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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:39 pm 
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The Macc Monster - Sunday 30th September

The end of season cycle sportive in aid of KidsCan returns!

It’s time to put The Macc Monster in your calendar – Sunday 30th September!

As ever we ask The Macc Monster is only £20 to take part.
Proceeds from the cycle will go towards funding KidsCan’s vital research into childhood cancers.

The start/finish point is now at Hurdsfield Primary School and Children’s Centre.

It’s very close to our old start point so the route hasn’t been altered that much.

The route is still 100 kilometres around the Peak District with very little flat land, with a number of challenging climbs. The route takes in the counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire as you experience climbs totalling over 7000ft!

Rest assured, your reward for completing the event awaits you in the catering van!

You can find the website at MaccMonster[dot]co[dot]uk

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:42 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Just registered for this. Thanks for the reminder.

Details here: --> http://www.maccmonster.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:57 am 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Just registered for this. Thanks for the reminder.

Details here: --> http://www.maccmonster.co.uk/


Thank you!
Looking forward to seeing you there.

We should be getting some new energy products we haven't tried before so you'll all get to sample those on your way round!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Hope you don’t mind a quick bump for this thread!

It’s not long to go until The Macc Monster, but first is The Great North Run!

This Sunday 56,000 people will be taking to the streets of the north east and if you’re one of them we’d like to wish you good luck and hope you have a fantastic time, whoever you’re running for.
We offer our runners a FREE place in the Great North Run so if you are looking for a new challenge next year please think about us!

In the meantime, I hope those of you who will be cycling with us on the 30th have got your bikes (and legs) in full working order – you’ll need to if you’re going to contend with 7,000ft of climbing!

Hope to see you there!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:58 pm 
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It is with great regret to inform you all that we have had to take the decision to postpone this weekend’s Macc Monster Cycle Sportive due to the weather conditions and the unprecedented amount of rainfall this week.

As you can imagine this has not been an easy decision to make as we have many people signed up to the event and we apologise for disappointing you all.
However, the safety of everyone involved is our top priority.

Following a risk assessment carried out this morning, we have had reports from the area, in particular the road through Macclesfield Forest doesn’t look good.
The road is very steep and narrow and due to the weather it is now covered in gravel and mud as well as having water still running down it.

Also, there have been Amber Weather warnings from the MET Office for most of the north west, including areas of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Over the tops on the Peak District will be particularly treacherous, not only because they are exposed to the elements but also due to the excessive rain.
There is heavy rain forecasted for the whole of Sunday including winds of over 30mph.

As you can imagine this is very disappointing for the charity and indeed for you but we hope that you understand our reasons. As we have said your safety is our priority.

The Macc Monster will return in April 2013 - Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us then!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:43 pm 
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Bugger. That is a shame. I was looking forward to the treacherous conditions on those descents.
Totally understand the decision to postpone though.
Might have a crack at the route though anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:59 am 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Bugger. That is a shame. I was looking forward to the treacherous conditions on those descents.
Totally understand the decision to postpone though.
Might have a crack at the route though anyway.


Be very careful if you do Paul! We'd like you to do it in April in one piece!

It's meant to be heavy rain all Sunday so that might only make things worse.


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