Since we started organising The Monster you have helped us raise over £21,000 for The County Air Ambulance Trust. Our singular aim is to raise as much money as we can to support a vitally important but under resourced life-saving service

The Monster is designed by riders for riders. The CC GIRO is a local club, not a profit making, event management organisation. Nevertheless, we pride ourselves on putting on a professional event with the accent on safety, fun and challenge. The Monster Team is made up entirely of club volunteers with the support of young people from Derbyshire College.

We have many riders who come back to the Monster each year. Some come to try and do better than the previous ride others to increase the challenge and take on a longer event and many just come back to renew old acquaintances and enjoy a great day out. Whatever your motives, we are pleased to see you and to welcome you to our Monster Community. Please remember to ‘like’ us on our Facebook page and join the Midland Monster Strava Club where you can compare how your training is going and challenge yourself on our leaderboards. Thank you for your support and we’re looking forward to seeing you in 2020. 




“Great event yesterday guys. Route, feed stations, Marshall’s and motorbike were excellent as usual.

Only scope for improvement could be some electrolyte sports drink tablets or powder which can be added to the water at the feed stops. I guess it’s personal taste but the blue stuff in the bottle was a bit interesting on the palate”.

“See you next year!”

Phil Read

“A very enjoyable first sportive with you today. Well signposted and lots of friendly marshalls pointing us in the right direction. Super weather too!  Thankyou to all”.

Alison Westley

“Just a massive thanks for a great event on Sunday. It was my first ride and what a superb and well organised day. I’ll be back next year”.

Simon Rhodes

“Thanks for yesterday chaps. It was very well organised and all the staff were excellent, and I met some great riders along the way. The sticker with our names and timing were a great touch, and the food at the finish was a godsend!”

Mick Davidson

“Just to say thanks for a brilliantly organised event on Sunday. My first road sportive and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well done folks; you’re a credit to our sport”.

Mick Haynes