2018 Shropshire Devil Sportive

Topping out on the Long Mynd after conquering The Burway

Rider Times can now be found on the results page.

PRE-EVENT INFO can be downloaded here.

The devil returns!  This event was rescheduled (original date 11th March) due to conditions in the aftermath of the Beast from the East.

Sunday 25th March 2018
53 miles (85km) or 88 miles (142 km)
Start / Finish: Mary Webb School, Pontesbury, SY5 0TG
Entry fee £29 (on the day £35)
Special Offers – Women go FREE. Book a place on any Drover Cycles sportive and get a free entry for a female rider. We don’t mind if they are a friend, family member, colleague or something else but you must provide both names at the time of booking. Email [email protected] for more info.
Online entries close on Friday 23rd March at 23:55

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!

Trio of female riders on Long Mountain

The Shropshire Devil is an ideal start to the sportive calendar. The 2018 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 UPDATED routes below:


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.

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Any questions, please contact us or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.