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)
Established in 2013, the Long Mynd Batch Burner is returning in 2014! The event will take place on Saturday 7th June, 2014.
Organised and run by volunteers the Batch Burner promises to be the most fun and friendly Mountain Bike challenge event that you can enter.
On 11th May 2013 the first Long Mynd Batch Burner challenge mtb event took place on the Long Mynd in Shropshire, to raise funds for Norbury Primary School in South Shropshire. It encompassed 48 kilometres and 4000ft of the best of the Long Mynd’s trails and left the riders with tired legs and huge grins.
The event is organised by the PTA of Norbury Primary School (a tiny rural school located behind the Long Mynd) together with Church Stretton’s local cycle shop Plush Hill Cycles. Building on the work already accomplished by the local mountain bike community and the major land owner the National Trust, everything has come together to offer what promises to be a well organised and relaxed event, taking in all of the best singletrack in the area.
The event will be a mass start challenge event, so it is not a race; it’s all about having fun and raising funds for Norbury Primary School (all profits will go to the School). Places are limited to 350 riders in 2014 to minimise the impact on the natural trails and avoid singletrack bottle necks. Your entry fee will include the usual race support and on arrival back at base live music and a barbeque plus a Batch Burner goodie bag. There will be a bar and plenty of cake too.
Last Year’s Batch Burner Start
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.
Sport in the Strettons
20th October 2012 – Church Stretton School