This year’s official Tour of Britain sportive, the Tour Ride Worcestershire, will take place on Sunday 9 October with a choice of three routes to suit all abilities and a central start and finish location, making it a day not to be missed.

For the second year the Tour of Britain's official sportive will be taking place in Worcestershire at the start of October with a route featuring some of the Heart of England's best countryside, including testing climbs like that of the Malvern Hills.

Starting and finishing on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester, and using the same closed road finish line in Worcester's Racecourse, the sportive proved popular with riders in 2015, and we're confident this year's will be event better.

At 100-miles the Pro Route is the big challenge, with this year's route revised to take in the edge of the Cotswolds, including the SKODA King of the Mountains climb from the 2014 race at Snowshill and the famous tower at Broadway, and a total of 2,000-metres of ascent.

For those looking for a slightly reduced challenge, the 75-mile Intermediate Route still includes the SKODA King of the Mountains climb of the Malvern Hills, with its stunning views, but then takes a flatter route back to Worcestershire giving a total of 1,600-metres of ascent.

The shortest distance is the 40-mile Challenge Route, perfect for those new to cycling or wanting to ride in mixed ability groups, with under 500-metres of ascent making for a pleasant morning's ride.

All three routes will include feed stations powered by HIGH5 and Soreen, while entrants will also receive mechanical support and a broom wagon service, plus their finishers medal and snack as a part of the entry cost.

To register for any of the three routes with entry costing £35, click here to sign-up via the British Cycling entry system.