PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE – SUNDAY 29TH MARCH
Join us on Sunday 29th March for a wonderful winter warmer in the wilds of Shropshire…
Sunday 29th March 2020
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. Our 2020 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 routes below – PLEASE NOTE, ROUTE CHANGES are being made due to flooding and other factors. We will update these maps as soon as possible but further updates may be made before the event. Please check back here nearer the time:
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.