Shropshire Devil 2

Shropshire Devil 2

 

Shropshire Devil 2

 

Mark Almond

 

Different route to the March Shropshire Devil

 

The March edition of the Shropshire Devil has firmly established itself as a classic amongst West Midlands sportives in recent years, with riders travelling from across the country to enjoy the late winter ride around the stunning Shropshire countryside.

 

Shropshire Devil 2!
Shropshire Devil 2!

 

The Shropshire Devil 2 develops this proven formula and adds in a healthy dose of Welsh mountain roads and cross border landscapes for the September running of this rapidly growing event.
 

Taking place on 7th September, the event starts at the Shrewsbury Sports Village before heading out on a choice of 55, 77 and 115-mile routes.
 

All routes will head west towards Wales taking in a range of quiet, fully way marked country roads ideal for cycling. The 55-mile route offers 662 metres of climbing with all ascents being steady and manageable. The 77-mile option has 1215 metres and the 115-mile route a whopping 2660 metres of climbing as they take in Winllan Hill (both routes) as well as Cwn Sian Llwyd and the legendary Bwich-y-Groes (115 mile option only).
 

There will be well-stocked food stations on route supplying a range of savoury treats courtesy of the award winning Drovers Rest restaurant and an assortment of energy products to choose from.
 

The event is professionally timed with broom wagon and full medical support should anyone be unfortunate enough to need it on the day.
 

Free parking is available at the event HQ and all finishers will receive a finisher’s certificate.
 

Registration costs £25 and it is strongly advised to register in advance as the ride is becoming very popular so there is no guarantee of places being available on the day.
 

Full details of this and the other events run by Red Kite can be found on their website and by following Red Kite Events on Facebook or Twitter
 

RED KITE EVENTS – 2014 EVENTS LIST
 

7th September – Shropshire Devil 2 – Road Bike Sportive, Shropshire Sports Village,
 

21st September – Brecon Sportive. Brecon, Powys. Routes heading into the Brecon Beacons. 43, 66, 98 mile route options.
 

28th September – Devils Challenge 10k and ½ marathon run. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. Mainly offroad routes, wet, muddy, hilly – a truly challenging run.
 

11/12th October – Devils MTB/Road Bash – Cheddar, Somerset. Guided rides around Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. Red Kite Events experienced guides will be leading the rides
 

25/26th October – Empire Cycles Enduro Weekend – Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50k route with 5 competitive downhill sections.
 

For more details on Red Kite events, please visit them here.

Andrew

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