Saturday 26 March 2022

The Cobble Monster returns

A great little cycling event returns after a three-year absence next Sunday and I for one will be taking part. 

The event was originally called 'The London Classic' but changed to its current 'Cobble Monster' a few years ago. Sadly it disappeared for a few years but I was pleasantly surprised to see an email pop into my in box informing me it was back. Th

The event is inspired by the Paris-Roubaix which features participants overcoming several cobbled sections. Not to be outdone, the Cobble Monster features some the the best streets in London that have retained their original cobbles as well as incorporating some rather significant hills. In addition to this, the event tries to raise funds for the Evelina London Children's Hospital - a great charity. 

Normally there are loads of Brompton riders ready to have a go at this but for the moment at least I suspect that I will tackle it alone. 

The revitalised event has a slightly changed route. It will start at Brixton Cycles, run through the West End and then some of the East End's finest Cobbles. It the moves to some of the classic lung bursting hills, before finishing at the Herne Hill Velodrome. 

I have to say that I am very much looking forward to it! The first time I took part in this event was way back in 2013!

Below I have put some links to a few previous event to give you a flavour of what this event is like.


Hills with the London Skyline in the distance.

Until then, stay safe out there people!

1st time doing this event

2nd time doing this event

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