Thanks to all who joined us on Sunday 10th March for a wonderful winter warmer in the wilds of Shropshire…
Sunday 10th March 2019
Results are now live on the website
53 miles (85km) or 88 miles (142 km)
Start / Finish: Mary Webb School, Pontesbury, SY5 0TG
Entry fee £35 (on the day £40). Under 16s entry fee £10
If you would like to enter one of our events as a team or club (10+ riders), please contact us for a discounted rate. Email [email protected] for more info.
Registration: 8.00am to 10.00am
Departure: Riders on the medium (53 mile) route can depart anytime from 8.15am to 10.00am. Riders on the long route (88 miles) can depart anytime from 8.15am to 9.00am. Strictly no long route departures after 9.00am, please!
The Shropshire Devil is an ideal start to the sportive calendar. The 2019 event starts and ends in Pontesbury, a stone’s throw from Shrewsbury and within easy reach of the Midlands, North Wales and Cheshire. We have two routes to choose from – 53 or 88 miles – both of which showcase the best of the Shropshire Hills and Welsh Borders. The area is superb for cycling, with quiet roads and stunning views. Be warned, though, there are some hills and there’s a sting in the tail for long route riders in the form of The Burway, a brutal climb from Church Stretton up onto the Long Mynd. The views – not to mention the cakes at the feedstations – make it all worthwhile!
Check out the final routes below – PLEASE NOTE these have been updated on Friday 8th March:
The 53 mile route has a total of 1365 vertical metres of climbing, tackling the climbs of Long Mountain and Stiperstones.
The 88 mile route has a total of 2466 vertical metres of climbing, including the climbs of the Long Mountain, Anchor, New Invention, Burway and the Stiperstones.
We will have one feed station for the medium route and two for the long route. Both feed stations will be in village halls with toilets, mechanical assistance and route maps on hand.