Midland Monster 104 miles.

Place: The Forestry Center, Rosliston, DE12 8J. Registration: 8am.

Start Time: 9am  Feed Station Weaver Hills and Bradbourne Village.

Climbing 7,000ft

This ride is not without its challenges, with 7,ooo ft of  climbing on this route, you are able to take in some beautiful villages and countryside, with a few hills to climb and Strava start and finish points for the KOM/QOM.  Through Longnor to Crowdecote village, Crowdecote Hill is beautiful challenging climb, snaking up hill, it is ranked 18th in the Peak District. The ascent is 3/4 mile long and over a distance you climb 350 ft at an average percentage of between 7% to 20%.  After the top, you sweep down a lovely long drop into Hartington Village. This year, whilst we are bypassing Ashbourne, the second feed will be located nearby so if you are frequent rider, please note the revised route which goes around part of Carsington Water before heading for the return journey back towards the Forestry Centre.



“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