It’s ten days until the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma, which is one of the events in the Rome guide for Autumn 2014. Really up for trying the 50km version next year.

‘The third edition of this annual long-distance cycling event will be bigger and better than ever. The main 118km route for the lycra brigade starts at the Colosseum and heads up into the Castelli Romani hills before looping back into town, but there’s a gentler 50km route that anyone can sign up for. It’s a unique chance to cycle through a city closed to traffic for your benefit.’

On 12 October.