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.
Welcome Cottages, sponsors of Stage Two in Ribble Valley and Pendle of this September's Aviva Tourr of Britain have reported a 50% surge in holiday searches in the area off the back of their involvement in British Cycling's premier road cycling event.
As the build-up to Christmas approaches a flurry of cycling books having started hitting the shelves, including a return of a favourite in the SweetSpot offices, the Cycling Anthology series, the sixth edition of which forms our latest review. An annual collection of cycling writing on a variety of topics that you may not normally choose to read an entire book on, Volume Six of the popular series was released at the end of October and is reviewed below.
ONE Pro Cycling, who made such a big impression in their debut season this year culminating with a successful Aviva Tour of Britain where they won both the YodelDirect Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains jerseys, have been successful in their application to secure a ProContinental Licence for 2016.