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Ludlow Cycling Festival South Shropshire Tors Sportives

22 Sep 2019

Organiser's Description

These three sportives are a key part of Ludlow Cycling Festival, now in its 6th year, and always get great participant feedback.  The Festival is run by our organising committee and Ludlow Cycling Club to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The sportives offer proven stunning routes on the quiet back roads and lanes of Shropshire (and some of Herefordshire!), making the most of the dramatic terrain and views in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They also feature:
  • Adequate free car parking
  • Scope to enter on the day
  • Great feed stops with some homemade cakes and other goodies
  • A route card with OS map
  • A 'SAG' to help with any mechanicals and to bring you and your bike home if you cannot continue
  • Fully sign-posted routes

The 106km route is testing at 1,430m of climbing, but not extreme. Following the Teme valley upstream from Ludlow to Bucknell, you then climb up the Redlake valley and enter wild and hilly terrain crossed by Offa's Dyke Path. You descend sharply to the Clun Valley and the first feed stop at Newcastle-on-Clun. Refreshed, you cross Offa's Dyke again and tackle the climb up the Cefns before tracking the hidden gem of the Unk valley to join the Kerry Ridgeway into Bishops Castle. We then take you the hilliest way possible to the second feed stop at Aston-on-Clun before following the Clun valley to Leintwardine. The final stage home takes you through historic Wigmore and up into Mortimer Forest and over High Vinnals before the dramatic swoop down to Ludlow. 

The 60km is a medium distance road ride with total climbing of 655m. From Ludlow you follow the Teme valley upstream to Bucknell. There you turn north past Bedstone College and the magnificent ruin of Hopton Castle, cross the River Clun at charming Clunbury and arrive at the feed stop at Aston-on-Clun. You then follow the Clun valley to Leintwardine. The final stage home takes you through historic Wigmore and up into Mortimer Forest and over High Vinnals before the dramatic swoop down to Ludlow. 

The 30km route is gentler meander along lovely lanes with 400m of climbing. From Ludlow you follow the Teme valley upstream to Leintwardine, where you stop for refreshments at The Sun Inn. From there you cross the Teme three times before turning up into Mortimer Forest and over High Vinnals before the dramatic swoop back down to Ludlow. 

The 106km route is testing at 1,430m of climbing, but not extreme. Following the Teme valley upstream from Ludlow to Bucknell, you then climb up the Redlake valley and enter wild and hilly terrain crossed by Offa's Dyke Path. You descend sharply to the Clun Valley and the first feed stop at Newcastle-on-Clun. Refreshed, you cross Offa's Dyke again and tackle the climb up the Cefns before tracking the hidden gem of the Unk valley to join the Kerry Ridgeway into Bishops Castle. We then take you the hilliest way possible to the second feed stop at Aston-on-Clun before following the Clun valley to Leintwardine. The final stage home takes you through historic Wigmore and up into Mortimer Forest and over High Vinnals before the dramatic swoop down to Ludlow. 

 

The 60km is a medium distance road ride with total climbing of 655m. From Ludlow you follow the Teme valley upstream to Bucknell. There you turn north past Bedstone College and the magnificent ruin of Hopton Castle, cross the River Clun at charming Clunbury and arrive at the feed stop at Aston-on-Clun. You then follow the Clun valley to Leintwardine. The final stage home takes you through historic Wigmore and up into Mortimer Forest and over High Vinnals before the dramatic swoop down to Ludlow. (N.B. refreshment stop venue subject to change)

 

The 30km route is gentler meander along lovely lanes with 400m of climbing. From Ludlow you follow the Teme valley upstream to Leintwardine, where you stop for refreshments at The Sun Inn. From there you cross the Teme three times before turning up into Mortimer Forest and over High Vinnals before the dramatic swoop back down to Ludlow. 

 

Prices

Until
19 Sep 2019£30.00
Until
19 Sep 2019£25.00
Until
19 Sep 2019£20.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 22 Sep 2019

Closing Date: 19 Sep 2019

Places Available/Total: ??/400

Status: Open

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Organiser

Charles Edwards

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