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.
New for this year is the addition of 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.Register Now
Included inthe event
There are 7 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
- Lead riders & sweep vehicles
- Bike mechanics & spare parts
- Water safety boats
- Fully signed routes
- Event t-shirt
- Printed route cards & gpx route files
- Finishers celebration event (food & drinks)
- Full participant info pack and event manual
Day 1: Sun 1 JULY5km swim in Loch Ness (followed by transfer to Fort William)
Day 2: Mon 2 JULYCycle from Fort William to Glasgow
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 3 JULYCycle from Glasgow to Carlisle
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 4 JULYCycle from Carlisle to Haydock
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 5 JULYCycle from Haydock to Kidderminster
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 6 JULYCycle from Kidderminster to Windsor
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 7 JULYRun from Windsor to Richmond
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.