Join us on Sunday 12th May for a marvellous ride in the Welsh Marches…
Sunday 12th May 2019
56 miles (90km), 87 miles (139km) or 130 miles (207km)
Start / Finish in Leominster
Entry fee £35 (on the day £40). Under 16s entry fee £10
Early Bird Offer – save 10% if you book before 31st January 2019. Book a place on any Drover Cycles sportive before 31st January and you’ll pay just £31.50
If you would like to enter as a team or club (10+ riders), please contact us for a discounted rate. Email [email protected] for more info.
Online entries close on Saturday 11th May at 23:55
LONG ROUTE – registration opens at 7am and you may depart from 7.30am – 8am.
MEDIUM & SHORT ROUTES – registration opens at 7.30am and you may depart from 8am – 9am
The Herefordshire Devil truly is a roll for the soul with three distance options ranging from energetic to epic! Starting out in Leominster, the fully-signed route starts with picture-perfect English villages of half-timbered houses fringed by apple orchards. Once you reach the Welsh border get ready for some hills as the route winds westwards along increasingly quiet roads and spectacular scenery. Sheep, skylarks and red kites are your main companions as you near the Elan Valley and enjoy dramatic views of the amazing dams and reservoirs. On the return route follow the bright pink arrows through glorious summer landscapes, dotted with farms, woodland and yet more sheep, back to the English border. This is a challenging and rewarding day in the saddle. Well-stocked feed stations will keep you hydrated and nourished and Drover Cycles friendly team will make sure you and your bike are well looked after. There’s a great goody bag, medal and cake for all participants!
There are three routes to choose from, all a challenging and rewarding day out. The long is not for the faint-hearted, expect to be in the saddle for up to 11 hours.
The 56 mile route has a total of 976 vertical metres of climbing
The 87 mile route has a total of 1866 vertical metres of climbing
The 130 mile route has a total of 3316 vertical metres of climbing
We will have one food stop for the short route, two for the medium route, and three for the long route.
Please note that minor changes to the route may be necessary so please check back closer to the time.