ABOUT THE EVENT
Welcome to the Midland Monster 2020 Sportive to be held on Sunday 17th 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 £21,000 over the last 8 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, Registration and Stalls.
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.
There are a number of rides to choose from again this year, including the new Mega challenge and the Family ride we introduced so successfully last year.
MEGA MONSTER – a 140 mile, very hard challenge that takes experienced and strong riders through some incredible scenery of the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire countryside.
MIDLAND MONSTER – The original, 104 mile hard challenge
MEZZO MONSTER – 73 mile challenge with just enough hills to test the best
MINI MONSTER – 44 mile challenge for those new to Sportives
FAMILY RIDE – This year we have decided to take it off the roads and do a gravel track course around the forestry centre.
For the benefit of those riders new to Sportives, the first 15 miles of the routes are marshalled to allow riders to become accustomed to the well signposted routes. Over 300 direction arrows and 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 35 miles, with a café stop at Hope for the Mega Monster. Also, when you arrive back at the forestry centre there is the Hub café to grab food/drink before your journey home.
We would like to welcome back those members of the Monster Community 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.