like crOss, but mOre crOSS
We love a bit of cross. Cross is ace.
But sometimes we're left wanting more. It's hard as hell at the time, but before long it feels like it's all over too soon. That's where Monster Cross comes in - it's like cross, but more cross. Awesome like cyclocross, just with more awesomeness; 3 hours long with a course featuring more singletrack, more run ups, more hurdles & more cowbells.
On February 16th 2020 Monster Cross returns to Delamere Forest, Cheshire for another dose of close racing & fun riding, grade-A heckling & beer hand-ups.
Our course is longer than a regular cx course at 6km. It'll be crammed full of interesting features to keep you keen for the duration. The race starts at 10am, simply complete as many laps as possible in 3hrs. If needs be you can take a rest and grab some food mid-race.
The course is all kinds of ace. Thanks to the input of local cycling kingpin & international heart-throb, The Loam Ranger himself, Rick Minshull of Twelve50 Bikes we have a suitably awesome course. Expect fast fireroads, swoopy singletrack, steep banks & cx-techy descents to play with. All linked up with plenty of passing opportunities. The mix of terrain means that it should be a laugh in whatever weather we get in mid-February.
Run what ya brung...
We have designed the course to favour cross bikes & that would be our first choice of steed. But your're welcome to join in on any wholly human-powered bike suitable for racing off-road, whether that be an mtb, gravel bike or whatever. There's no silly restrictions on tyre size here. No e-bikes & no tandems though.
Monster Cross is held at Whitefield, Delamere Forest, CW8 2HZ.
The event car park is off the B5152 just up the road from the main Delamere visitors centre & Delamere train station.
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