24/06/2017 - Llangadog, Carmarthenshire - Sportive
Weeks to go until event: less than 14 weeks
The UK's toughest sportive! UPDATED FOR 2017!
2 route options, both extremely difficult:
The Ultimate Monster - 300km and 6500 metres of climbing.
The Original Monster - 200km with a still mind boggling 4000 metres climbing.
Both route take in the fantastic, remote and spectacular Mid Wales countryside.
Featuring some of the most challenging and scenic, but quietest roads in Mid Wales The Monster packs a punch that will rip your legs off.
The Monster is not your average sportive. It is aimed at experienced riders who are bored of the standard, easy sportive events out there. It is for riders who know that total climbing is much harder than distance, and for those who think a standard 100 miler is a walk in the park. It is small in terms of participation numbers, but has a friendly vibe and both the 2014 and 2015 events are ranked as one of the top sportives on Cyclosport.org.
There are strict time cut-offs in place for the safety of riders and the sanity of the staff. You have been warned!
Venue location: Llandovery
Drop Box Service: Once again, we will be offering the unique drop box service. This allows riders to have their own nutrition and extra clothing items transported to the event feed stations. For 2017 this will be an optional service, but riders will get to keep the boxes (storing 200 boxes is difficult!). £2 per rider.
Full Colour Technical T-Shirt: In order to keep the event affordable and in response to rider feedback, we will have an improved finishers t-shirt available as an upgrade. It will be a technical style, sublimation printed design in full colour.