FOREST OF DEAN CLASSIC - BACK AGAIN WITH 3 ROUTES FOR 2018
Sunday 6th MAY 2018 - Classic 90Mile | 63Mile | 31Mile
This long established “Classic” sportive on spring bank holiday weekend will start and finish county town of Monmouth on the border of the Forest of Dean.
The new shorter route will follow the Classic route to Staunton where it joins the inward route back to Monmouth.
Both longer rides will follow the same traditional routes as in previous years.
Finisher's medal with commemorative event ribbon
Downloadable finishers certificate available after results are released online
Entries on the day available with a £5 premium
Registration opens from 16:00 – 18:00 Saturday 5th and from 07:30 on Sunday 6th May.
Free public car parking locally
Start and finish in the heart of Monmouth town
Long ride £35 – 90miles – START TIME 08:30 to 09:15
Medium ride £30 – 63 miles – START TIME 08:30 to 09:30
Short ride £20 – 31 miles – START TIME 09:30 to 10:30
Event toilets on site
All routes fully signed (both direction and caution) and climbs listed and numbered
GPX files available for download from 1st May
Full mechanical support at the start and on the route
2 feed stops on the long ride at Sling 31miles and Drybrook 60 miles. 1 feed stop on the medium ride at Sling 31miles.
Full medical support on the route
Broom Wagon for assistance
Final information available Thurs/Fri before the event by email and on line
The Forest of Dean Classic sportive has been a favourite event for many years for riders preparing for bigger rides later in the year. The medium and shorter rides are a good challenge for those wanting a day out, without the stress of a longer distance on some of the best roads, with great scenery the area can offer. Many entrants make a weekend of it and bring the family as there are numerous bed and breakfasts and quality hotels all with minutes of the start and plenty for non cyclists to see and do in the area. Monmouth has two good camp sites, one in town and another a 10 minute drive so everyone is catered for.
Road links from South Wales and London and the Midlands are excellent for anyone coming for the day.
Further information please contact bookings [at] wheelsinwheels.com