Date change for Forest of Dean Classic sportive

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums

Share

Sportive

Date change for Forest of Dean Classic sportive

Over-running roadworks force organisers to switch event to July

Organisers of the Forest of Dean Classic sportive have announced a new date for this year’s event.

The sportive, originally set to take place on Bank Holiday Monday, will instead take place on Sunday July 13. Over-running roadworks, and another event on the same day meaning re-routing the Classic was not an option, are the reasons behind the switch to summer.

The Forest of Dean Classic sportive has changed dates to July 13 (pic: Wheels in Wheels)

The tenth edition of the sportive will also now move its headquarters back to Monmouth town centre, which will hosts the start and finish of the 90-mile course and the new 62-mile ride.

The former features 20 individual climbs and a total of more than 8,000ft of climbing while the latter still contains more than 6,000ft of climbing.

Both routes include the leg-sapping slog up Symonds Yat, with a maximum gradient approaching 25 per cent on the climb, which comes within ten miles of the finish of both courses.

For more details and to enter, visit www.wheelsinwheels.com

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production