2022 Shropshire Devil Sportive

Join us on Sunday 13th March for a wonderful winter warmer in the wilds of Shropshire…

Topping out on the Long Mynd after conquering The Burway

Sunday 13th March 2022

Three NEW routes – 50 miles (80km), 65 miles (105km) or 90 miles (145km) approx
Start / Finish: Minsterley, nr Shrewsbury
Entry fee £30/£35/£40 (on the day +£10). Under 16s entry fee £10.  £5 from every entry to the Dear Toby Trust.

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 short (c. 50 mile) and medium (c. 65 mile) routes can depart anytime from 8:15am to 10:00am.

Riders on the long route (c. 90 mile) 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. Our 2022 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 – 50 or 90 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 feed stations – make it all worthwhile!

Check out the routes below – now updated with 2022 route info. Please DO NOT use these GPX files on the day, await final route files which will be sent out with briefing, in case of last minute road closures etc



The short route had a total of c. 1200 vertical metres of climbing, tackling the climbs of Long Mountain and Stiperstones.  The medium route climbs a total of c. 1500m.

The long route had a total of c. 2100 vertical metres of climbing, including the climbs of the Long Mountain, Anchor, Burway and the Stiperstones.

We will have one feed station for the short route and two for the medium and long routes. Both feed stations will be in village halls with toilets, mechanical assistance and route maps on hand, in addition to our famous Drover Cycles

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