Cyclo Sportive is a timed ride on open roads following a pre-designated route with directional signage. The riders are unsupported other than the provision of pit stops for refreshments and first aid. Riders are typically set off in waves of 20 to 30 participants in the UK (overseas events typically allow 100s to start simultaneously). The riders are obliged to follow the Highway Code at all times. There are typically a choice of distances of route for riders to undertake.