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Monster Cross 2021 Update:

It's still all rather 'lockdowny' and a bit too 'virusy' for Monster Cross to happen in February this year at Delamere. However, we have put the back up plan into effect and the aim is now to hold the event on 9th May 2021 at Catton Park, on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire boarder.

As things are still all a bit funny in the world we are opening entries on an 'Enter Now, Pay Later' basis. Essentially, commit to your entry now but we won't ask for any payment until we're 99% sure things can go ahead.  A link will be sent out to those that have reserved their place (probably early April) to pay up, if they don't within a few days they will lose their place and it will go out on general sale. Can't say fairer than that. 

In the meantime give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with further announcements.

 

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 May 9th 2021 Monster Cross returns to Catton Park, Derbyshire for another dose of close racing & fun riding, grade-A heckling & beer hand-ups. 

 
 
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Well... it's like a cross race only 3 hours long.

Our course is longer than a regular cx course at 6km, plus it'll be crammed full of interesting features to keep you keen for the entire duration.  The race starts at 10am, simply complete as many laps as possible in 3hrs.  Solos race on their own, pairs relay-style. If needs be you can take a rest and grab some food mid-race. 

And yes, there may be beer hand-ups.

categOries

Race categories are open to solo riders & pairs. 

Over 16's only. 

For 2021 there are separate Solo Vets categories again (Just one podium for 40+ with age ranges listed in the results).

Solo entry £30.00

Pairs entry £50.00

 

tHE cOurSE

The course is all kinds of ace. The first 2 editions of Monster Cross were held at Catton so we're very familiar with the trails here.  Expect plenty of fast fireroads, swoopy singletrack, steep banks & cx-techy descents to play with, plus the odd grassy bit. It will all will linked up with plenty of passing opportunities so there's ample room for everyone to race.  The mix of terrain means that it should be a laugh even if we get some muddy conditions.

bike spec

Run what ya brung...

We have designed the course to favour cross bikes.  That would be our first choice of steed & what we'd hope you'd use.  But we appreciate not everyone has as a cross bike so 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.

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tHE cOurSE

The course is all kinds of ace. The first 2 editions of Monster Cross were held at Catton so we're very familiar with the trails here.  Expect plenty of fast fireroads, swoopy singletrack, steep banks & cx-techy descents to play with, plus the odd grassy bit. It will all will linked up with plenty of passing opportunities so there's ample room for everyone to race.  The mix of terrain means that it should be a laugh even if we get some muddy conditions.

bike spec

Run what ya brung...

We have designed the course to favour cross bikes.  That would be our first choice of steed & what we'd hope you'd use.  But we appreciate not everyone has as a cross bike so 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.

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directiOns

Monster Cross 2021 is being held at Catton Park, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN.

To avoid an extremely narrow bridge at Walton on Trent we advise everyone should to approach from the A38 taking the A513 signed for Tamworth and Alrewas. Head towards Tamworth on the A513, after approx. 1.5 miles you will go under a railway bridge. Take the left turn immediately after the bridge. The event arena will be on the right hand side after about 1 mile.

camping

We are hoping to be able to offer some on site camping as well as a littel pre-event shindig on the evening of Saturday 8th May.  That is all dependent on things being decidedly less Covidy to allow us to do this.  More news on this to come as soon as we know the score.

 

merch

Monster Cross T-Shirts will be available to order again.  They'll be nice qaulity, priced sensibly (no more than £15) and available in a range of sizes to suit your beautiful body.  We'll probably have some other Monster Cross bits & bobs too.

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Our suppOrters

 
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Pro Cycle Care will be on hand at Monster Cross to help keep your bikes all lovely and clean with their most splndid cleaners, lubes and biodegradale bike care products.

They've also got some belting anti-bacterial sprays and hand sanitisers... so up yours Covid-19!

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The purveyors of the very finest in cyclocross compliamentary headwear.   

 

Feast your eyes on how happy this pair look!  It's all down to the fact that they have nice hats on.  Take their bobblehats away and their a right pair of miserable buggers. 

 

Be sure to go and see them at the event and invest in a damn fine bobblehat that will no doubt make your world a happier place too.

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