We are excited to see the Cycle-Tec MTB Marathon series coming to Church Stretton in 2014. The Long Mynd will be a treat for competitors and having so many riders descend on the town can only be positive news for our local businesses.
The event has been taken over by Cycle-Tec Events Limited who are experienced in the organisation of events of this type.
The event takes place on Sunday 29th June 2014 and starts and finishes at Church Stretton school. The start time is at 10am.
Sunday 29th June 2014
Event village (with caterers, bar and entertainment)
Trade stands and demo bikes
Camping from Friday evening to Monday night
Showers and toilets
Full route marked courses
Feed stations (with Torq energy products)
Saturday 12 to 7.30pm & Sunday 8 to 9.30am
Entry on Day
Yes, if not sold out (surcharges apply)
Haglofs Open5 Shropshire Hills
May 5th 2013. The Haglofs Open5 event is coming back to Church Stretton and the Shropshire Hills again in May 2013. From the Open adventure site:
The Shropshire Hills were another surprise location last series which many racers admitted they’d never visited before. We were so impressed with this little gem that we just had to return.
We think it will make a fitting location for the final event in the series too.
Again regular marshall Jim Rounsley is at the helm. With his attention to detail he is sure to organise another Haglöfs Open5 to remember.
Stretton Hills Biking will be having a stall at Church Stretton Festival of Sport, which takes place on Saturday 20th October 2012 from 10am to 4pm.
MOUNTAIN BIKING – Including mountain biking. For the ultimate mountain bike experience learn about mountain bike rides guided by experienced riders and qualified leaders over some of the UK`s finest natural trails set in the picturesque Shropshire Hills. For those less energetic – try out electric bikes.
CYCLING (ROAD) – Are you the next Bradley Wiggins. See some of the best road bikes available. Learn more about road cycling and consider becoming a member of a possible Church Stretton Road Cycling club. Take part in studio cycling.
The event will aim to:-
- celebrate the sporting; leisure; and cultural identity of the Church Stretton Area – a chance to show the public what is available
- strengthen community relations – sharing ideas and building a better network and understanding of each other’s sport; leisure; and cultural organization
- celebrate and showcase the wealth of clubs and organizations in the Church Stretton Area – a chance to promote membership of clubs and the Leisure Centre
- provide taster sessions for the public – a programme of events for the public to ‘have a go’.
This event is for all sport; leisure; and cultural clubs and groups in and around Church Stretton, and for the public to take part.
It isl be a free event – free for clubs and organizations and free admission for the public.