*New date: Sunday 11 October 2020 (originally 3 May). Please see event website for further details.*

This long established “Classic” sportive normally run on Spring Bank holiday weekend has been re-arranged to the  Sunday 11th October 2020 date. The event will remain based in Monmouth town centre.

Classic 89 Mile | Challenge 62 Mile | Come and Try short ride 31 Mile

The Classic route with its 18 named and numbered climbs has been compared with some of the famous Belgium classics without the cobbles, with climbs of 3 miles to short pitches of up to 25% all crammed into 89miles, no one rider has yet to break 4 ½ hours on the Classic ride. The Forest of Dean is tough terrain hence the 2 options of the Challenge ride and the new “Come and Try” ride to ease riders into the one of the most testing areas in the UK.

The 3 routes have something for everyone and all abilities, but with a bit of climbing thrown in. If you’re up for the test, we look forward to seeing you on May 3rd.

At a Glance
  • 11 Oct 2020 7:30am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Forest of Dean Classic 2020Forest of Dean Classic 2020Monmouth, Monmouthshire, UK
  • Up to 142 km (88 miles)
  • From 20.00 GBP
  • 600 Riders

Extra Information

Final information Finisher's medal
Downloadable finishers certificate available after results are released online
Guaranteed ride Entries on the weekend with £5 premium
Registration opens from 14.00 to 19.00 Saturday and from 07.00 on Sunday 5th May
Free public car parking locally (please do not use Waitrose’s private car park)
Start and finish in the heart of Monmouth town, NP25 3EQ
Long route Classic ride £40 – 89miles – 2791m climbing - START TIME 08:00 to 08:45
Short Route Challenge ride £35 -62 miles- 1676m climbing-START TIME 08.45 to 09.30.
12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult
Short Route Come and Try ride £20 -31 miles-985m climbing-START TIME 09.30 to 10.00.
12-16yo FREE with accompanying adult
Event toilets on site
All routes fully signed (both direction and caution) and climbs listed and numbered
GPX files GPX files available for download from 1st May
Full mechanical support at the start and on the route
2 feed stops on the Classic ride at Sling 31miles and Drybrook 58miles.
1 feed stop on the Challenge ride at Sling 31miles. Please note the Sling Feed Stop is just off route.
Broom Wagon Broom Wagon for assistance
Final information available Thurs/Fri before the event by email and on line.
Please note the HQ and route will be closed at 17.30.

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