Family Ride: 2 miles. Place: The Forestry Center, Rosliston, DE12 8JX.
Start Time: 10.30am
This is a new, off-road, mountain bike route for all the family to try. The route is 2 miles long on gravel, and dirt tracks around the forest where there are some little lumps and bumps to try out your bike handling skills. This will be marshalled by students from the Burton and South Derbyshire College who are doing this as part of their Public Service course and they will travel around with you to make it as safe as we can and to make sure you have some fun on the way.
There will also be adult Event Organisers to help on the route. When you have done as many loops as you feel you can do, there is the Hub Café at the end of each loop to get refreshments and a play park for the kids. There is enough to do to spend a whole day with the family.
WHAT PREVIOUS RIDERS SAY ABOUT THE MIDLAND MONSTER
“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!”
“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”.
“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”.
“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!”
“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”.