The Event

The event established itself as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK, covering 1,000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines.

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The Monsterreturns

The Monster returns this year bigger and better than before, with a new and improved route guaranteeing breath-taking scenery and iconic challenges. This year's event comprises of a 5km swim in Loch Ness before 5 days cycling and finishes with a 50km ultra-marathon on the last day.

Once again this year we are offering swim, cycle and run only packages for those unable to do the whole challenge but are looking to experience the Monster atmosphere.

Places are limited on this unique event so register now to avoid disappointment.

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Included inthe event

There are 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on route and at hotels. The event also includes:

  • Hotel stay (6 nights), including bike storage
  • Breakfast, lunch, evening meals (& snacks) for 7 days
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Finishers medal
  • Support vehicles
  • Medical Support
  • Bike mechanics & spare parts
  • Water safety boats
  • Event t-shirt
  • GPX route files
  • Finishers celebration event (food & drinks)
  • Full participant info pack and event manual
  • Sports physio and massage(supplement)

The RouteSwim.Cycle.Run

Day 1: SUN 23 JUNE5km swim in Loch Ness (Cycle to Fort William)

Setting off from Canal Side, Fort Augustus participants will complete a 5km lapped swim in Loch Ness and then a 50km ride to Fort William.

Day 2: MON 24 JUNECycle from Fort William to Glasgow

172 km and 1497m

The first day on the bike takes riders through majestic countryside including the iconic Glencoe Pass and the shores of Loch Lomond. It is very much a day of two halves with all the big climbs coming in the morning.

Day 3: TUES 25 JUNECycle from Glasgow to Carlisle

190km and 1626m

The ride follows a direct route through the Scottish Borders as it cuts through the rugged landscape. It’s an easier day than the first but still lumpy enough to provide a stern challenge.

Day 4: wed 26 JUNECycle from Carlisle to Haydock

200km 1749m

The longest day of the event and a tough day in the saddle. The route takes riders over the famous Shap pass and through the undulating countryside of Lancashire.

Day 5: Thurs 27 JUNECycle from Haydock to Kidderminster

195km 1376m

Another long day of riding sees riders enjoy a relatively flat first 80 miles before a hilly section through the Shropshire hills and on to Kidderminster

Day 6: Fri 28 JUNECycle from Kidderminster to Windsor

198km 1595m
The final days riding is another long day with riders passing through Shakespeare country and the lovely Warwickshire countryside. The final few hills of the trip are found as the route crosses the Chilterns before the descent down to Windsor.

Day 7: Sat 29 JUNERun from Windsor to Richmond

50km
The Monster Triathlon concludes with an ultra-marathon along the banks of the Thames. The route utilises much of the Thames Path as it winds its way towards the finish venue in Richmond.
David Lawrie
Lisa Melvin
"Bucket List event! A once in a lifetime opportunity. Just the best experience ever, swimming in Loch Ness with the most dramatic backdrop, jumping onto our bikes for an epic 5 days of cycling through the rolling British countryside topped off with the most beautiful run along the Thames. The Monster Team were truly outstanding from the outset making sure we were all very well looked after and making it a very chilled out event allowing all participants to enjoy the week at a pace to suit them meeting great new friends at the same time.  Highly recommend!! "
Vicky Goodwin
Roman Janda
"Best event of my life so far. If you need a challenge this is the one..."
Aubrey Malcolm Green
Andy Pills
"Thank you for the best week I’ve had in a long long time. Hard at times but a really great team!"
Aubrey Malcolm Green
Jacqui Burke
"Fantastic event. It was hard work, well worth it. Organisers were amazing. View of Scotland and England were stunning. Great to meet loads of new like-minded friends."
Aubrey Malcolm Green
Paul Naylor
"Definite bucket list, must do! Awesome event, well organised and an incredible journey. All the team were first class and couldn't do more to help."