Entries open for Forest of Dean Spring Classic sportive

Event selling out fast, say organisers

Entries are now open for the Forest of Dean Spring Classic sportive on May 2.

Organisers Wheels in Wheels Events Ltd, which hosts five sportives in the UK and the Duva International in Majorca, says places for all their 2010 events are going fast, especially for the Forest of Dean event.

Entries for this year's Spring Classic are strictly limited to 1000 riders, an increase from the traditional 750 which sold out before the event last year.

“Since entries opened on January 1st we have seen a sharp increase in initial numbers from previous years,” says event organiser Graham Temple. “With sportives becoming more popular we have noticed people are entering earlier and earlier to secure a place in their favourite event."

Now in its fifth year, the Spring Classic starts and finishes in Monmouth and takes riders on an 85 mile ride through some of the best roads the area has to offer. From 3 mile long climbs to 1 in 4 walls, a serious workout awaits and will test even the fittest of riders. The clover leaf design of the route means you are never more than 20 miles from the event village should your fitness let you down. The event village is open from Saturday and sign on is available on Saturday as well as Sunday morning.

For more information on the Forest of Dean Spring Classic and to enter on-line please visit For more information on all Wheels in Wheels events and to enter on-line please visit

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