Sunday 6th May 2018
Monmouth: Chippenham Fields, Monmouth, United Kingdom
The long established Forest of Dean Classic sportive returns to its spring bank holiday date and back on the original route starting and finishing in the county town of Monmouth.
There will be two distances taking the ride out of Monmouth and into the beautiful Forest via the Wye Valley, before climbing into Gloucestershire and deep into the Forest.
The 90 mile and 60 mile distances follow the same route to the first feed station at Sling at 31 miles where they will then separate, handy if you need to change distance for any reason. The long ride continues on to the second feed station at Drybrook before tackling the climbs around the Ruardean and Lydbrook area before joining the short ride again at English Bicknor. The shorter ride cuts out the northern loop up to Cinderford and re-joins the longer route at the bottom of Broadwell. From here both routes take in the iconic climb of Symonds Yat with its amazing views over the river Wye before the great descent back into Monmouth for a well-earned medal and welcoming drink and snack.
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