The Shropshire Devil Sportive

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About
Kick your cycling season off with this devil of a cycle, a stunning 55M or 88M ride through Shropshire's gorgeous countryside. The quiet roads make for a briliant ride and the cakes make the hills worth it. Grab your helmet and get out to Shropshire for a classic sportive.
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The event experience
Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
The Mary Webb School & Science College, Bogey Ln, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0TG, UK
Start times
Sun 29th Mar 2020
53 Miles:
8:15am |
88 Miles:
8:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Shropshire Devil Sportive
53 Miles
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53mi
£10.00 - £35.00
88 Miles
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88mi
£10.00 - £35.00
Route information
With two beautiful racing options (55M or 88M) to choose from this devilish sportive is sure to get the quads burning by the end of the day. Set in March in the Shropshire hills, the early Spring air will keep you cool while your legs do the work.
The Welsh border offers spectacular views and if you are daring enough to take on the 88 miler then be prepared for The Burway - a savage climb from Church Stretton to Long Mynd. The country roads remain fairly quiet throughout the ride so you won't have to worry about traffic.
With aid stations along the way and delicious cakes to keep you fuelled, you are sure to enjoy this classic ride.
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What's included
  • Sportive entry
  • Clearly marked course
  • Cakes
  • Aid stations & refreshments
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How to get there
The Mary Webb School & Science College, Bogey Ln, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0TG, UK
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Address: The Mary Webb School & Science College, Bogey Ln, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0TG, UK
Event day logistics
Schedule:
08:00 - Registration opens
08:15 - Rolling start begins
09:00 - Last Long Route participant must leave
10:00 - Registration closes
Participants can choose when they would like to head out on this cycle anytime between 8:15 - 10:00 (9AM for long route).
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Drover Cycles
Now in its fourth year, the Drover Cycles Sportive Series is a trio of road cycling challenges set in the glorious surroundings of Mid Wales and the Marches. We love running these events and it seems you like taking part too – we reckon it’s the combination of superb scenery and mountains of homemade cakes, among other things!
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FAQ's
When will I receive a pre-race information pack for the Shropshire Devil Sportive?
14 days before your event, you should receive a full pack of information via email that includes the route, directions, kit list and important contact details. Please keep an eye on your inbox.
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How many feed stations will there be for the Shropshire Devil Sportive?
For the medium route there will be one feed station, whilst there are 2 feed stations for the long route. Each feed station will have home-made cakes, savoury snacks, tea and coffee as well as performance nutrition.
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How will the Shropshire Devil Sportive be timed?
The sportive will have professional chip timing, as with many other events like this. This offers a precise timing for participants.
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Will there be a backup team or support vehicle for the Shropshire Devil Sportive?
There will be a dedicated back-up team on hand including a fully trained first aider and bike mechanic. Each of the feed stations will also offer a selection of bike pumps, work stands and spare tools.
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How hilly is the Shropshire Devil Sportive?
The 53 mile course includes 1,365 vertical metres of climbing and the 88 mile course includes 2,466 metres of vertical climbing.
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