We can now confirm the CC Giro Midland Monster will take place on May 18th 2014
Any profit made from the event will be donated to the Air Ambulance Trust
to help them, to help you and your friends in times when needed.
The event HQ is at the Rosliston Forestry Centre
, right in the heart of the National Forest. The start for both rides is relatively easy for the first 15 Kms taking in some nice quite flattish roads in the Trent Valley.
Once the River Trent is crossed the roads become ever more undulating as the route goes north along the Dove Valley. Some narrow lanes and short climbs will be the first test for the riders. Going further north we encounter the Weaver Hills for the longer ride and Stanton Bank for the shorter ride.
The Mini Monster misses both these climbs.
As the rides enter the Peak District National Park the roads go upwards and the hedgerows disappear giving ever more challenging terrain to ride over with great views. The longer rides takes riders through Ilam, the beautiful Dovedale and Thorpe to rejoin with the shorter ride before Asbourne.
Riders then face Old Hill a nasty short steep climb out from Ashbourne before more rolling roads heading back towards the Trent Valley and the Finish at Rosliston.
This is the original Midland Monster Sportive. CC Giro have been promoting the sportive to 4 years now, on a not for profit basis. Using the original route designed be John Perks.
Again there will be routes for all abilities. Giving us 3 options. 160km/100m, 116km/70m and a new route The Mini Monster of 72km/42m
Short route map and Garmin files
Long route map and Garmin files
The event will start at the Forestry Centre, Rosliston, near Burton on Trent. Both rides will follow the same route with the longer ride doing an additional loop. The rides go in a northerly direction to the Peak District National Park returning back to the start point.
The event will be run to best practice standards as recommended by British Cycling. The route will be clearly marked with directional arrows. First Aid support will be provided. Riders will be tagged and their times recorded. 2 feed stations will be provided for the longer ride and 1 for the shorter ride. Post ride food and drinks will be supplied. Full risk assessment of the route will be under-taken and risks minimised prior to the event.