Only two weeks to go for the South Shropshire Tours sportive

Only two weeks to go for the South Shropshire Tours sportive

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Only two weeks left to sign up to the South Shropshire Tors – 100-kilometres of challenging climbs and descents in the South of the county – an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Starting in the historic town of Ludlow South Shropshire Tors 100-kilometre sportive has been planned to make the most of this unique area. Bordering the soft rolling country of Herefordshire to the south, and the dramatic climbs on the Shropshire/Welsh border, it is ideal cycling terrain for those who want a challenge.

The day’s 1470 metres of climbing takes the rider into the Shadow of Rockall before topping Weston Hill, the highest point of the ride. On then to the ancient Kerry Ridgeway and its dramatic views, before swooping down to Bishop's Castle. The second half of the ride passes over rolling hills before an overall drop back into Ludlow.

The sportive will be fully supported with signposting, two refreshment stops, first aid support and a broom wagon. Rides will be manually timed.

The sportive is the main ride in Ludlow’s first cycling festival – with several other family orientated rides and activities such as local led rides (for individuals and families), turbo time trial challenge, bike checks, family entertainment and live music. In addition there will be food, cakes, refreshments and a licensed bar.

The event is organised on behalf of by Macmillan Cancer Support who will benefit from all of the festival’s proceeds.

Details of the South Shropshire Tors Sportive route are here.

The event additionally offers a shorter ride of 30km for those looking to step into the sportive world – look out for the Orchard Ride on the entry page.

Fancy taking on the challenge?

Enter here today