Mezzo Monster 73 miles.

Place : the Forestry Center, Rosliston DE128JX Registration: 8am.

Start Time 9.15am.

Feed Station: Weaver Hill and Bradbourne Village. Climbing 4,500ft

An interesting route which takes you through Staffordshire and Derbyshire countryside with a few nice hills to climb and with Strava start and finish points for the KOM/QOM.  Weaver Hill is the southernmost point of the Pennines and is in the White Peak District. It has a maximum gradient of 10% with over a 1,000 ft of climbing. Pushing onwards to the beautiful villages of Ilam and Thorpe, you pass by Carsington Water and Bradbourne Village before the last 30 miles back to the Forestry Centre.  This year we are bypassing Ashbourne, so if you are a frequent rider please note the revised route and the new location of the feed station.




“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