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Forest of Dean Classic

October 02 2022
Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

FOREST OF DEAN CLASSIC

SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2021- Classic 89Mile | Challenge 62Mile | Come and Try short ride 31Mile

This long established “Classic” sportive normally run-on Spring Bank holiday weekend has been re-arranged to the Sunday 3rd October 2021 date. The event will remain based in Monmouth town centre.

The Classic route with its 20 named and numbered climbs has been compared with some of the famous Belgium classics without the cobbles, with climbs of 3 miles to short pitches of up to 25% all crammed into 89miles, no one rider has yet to break 4 ½ hours on the Classic ride. The Forest of Dean is tough terrain hence the 2 options of the Challenge ride and the new “Come and Try” ride to ease riders into the one of the most testing areas in the UK.

The 3 routes have something for everyone and all abilities, but with a bit of climbing thrown in. If you are up for the test, we look forward to seeing you on October 3rd, 2021.

The new shorter route will follow the Classic route to Staunton where it joins the inward route back to Monmouth.

Both longer rides will follow the same routes as in recent years.

The Forest of Dean Classic sportive has been a favourite event for many years for riders preparing for bigger rides later in the year. The Challenge and Come & Try rides are a good challenge for those wanting a day out, without the stress of a longer distance on some of the best roads, with great scenery the area can offer. Many entrants make a weekend of it and bring the family as there are numerous bed and breakfasts and quality hotels all with minutes of the start and plenty for non-cyclists to see and do in the area.  Monmouth has two good camp sites, one in town and another a 10-minute drive so everyone is catered for.

Road links from South Wales and London and the Midlands are excellent for anyone coming for the day.

EVENT INFORMATION

Finisher's medal

Downloadable finishers certificate available after results are released online

Entries on the weekend with £5 premium

Registration opens from 14.00 to 19.00 on Saturday 2nd October and again on Sunday 3rd at 07.00

Free public car parking locally (please do not use Waitrose’s private car park)

Start and finish in the heart of Monmouth town, NP25 3EQ

Classic ride £40 – 89miles – 2791m climbing - START TIME 08:00 to 08:45

Challenge ride £35 - 62 miles - 1676m climbing - START TIME 08.45 to 09.30.

12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult

Come and Try ride £20 - 31 miles-985m climbing - START TIME 09.30 to 10.00.

12-16yo FREE with accompanying adult

Event toilets on site

All routes fully signed (both direction and caution) and climbs listed and numbered

GPX files available for download

Full mechanical support at the start and on the route

2 feed stops on the Classic ride at Sling 31miles and Drybrook 58miles. 1 feed stop on the Challenge ride at Sling 31miles. Please note the Sling Feed Stop is just off route.

Broom Wagon   Broom Wagon for assistance

Final information available Thurs/Fri before the event by email and on line.

Please note the HQ and route will be closed at 17.30.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION PROCESSES MAY CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RELEVANT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT. FINAL DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED AS USUAL A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.

The Forest of Dean Classic sportive has been a favourite event for many years for riders preparing for bigger rides later in the year. The Challenge and Come & Try rides are a good challenge for those wanting a day out, without the stress of a longer distance on some of the best roads, with great scenery the area can offer. Many entrants make a weekend of it and bring the family as there are numerous bed and breakfasts and quality hotels all with minutes of the start and plenty for non cyclists to see and do in the area. Monmouth has two good camp sites, one in town and another a 10 minute drive so everyone is catered for. Road links from South Wales and London and the Midlands are excellent for anyone coming for the day.

Further information please contact bookings@wheelsinwheels.com

Forest of Dean Spring Classic

 

 
Routes: 89,62,31
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 400
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Start and finish in the heart of Monmouth town, NP25 3EQ

Classic ride £40 – 89miles – 2791m climbing - START TIME 08:00 to 08:45

Challenge ride £35 - 62 miles - 1676m climbing - START TIME 08.45 to 09.30.

12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult

Come and Try ride £20 - 31 miles-985m climbing - START TIME 09.30 to 10.00.

12-16yo FREE with accompanying adult

 

Costs

Classic ride £40 – 89miles – 2791m climbing - START TIME 08:00 to 08:45

Challenge ride £35 - 62 miles - 1676m climbing - START TIME 08.45 to 09.30.

12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult

Come and Try ride £20 - 31 miles-985m climbing - START TIME 09.30 to 10.00.

12-16yo FREE with accompanying adult

 

What's Included?

EVENT INFORMATION

Finisher's medal

Downloadable finishers certificate available after results are released online

Entries on the weekend with £5 premium

Registration opens from 14.00 to 19.00 on Saturday 2nd October and again on Sunday 3rd at 07.00

 

Free public car parking locally (please do not use Waitrose’s private car park)

Start and finish in the heart of Monmouth town, NP25 3EQ

Classic ride £40 – 89miles – 2791m climbing - START TIME 08:00 to 08:45

Challenge ride £35 - 62 miles - 1676m climbing - START TIME 08.45 to 09.30.

12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult

Come and Try ride £20 - 31 miles-985m climbing - START TIME 09.30 to 10.00.

12-16yo FREE with accompanying adult

Event toilets on site

All routes fully signed (both direction and caution) and climbs listed and numbered

GPX files available for download

Full mechanical support at the start and on the route

2 feed stops on the Classic ride at Sling 31miles and Drybrook 58miles. 1 feed stop on the Challenge ride at Sling 31miles. Please note the Sling Feed Stop is just off route.

Broom Wagon   Broom Wagon for assistance

Final information available Thurs/Fri before the event by email and on line.

Please note the HQ and route will be closed at 17.30.

 

Packet Pickups

Registration opens from 14.00 to 19.00 on Saturday 2nd October and again on Sunday 3rd at 07.00

 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Market Car Park, Monmouth. NP25 3EQ
 
 
 
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