The Midland Monster storms on to the sportive scene

Forest of Dean Sportive organisers, Wheels in Wheels CC, are to excel again. After a successful ride on the weekend they have announced a new sportive to add to their calendar of events – The Midland Monster.

Inspired by Garmin Slipstream?s rider Dan Martin, the route follows his training roads and covers ground yet to have a sportive on. Riders can weave through the heart of the Midlands on either 160km or 120km loop starting and finishing just outside Burton-on-Trent. Not to leave the family out, organisers have set out a 25km loop so everyone can be included in the day.

This challenging ride is to be held on the 17th May, capped at 400 riders is expected to be a sell out. For more information on the Midland Monster and to enter on-line visit


British cyclo-sportive calendar 2009