Event: 20 May 2012
CC Giro is proud to offer riders the chance to participate in the Original Midland Monster and at the same time help raise money for the Air Ambulance Trust.
The Monster offers 2 challenging rides. 1 of 100 miles and 1 of 74 miles. Both rides start and finish at the Forestry Centre at Rosliston, right in the heart of the National Forest.
The start for both rides is relatively easy for the first 15 Kms taking in some nice quite 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.
Going further north we encounter the Weaver Hills for the longer ride and Stanton Bank for the shorter ride. As the rides enter 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 rides takes riders through Ilam, the beautiful Dovedale and Thorpe to rejoin with the shorter ride before Asbourne.
Riders then face Old Hill a nasty short steep climb out from Ashbourne before more rolling roads heading back towards the Trent Valley and the Finish at Rosliston.
Riders will face a good test in both events with varying terrain. A total of 1378m of climbing for the long event and 708m for the shorter ride.
Riders can take comfort from the fact that their efforts are supporting the Air Ambulance Trust whilst at the same time having a great day on the bike. Any profit made from the event will be donated to the trust to help them to help you and your friends in times when needed.
- Electronic timing
- Feeding stations, 2 for long ride, 1 for shorter ride.
- Well signed route with additional hazard warning signs.
- GPS downloads
- Route maps
- Support vehicles
- Free hot drink and food at Finish
- Free access to view and download all photos
- 1st Aid provided by the Red Cross
The entry fee for both routes is £25.00.
Registration opens from 08:00 and the event starts in groups from 09:00 to 10:00.
For more details and to enter go to http://www.midlandmonster.com