The Isle of Mull Sportive circumnavigates the Hebridean isle on either 44 or 87 miles of quiet roads, climbing 8600ft (4500ft) as you pass through mile after mile of spectacularly scenic Scottish countryside. This isn’t a closed road event – it hardly needs to be. Aside from other cyclists, the main distractions will be the views and the wildlife. Most of the route is on small single-track roads, well sign-posted, marshalled and with food and water stops laid on. There are a choice of routes to suit your appetite. As well as the 87 mile (140km) route with 8600ft (2600m)of climbing, there’s a 44 mile (70km) option too, with 4500ft (1371m) climbing to test you.