(formerly “Shropshire Highlands Challenge”)
Sunday September 20th 2020
The 29th edition of this iconic ride on quiet roads and lanes in the beautiful Shropshire hills will now take place (subject to Covid-19 and government guidance developments) on September 20th, and not the original June 14th date. Anyone who had already entered for June 14th has been emailed and offered transfer or refund options.
Founded and organised by Danny Mason for 25 years, the Challenge is now organised by Ludlow Cycling Club.
2020’s 65 mile route is all in Shropshire and involves 1,800 metres (nearly 6,000 feet) of climbing. The Challenge is not a race – no tags, timings or numbers – and how you ride is up to you: we normally attract both young and fast club riders and older once-a-year tourers. A great but tough day for all types.
After running costs, all proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Highlands Challenge is famous for its catering, and this year we hope to extend the range beyond the traditional ‘Mr. Kipling’ cakes
Bacon baps, tea & coffee available before the start at modest prices
Morning and afternoon refreshment stops
Complimentary tea, coffee and cakes
Large filled rolls, crisps, cakes, tea and coffee at modest prices
Available at the Rugby Club and all three stops
Make it a weekend if you wish in Ludlow. Excellent secluded camping and caravan facilities at event H.Q. below the castle at only £7 pp. Book when you enter.