The Ludlow Brewing Co Sportive - 4th June 2017
This sportive starts from a fascinating venue in The Ludlow Brewery based from a renovated railway shed. This sportive has a 25 and a 70 mile route providing you with winding roads, amazing views and tough climbs. Get Excited for the Long Mynd which is one of the most prestigious ascents in the country.
As the start of summer this is a great sportive to test your early season fitness, The Ludlow Brewing Co Sportive pretty much has it all. Weaving around rural roads in the county of Shropshire the route will give you winding roads, amazing views and tough climbs up with Long Mynd upthere with the most prestigious of ascents.
The Fun Ride route is 25 mile loop along tranquil country lanes offers something for everyone. The route takes in remote river valley scenery and includes a generally traffic free route through the geologically significant Mortimer Forest and a Roman Fort at Leintwardine. Starting to head back towards the Event HQ in Ludlow you'll have a feeling of accomplishment and excitement as you reconvene with your friends and family at The Ludlow Brewery HQ.
For those taking on the Challenge Route you will again head north towards Church Stretton taking you into The Shropshire HIlls which is allocated as an AREA OF OUSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY. You will take on the infamous Burway climb over The Long Mynd and once at the summit you will have panoramic views over Shropshire and Wales. From here you will head south towards Plowden and back towards the event HQ.
Once you reach the Event HQ there will be refreshments and food available to buy and live music to keep you entertained.
Date: Sunday 4th June 2017
Event Type: Road
Event HQ: The Railway Shed, Station Dr, Ludlow SY8 2PQ
Cost of entry: Fun Ride - £20/Challenge Ride - £35
Fun Ride - 25 miles
Challenge Ride - 70 miles
Registration Opens: 9.30am
Start Time: 10:00am
Entry on Day: Cash only if the event is not sold out.
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- Event centre facilities and parking
- Mechanical support
- Medical support
- Full route marking
- Rider public liability insurance
- Feed Stops en-route
- Pick-up wagons
- On site catering
- Event photography by MJF Photography
- BBQ and refreshments for sale at the finish
- The Route
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This event is in aid of Parkinson's UK - All money fundraised by you will go towards this great cause. Please read below and see how the charity can make a real impact! Please be aware that none of the entry fee goes towards Parkinsons UK as this is to cover the cost of the event. LetsGoVelo may make a discretionary donation.
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- Confidentiality hotline 0808 800 0303
- UK-wide team of local Parkinson's advisers
- Information resources
- Self-management courses
There are many ways that you can access their free information and support.
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People with the condition and their families set our research agenda, making decisions about the projects they fund and working in partnership with researchers at every stage.
They're the largest European charitable funder of Parkinson's research. So far, they've invested over £75million in groundbreaking research.
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The charity fundraises to find a cure and improve life
Without the generosity of people like you, their work would not be possible. Supporters and volunteers are as vital to us as researchers and nurses.
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