Herefordshire Devil – ride the Marches!

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Our newly-acquired sportive series continues next month when we move the focus to  neighbouring Herefordshire!

We’ve been organising events for over a decade from our base on the edge of the Brecon Beacons – and for 2016 we’ve taken over the ‘Devil’ sportives from Red Kite Events while they focus on the mountain bike UK Enduro Series.

We kicked things off last month with the Shropshire Devil, drawing entrants from as far away as Scotland for a spring sportive in glorious sunshine.

After the early morning mist burned off it was a perfect spring day, and suffice to say everyone made it back with the tell-tale tired smile of the satisfied sportive rider!

We were delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback about our well-stocked feed stations and friendly team.

We’ve also taken heed of some constructive criticism and we’re aiming for 100% satisfaction in our two remaining events of 2016.

On that note, the Herefordshire Devil is on Sunday May 8th, 8am, starting and finishing at the Community Hall on School Road, Leominster.

We reckon Herefordshire is superb for cycling, with quiet roads and stunning views, and the Devil takes in the gorgeous scenery of the Herefordshire hills, Welsh Borders and Mid Wales.

What could be better than an early summer ride into the heart of Mid Wales? It promises to be a cracker.

The long route (133 miles / 213km) starts in Leominster and heads to Knighton via Mortimer’s Cross and Shobdon before hugging Offa’s Dyke and Welsh-English border as far as Felindre.

The return leg is firmly in Welsh Marches territory, taking in the dramatic scenery of the Elan Valley Dams, before crossing back over the border at Presteigne, ticking off Newbridge on Wye and Old Radnor along the way.

Short (56 miles / 90km) and medium (83 miles / 133km)  loops are also available, with toilets and fully-catered food stops en route.

We’re also planning an all-new Powys Devil on a date to be announced in August, starting from our HQ in Hay-on-Wye in the foothills of the Black Mountains – watch this space!

Head here for more info about the Herefordshire Devil, including route maps and online entry.

Online entry is £27, rising to £35 for on the day entry.

 

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