Danny Mason Highlands Challenge 2020

(formerly “Shropshire Highlands Challenge”)

Sunday  September 20th  2020

The 29th edition of this iconic ride on quiet lanes in the beautiful Shropshire Hills will now take place (subject to government Covid-19 guidance) on September 20th, not the original June 14th date. Those entered for  June have 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 (ca.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.

Catering
The Highlands Challenge is famous for its catering, and this year we hope to extend the range beyond the traditional ‘Mr. Kipling’ cakes 

Breakfast Bargain
Bacon baps, tea & coffee available before the start at modest prices

Morning and afternoon refreshment stops
Complimentary tea, coffee and cakes

Lunch stop
Large filled rolls, crisps, cakes, tea and coffee at modest prices

Toilets
Available at the Rugby Club and all three stops

Camping
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.