We’re BACK with an exciting programme of events for 2022 with NEW UPDATED and IMPROVED routes, two NEW events and lots of your favourite home-baked cake!
2022 Drover Cycles Sportive Series
2022 Gospel Pass Everesting Challenge
and our inaugural Gravel Sportive
We are shaking things up a bit for 2022 and making some exciting changes to the Drover Cycles Sportive Series. Please watch this space for further details and booking links which will be coming soon… but in the meantime here are the dates for your diary:
The Drover Cycles Shropshire Devil – Sunday 13th March 2022
The Drover Cycles Cambrian Devil – Sunday 15th May 2022
The Drover Cycles Brecon Beacons Devil – Sunday 14th August 2022
The ALL NEW Drover Cycles Herefordshire Devil – Sunday 2nd October 2022
The Drover Cycles Gospel Pass Everesting Challenge – Saturday 18th June 2022
And last but not least our new mid-Wales gravel sportive will be on Sunday 3rd Jul 2022 – details coming soon but this will be a small event for 2022 with very limited numbers. Let us know if you’re keen and we’ll add your name to the waiting list.
Our charity partner is very close to our hearts. We will be raising funds for the The Dear Toby Trust.
This is a new charity which was set up in memory of Toby Hambrook-Skinner, Luke and Anna’s nephew, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in October 2016, aged just seven weeks old. He spent the rest of his short but inspiring life at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London and tragically lost his fight against cancer at just seven months old.
Toby’s parents, Verity and Nathan, supported by their incredible friends and family (including their extended GOSH family) are committed to finding a kinder way to beat childhood cancer – in Toby’s name. They also want to do everything they can to support paediatric oncology nurses – who are, quite frankly, the greatest human beings on earth. This is the mission of The Dear Toby Trust.
£5 from every sportive entry will go directly to The Dear Toby Trust.
New to Drover Cycles sportives?
Our road cycling challenges are all set in the glorious surroundings of Mid Wales and the Marches (the Wales/England border region). We love running these events and it seems you like taking part too – we reckon it’s the combination of superb scenery and mountains of homemade cakes, among other things! Our sportive routes taking in the finest riding in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons including classic climbs like the Long Mynd and Gospel Pass. All routes are signposted with our easy-to-spot fluorescent pink arrows which seem to go down well with our sportive riders with comments including “spot on signage, we never missed a turn” and “perfect for me, didn’t miss a beat all day”. We have well-stocked feed stations run by our friendly team where you can fill up on homemade sweet and savoury snacks, energy food and a range of hot and cold drinks. We have dairy free and gluten free options and, if you let us know you dietary requirements in advance, we will be happy to cater for particular diets, allergies or intolerances. You’ll also get mechanical and first aid support at the feed stations. At the finish you’ll be greeted by a massage therapist and tasty home-made food and drink.
About the Drover Cycles Sportive Series
We’re big fans of sportives here at Drover Cycles! We’ve been riding in and organising cycling events for a nearly two decades from our base here in Hay on Wye on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the Welsh borders. We took over two successful sportives from Red Kite Events in 2016 and have put our own stamp on the events, adding a third route (and for 2022 a fourth) and continually improving signage, feed stations and adding extras to make our road cycling events some of the best around.