Thank you from the Cobblemonster team

Thanks to our 228 riders who turned out this year in rubbish conditions to ride Cobblemonster 2018. It was a serious test even to roll out of a warm bed and ride in that rain.

We even had one guy turn up with no bike! Fortunately our hosts and friends at Brixton Cycles were able to kit out Darryl with a brand new steed in record time.

Amazingly you were able to raise £4,025.06 (who gave 6p??) for The Evelina Childrens Hospital Well done to all who rode and donated.

Cobblemonster would like to thank the following peoples:

All at Brixton Cycles for their hospitality, generosity and all round good eggness.
The team at Brixton JAMM for hosting us for the first time.
Cliff and Carol for wonderful food even in the rain.
Tricky, Gordon, Lincoln, Dave T, Simon, James et al for signage, web trickery, registration and 57 varieties of assistance.
Risa and Yasu @ Mentsen for design and print generosity
Lis Foy for coming to every single edition so far and being massively enthusiastic as ever
our prize donaters and sponsors – Trek, Bontrager, Brooks, Surly, All-City,

And of course all the riders who make the cobblemonster what it is! We salute each and every one of youse!

The Cobblemonster 2018 route

Here is the 2018 Cobblemonster route.


There are 29 cobbled sections and 5 lung busting hills.

A big shout out to David, Adam, James and Sinclair who all provided GPX files for those of you who need GPS. Here is the file:-

Cobble Monster 2018

Helpfully David also created a strava page which is here:-


for everyone else fear not! the entire route is signposted in our signature magenta arrows!


A new venue for The Cobblemonster

For 2018 we move from our birthplace, SE19 and move to a bigger venue in Brixton, the capital of South London.
Brixton Jamm
Our new host this year will be the excellent Brixton Jamm at 261 Brixton Road, London SW9.

The formula will be a little different this year. Registration and the start will take place from 8 am at the Brixton Cycles Shop and the finish will be at Brixton Jamm, where you’ll find a selection of fine ales, food, a post-ride raffle and of course large screen Paris-Roubaix which is Europe’s other big bike ride that day.

Brixton Cycles Shop, 296-298 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AG from 8am
Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London SW9 6LH

Entry to The Cobblemosnter remains free – we only ask that you consider donating £15 to our target charity, Evelina London.

We would like to thank the excellent Gipsy Hill Tavern – the staff, the punters – for their hospitality and support for the last five editions and in particular the mercurial Frank the landlord who went above and beyond in supporting us.

2017 Cobblemonster route

The 2017 route clocks in at just under 38 miles.

There are 28 Pave sectors and 6 lung bursting hills.

A full map of the route will be given to all starters. Additionally the route is fully signed.

A spreadsheet of the route is available for download here.

Those with a penchant for Global Positional Satellites might like to look here.

Raffle prizes in

We’re delighted to let everyone know we have a Surly Pacer frame to raffle off this year! £400 of prime steel sveltnesse can be yours for just a £1…if you’re the lucky winner of our annual post Paris-Rouaix raffle.


We also have a selection of other stuff to auction off, such as some Halo wheels, Brooks saddles and other goodies from our long time supporters Brixton Cycles.

We’re Cobblemonster!

Hi there

After six editions and a years break the former TLC team return with the Cobblemonster, London’s original and best Urbosportive!

The idea is startlingly simple and familiar: we meet at the Gipsy Hill Tavern, depart for cobbles and climbs aplenty beofre returning to SE19 for food, drinks and BIG SCREEN PARIS-ROUBAIX and a raffle with BIG PRIZES.

Anybody on the old TLC mailing list will get an email with detail of how to enter then.

As ever our target charity is The Evelina Children’s hospital and all profits from the event go their way.

Hope to see you all again on Sunday the 9th of April 2017 at The Gipsy Hill Tavern, London SE19.