15 sportive essentials – the gear you need to ride a sportive

The must-have kit you'll need to get through your first sportive

You’ve just signed up for your first sportive – maybe you’ve been inspired by the recent Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (entries for 2016’s event are now open, by the way) and have committed to ride a full century.


You’ll need to do a lot of (perhaps fear-induced) training, but your fitness can quickly be scuppered by mechanical issues. So how can you ensure the ‘best of mechanical luck’ on the big day? By checking out our sportive essentials of course!