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Forest of Dean Classic 2017

30/04/2017 - Monmouth, Monmouthshire - Sportive

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After a two year gap 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.
Both 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.


Final information available on 26th AprilOn-line entries close 23:59 Tuesday 25th April

Entries on the day available with a £5 premium

Registration opens from 16:00 - 18:00 Saturday 29th April and from 07:30 on Sunday 30th April.

Free CAR PARKING public car parking locally

Start and Finish Start and Finish on Chippenham Fields in the heart of Monmouth town centre

Long route Long ride £35 - 90miles - START TIME 08:30 to 09:15

Short Route Short ride £30 - 60 miles - START TIME 08:30 to 09:30

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

GPX files GPX files available for download from 26th April

Mechanical assistance Full mechanical support at the start and on the route

2 feed stops on the long ride at Sling 31miles and Drybrook 60 miles. 

1 feed stop on the short ride at Sling 31miles.medical support Full medical support on the route

Broom Wagon Broom Wagon for assistance 

The Forest of Dean Classic sportive has been a favorite event for many years for riders preparing for bigger rides later in the year. The shorter ride is still a good challenge for those wanting a day out without the distance on 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 Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Event Feild
Address Line 2 Monnow Keep
Town Monmouth,
County Gloucestershire
Postcode NP25 3PS
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Wheels in Wheels Events Ltd
Email Email Hidden
Phone 07703525093
Address Line 1 19 Windsor Close
Address Line 2 Windsor Close
Town St Ives
County Cambridgeshire
Postcode PE27 3DW

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