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Midland Monster 2019

Cycle Sportive , Derbyshire – Sunday, 19 May 2019

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Welcome to the Midland Monster 2019 Sportive to be held on Sunday 19th May.

As in previous years, our aim is to raise funds for the COUNTY AIR AMBULANCE TRUST and through your help we have raised over £19,000 over the last 7 years.

All events will start and finish at the Rosliston Forestry Centre, where all the facilities are on the one site including free parking, toilets and the Hub Café.

There are a number of rides to choose from again this year, including the new Mega Monster – a 140 mile challenge that takes the riders through some incredible scenery of the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire countryside.

We still have the original routes to Midland Monster 104 miles, Mezzo Monster 74 miles, Mini Monster 40 miles and for the 2nd year, the Family ride of 5 to 10miles.

The original routes were designed by John Perks, a former International rider, Falcon professional and National Junior road coach. John has now retired from running the Midland Monster but continues to support in the background. The routes are a good challenge for all abilities with the added bonus of the testing but stunning beauty of the Derbyshire Peaks & Dales and the delights of the Staffordshire lanes.

For the benefit of cyclists, the first 15miles of the routes are marshalled as riders become accustomed to the well signposted routes. Over 300 direction arrows & cautionary signs are displayed around the whole circuit. Motorcycle marshals will also be on hand to assist with any mechanical issues and feed stations will be available every 35miles in addition to refreshments waiting at the finish.

We would like to welcome back those who have supported us in previous years.  But if you are thinking of joining us for the first time, expect a well organised and enjoyable event that will challenge all levels of cyclists. From the positive feedback that we have received from previous events, we can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

Event Details

Event URN:

437098

Start Date:

Sun, 19th May 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

The Hub Cafe, Burton Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event promoted by:

CC Giro (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organisation

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

About the Event

Info for Riders

The event HQ is right in the heart of the National Forest. The start for all rides is relatively easy for the first 15kms taking in some nice flattish roads in the Trent Valley. Once the River Trent is crossed the roads become ever more undulating as the route goes north along the Dove Valley. Some narrow lanes and short climbs will be the first test for the riders. For the 72 and 102 mile events going further north we encounter the Weaver Hills. The Mini Monster (40 mile route) remains on undulating roads missing the major climbs. As the ride enters the Peak District National Park the roads go upwards and the hedgerows disappear giving ever more challenging terrain to ride over with great views. The longer ride takes riders through Ilam, the beautiful Dovedale and Thorpe to rejoin with the medium ride before Ashbourne where more rolling roads heading back towards the Trent Valley and the Finish at Rosliston.The Mega Ride will take you to Castleton and 10,000ft of climbs.

The Rides

5
140 miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 07:00 224km / 139 miles 682 200
Sun 19/05/19 – 07:00
5
British Cycling Grading: 682 | Est. Field Size: 200
224km / 139 miles
4
103 miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 09:00 165km / 103 miles 339 250
Sun 19/05/19 – 09:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 339 | Est. Field Size: 250
165km / 103 miles
3
72 miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 09:00 119km / 74 miles 150 200
Sun 19/05/19 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 150 | Est. Field Size: 200
119km / 74 miles
2
43 mile (Mini Midland Monster) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 09:30 69km / 43 miles 42 100
Sun 19/05/19 – 09:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 42 | Est. Field Size: 100
69km / 43 miles
Family Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 10:00 16km / 10 miles 0 50
Sun 19/05/19 – 10:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 50
16km / 10 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Welcome to the Midland Monster 2019 Sportive to be held on Sunday 19th May.

As in previous years, our aim is to raise funds for the COUNTY AIR AMBULANCE TRUST and through your help we have raised over £19,000 over the last 7 years.

All events will start and finish at the Rosliston Forestry Centre, where all the facilities are on the one site including free parking, toilets and the Hub Café.

There are a number of rides to choose from again this year, including the new Mega Monster – a 140 mile challenge that takes the riders through some incredible scenery of the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire countryside.

We still have the original routes to Midland Monster 104 miles, Mezzo Monster 74 miles, Mini Monster 40 miles and for the 2nd year, the Family ride of 5 to 10miles.

The original routes were designed by John Perks, a former International rider, Falcon professional and National Junior road coach. John has now retired from running the Midland Monster but continues to support in the background. The routes are a good challenge for all abilities with the added bonus of the testing but stunning beauty of the Derbyshire Peaks & Dales and the delights of the Staffordshire lanes.

For the benefit of cyclists, the first 15miles of the routes are marshalled as riders become accustomed to the well signposted routes. Over 300 direction arrows & cautionary signs are displayed around the whole circuit. Motorcycle marshals will also be on hand to assist with any mechanical issues and feed stations will be available every 35miles in addition to refreshments waiting at the finish.

We would like to welcome back those who have supported us in previous years.  But if you are thinking of joining us for the first time, expect a well organised and enjoyable event that will challenge all levels of cyclists. From the positive feedback that we have received from previous events, we can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

Event Details

Event URN:

437098

Start Date:

Sun, 19th May 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

The Hub Cafe, Burton Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event promoted by:

CC Giro (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organisation

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

About the Event

Info for Riders

The event HQ is right in the heart of the National Forest. The start for all rides is relatively easy for the first 15kms taking in some nice flattish roads in the Trent Valley. Once the River Trent is crossed the roads become ever more undulating as the route goes north along the Dove Valley. Some narrow lanes and short climbs will be the first test for the riders. For the 72 and 102 mile events going further north we encounter the Weaver Hills. The Mini Monster (40 mile route) remains on undulating roads missing the major climbs. As the ride enters the Peak District National Park the roads go upwards and the hedgerows disappear giving ever more challenging terrain to ride over with great views. The longer ride takes riders through Ilam, the beautiful Dovedale and Thorpe to rejoin with the medium ride before Ashbourne where more rolling roads heading back towards the Trent Valley and the Finish at Rosliston.The Mega Ride will take you to Castleton and 10,000ft of climbs.

The Rides

5
140 miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 07:00 224km / 139 miles 682 200
Sun 19/05/19 – 07:00
5
British Cycling Grading: 682 | Est. Field Size: 200
224km / 139 miles
4
103 miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 09:00 165km / 103 miles 339 250
Sun 19/05/19 – 09:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 339 | Est. Field Size: 250
165km / 103 miles
3
72 miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 09:00 119km / 74 miles 150 200
Sun 19/05/19 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 150 | Est. Field Size: 200
119km / 74 miles
2
43 mile (Mini Midland Monster) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 09:30 69km / 43 miles 42 100
Sun 19/05/19 – 09:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 42 | Est. Field Size: 100
69km / 43 miles
Family Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/19 10:00 16km / 10 miles 0 50
Sun 19/05/19 – 10:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 50
16km / 10 miles

British Cycling Grading

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