Here are some great challenges for cyclists…. and if you want something easier , whilst your partner does the challenge we can organise a great cycling weekend for you around the event.
Shropshire Highlands Challenge – Sunday 16th June 2013.
– Not a race, but a challenging 65 mile ride at your own pace all on quiet roads and lanes among the beautiful Shropshire Hills.
Try our Explorers Country House Cycle Escape – close to the start and you don’t have to go over any hills at all
The Tandem Triathlon – Saturday 6 July 2013
– the only tandem triathlon in the world. You need access to a tandem – but this is great fun. One team member swims 1k, both then cycle the 30k on road route, the other team member then runs a cross country 10k. The event offers a challenging course for serious competitors but one that is also easily manageable, albeit in perhaps longer time, for those who want to try a more relaxed event.
The rest of the family can try The Family Cycling holiday and can cycle up to meet you at Bury Ditches to cheer you on.
Wiggle Shropshire Mynd Sportive – Sunday, 15 September 2013
A 101 mile sportive– It’s called the secret county because it’s full of scenic gems and known for being off the beaten track. The routes criss-cross the English / Welsh border so riders have the opportunity of climbing both Long Mynd (in England) and Long Mountain (in Wales). Kerry Hill features on the long route which is so long brings it rides almost like a typical European climb. The area is also steeped in history with fierce battles and the infamous 177 mile Offa’s Dyke which the route follows as you head towards Long Mountain.
While they go up the hills the wrong way (the steepest way), you can do a similar route the best way following river valleys up the easier gradients on the Shropshire Castle Tour.