Forest of Dean Classic 2021

Sunday 3rd October 2021

Monmouth Market Car Park: Monmouth Market Car Park, Monmouth, United Kingdom

Cycling


Activities

  • Cycling- Classic Route 89 Miles - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-62 Mile Challenge Route - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-62 Mile Age 12-16 Challenge Route - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-32 Mile "Come and Try Sportive" - Individual Age group/open
  • Cycling-32 Mile Age 12-16 "Come and Try Sportive" - Individual Age group/open

Description

FOREST OF DEAN CLASSIC

SUNDAY 3rd October- 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 26th September 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 3rd2021.

 

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 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 Start in the heart of Monmouth town, NP25 3EQ

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

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

12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult

Short Route        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 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 TO RELEVANT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT. ALSO, WE CANNOT CURRENTLY CONFIRM IF ENTRIES ON THE DAY WILL BE ALLOWED. 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.

Event details and schedule

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 25th and again on Sunday 26th at 07.00.

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

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

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

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

12-16yo FREE with an accompanying adult

Short Route        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 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.

Organised by

Wheels in Wheels Events

19 Windsor Close, St Ives

Phone: 07876712098

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