Wiggle Shropshire Mynd
Event: 15 September 2013
As part of the sportives delivered by KILO TO GO, Wiggle Shropshire Mynd kicks off their autumn events from Shrewsbury Town Football Club. The ride takes in some great climbs spaced out between some fast, free riding.
There’s a hidden gem of a climb along the Welsh border that will test most riders to the limit. With two routes on offer, just complete your registration at www.kilotogo.com and you’ll receive your ‘Ticket to Ride’ pack in the post just before event day.
The pack contains your rider numbers and electronic timing sticker to enable you to just roll up to the start line. There’s no need to queue at the registration desk. Each finisher receives a goodie bag (valued at £25), and a medal on the day.
Previously known as Wild Edric, and having out grown the old Bishop’s Castle HQ, Wiggle Shropshire Mynd is now based from the new football stadium on the southern edge of Shrewsbury. With a seating capacity of just under 10,000, there is plenty of parking at the stadium and in the near vicinity. Based on the northern edge of the route and with easy access from the M6, the stadium provides fantastic access on to the quiet Shropshire countryside.
Riders can choose between the 101 or 64 mile route option. The longer route takes riders up the 3 main climbs: Long Mynd, Kerry Hill and Long Mountain. The shorter route does not include Kerry Hill. The approach and climb up Long Mynd is 3.5 miles long at an average 6% incline culminating at Robin Hood’s Butts. Long Mountain, however, is a steep 1.2 mile climb at an average 11% with a lovely fast riding 3 mile 5% descent.
The long route’s hidden gem is the climb up Kerry Hill. From Knighton, it’s up hill for 14 miles at an average 7% but the final mile twists and turns to the top at 10%!
Shropshire is the ‘secret county’. A county blessed with some fantastic cycling terrain. From the birth place of Charles Darwin, Wiggle Shropshire Mynd is an evolution! To find out more, go to www.kilotogo.com