Forest of Dean Spring Classic cycling Sportive

FOREST OF DEAN CLASSIC

2017 Provisional Results

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Sunday 6th MAY 2018 - 90Mile | 62Mile
Start/Finish: Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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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.

EVENT INFORMATION

Final information Finisher's medal with commemorative event ribbon
On-line entries Downloadable finishers certificate available after results are released online
Team entry Team/Group entries at £5 discount per person (minimum of 4 riders)
Guaranteed ride Entries on the day available with a £5 premium
Registration Registration opens from 16:00 – 18:00 Saturday 5th May and from 07:30 on Sunday 6th May.
Free CAR PARKING Free 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
toilets icon Event toilets on site
arrowed route All routes fully signed (both direction and caution) and climbs listed and numbered
GPX files GPX files available for download from 1st May
mechanical assistance Full mechanical support at the start and on the route
feed points 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
Final information Final information available on 3rd May by email and on line

 

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 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.


Further information please contact bookings@wheelsinwheels.com

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62 mile
Short Ride
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90 mile
Long Ride
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Press Archive - Forest of Dean Classic

Publication Article Type Link
Cycling Weekly 2007 - Event report web link
Cycling Weekly 2010 - 4 Page print article/report pdf link
Cycling Active 2010 - 1 Page print article/report pdf link
sportive.com 2017 - Event article web link

 

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Event Routes

Short Route 62Mile (100 km)

Forest of Dean Short Route

Long Route 90Mile (145 km)

Forest of Dean spring Classic Long Route

 

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