this year.